The Race to 10: Uncovering the Strategy of Catan
- Catan is a dice rolling board game where two to four players compete to build roads, settlements, cities and armies on a fictional island
- Players collect resources on their turn by rolling a pair of dice, the number rolled determining which hexagon will give up its bounty
- 7 is the most likely number to be rolled, 6 and 8 following it in the likelihood
- Settlements cost one wood card and one brick card while cities cost three of any resource and two wheat
- Development cards can be purchased with wheat and sheep and are used for strategy
- The goal is to be the first player to reach ten points by constructing structures.
Competition Heats Up: Players Vie for Victory in Classic Resource-Trading Game Catan
- Catan is a resource-trading game in which players acquire, trade and build structure on the game board
- Players must trade resources in order to build structures, but promises made during the trading phase are non-binding
- During the building phase of their turn, a player can cash in their resources for stuff and afterwards they can no longer go back to trading
- If a player rolls a seven, they get to move the robber around the map and steal cards from other players bordering that hex
- Development cards can be bought with resources and provide various advantages such as extra points or free roads
- Players compete to be the first to reach ten points.
Strategic Board Game Catan Draws Fans of All Ages
- Catan is a modern board game with a modular board
- Players randomly assemble the border and number tokens, and then all pick a color and wooden pieces
- Players place their settlements following the two away rule and choose their second settlement strategically to get an even starting hand of resource cards
- Various strategies can be employed during placement including the wheat, sheep, or trifecta strategy for buying powerful development cards.