Catan – Trade, Build and Settle


Catan Board Game

Game Components

• 19 Terrain hexes (tiles)
• 6 Sea frame pieces
• 9 Harbor piece
• 18 circular number tokens (chits)
• 95 Resource Cards (bearing the symbols for the ore, grain, lumber, wool, and brick resources)
• 25 Development Cards (14 Knight/Soldier Cards, 6 Progress Cards, 5 Victory Point Cards)
• 4 “Building Costs” Cards
• 2 Special Cards: “Longest Road” & “Largest Army”
• 16 cities (4 of each color shaped like churches)
• 20 settlements (5 of each color shaped like houses)
• 60 roads (15 of each color shaped like bars)
• 2 dice (1 yellow, 1 red)
• 1 Robber
• 1 Game Rules & Almanac booklet

Game Designer

Klaus Teuber


Catan Studios


3-4, 2, 5, or 6 (with expansions)

Skill(s) Needed

Stategy, Clever Trading

Playing Time

45 -90 mins

Setup Time

5-8 mins


Catan is a multiplayer board game designed by Klaus Teuber and first published in 1995. Players assume the roles of settlers, each attempting to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources. Players are awarded points as their settlements grow; the first to reach a set number of points, typically 10, is the winner.

The women and men of your expedition build the first two settlements. Fortunately, the land is rich in natural resources. You build roads and new settlements that eventually become cities. Will you succeed in gaining supremacy on Catan? Barter trade dominates the scene. Some resources you have in abundance, other resources are scarce. Ore for wool, brick for lumber - you trade according to what is needed for your current building projects. Proceed strategically! If you found your settlements in the right places and skillfully trade your resources, then the odds will be in your favor. But your opponents are smart too.


Game Play | Objective

Settlers of Catan Game Layout

The object of Settlers of Catan is to be the first to gain 10 victory points. Points are earned by building structures, buying cards, and earning accomplishment cards.

Game Turn Overview:

Versions | Sequels

  • Star Trek Catan
  • Merchants of Europe
  • Settlers of America
  • Catan Family Edition


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