Catan (aka The Settlers of Catan) 2015 Refresh Edition - Core Game
Catan, previously known as Settlers of Catan, sees your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan's many harbours and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests and desert.
The random mix creates a different board virtually every game and no two games are the same!
Embark on a quest to settle on 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 handy development cards and build roads, settlements, and cities. Acquire your resources through trades, cards, or lucky dice (even outside your turn). But beware! Someone might cut off your road or buy a monopoly. And you never know when the wily robber might steal some of your precious gains!
- Learn in only 15 minutes
- Play in only 60 minutes
- Players: 3-4
- Enjoy hundreds of hours of fast-paced, interactive fun!
- Settlers of Catan engages both children and adults, garnering best-seller status in both Germany and the US
- Ages 10+
- 19x unique hexagonal terrain tiles
- 6x coastal frame pieces
- 9x extra harbor pieces
- 20x wooden settlements
- 16x wooden cities
- 60x wooden roads
- 95x resource cards
- 25x development cards
- 4x building costs cards
- 2x special bonus cards
- 18x number tokens
- 2x six-sided dice
- 1x wooden robber pawn
- 1x simple rules & almanac
More about Catan and what make the 2015 version the one to buy:
Klaus Teuber's famous board game The Settlers of Catan has a new look and a new name for its fifth edition. A global rebranding has shortened the title to Catan, and this newest edition is on sale now. One of the biggest updates this time around is a revised rulebook, featuring clarified rules designed to make sense of edge cases and also ease new players into the game.
Additionally, various gameplay scenarios have been reworked. These new rules will serve as the competition ruleset going forward.
The most noticeable change this time around is in the overall look of the game.
Over the 20 years it's been on sale, in more than 30 languages, multiple variations of the box art and game pieces have been produced. That means many fans of the game have several expansion sets that mix and match card designs, or vary slightly in size and generally detract from the play experience at the table. That inconsistency is part of the reason why there's such a healthy market for third party tiles and game pieces online.
The new version of the game is all about consistency in manufacture, starting with the boxes themselves. They've all transitioned from landscape to portrait, lending a uniform look on the retail shelf and in your home collection. Furthermore, the graphical assets for all the box covers, tiles and cards were made by the same artist.
Tiles are also made from a heavier stock than they were in early editions of the game.