First released in 1995, CATAN (formerly The Settlers of Catan) is an all-time classic that has been sold worldwide for years.
If you have never played it, it is worth the investment.
If you already know the game, do not miss the opportunity to try it on Board Game Arena!
You do not know anything about the game ?
In CATAN, players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players build by spending resources (sheep, wheat, wood, brick and ore) that are depicted by these resource cards; each land type, with the exception of the unproductive desert, produces a specific resource: hills produce brick, forests produce wood, mountains produce ore, fields produce wheat, and pastures produce sheep.
A turn always consists of rolling the dice and everyone (perhaps) collecting resource cards based on the roll and position of settlements (or upgraded cities); however, if a 7 is rolled, the active player moves the robber to a new hex tile and steals a resource card from from another player who has built a structure adjacent to that tile. In addition, you may be able to play a development card, turn in resource cards for improvements, trade cards at a port, and trade resource cards with other players.
Points are accumulated by building settlements and cities, having the longest road and the largest army (from some of the development cards), and gathering certain development cards that simply award victory points. When a player has gathered 10 points (some of which may be held in secret), he announces his total and claims the win.
CATAN has won multiple awards and is one of the most popular games in recent history due to its amazing ability to appeal to experienced gamers as well as those new to the hobby.
...and you can play it right now from pretty much any device using a web browser.
You can play the game right now by going to the CATAN gamepage, here:
And if you want to try the tutorial to learn how to play it, simply click THIS link.
The Board Game Arena team would like to thank the CATAN team, as well as Klaus Teuber, the game designer, for their authorization and help during the adaptation of the game to our platform.
Of course, no games without a team behind the game code and development for BGA, and this one is due to the fantastic work of darhf and lordalx, who did an amazing job here, again. We would like you to send as much love as you can, as well as for our beta tester teams.
And... that's it for today!
A brick for 2 sheep? Once you see it, you will ship bricks.
We have more amazing games to come on Board Game Arena...
So, play fair and take care, until next week!