In the Settlers of Catan you control a group of settlers trying to tame the wilds on the remote but rich island of Catan. Start by revealing the island's many port sites and regions: plains, meadows, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board for virtually every game.
Then embark on a quest to settle the island. Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development. Instead of money, you use combinations of resources - grain, wool, ore, brick, and timber - to purchase development cards or build roads, settlements, and cities. Acquire you resources through trades or the luck of the dice. But Beware! Someone might cut off your road or buy a monopoly! And you never know when the robber will appear and steal away your precious gains.
GS: The flagship of the "German gaming invasion", this is still one of the best games ever designed. As players settle the island of Catan (created anew each game with the hex building mechanism from Kings & Things), they acquire resources and trade amongst themselves. Complaints about luck aside, this is a simple yet elegant game of trade & conquest without any bloodshed, making it a great family gaming choice.
This is the 4th edition of Settlers of Catan and features all new artwork as well as an insert tray to hold game components for up to 6 players.
Professor Easy Interactive Tutorial
Language Note: This is an English language edition game.