Settlers of Catan Game

Settlers of Catan Game

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Item #: 060268
Grades: 5-AD

Product Description:

Now into its 5th edition, this revised version of Settlers of Catan boasts several updated features. Included are a streamlined, case-oriented rulebook (including special cases), standardized cards with similar visuals and sizes for all 5th edition sets, and new artwork for all tiles & resources.

Publisher Description:

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!

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.




Primary Subject
Games, Puzzles & Toys
Grade Start
5
Grade End
AD
EAN
029877030712
Format
Other
Brand Name
Mayfair Games
Weight
2.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.62" x 9.38" x 3.06"
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needed the updated version to allow us to play the expansion seafarers
Curtis S on Apr 7, 2020
I borrowed Settlers of Catan from our local library. My family had never played it before. At first, the rule book seemed a bit daunting, but once we set it up and started playing, we caught on relatively quickly. My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed this game, and we couldn't wait to add it to our own game collection!
Jennifer G on Jul 17, 2019
needed the updated version to allow us to play the expansion seafarers
Curtis S on Apr 7, 2020
Friends highly recommended this to us.
Jennifer M on Apr 3, 2020
I borrowed Settlers of Catan from our local library. My family had never played it before. At first, the rule book seemed a bit daunting, but once we set it up and started playing, we caught on relatively quickly. My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed this game, and we couldn't wait to add it to our own game collection!
Jennifer G on Jul 17, 2019
We have heard good reviews and love to play board games. As always, Rainbow Resources has as good of prices as anywhere else.
Kristy D on Dec 1, 2018
We are beginning a tradition of buying one game each year for the Feast of Sukkot and one for Hanukkah. Catan is this years Hanukkah's game.
Lisa on Nov 16, 2018
we do not own the game, I like the game, and i didnt want to pay for shipping
Bethany B on Aug 4, 2018
i HAVE HEARD FROM SEPARATE SOURCES HOW GOOD THIS GAME IS
Janie S on May 24, 2018
saw an edition about board games on 1843 Economist magazine. A gift to my son John
Yasmin R on Mar 18, 2018
so many of our friends have recommended this game. I had it in my hands at a book sale years ago and have kicked myself for not getting it. I never find it on sale or cheaper than rainbow resource
Amy E on Jan 5, 2018
Grandson requested for his 12 yr. old Son. =)
Deborah C on Jan 1, 2018
favorite game, needed a new one to replace worn one. prices here were better than amazon.
Sarah F on Dec 17, 2017
Christmas Gift
Jillian D on Dec 15, 2017
My son and daughter in law choose them for family gifts
Sandra B on Dec 10, 2017
Daughter in law recommended.
Joan S on Dec 2, 2017
We borrowed this game from a cousin and love it, so decided to get it for ourselves.
Tarese H on Nov 24, 2017
grandchild wanted it..
Don D on Nov 18, 2017
This is a Christmas present.
Carol S on Nov 10, 2017
My daughter lives in a convent and wants this game for the sisters (nuns) to play during recreation. This is her Easter gift.
LYNANNE L on Apr 14, 2017
Replacing an older, worn out version and getting a second one for someone about to go to college. This is our family's favorite game.
Hannah H on Mar 25, 2017
kids picked game
Erica M on Nov 28, 2016
My son was telling me it was a great game he'd like to have to play with his kids
Mina M on Nov 28, 2016
christmas family gift. was praised by friends and just featured on your home page with video that made it easy to get a feel for how to play the game and whether it would be a good one for us.
flavien p on Oct 25, 2016
gift
Melissa C on Aug 31, 2016
My oldest daughter has played it with her adult friends and they had a blast!
Lisa S on Aug 16, 2016
fun game and bargain
Karen R H on May 11, 2016
This sounds like a fun and educational game that I could play with my 9- and 10-year-old as a good old-fashioned alternative to video games.
Lita W on Jan 21, 2016
We played Catan with family over the holidays and really enjoyed it. it is strategic, like Risk, but a bit lighter in intensity and shorter in duration.
Tenney A on Jan 1, 2016
We just played this last night. Not too easy and not too hard. Played with an adult, a 17 y.o. and a 14 y.o.
Kelly L on Dec 29, 2015
This is a great party/teen gathering game.
Carol W on Dec 21, 2015
I was looking for a family game that a group of teenagers would be interested in playing.
Denise B on Dec 5, 2015
Our son played this game several years ago and wanted to get it so we could play it as a family.
Gail S on Dec 2, 2015
we own it and love it so we wanted to purchase it for my nephew
Bev J on Dec 1, 2015
Another game to maybe get in more family time and less screen time.
Michelle T on Nov 19, 2015
To give as gift. Enjoyed playing it at friends' home.
Matthew H on Nov 15, 2015
Friends highly recommended this to us.
Jennifer M on Apr 3, 2020
We have heard good reviews and love to play board games. As always, Rainbow Resources has as good of prices as anywhere else.
Kristy D on Dec 1, 2018
How many people needed to play Settlers of Catan game?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Settlers of Catan is a game for 3-4 players unless one of the Expansion packs is used (then it's 5-6 players).
Does Settlers of Catan 5th edition have the same number of road pieces as the non-fifth edition?
Heidi V on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The only "real" change in the new 5th edition is the artwork. All other aspects of the game remain the same.
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Family favorite!
Our family loves this game!
April 18, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Love This Game!
This is one of our favorite family games. It's engaging and you never quite know how things are going to go. Very fun!
October 3, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Worth the money.
As my son says, “The best game ever.” This entertaining game is equally enjoyable for parents too. Each round is diverse and it never gets boring.
January 11, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Great game for the whole family
We all enjoy this game very much. Had great family time together.
January 4, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
We have enjoyed playing it with other people.
January 26, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great for Family Time
We first knew of Catan through a church youth game night and definitely recommend this game for family time. Even our 5yo daughter likes to play!
January 16, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago


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