Catan Junior Game

Catan Junior Game

# 055081

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Item #: 055081
Grades: 1-AD

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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

In this easier-to-play version, the island of Catan is replaced by a string of islands where players build pirate hideouts instead of settlements and cities, and make ships to expand their borders. Players use the resources of wood, goats, molasses, and swords and collect gold. The robber is replaced by the dreaded Ghost Captain. Be the first to have 7 pirate hideouts and win! Games take 45-60 minutes for 2 - 4 players.

Publisher Description:

Catan: Junior™ lets younger players experience the world of Catan by introducing a simpler playing style. Designed for 2-4 players as young as 6, it is a perfect introduction to the Catan series of games for kids and families. Catan: Junior™ takes place on a ring of tropical isles—including the mysterious Spooky Island, home of the Ghost Captain. Each island generates a specific resource: wood, goats, molasses, or cutlasses. You can also find gold. You start with 2 pirate lairs, and then build ships in order to expand your network. The more lairs you build, the more resources you may receive. Use your resources to build ships, lairs, or to get help from the wise Coco the Parrot. You can even trade in the nearby market. Just watch out for the dreaded Ghost Captain! The first player to control 7 pirate lairs wins the game!

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
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Brand Name
Catan Studio
1.9 (lbs.)
10.5" x 10.5" x 3.25"
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
I wanted a game all my big kids could play, including my 5-year-old
Hope B on Dec 2, 2022
Wanted to try getting into Catan but not sure if the whole family would like it. This one is able to be played with 2 players.
Elizabeth A on Nov 22, 2021
I wanted a game all my big kids could play, including my 5-year-old
Hope B on Dec 2, 2022
Mother requested
Josephine V on Dec 19, 2021
Wanted to try getting into Catan but not sure if the whole family would like it. This one is able to be played with 2 players.
Elizabeth A on Nov 22, 2021
Buying for my 5 and 7 year old.
Darlene G on Nov 14, 2021
Love the adult game and my research told me that my 6 yo is ready for this version!
Bridget J on Oct 13, 2021
A friend loves the adult versions of this game. Am getting it for our grandkids.
Inta G on Jul 28, 2021
Recommended in Wild Math Kindergarten curriculum
Kate C on Jul 22, 2021
We started Game Night in our home when our daughters were living at home. As they have married and had families of their own, we are excited to see the tradition continue! We love the adult game Catan and wanted to teach our grandchildren how to play. They always ask if they can play Catan with us so this game will be perfect for them to learn! Thank you!
Tammie H on Jan 11, 2021
We chose this game because our son is into pirates. We thought as he got a little older this would be a good introduction to strategy games.
Christy H on Nov 30, 2020
Friend said her grandchildren like this game
Marilyn H on Nov 30, 2020
My friends like it.
Miranda A on Nov 14, 2020
need simple games to get the kids started game schooling
Erika E on Nov 13, 2020
4 year old love Catan for grownups, but its too hard for him. This will be perfect!
Alison K on Aug 27, 2020
My 7yr old daughter had been playing the regular version (with much help) and loved it so I'm hoping this will answer her Christmas wish!
Elizabeth A on Dec 3, 2018
Perfect introduction to strategy games. Buying for my 5 year old. A little young, but she has played it with her friends and 'gets it' for the most part.
Carol C on Nov 26, 2018
Bright independent students<br />Images and clarity of game.
gretchen k on Nov 25, 2018
best price
Brittany D on Jan 4, 2018
Played this with my granddaughter. She loved it. Getting it for her for her birthday.
KAREN M on Dec 28, 2017
My family loves games
Danah R on Dec 7, 2017
Grandsons like to play this at our house. This is for their house.
Guest G on Dec 6, 2017
Grandson wanted for Christmas
Jane V on Dec 4, 2017
Love Catan...wanted a version for my kids.
Jon H on Nov 27, 2017
i do a lot of gaming and my kids have already stone age and carcassonne junior editions which they enjoy this one will make a nice addition to their collection.
BoneyBrew on Nov 24, 2017
We like Catan
Kit Wing F on Nov 24, 2017
This is a great game at a wonderful price
Callie W on Dec 13, 2016
Global domination looks like fun. The kids need to develop skills on the board before they conquer the real world.
Emily W on Dec 9, 2016
One family of grandkids love it; should be good for second family whose children are now at the right ages for it.
JEAN W. on Dec 8, 2016
Both of my kids can play together. 10 year old and 5 year old.
Meredith M on Dec 3, 2016
We love playing games, and have played the original version with friends. We love finding games that our children can enjoy with us, and look forward to playing this together.
Amanda J on Nov 29, 2016
Christmas gift for the grandkids
Robin M on Nov 8, 2016
to play as a family! We tried a friend's and loved it. Our kids are 6 and 7
Erin D on Sep 9, 2016
I have heard great things about this game so I thought I would give it a try.
Julia S on Jul 22, 2016
I have heard great reviews.
Dave C on Dec 14, 2015
The kids are always trying to play Catan with the adults, and are actually pretty good. I'm excited to see if they are able to play this version and get more out of it!
Nichole C on Dec 12, 2015
A fun gift for the boy who loves computer games but I want to interest him in something humanly interactive.
Jeanne on Dec 7, 2015
We have the adult version and love this game. Good for reasoning skills
Yvonne K on Dec 4, 2015
grandson Christmas
Susan Y on Dec 3, 2015
I couldn't find this in a store!
Susan S on Nov 25, 2015
as a birthday gift for my daughter, who loves playing it with her sisters
Brooke G on Oct 22, 2015
Mother requested
Josephine V on Dec 19, 2021
Buying for my 5 and 7 year old.
Darlene G on Nov 14, 2021
number of players to play the game ?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry - I don't know! My grandson just opened his presents this afternoon and was so excited to get the game. He had borrowed it from the library, and he and his family loved it. He's getting an expansion kit for Christmas!
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Rated 5 out of 5
My kids love playing this game.
January 19, 2023
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Gray Addition to Family Game Night!
Our family has enjoyed game nights for years. With grandchildren now wanting to get in on the fun, Catan Jr is a great option to spend quality family time together! Warning: your kids may beat you in Catan after playing this fun version for kids!
April 11, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Well done
Easy for kids, but holds adults’ interest, also. Good quality.
January 1, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My older kids (ages 7 to 12) are enjoying Catan Jr.
Another homeschool mom recommended this game to me. My kids are loving strategy games and I wanted to encourage this. In the past I have steered away from strategy games as a tired mom not feeling I have the time to figure them out, ha! However, I pushed past that and bought them Catan Jr. and also Ticket to Ride. What really helped me was watching you tube videos on how to play the games. One of my kids was hesitant to try as he was confused on how to play. I told him we could team up and he did very well that way. Next game I am sure he can play on his own. My kids love both Catan Jr and Ticket to Ride. Highly recommend.
December 31, 2020
over 2 years ago

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