Mayfair Games Catan : Base Game

Mayfair Games Catan : Base Game

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This is for the new 5th edition, printed in 2015

Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!

The women and men of your expedition build the first two settlements. Fortunately, the land is rich in natural resources. You build roads and new settlements that eventually become cities. Will you succeed in gaining supremacy on Catan? Barter trade dominates the scene. Some resources you have in abundance, other resources are scarce. Ore for wool, brick for lumber - you trade according to what is needed for your current building projects. Proceed strategically! If you found your settlements in the right places and cleverly trade your resources, then the odds will be in your favor. But your opponents are smart too.

To begin the game, we build the game board with hexagonal terrain tiles. Catan is now born - a beautiful island with mountains, pastures, hills, fields, and forests, surrounded by the sea.

We each place two small houses on spaces where three of these terrain hexes meet, as our starting settlements.

And so it begins. I roll two dice. An “11”! Each terrain hex is marked with a die roll number. Each player who owns a settlement adjacent to a terrain hex marked with the number rolled receives a resource produced by this hex. Hills produce brick, forests produce lumber, mountains produce ore, fields produce grain, and pastures produce wool.

We use these resources to expand across Catan: we build roads and new settlements, or we upgrade our existing settlements to cities. For example, a road costs 1 brick and 1 lumber. If we do not have the necessary resources, we can acquire them by trading with our opponents.

Each settlement is worth 1 victory point and each city is worth 2 victory points. If you expand cleverly, you may be the first player to reach 10 victory points and thus win the game!

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Catan has an iconic position in boardgaming, it's for very good reason. Quite simple to get to grips with, but forming and implementing strategies gives it so much depth. That's before you've even got any of the awesome expansions!

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A great game to play with friends and family. I love games such as this, where social interaction is a fundamental part of how the game works. Strategical thinking, and bartering for best trade deals are key to achieving victory in this game. I've introduced several people to this game since buying it, and they've all gone away wanting to play again. I'd recommend the 5-6 player expansion too for bigger crowds.