2 Gold Fields are included in Catan: Seafarers with an additional hex in Catan: Seafarers 5-6 Player Extension. When a Gold Field's corresponding number is rolled, any player who has a settlement or a city adjacent to it can choose any one of the basic resources as the production from that hex that turn. Because of this versatility, Gold Fields are good strategic locations for settlements and cities.
6 Gold Fields are included in Catan: Explorers & Pirates with an additional 2 hexes in Catan: Explorers & Pirates 5-6 Player Extension. In the various scenarios these hexes are occupied by pirate lairs, and once cleared can then be built upon. When a cleared Gold Field's corresponding number is rolled, any player who has a settlement or harbor settlement adjacent receives 2 gold coins. These coins can then later be used to purchase resource cards.