If you like: "Catan has won countless awards and is one of the most well known board games, enjoyed by both experienced players and those new to unplugged gaming"
Player Count: Competitive for 2-4 players. Note: there is a 5-6 player expansion available.
Complexity Rating: 2 - Mild
Average Playtime: 45-60 Minutes
Setup includes a modular board (or prescribed if it is your first game), where the resource territory hexes are distributed randomly to form the island, surrounded by random oceans where players get access to ports for better trade deals.
The resource territory hexes have number disks (from 1-12) on them and a player generates that resource if they have buildings on the corners of the hexes and the corresponding number is rolled!
- In a players turn:
- They roll the dice, everyone who is eligible collects resource cards based on the roll, unless a 7 is rolled (in which case the current player moves the Robber to a hex of his choice, which blocks all resource generation until the Robber gets moved again)
- They may trade cards at a port (if they have one) and/or trade resource cards with other players and then/or,
- They may spend resource cards for improvements
- Points scoring is contributed by building settlements and cities, building the longest consecutive road, commanding the largest army, or certain development cards that award points (held in secret). First player to 10 points is the winner.
In The Cities and Knights of Catan you engage in the defense of Catan and compete to build the three great metropolises of Catan. Each of these magnificent centers are even more valuable than cities and are safe from the barbarians. You must invest in city improvements which you acquire using commodities of trade: Coin Paper and Cloth. If you improve your culture muster your knights and enrich your cities you will be the master of the great realm of Catan. This edition features all new artwork and an insert tray to hold game components for up to 6 players.