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Catan Core GamesCatan OverviewAfter celebrating its 20th anniversary, Catan is one of the fastest growing major game brands in the World. It is the most highly regarded analog game series of our time. Designed by Klaus Teuber in 1995, the Catan core game (aka The Settlers of Catan) has been the Game of the Year in countries all over the world. Proclaimed the Game of the Century in 2000, it has been described as the best boardgame ever made. Already this generations favorite and most enduring board game, Catan is a best-selling mainstay in most game shops, both brick & mortar and online. Everything from mom & pop shops to box stores have been part of Catans success.In Catan your adventurous settlers seek to tame the rich isle of Catan. Its random mix of pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert creates a different board virtually every gameno two games are alike! You guide your settlers to victory by using clever trading and cunning development. Combine resourcesgrain, wool, ore, brick, and lumberto build roads, settlements, cities, and more. You acquire your resources through trade, planning and a bit of luck. There are many routes to victory. Everyone plays to the end, so victory is always possible, if not likely. Normally a game takes only 60-90 minutes to play. With over 23 million games in circulation, Catan is a growing global brand. Catan is in over 35 languages and its international tournament program is a major draw at consumer game shows. The 2016 Catan World Championship will take place in Durango, Colorado. There dozens of national champions from all over the world will play before a live online audience. A record breaking 1040 players played together in a single Catan: Big Game at the International Game Fair in Essen, Germany in October 2015.Strong social interaction and indirect competition make the game appealing to all, while countless board configurations and varying strategies invite frequent replay. People enjoy Catan regardless of age, socio-economic status, gender, or culture. Thats why so many publications describe Catan as the Perfect Social Game. Its easy to learn, always fresh, swiftly playable, highly interactive, unpredictable, addictive, and fun.Recent articles about Catan have appeared in Wired, Newsweek, US News & World Report, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Times, The Financial Times, and The New Yorker. The Wall Street Journal described Catan as the New Golf for Silicon Valley. Catan has appeared on TV shows like Supergirl, Orphan Black, The Big Bang Theory, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, and Parks & Recreation. Everything from bath towels to auto models to soccer teams have borne the Catan Sun mark. All of this reinforces the fact that Catan is a growing cultural force and an emerging lifestyle brand.
The Catan line of analog games and accessories is organized into five major categories: Catan Core line, Catan Variations, Catan Derivations, Catan Accessories, and Catan Merchandise. Best sellers in each category are highlighted below.
CATAN CORE GAMESThese 10 products are the core of the Catan universe. Catan Catan Expansions (these expand on the base game)
- Catan: Seafarers- Catan: Explorers & Pirates- Catan: Cities & Knights- Catan: Traders & Barbarians
Catan Extensions (add 5-6 players to your games)- Catan 5-6- Catan: Seafarers 5-6- Catan: Explorers & Pirates 5-6- Catan: Cities & Knights 5-6- Catan: Traders & Barbarians 5-6
CATAN GAME DERIVATIONSThese products use rules that differ from Catan. Catan: Junior Rivals for Catan (2-player Card Game)
- Rivals Expansion: Age of Darkness- Rivals Expansion: Age of Enlightenment
Struggle for Catan (Multi-player Card Game) Catan Dice Game Catan: Histories
- Settlers of America- Merchants of Europe
Star Trek Catan- Federation Space Expansion
Catan: Collectors Editions
CATAN GAME VARIATIONSThese use rules that differ not at all to only slightly from Catan. Catan: Traveler Catan: Family Edition Catan: Geographies Catan: Scenarios Catan: Special Editions
CATAN GAME ACCESSORIESCatan products that are playable parts of the game. Catan: Game Cards Catan: Cities & Knights Game Cards Catan: Traders & Barbarians Game Cards
CATAN GAME MERCHANDISECatan products that enhance and support the brand. Catan Game Cards Catan Collectors Ornaments
Catan Core Games
Catan 5 & 6 Player ExtensionStock #: 3072 MSRP: $25.00
A Catan Extension For 2 additional players Ages 10 & up Game Length 90 min.
Extend your Catan games to include more players. This extension adds more hex tiles, resource cards, and development cards, plus green and brown settlements, cities, and roads for two additional players.
Note: You need Catan to play this extension.
