Dark clouds gather over the once peaceful landscape. Wild barbarians, lured by Catan's wealth and power, maneuver to attack. Their massive warships loom against the bright orange horizon. You must be strong! Barbarians attack the weakest targets, and the victim of their onslaught will be the player who contributes the least to the defense of Catan. Don't take any chances! Field your knights! In Catan: Cities & Knights you engage in the defense of Catan and compete to build the three great metropolises of Catan. Each of these magnificent urban centers is even more valuable than a city. They're also immune to the dangerous barbarians. Invest in city improvements, which you acquire using three commodities of trade: coin, paper, and cloth. If you improve your culture, muster your knights, and enrich your fine cities, you will be the master of the great realm of Catan!
In Catan: Seafarers you control a group of bold seafaring settlers exploring and taming the wild, uncharted Isles of Catan. Each game brings you to new seas and new lands. You might even discover the precious gold fields (a very valuable new terrain). Every game is unique and full of fun! Embark on an epic quest to settle the home island, build ships, and chart nearby waters. Guide your brave seafarers to victory through cunning trades and wise development. Be first to create new sea lanes and settle the newly-discovered isles. The best strategy and a nice dash of luck decide who will be the undisputed ruler of the rich Isles of Catan! A game expansion for 3-4 players. Capture the adventure of seafaring, exploration, and trade. Catan: Seafarers is a 3-4 player expansion for the best-selling Catan board game. Share some fun at sea! This is not a complete game! Requires the base Settlers of Catan game to play.
Delve deep into Catan! In Catan: Traders & Barbarians you'll find lots of cool new ways to explore Klaus Teuber's award-winning game series. You can now play with just 2 players! Add a harbormaster, a friendly robber, or special events. Play with a wealth of new wooden pieces, board tiles, and capabilities. Even link your games to create an intriguing campaign. Use these 4 variants and 5 scenarios to reinvent your Catan experience!
"The 4th edition of The Settlers of Catan® (Settlers-2007) provides an outer frame that encloses the 19 hexes that make up the island of Catan. This adapter kit provides that frame, the frame extension pieces for the 5-6 player extension, and the harbor pieces that allow you to vary the harbor locations from game to game. This adapter kit also allows you to use the Catan: Seafarers® 4th edition with 3rd or pre-2007 editions of Settlers, MFG0483).
Includes 5 novel scenarios, each of which builds upon your previous experience. All are easy to learn, rich in character, and lots of fun. In each, you explore an unknown sea by ship and build settlements on the discovered islands. Scenario 1 (Land Ho!) introduces you to valuable harbor settlements, shipbuilding, exploration, and overseas settlement-the most important basic rules of this expansion. Each subsequent scenario introduces a new mission and its simple new rules. The game culminates in Scenario 5 (Explorers & Pirates), which incorporates all of these very rich new themes in a diverse and exciting campaign of bold exploration and piracy! A game Expansion for 3-4 players ages 12 and older. Explore Catan! Build harbor settlements, ships, settlers, and sailing crews and set out across mysterious seas in search of new lands, spices, fish, and gold fields. Note: This is not a complete game! Requires Settlers of Catan basic game to play.
"Requires Rivals for Catan to Play This “The Rivals for Catan” expansion includes three new Theme Sets, “The Era of Intrigue,” “The Era of Merchant Princes,” and “The Era of Barbarians,” which add more variation to the existing game. In addition, the Tournament Game is introduced. The Era of Intrigue! Determine Catan’s spiritual balance! A Religious Dispute causes both players to lose cards. Churches and Temples minimize losses. Temple cards strengthen your access to your own draw stacks. Church cards lure opposing heroes and earn gold. With a Church and a Temple, you may build the Great Thing stead and end the conflict. The Era of Merchant Princes! Control Catan’s commerce! This set focuses on the Commercial Harbor and the Merchant’s Residences, decisive buildings in the struggle for trade advantage. Maritime Trade Monopolies and the Master Merchants enhance trade ships. The Shipbuilder reduces the building costs of ships. Dominate trade using clever card combinations! The Era of Barbarians! Barbarians invade! Both players must muster and fend off their attacks. Employ Castles, Border Fortresses, the Strategist, the Caravel, and new heroes. Will you prevail or be ransacked?
"Requires Rivals for Catan to Play ""Age of Enlightenment™"" includes three new theme sets: The Era of Explorers™, The Era of Sages™, and The Era of Prosperity™. In all, ""Age of Enlightenment"" is a 125-Card Expansion for the two player card game, ""The Rivals for Catan™."" It picks up where the first expansion, ""Age of Darkness™,"" left off. The Era of Explorers™ Set sail from Catan! Explore! Discover new lands! Your Explorer Harbor serves as a starting point for your exploration of 9 adjacent sea cards. Pirates, islanders, and Shipwrecks await across the waters. Embark on missions and try to be the best explorer. Ship tokens chart your position. Victory awaits the most skilled and intrepid sailor! The Era of Sages™ Influence events! The wisdom—currency—of the many and varied sages gives you the opportunity to influence the strength and frequency of events. Fend off famines! Deflect attacks. Promote peace. Connect with nature and balance prudence, power, foresight, and vigilance in a your noble struggle! The Era of Prosperity™ Be a good prince. Govern wisely. Build schools, a Hospital, even promote the arts. Raise your people’s spirits and spur expansion. But beware… Discontent dooms prosperity!
If you assign the two bookkeepers to your princely treasury, you'll be pleased to find out that your treasures are more valuable than you thought. Photos of Alexander Zbiek and Sebastian Mellin, the two programmers for the PlayCatan game "Die Fürsten von Catan" (Rivals for Catan) were used as models for the card. By means of this card, Klaus Teuber thanks Alexander and Sebastian for many years of successful collaboration. The action card has the following function: Your treasures have been recounted in your favor. If you are in the lead, immediately take any 1 resource of your choice; otherwise take any 2 resources of your choice . Requires: Prince or Princess.
A picture of Axel Meffert, Managing Director of Kosmos Verlag, was used as a model for the card. By means of this card, Klaus Teuber thanks Mr. Meffert for more than 15 years of great teamwork for the benefit of the family. The action card has the following function: "Remove a building. Replace it with another building and pay as much gold as required to cover the excess cost of the new building as compared with the old building. Observe the building requirements!" Note: The special card was produced in a small batch, independently from the regular production process. The corners of the cards may, therefore, have a slightly different curve radius than the standard cards.