Catan Studios

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Catan (5th Edition)

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Reviewed by S, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Everybody should have a copy of this

Brilliant game, easy to learn & get addicted to. You need to collect resources to build & trade your way to ten points for victory. Dice & card game so elements of luck & strategy.

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Reviewed by Phil B., from United Kingdom
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Excellent game

Great game which we’ve enjoyed many times. This copy has been bought as a gift that I’m sure they will love.

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Reviewed by Amands W., from United Kingdom
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Reviewed by Jonathan B., from United Kingdom
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The Gateway to Board Games

Catan was really my first board game that opened up the vast tabletop experiences available. Catan is a staple, with strategy and luck mixed with elegant design.

If you haven't played Catan before, it is a resource management and development strategy game. You'll start by developing some settlements, expanding across Catan to increase your faction's standing. Dice rolls keep an element of randomness to who is getting resources, and who is lagging behind. However, good strategy will usually overcome, but that doesn't mean that someone can't get luck and win anyway!

This is a fun game for beginners and veterans alike. With easy-to-understand rules, and a load of expansions available, your Catan experience starts here, and won't get old.

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Reviewed by Noah B., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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A good start

Catan is great, it was one of the board games that first got me into modern board games properly. Plays well.

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OVERVIEW

In CATAN (formerly The Settlers of Catan), players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players build by spending resources (sheep, wheat, wood, brick and ore) that are depicted by these resource cards; each land type, with the exception of the unproductive desert, produces a specific resource: hills produce brick, forests produce wood, mountains produce ore, fields produce wheat, and pastures produce sheep.

Setup includes randomly placing large hexagonal tiles (each showing a resource or the desert) in a honeycomb shape and surrounding them with water tiles, some of which contain ports of exchange. Number disks, which will correspond to die rolls (two 6-sided dice are used), are placed on each resource tile. Each player is given two settlements (think: houses) and roads (sticks) which are, in turn, placed on intersections and borders of the resource tiles. Players collect a hand of resource cards based on which hex tiles their last-placed house is adjacent to. A robber pawn is placed on the desert tile.

A turn consists of possibly playing a development card, rolling the dice, everyone (perhaps) collecting resource cards based on the roll and position of houses (or upgraded cities—think: hotels) unless a 7 is rolled, turning in resource cards (if possible and desired) for improvements, trading cards at a port, and trading resource cards with other players. If a 7 is rolled, the active player moves the robber to a new hex tile and steals resource cards from other players who have built structures adjacent to that tile.

Points are accumulated by building settlements and cities, having the longest road and the largest army (from some of the development cards), and gathering certain development cards that simply award victory points. When a player has gathered 10 points (some of which may be held in secret), he announces his total and claims the win.

CATAN has won multiple awards and is one of the most popular games in recent history due to its amazing ability to appeal to experienced gamers as well as those new to the hobby.

3-4 PLAYERS | 60-120 MINS | AGES 10+

 

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average rating 4.8 out of 5
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Reviewed by S, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Everybody should have a copy of this

Brilliant game, easy to learn & get addicted to. You need to collect resources to build & trade your way to ten points for victory. Dice & card game so elements of luck & strategy.

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Reviewed by Phil B., from United Kingdom
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Excellent game

Great game which we’ve enjoyed many times. This copy has been bought as a gift that I’m sure they will love.

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Reviewed by Amands W., from United Kingdom
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Delivered very quickly

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Reviewed by Jonathan B., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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The Gateway to Board Games

Catan was really my first board game that opened up the vast tabletop experiences available. Catan is a staple, with strategy and luck mixed with elegant design.

If you haven't played Catan before, it is a resource management and development strategy game. You'll start by developing some settlements, expanding across Catan to increase your faction's standing. Dice rolls keep an element of randomness to who is getting resources, and who is lagging behind. However, good strategy will usually overcome, but that doesn't mean that someone can't get luck and win anyway!

This is a fun game for beginners and veterans alike. With easy-to-understand rules, and a load of expansions available, your Catan experience starts here, and won't get old.

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Reviewed by Noah B., from United Kingdom
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Rated 4 out of 5
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A good start

Catan is great, it was one of the board games that first got me into modern board games properly. Plays well.

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Postage is worked out by spend and delivery type. These options are listed below. There is also the option to collect your online order at our café, no delivery charge is made.  

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