Every Tuesday, UNT Media Library highlights a title from their growing collection of tabletop games. This week, read about: Settlers of Catan Boardgame box cover

The Settlers of Catan, Boardgame 14

Number of Players: 3-4
For Ages: 10+
Duration of Play: 45-90 minutes
In The Settlers of Catan (also “Settlers” or “Catan”), the first player to 10 victory points wins. It’s a game of strategy, network building, trading, and managing your cards. You build settlements (each worth 1 victory point) and cities (each worth 2 victory points), but there are some rules. You must have at least two roads in between each of your settlements and/or cities. There must also be at least two spaces between your settlements/cities and any other players’, so mind your neighboring players who might get in your way!

From the publisher:

In The Settlers of Catan you control a group of settlers trying to tame the wilds on the remote but rich island of Catan. Start by revealing the island’s many port sites and regions: plains, meadows, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board for virtually every game. Then embark on a quest to settle the island. Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development. Instead of money, you use combinations of resources – grain, wool, ore, brick, and timber – to purchase development cards or build roads, settlements, and cities. Acquire your resources through trades or the luck of the dice. But beware! Someone might cut off your road or buy a monopoly! And you never know when the robber will appear and steal away with your precious gains!

— Mayfair Games

Many thanks to UNT Gamers for gifting this title to the UNT Media Library!   If you like The Settlers of Catan, you may also enjoy these titles, also available at UNT Media Library:
Alhambra box cover  Puerto Rico box cover  Agricola box cover

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Puerto Rico, Boardgame 93

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