Catan Family Edition Game

Catan Family Edition Game

# 020903

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Item #: 020903
Grades: 5-AD

Choking Hazard
  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Unlike the regular edition of Catan, the Family Edition features a six-piece pre-arranged board (picture a really easy jigsaw puzzle) instead of separate tiles. Each double-sided piece features a different combination of resources & number values. The emphasis of this version is on simplicity and ease of understanding; the limited combinations available reduce the "random" factor intrinsic to Catan, but also make the game easier for kids or new players. It is faster to set up, there are always a certain number of "good first spots," and reduced variability makes the game more predictable and easier to catch on to. Additionally, it is worth noting that this version is stand-alone and not expandable with 5-6 player Catan extensions. For 3-4 players; game duration is 60-90 minutes.

Publisher Description:

This new edition of the Catan board game features a six-piece reversible board allowing for more replay value than the previous Gallery Edition.

Get together with friends or family. Learn to play in about 15 minutes. Then enjoy countless hours of fast-paced fun!

Category Description for Settlers of Catan®:

My husband and I are avid game players, and we cannot recommend this game too highly! We were fortunate to meet friends that introduced Settlers of Catan to us last fall, and since then we have gotten many family members and friends hooked as well. While some games (such as Chess) depend solely on strategy and may intimidate some, and others revolve completely around luck which may not be engaging enough for others, Settlers of Catan is the perfect blend of strategy and luck, making it appealing to almost everyone. Strategy is indeed important, although not at such an intense level as in Chess or Risk, yet the roll of the die can cause even the most astute plan to fall short, or likewise, it can bolster a position that is seemingly inferior. What really makes this game stand out is that the unique construction of the game board generates a different board every time you play, which keeps the game fresh and causes you to think through your strategy differently each game. The basis of the game is that you represent a group of settlers trying to establish yourself on the distant isle of Catan. To this end, you have to produce resources with which you can continue developing. The board consists of 19 hexagonal tiles which fit randomly into a larger hexagonal frame depicting the sea. Each of the 19 tiles represents a resource - lumber, brick, ore, grain, or wool - with the exception of one desert tile. After fitting the tiles into the frame, small number tokens are placed on each tile, with numbers ranging from 2-12 (these being the numbers which can be rolled with two dice). Each player has a set of colored wooden settlements, roads, and cities to use in developing Catan. The game begins with an initial settlement phase, where each player gets to place two settlements on the board. These are placed on the corners of the resource hexagons, so that each settlement sits on an intersection of three different resource hexagons. Players also attach one road to their settlement, which can branch out along any path between tiles. When each player has finished placing their initial settlements, regular play begins. The typical turn consists of three different "phases," although players may not always choose to do all three. Firstly, a player begins by rolling the two dice. The number rolled determines which resource hexagons produce resources for that turn. For instance, if you roll an 8, any player that has a settlement adjacent to a resource hexagon marked with an "8" receives a resource card of that type. Thus even when it is not your turn, you are collecting resource cards. After rolling the die and gathering any resources produced, the player whose turn it is may trade with other players or with the bank. This allows a good trader to acquire the resources that may be eluding him, whether due to position or the roll of the die. The final phase of each player's turn is the building phase. At this point, a player may use the resource cards in his hand to build any roads, settlements or cities he chooses, as well as buy development cards. Each of these four items requires a different combination of resources. For instance, building a road costs one lumber and one brick resource card. The object of the game is to be the first player to reach 10 points. Each settlement on the board is worth one point, and each city is worth two. Additional points are available for those with the longest road or largest army, as well as through certain development cards. Though the above is the "basic" game play, you will quickly see that there is more to the game. Different development cards can prove advantageous to the holder and detrimental to others; the robber could rob you of needed resources, and building on a harbor can provide you a more favorable exchange rate for trading. There are many different routes to victory, and those who conquer them will successfully settle the isle of Catan. 3-4 players. There are expansions sets available below, but please note that they do not stand alone - you will need to already have the original Settlers of Catan board game.

Expansion sets require the original Settlers of Catan game to play.

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Games, Puzzles & Toys
Grade Start
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Brand Name
Catan Studio
2.45 (lbs.)
10.62" x 10.62" x 3.31"
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played at friend's house and wanted for Christmas.
Robert O on Dec 5, 2021
birthday gift
Don C on Mar 16, 2021
played at friend's house and wanted for Christmas.
Robert O on Dec 5, 2021
Birthday present
Janet B on Aug 16, 2021
birthday gift
Don C on Mar 16, 2021
family oriented game for my daughter and grandchild and son-in-law
Anita D on Nov 29, 2020
Family of adults plays Catan. I have a new grandchild, first one, and he's 7 years old! He wants to play what we play but regular Catan is challenging for him. This is a Catan we can all play together. Also, it's $44 right now on Amazon. Time to try a new company!
Tia W on Nov 16, 2020
The combination of strategy and chance.
Robert H on Apr 19, 2020
fun to use as a family
Annie S on Aug 26, 2019
I have been wanting to try this game but it hasn't been on sale.
Leslie P on Jul 20, 2019
Loren S on Nov 26, 2017
Birthday present
Janet B on Aug 16, 2021
family oriented game for my daughter and grandchild and son-in-law
Anita D on Nov 29, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great game for a beginner to Cantan.
Was hesitant about this game but now that we own it we play it a lot. Maybe in the future we will try the other Cantan games.
January 5, 2023
3 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Game incomplete
My game came in incomplete ??...the wood peces for roads, settlements and cities...and if I buy them separate it cost me like 35 dollars ??.
June 2, 2020
over 2 years ago
Response from Rainbow Resource Center
This sounds like a defective product and we are happy to work with you to correct the situation. Please contact our Customer Service department at 888-841-3456 or at
June 4, 2020
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