It's been several weeks since you left the mainland. You are at the head of an expedition whose mission is to colonize the island of Catan.
The works of the Explorers describe this island as a paradise where all the wealth necessary to build prosperous cities abounds.
After a long and painful journey, your ship finally reaches the shores of the island. But suddenly you see from your telescope that you are not alone! Other ships around the island land hordes of settlers.
The first colonies founded grow rapidly. Space is becoming increasingly scarce and trade increasingly necessary. You will therefore have to use your negotiating skills to good effect! A great adventure awaits you. Will you become the first ruler of Catan?
The joys and sorrows of exploring the Isle of Catan are yours. Build your cities, your roads, making the most of the resources of this welcoming island while trading with your neighbors.
Catan is an exciting game, a real hit among contemporary board games. Released in 1995 under the name "The Settlers of Catan", this board game remains one of the best-selling games in the world and breathed new life into the world of strategy and board games.
The rules are simple, the games are of a reasonable length and the mechanism is very fluid, combining resource management and negotiations between players.
Catan is undoubtedly the game that will make you discover or rediscover the pleasure of board games.
The objective: you must be the first to reach 10 victory points. Victory points are acquired by building roads and villages.
Catan is based on several simple mechanics. The board represents the Isle of Catan and its different landscapes bringing you different types of resources. Depending on the position on the board of your roads and villages, you will collect resources each turn that you will manage in order to build roads and villages (which must always be connected).
You will be able to exchange resources with your opponents, negotiate but also hinder their development by judiciously placing your own constructions. The more you develop, the more chances you will have to collect additional resources to build and thus fly to victory.
Catan, despite its simplicity, has a very sympathetic tactical and strategic dimension. Extensions complementary to the basic game allow you by bringing new possibilities to renew the game and make it even more exciting.