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Three or four players (up to 6 with the extension) play against each other to create the most prestigious settlement on the island of Catan, rolling dice to collect resources to build roads, towns, cities and other advancements. (90-120 minute playtime)

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In Settlers of Catan, is there a transition/evolution between “building” and “development” phases of the game?

By "building," I refer to those activities such as roads and settlements that are heavy on wood and brick requirements. By "development," I refer to those activities that require the other three ...
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Forgetting to place a city on the board, or to move the robber. Which fix is acceptable?

Last night I played Catan with some friends. There were two situations where we did not pay attention and did not complete our moves properly: A player paid 2 wheat + 3 rock for a city, but forgot to ...
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Victory Point Cards at the End of the Game

I had not played Catan in a long time, but I recently played in a friendly tournament and am wondering (1) if there was a rule change , (2) if the rule they used is correct, or (3) if the rule I ...
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Cities produce in Traders and barbarians of Catan

In the initial setup of the Traders and barbarians expansion and scenario, we use 1 settlement and 1 city (from where the caravan head out). At this moment the city will produce only 1 resource. But ...
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Building settlements over the sea

I know that in basic version of SoC each settlement must be at least two roads away from any other settlement. In Seafarers expansions you can build ships, so my question is - does this 'roads rule' ...
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Settlers of Catan edition?

I have a version of Settlers of Catan that I can't seem to figure out. It is a family edition, but doesn't match anything I can find online. I recently bought an expansion for the 5-6 players, but the ...
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Settlers of Catan: Cities and Knights - Rule Clarificarions

The rules of Cities and Knights state the following: "...you may not purchase any improvements beyond the third level of a given color unless you have a city where you could build a metropolis." Let'...
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What happens if you roll a 7 before the barbarians reach the island?

Accordingly to these rules, when you roll a 7 before the first barbarians' arrival, you have to drop half of your deck, if you have more than 7 cards. The rules in the Italian version of the game say ...
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Catan: Cities and Knights- barbarian attack with a differential of 2

The scenario is as follows... Player a has 3 cities and 2 knights, player B has 1 city and 1 knight, and player C has 1 city and no knights. The barbarians attack and given the state of the board, ...
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Phases order in “Catan: Cities & Knights”

According game rules, each player can perform any action (building, trading, knight activation, etc.) in any order during her/his turn. Can an action type be done more than once in the same turn? ...
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How do fish and road building cards apply to bridges?

How many fish does it take to build a bridge? If you get a road building development/progress card how does that apply to bridges?
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Useful Settlers of Catan calculations? [closed]

I'm trying to calculate various probabilities that would be useful for Settlers of Catan. So far I've tabulated the probability of rolling X in Y turns, the probability of rolling X before Y, and the ...
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To play one of the Catan expansion extensions do I need the extended version of the base game?

I’ve got the base version of catan and was going to buy the explorers and pirates expansion and the relevant extension for extra players. Do I also need to buy the extension of the base game? Thanks!
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What happens in Catan junior if you have to pay out a resource from your own pile to another player, but you don’t have that resource?

What happens in Catan junior if you have to pay out a resource from your own pile to another player, but you don’t have that resource? When you roll a dice and you have to give some to another ...
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Mainland production numbers go to new islands (Settlers of Catan app)

When a player reaches an island by ship, the hex they "land on" gets a production number. However, if the computer has run out of new production numbers to assign, the production number for the newly-...
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Use exactly 36 combinations instead of two dice

I like playing Settlers of Catan with one extension: "Catan: Event Cards" The deck consists of 36 dice cards to represent the 36 different combinations that can be rolled with 2 dice. This means that ...
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Catan - Mixing German base game with English extensions and expansions

Has anyone tried to use the German edition of the Settlers of Catan base game (published by Kosmos) with the English editions of expansions and extensions (published by Mayfair)? Is it possible? (How ...
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Catan pirates and explorers ships and roads

In Catan Explorers and Pirates, can a ship share a hex side with a road?
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Why are the port arrangements in Better Settlers not like the arrangements in my game?

In the Better Settlers' setup, I can trade with bank at 3:1 or 2:1 ratio if I have a settlement or city on specific harbors. But the location of the harbors (3:1 and 2:1 ratios shown) doesn't match ...
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Can I build a settlement at an intersection two roads away from one settlement and one road away from another?

Say I have a settlement two roads away from an intersection, but have another settlement only one road away from the same intersection and no other settlements near me. Can I build a settlement at the ...
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How many times can you use a port in settlers of catan?

The instructions don't say (from what I see) and I need to know for the game.
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Can I trade my own resources in exchange for another player's Settlement, City, or Road?

