Catan, Catan: The Game, or The Settlers of Catan (German: Die Siedler von Catan or Catan: Das Spiel) is a game originally published by the German game company, Kosmos, by Klaus Teuber in 1995. It is licensed by Mayfair Games for sales in the United States and Canada, and is currently on the fifth edition. Settlers or more recently just Catan, is the basic game from which all expansions derive. Its four expansions are Catan: Seafarers, Catan: Cities & Knights, Catan: Traders & Barbarians, and Catan: Explorers & Pirates. However, there are many scenarios that have been produced (and reproduced) in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Editions of Catan Edit
First Edition Edit
Second Edition Edit
Third Edition Edit
Fourth Edition Edit
Fifth Edition Edit
Officially announced on January 15th 2015. Released in German in March of 2015 and then later in English on April 25th 2015. The 5th Edition is intended to bring the game together on a global scale with consistent graphics, naming, and rules. The differences are minor between the 4th and 5th Editions and the pieces between them are, in fact, compatible and interchangeable.
English Mayfair 4th Edition Edit
In The Settlers of Catan, you control a group of settlers trying to tame the wilds on the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan's many harbors and regions: fields, pasture, mountains, hills, forest, & desert. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game.
Embark on a quest to settle the isle of Catan! Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development. Use resource combinations--grain, wool, ore, brick, and lumber--to buy development cards and build roads, settlements, and cities. Acquire your resources through trades or lucky dice. But beware! Someone might cut off your road or buy a monopoly! And you never know when the wily robber might steal away with your precious gains!