Settlers of Catan is one of a new breed of semi-abstract board games invented in Germany during the last several years. (I have heard Settlers described as the original German board game which started this fad) It has garnered several prestigious awards. An English language version of the game and some (but not all) of its expansion sets are produced in America by Mayfair Games. The basic game is for 2-4 players. A 5-6 player expansion is available, but the basic game is better with three and best with four players. It is played on a grid of hexagonal tiles with different terrain types: forest, hill, mountain, pasture, field, desert, water. Each terrain type produces a different type of resource: grain, wool, wood, brick, stone used to build roads, settlements and cities.
Armed Settlers of Catan
A variant with military rules.
Offers file downloads and reviews.
Die Siedler von Catan
English rules translation, English cheat sheets for German editions of the basic game, Seafarers, Cities and Knights and 5/6 player expansion. Variants, map pictures and scenario information for expansions.
Description, review, pictures and diagrams of the Seafarers of Catan expansion and how to setup Poor man's Seafaring expansion. [English pages on a German site]
Settlers of Cataan Optional Rules
A variety of optional rules to Settlers of Cataan.
Settlers of Catan
Official website containing rules, faqs, expansions and variants of the game.
The Settlers of Catan Wikipedia Article
Article covering the history, expansions and video game variants.
Siedler von Catan Variants
Rules for Siedler von Catan with two sets and with Entdecker pieces.
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