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Changes to the base game The biggest change in the base game is that the name has switched from "Settlers of Catan" to just "Catan". They've also updated the art (citation). Changes to seafarers Many of the scenario maps are different. It seems they used the maps from the 2008 German printing of seafarers when making 5th edition. The big change is that ...


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From the rules to Sefarers, page 6: If you roll a "7" during your turn, you may elect to move the pirate INSTEAD of the robber. From the Cities and Knights rules, page 5: The robber cannot be moved until after the barbarians reach the island of Catan for the first time. Since the robber can't be moved until the barbarians attack, neither can ...


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A strict reading of both the Seafarers and Cities & Knights rules says that the rule for waiting until the first Barbarian Attack applies only to the robber, and not the pirate, although there is a small ambiguity in that when you roll a 7 you may move the pirate instead of the robber, but technically you cannot move the robber until the first attack. ...



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