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!
The women and men of your expedition build the first two settlements. Fortunately, the yet uninhabited land is rich in natural resources. You build roads and new settlements that eventually become cities. Will you succeed in gaining supremacy on Catan? Barter trade dominates the scene. Some resources you have in abundance, other resources are scarce. Ore for wool, brick for lumber - you trade according to what is needed for your current building projects. Proceed strategically! If you found your settlements in the right places and skillfully trade your resources, then the odds will be in your favour. But your opponents are smart too.
First published in Germany in 1995 as Die Siedler von Catan, then in English as The Settlers of Catan in 1996, CATAN celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020.
Playing Time: 60-120 Minutes