CatanStock #: 3071 MSRP: $49.00
The Core Game For 3-4 players Ages 10 & up Game Length 60 min.
Players are recent immigrants to the newly populated island of Catan. Expand your
colony through the building of settlements, roads, and cities by harvesting resources from the land around you. Trade wool, lumber, bricks, and grain for a settlement, bricks and lumber for a road, or try to complete other combinations for more advanced buildings, services, and specials.
Trade with other players, or at local seaports to get resources you might lack. The first player to achieve 10 points, from a combination of settlements, cities, and special cards, wins.
Catan Core Games
Catan: Seafarers5-6 Player ExtensionStock #: 3074 MSRP: $25.00
A Catan Extension For 2 additional players Ages 10 & up Length 90 min.
Extend your Catan and Catan: Seafarers games to include one or two additional players. This extension adds more hex tiles, green and brown ships for more players, and several new scenarios.
Note: You need Catan, Catan 5-6 Player Extension and Catan: Seafarers to play this extension.
Stock #: 3073 MSRP: $49.00
A Catan Expansion For 3-4 players Ages 10 & up Length 60 min.
Add islands, pirates, gold, ships, and trade. Expand your
Catan game in new directions! Play an immigrant on the newly populated archipelago of Catan. Build settlements, roads, shipping routes, harbors, and cities by taking commodities from the land and islands around you.
Turn some bricks and lumber into roads, or turn some lumber and some wool into ships. Take advantage of trades with other players, or at local seaports to get resources you might lack.
Note: You need Catan to play this expansion. The Image below shows Catan and Catan: Seafarers combined.
Catan Core Games
Catan: Explorers & Pirates
Stock #: 3075 MSRP: $55.00
A Catan Expansion For 2-4 players Ages 12 & up Length 90+ min.
Pursued by pirates, lost
in the fog, heading for new shores. Adventure, Excitement, Variety. Experience seafaring on Catan! Equip settler ships and cargo ships, explore uncharted regions, trade spices with natives, fight pirates and capture their fortresseseven act as a freebooter yourself!
Catan: Explorers & Pirates offers 5 magnificent scenarios that can be combined in various ways. This variety brings you many hours of adventure.
Become the greatest explorer of Catan!
Note: You need Catan to play this expansion. The Image below shows Catan and Catan: Explorers & Pirates combined.
Catan: Explorers & Pirates5-6 Player ExtensionStock #: 3076 MSRP: $32.00
A Catan Extension For 2 additional players Ages 12 & up Length 120 min.
Extend your Catan and Catan: Explorers & Pirates games to include one or two additional players. This extension includes new frame pieces, sea hexes, and new green and brown wooden pieces.
Note: You need Catan, Catan 5-6 Player Extension and Catan: Explorers & Pirates to play this extension.
Catan Core Games
Catan: Cities & Knights5-6 Player ExtensionStock #: 3078 MSRP: $25.00
A Catan Extension For 2 additional players Ages 12 & up Length 90 min.
Extend your Catan and Catan: Cities & Knights games to include one or two additional players. This extension adds two more flip charts, green and brown cities and knight pieces, and additional cards.
Note: You need Catan, Catan 5-6 Player Extension and Catan: Cities & Knights to play this extension.
Catan: Cities & Knights
Stock #: 3077 MSRP: $49.00
A Catan Expansion For 3-4 players Ages 12 & up Length 90 min.
Dark clouds are gathering over
the peaceful island of Catan. Wild barbarians, attracted by the wealth of Catan, set sail to attack the country. Fortunately, warning has given Catan time to meet the danger. Players compete to build the three great metropolises of Catan. Each of these magnificent centers are worth two additional victory points. To build a metropolis, players must invest in city improvements. To acquire these improvements, players must acquire the three new types of commodity cards: coinage, paper, and cloth. These cards can only be gained by building a city next to mountain, forest, or pasture hexes. Be prepared for new challenges and a longer game! The first player to reach 13 victory points will be the winner in Catan: Cities & Knights!
Note: You need Catan to play this expansion. The image below shows Catan and Catan: Cities & Knights combined.
Catan Core Games
Catan: Traders & Barbarians
5-6 Player ExtensionStock #: 3080 MSRP: $25.00
A Game Extension For 2 additional players Ages 12 & up Length 90 min.