This expansion is not a standalone game. Requires the CATAN base game
Build ships, set sail, and conquer the magnificent island world of
Catan. Nine voyages of discovery are awaiting the settlers.
The expansion can also be combined with CATAN – Traders &
Barbarians and CATAN – Cities & Knights. The scenario box CATAN –
Legend of the Sea Robbers is offering 4 new, comprehensive scenarios for this
A campaign with many varied scenarios awaits you. First, you head for new
shores. You leave Catan, land on neighboring islands, and receive special
victory points whenever you are the first to settle an island. Then your ships
explore entirely uncharted regions and discover either sea or land. Soon, you
will meet the mysterious forgotten tribe and court its favor. Meanwhile, the
pirates are getting more intrusive. You defend yourself and conquer the pirate
nests. For the glory of Catan, you then vie with your opponents to build the
most imposing wonders of the world.
The Seafarers expansion contains new frame pieces, which – together with
the frame pieces of the CATAN base game – can be used to assemble frames of
variable size. Inside these frames, you lay out always varying combinations of
islands, using the hexes of the CATAN base game and additional hexes of the
expansion set – either as shown in the scenario diagrams or according to your
15 ships of each player color are included. Building a ship costs 1 lumber
and 1 wool. When you build a new ship, place it adjacent to a coastal
settlement or a ship you have already built. As you can see, the rules for
placing ships are similar to the rules for placing roads on land.
There is, however, one important exception: you may change the position of
the front ships of a shipping route! That way, you can react more flexibly to
your opponents' actions and perhaps be the first to reach an unsettled,
Other new features are the gold fields, which help the owners of adjacent
settlements or cities obtain any type of resource, and the pirate, who causes
unrest on the peaceful seas.
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