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Settlers of Catan (4th Edition)by Mayfair Games
Settlers is one of those games that makes you realize that you actually do like board games. Easy to learn, but with a lot of depth, Settlers of Catan is fun for the whole family or a close group of friends. The object of the game is to conquer Catan. But to do this, you must work both cooperatively and competitively with (and against) your fellow Settlers, by trading resources to build roads, armies, settlements, and cities. The first to 10 victory points is the winner. It's a great introduction to the wonderful world of tabletop games.
Synopses & Reviews
Players are recent immigrants to the newly populated island of Catan. Expand your colony through the building of settlements, roads, and villages by harvesting commodities from the land around you. Trade sheep, lumber, bricks and grain for a settlement, bricks and wood for a road, or try to complete other combinations for more advanced buildings, services and specials.
Trade with other players, or at local seaports to get resources you might lack. The first player to achieve 10 points from a combination of roads, settlements, and special cards wins.
Each Settlers of Catan game set includes:
About the Author
Mayfair Games is a publisher of board, card, and roleplaying games. They also license German-style board games and publish them in English throughout the world.
Klaus Teuber is a German designer of board games. He won the Spiel des Jahres award four times, for The Settlers of Catan, Barbarossa, Drunter und Drüber and Adel Verpflichtet. He retired from his profession as a dental technician to become a full-time game designer in 1999. As of 2007, he lives in Darmstadt with his wife Claudia. They have two sons, Guido and Benny.
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