Catan: Explorers & Pirates 5-6 Player Extension

Catan: Explorers & Pirates 5-6 Player Extension

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Item #: 060263
Grades: 7-AD

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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Includes the necessary pieces to add up to two more players to a game of Explorers and Pirates. This set contains the updated artwork for the new edition of Explorers and Pirates.

Publisher Description:

Up to 6 players can settle Catan and enjoy the missions with pirate lairs, fishing grounds, and indigenous villages.

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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Catan Studio
1.55 (lbs.)
11.62" x 9.38" x 2.06"
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we needed the 5-6 player extension
Laura T on Mar 7, 2022
For a birthday gift for a nephew.
Candy F on Mar 4, 2021
we needed the 5-6 player extension
Laura T on Mar 7, 2022
My family loves Catan. What to try the expansion.
mitchell s on Feb 15, 2022
For a birthday gift for a nephew.
Candy F on Mar 4, 2021
Love Catan ...good family game
Lisa H on Jan 3, 2021
#1 request on my 11 year old grandsons birthday wish list. He loves this game series.
Cynthia K on Jul 30, 2020
Best price and fair shipping.
Nicolette D on Nov 29, 2018
Wonderful strategy game! Makes everyone think!!
Kelly S on Dec 4, 2017
My 7th grader loves Catan played with house rules for greater probabilities. We are purchasing this set for increased variety. We use the 5-6 player extension set even with 3-4 players, double up tokens on each resource hexagon except 6 & 8 to equal about 5 pips on each, roll dice twice for each player (on the first roll 7 does not count), use the robber as a magician to double the amount of resources produced on the tile that he is on. Google "Catan house rules".
Paul R on Nov 28, 2017
A birthday gift for my was the best price I could find including shipping. Thanks!
Sandra R on Sep 21, 2017
I played this board game with my friends and it was really fun. However, I'm pretty sure this is an expansion. You probably need the original game.
Alex S on Jul 11, 2017
couldn't find anywhere else
Sheila S on Jul 10, 2017
Grandson loves to play Catan
Jo P on Jun 27, 2017
Highly rated board game. Have others in series.
DIANE W on Dec 8, 2016
My grandson received the original Catan from us last year by request. It is one of their favorite games. So I am giving them the Seafarers edition this year.
Janice W on Dec 2, 2016
My family loves Catan. What to try the expansion.
mitchell s on Feb 15, 2022
Love Catan ...good family game
Lisa H on Jan 3, 2021
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