A city is a type of building in The Settlers of Catan and most expansions, scenarios, and variants.
Basic function Edit
Following the basic rules of the game, a city is built using 2 Grain and 3 Ore and replaces an already-built settlement on the table (although that settlement can be purchased immediately prior to the building of a city). It provides the player that builds it with 2 Victory Points (as opposed to 1 Victory Point from a settlement).
Cities double the resource production of adjacent resource hexes. You get two Resource cards per city bordering a given resource hex.
In Cities & Knights Edit
In Cities & Knights, three commodities are added to the game: paper, cloth, and coin. Commodities are produced only by cities, and only in specific tiles.
- Forests produce one Lumber and one Paper
- Pastures produce one Wool and one Cloth
- Mountains produce one Ore and one Coin
- Hills produce two Brick
- Fields produce two Grain
Commodities are the only way to acquire city improvements on the City Calendar.