Translating the fictional realm of Catan into actual history is no easy task - but these standalone games do it with style! Each game is played in the same style as the original Settlers of Catan, but with a few twists. Instead of spreading to the next-best tile, Histories tasks players to fulfill a historic goal. In Settlers of America, players start in the populous East as they build covered wagons, railways, and trains to expand West and keep their pioneers well-supplied. Merchants of Europe mimics late Middle Ages trade as European merchants expand to new and untapped markets. The goal in each game is to create a sort of "resource chain" by expanding into new markets, acquiring goods, and beating your competitors to the best locations! Does not require Settlers of Catan to play. For 3-4 players. 2-hour playtime.