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Created by Board Game Developer, Klaus Teuber, and first launched in 1995 as The Settlers of CATAN, this iconic line (since shortened to CATAN) can be credited with the launch of a new era in board gaming.
CATAN was arguably the point of origin for innovative board game mechanics like resource collection and management, trading, involvement during other players’ turns, and no player elimination. Largely responsible for lighting the spark of board gaming potential, to this day CATAN remains a great way to introduce new players to the hobby, with its easy-to-learn rules and simple yet strategic game play.
Embark on a quest to settle the isle of Catan. During the game, the goal is to guide settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development. Using resource combinations, buy handy development cards and build roads, settlements, and cities. You may acquire resources through trades, cards, or lucky dice. But beware! There’s always someone ready to cut off your progress and the robber is always looking to steal some of your precious gains!
Today, CATAN offers players multiple versions, expansions, and scenarios, including a dice variant, a card game, a junior version for kids aged 6+ and even a digital version on Board Game Arena. Die-hard fans of tabletop versions can even find custom accessories.
A FEW THINGS CATAN
Age: 10+ / Players: 3-4 / Duration: 60-120 minutes
Embark on a quest to settle the isle of Catan. Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development. Use resource combinations to buy handy development cards and build roads, settlements, and cities. Acquire your resources through trades, cards, or lucky dice. But beware! Someone might cut off your road and you never know when the robber might steal some of your precious gains!
CATAN Exp: 5-6 Players
Age: 10+ / Players: 5-6 / Duration: 60-120 minutes
Play has never been more nuanced regarding trading and building then when six players compete for valuable resources and prime building sites. Take your games of CATAN to the next level with the 5-6 Player expansion and leave no player behind!
CATAN – The Dice Game
Age: 7+ / Players: 1-4 / Duration: 30-45 minutes
A perfectly portable version of the classic CATAN! Discover, explore, and settle Catan anywhere and anytime! The CATAN Dice Game is the perfect portable adventure experience. It’s a great casual introduction to the world of CATAN. With 6 colorful, embossed wooden dice and your scoring map, you can roll and risk your way to victory. Get ready to roll! Challenge the odds and discover a fresh new way to master CATAN!
CATAN – Dawn of Humankind
Age: 12+ / Players: 3-4 / Duration: 60-120 minutes
Explore the prehistoric world and guide your civilization on the great migration!
Guide the first humans on their journey as they migrate throughout the world while developing their technology and culture. This fresh and vibrant reboot of the original game Settlers of the Stone Age is rooted in the classic CATAN gameplay system with plenty of new mechanics, strategies, and adventures to discover.
CATAN Hexatowers RED and YELLOW
The Hexatower is a premium dice tower in the famous hexagonal shape of CATAN®. It has an innovative Nexofyber surface and a soft, silver fabric inner lining. The premium materials ensure a comfortable touch-and-feel experience. The surrounding flap, held safely closed by strong magnets, ensures it will stay closed.
CATAN – Console Edition!
As of now, fans can experience CATAN – Console Edition, on PlayStation and Xbox! Developed by Nomad Games and published by Dovetail Games, CATAN – Console Edition provides authentic digital gameplay, while retaining the essence and distinctive visual style of the original board game. To learn more about this new digital experience, players can visit https://www.catanconsoleedition.com/.
There’s no doubt that the CATAN line continues to grow, and we can’t wait to see what’s next!
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