In Catan, can I trade my own resources to "take over" another player's Settlement, City, or Road? For example, can I offer 5 Bricks and 3 Ore to another player to have them convert one of their ...
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Best game for two couples, median age 20? [closed]

I'm looking for some nonstandard board games that don't take more than two hours to complete and don't take less than thirty minutes. By nonstandard I mean other than monopoly, risk and cluedo. I've ...
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Settlers Cities and Knights + Fish: Cost of a commodity

When using fish, the card states that 4 fish are used to buy a resource. What is the cost, in fish, of a commodity?
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Using the Deserter card in Catan Cities & Knights after realizing you can't place a knight instead

Please help me to determine if the following move is legal: The active player uses the Deserter card and chooses another's player knight to steal. After revealing the card and asking to steal the ...
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Where can I play Carcassonne or Colonists of Catan online? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boardgaming Online I want to play Carcassonne or Colonists (Settlers) of Catan online, either against other people, or against a computer opponent. I want to improve my ...
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Settlers of Catan - turn completion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Take Back Turns / Forgotten Privileges I recently played and during my final turn, I placed five roads to reclaim the Longest Road. However, I quickly realized that I could ...
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Can you chase away the robber if your knight is not active at the beginning of your turn?

Can you use your knight to chase away the robber if it was inactive at the beginning of your turn?
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For a given development strategy, how do you ensure enough secondary resources?

This question could be asked for just about any strategy, but to make it "not broad," I'll specify my strategy. Suppose I was planning to follow a development strategy. After placing my initial two ...
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Catan settlements on roads

Let's say I have 4 connected roads with no settlements or cities in between. Can I later go back and place a settlement in there?
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What counts as a coastline in Catan Seafarers?

I was wondering about the coastline on islands not the main lands. Does the coastline refer to the whole island? Where it's either road or boat? Or are they separate coastlines on the same island. So ...
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Building settlements in Seafarer

Does one have to travel by sea with boats to an island in order to build a settlement? Or can you build a settlement with road or with boat on any turn?
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Settlers of Catan ended in argument, your thoughts? [duplicate]

I was playing settlers of Catan with the following players. Note all names are fictitious. Donny - Me Ned - My brother Bob - Ned's best friend Steve - Donny and Ned's dad CK - two inexperienced ...
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In Catan, why do knights allow you to move the robber and steal? [closed]

What do knights have to do with making a robber go where you want and steal from your competition for you? Are they all corrupt knights in league with the same robber?
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How to combine Risk, Catan, and Monopoly? [closed]

So my group of friends play a lot of Catan. And we recently got a version of Risk. We ended up thinking about how relationship destroying a combined version of Risk, Catan, and Monopoly would be. So ...
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In Settlers of Catan, are all actions on the same turn simultaneous?

In Settlers of Catan, multiple action can be taken per turn, so you may want to go back and undo an action after you think about it more. I am wondering whether actions can be undone after proceeding ...
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Catan Universe with 2 human and 1 computer player

I have played a lot of Catan on the original board game but there is Catan Classic or Catan Universe in the App Store. Can I play Catan online with a friend but also against the computer so we have ...
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Catan - Discarding fish to draw more from the supply

In The Fishermen of Catan, if a player has 7 fish tokens and a roll would have them receive more, can they discard the ones they don't want to draw the new ones?
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Where can I find out-of-print Catan geographies?

Anyone have any ideas? I see a bunch on the Catan shop, but only a select few are actually for sale. http://www.catan.com/board-games/settlers-catan/variants-and-scenarios/regional-editions I've ...
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Using “Rivals for Catan” extensions with “Catan Card Game”

I have the Catan Card Game and I was wondering if anybody has had any success playing extensions designed for The Rivals for Catan game with it (perhaps with modifications to the rules/cards used). I ...
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Does the camel caravan gives points at the edge of the oasis?

In Catan Traders & Barbarian expansion, if I place a settlement at the initial point of the caravan convoy, and it has a camel going through it, does it give an additional VP or not?
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Is this seven or eight consecutive roads in catan? [duplicate]

If someone has roads all the way around a hex in catan (six roads), and one road on each opposite end of that hex, is that a total of seven towards the longest road or eight. In other words do both ...
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Command cards (Star Trek Catan) for vanilla Catan? [duplicate]

I played Star Trek Catan for the first time last night and really enjoyed what the command cards (Sulu, Kirk, Spock) added to the game. I would like to purchase a deck of command cards themed to ...
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“House Rules” in Settlers of Catan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are common contracts in Catan? The group I regularly play Settlers with has used a house rule about ports (I can trade resources for you at my port on your turn) for a ...
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What are the requirements to build a city?

In order to build a city you must have a settlement to upgrade, and enough resource for the upgrade. However, are there any other requirements like having at least 3 settlements?
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Is sharing your ports with other players legal?

Catan 5th edition. Assuming I have a settlement on say a 2:1 sheep port. Can I let others use my port in exchange for a small/no commission? If yes, are there rules governing when they might be ...
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Settlers Of Catan 5-6 Expansion [closed]

If I purchase the Settlers of Catan 5-6 Expansion, is there a playable version of the game for only 4 people?
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Monopoly Development Card - before of after the dice? [duplicate]

When do you use the Monopoly development card? Before or after rolling the dice? Please explain why using the official rules.
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In Catan, when a settlement breaks a road. Do the other existing roads sit there? or are they removed?

Recently, I came upon an odd rule that states that a town/city placed in between two enemy roads "displaces" the enemy roads, now let's say there is a large stretch of road with only one town ...
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When to play a Knight card

When can I play a Knight Card. For example, when it's my turn, and I already have a knight card I have not played, can I use it if I do not have the robber on one of my hexes? Or, if it's another ...