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Settlers of Catan is a 1990s product of Germany's rich board game market.
German game mechanics tend to favor nonviolence, cooperation and invigorative thinking for the whole family. Doesn't that sound fun?
The game is the brainchild of Klaus Teuber, who back in 1991 was a German dental technician with a passion for game design.
In the beginner setup, the island of Catan is made up of 19 land tiles and surrounded by 18 water tiles.
The island is a virtual sampler platter of terrain types with six found on Catan: forest, pasture, fields, hills, mountains and desert.
The black-robed nemesis is the Robber, who disrupts resource production as he moves around the board.
Roll a 7, and you'll get to move the Robber to the terrain of your choice and take one random resource card from any one hapless player with a settlement adjacent to that terrain.
In order to build a road, you'll have to spend one lumber and one brick resource card.
You'll have to spend two grain and three ore if you want to upgrade a settlement into a city.
The first player to play a third soldier card receives the largest army card, worth two victory points.
The first player to achieve a continuous road of five or more pieces snags the longest road card, but that doesn't mean it's safe for the rest of the game.
You'll need to earn a total of 10 victory points to win in a typical game. Start building settlements, cities and roads and amassing armies, players!
Lord of Catan is what they'll be calling you when you win, according to the official rules booklet. Bow down, lowly peasants!
Seafarers of Catan and Cities and Knights of Catan are both actual expansion sets. Catan Afterdark, however, is best left to the imagination.
Even a futuristic Catan is a family-friendly Catan, far from the violence of the 2000 AD British comics line and the Warhammer 40000 game universe.
Published in 2002, Settlers of Canaan gives players a Bible-based game experience.
Sorry, Tolkien fans, Middle-earth has yet to receive the Settlers of Catan treatment.
Limited to 5,000 copies, the Settlers of Catan: 3D Edition features 3-D terrain tiles.
This one was tricky! There is a Catan game titled Candamir: The First Settlers, but the one we're interested in here is Elasund: The First City.
Simply called Catan, this version allows Xbox 360 owners to get in on all the trading action. No tables required!