Settlers of Catan Rules: How to Play?

 Kevin Brown
  Aug 30, 2019

Settlers of Catan is a board game. It is a multiplayer game. If you believe in playing tricks and making strategies, settlers of Catan is the perfect game for you. People of all group ages love playing this unique board game. In this article, we are going to share the settlers of Catan rules.

Settlers of Catan History

Before knowing the settlers of Catan rules, let’s peep into the settlers of Catan history. This game was originated in Germany. The concept of settlers of Catan was created by Klaus Teuber. Further, this game was published by Franckh Kosmos Verlag in 1995. With time, the game was slowly becoming popular amongst everyone.

The game board changes every time you play. In this game, settlers of Catan are always in search of the suitable places to build roads, cities, houses where they can find useful resources such as sheep, wheat, bricks, ore, and wood. These resources are strategically useful. Once you understand the rules properly, it is fun and easy to play this game. Here are the settlers of Catan rules.

Components required for this game are 19 terrain tiles, 9 harbor pieces, 6 sea fame pieces, 95 resources cards, 18 circular number tokens, and 14 knight cards. Apart from all these components, you require 6 progress cards and 5 victory points cards, 2 special cards( longest road and largest army) 4 building costs cards, 20 settlements, 60 roads, 2 dice, 1 robber, and game rules and Almanac booklet.

How to Win Settlers of Catan?

How to win this game? If you have 10 or more than 10 points at the end of the game you are declared the winner. If you get 10 players when it is not your turn the game will continue until other players get 10 points

How to Play Settlers of Catan? (For the beginners)

There are various types of boards of this game you can play. But those who are beginners should follow the map suggested by us.

Set Up

You are supposed to choose a color and take 5 settlements, 4 cities, and 15 roads. Everything must be balanced. No more and no less. At the beginning of the game, put your two roads and two settlements on the board game. The remaining settlements and roads should be placed in front of you. The red pieces must be removed if there are 3 players in the game. Afterward, take your color’s building costs card. You have two special cards “Longest Road” and “Largest Army”. Place those 2 cards beside the game board along with the 2 dice. Then after, shuffle the development cards and put them all face down by the board. Choose proper resources cards from stacks. Each player should hide resources cards in their hands.

Game Play

According to the settlers of Catan rules, you can do these things during your turn. You should roll for resource production. The outcome applies to all remaining players. You can use maritime trade. During your turn, you may construct roads, settlements, and cities. You have another option also you can buy a development card and play during your turn. After the process is done, you are supposed to pass the dice to the player who is your left. That player will start the first step.

As per the settlers of Catan Rules, You can roll both dice with the starting of the game. Terrain hexes will produce resources depend upon the sum of the dice. If you are having 2 or 3 settlements bordering hex, you will get 1 resource card for each settlement. You will get 2 resources cards for the possession of each city that borders that hex. If there are not enough resources in the supply no players will be given resources during that turn.

Domestic Trade

According to the settlers of Catan rules, during your turn, you are allowed to trade resources cards with any players. You can also choose your resources and what types of trade you are willing to do with them. The other players are also allowed to go against your proposal and offer.

Maritime Trade

In this trade, you are allowed to trade with other players. During your turn, you can do trading at 4:1 by placing four identical resource cards back in the stack. You can take one resource card of your choice. If you possess settlement or city on a harbor you can trade with the bank at your will.

How to Play Development Cards?

During your turn, you can play 1 development card. You have to move the robber immediately while playing a knight card. Once, you play a knight card that will be placed face up in front of you. If you have 3 knight cards in front of other players you will get 2 special cards “largest Army” which offer you 2 victory points.

As per the settlers of Catan rules, you have to keep victory point cards hidden in your hand. You can only disclose them during your turn. If someone wins the game you can reveal your victory points. You can play any victory point cards during the turn. You are allowed to buy.

Winding up…

We are sure that once, you understand the Settlers of Catan rules deeply you will be addicted to this game. It is a nice board game one should try once.

Settlers of Catan Rules: How to Play?

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown is a journalist at his own start-up, born and residing in Seattle, Washington. He has a knack of reading up newspaper articles and coming up with summaries and points of view, hence taking up a profession similar to his interest. Simply covering events and activities is something he can do as good as a professional, but he seems to enjoy writing on events that need viewpoints and suggestions.

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