In such dark times maybe we would like, at least sometimes, to settle on a remote island where we can be protected from the noises of a twilight world. If this thing is just in rare cases truly achievable, we have a provisional solution: to play Catan. Taking place on an island, this wonderful board game turns those who play it into settlers who have to solve the problems inherent in such a project. A player has to find resources and to use them wisely. At the same time – as in the real, fallen world – you have to be careful: robbers can be found even in a peaceful game.
Although it involves a certain dose of hazard due to the dices it is played with, Catan demands the players’ intelligence and their ability to invest correctly their resources.
- Full title: The Settlers of Catan
- Place of creation: Germany
- Creator: Klaus Teuber
- Date of creation/publication: 1995
- Type of game: Multiplayer board game
- Players: 3 to 4 (standard) / 2, 5, or 6 (with expansions)
- Age: 10+