Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan's many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert.
Acquire your resources through trades, cards or lucky dice (even outside your turn). Use resource combinations of grain, wool, ore, brick, and lumber to build roads, settlements, and cities. Buy handy development cards.
But beware! Someone might cut off your road or play a monopoly card.
And you never know when the wily robber might steal some of your precious gains!
Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game. No two games are the same!
At the start, each player places two small houses on points where terrain hexes meet. When a number on a terrain hex matches a number rolled.
Each player places two small houses on spaces where three of the terrain hexes meet, as the starting settlements. Each player who owns a settlement adjacent to a terrain hex marked with the number rolled receives a resource produced by this hex.
Use these resources to expand across Catan:
Hills Produce Brick
Forests Produce Lumber
Mountains Produce Ore
Fields Produce Grain
Pastures Produce Wool
Build roads and new settlements, or upgrade existing settlements to cities. If you expand cleverly, you may be the first player to reach 10 victory points and win the game!