Say I have a 6 road segment path with only a settlement at one of the ends.

If an opponent were to intercept at halfway and place a settlement, splitting my road in half of 3 segments, can I continue developing (placing more roads, building new settlements) the half which has been cut off from the origin settlement?

Thanks in advance!

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    The rule you might be thinking of is that your opponent's settlement divides the road in two for the purposes of calculating who has the longest road. – Greg Martin Aug 8 at 18:15


The rules state that that you must build connected to your own buildings/roads, which you still are in the situation in question.

From the rules:

A new road must always connect to 1 of your existing roads, settlesments, or cities. Only 1 road can be build on any given path.


You must meet 2 conditions when building a settlement:

(1) Your settlement must always connect to 1 or more of your own roads

(2) You must observe the Distance Rule

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However, as I understand it (correct me if I'm wrong) you can NOT build a road "beyond" an intersection settled by an opponent.

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    Those rules apply to new roads that aren't already established. In the scenario of the question, the roads already exist and then another player "splits" the roads by building a new settlement. In this case, any new roads would still be connected to other existing roads and are legal to build. – ryanyuyu 2 days ago

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