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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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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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Catan: Cities and Knights: “Using” progress cards to get them out of your hand [duplicate]

Can you "use" a mining card without being adjacent to ore, or an irrigation card without being adjacent to wheat, in order to get them out of your hand and prevent opponents from spying them?...
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Playing extensions of extensions

We have the base Catan and the Cities and Knights - Scenarios The Conquerors extension set. But we don't have the Cities and Knights set. We also have the Seafearers' extension. Is there a way to play ...
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How does one determine the relative merits of the “4 to 1” versus “2 to 1” trade terms in Catan? [duplicate]

At first blush, the right to acquire a scarce resource for only two units of your "abundant" resource is an advantage over having to trade four units of the same resource. But because of &...
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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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Is card counting/watching a key skill for an expert Catan player?

In Catan, one can observe which cards opponents draw with their second settlement, and then observe what die rolls and trading do to their hands. Thus it is possible, though difficult, to follow ...
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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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Catan longest road card question

After you get the longest road card, can you start building on it and still retain the longest road card?
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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 ...
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Catan cities and knights 2 player variation [closed]

At start of player one turn ,he rolls all three dice twice. Is correct sequence roll 1st set of dice then 2nd set then resolve both event rolls then distribute resources, or , roll 1st set of dice ...
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Can you built a settlement in the middle of someone else's road, or vice versa? [duplicate]

In Catan, can player one build a road around a hex, and player two build a settlement between two of player one's road sections while being connected to his own roads from the third side? If so, does ...
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Settlers of Catan: Building Roads 'Through' Settlements [duplicate]

I think that this idea is a bit ridiculous but my friend insists that: because of ambiguity in the rules, it is perfectly legitimate to build roads 'through' settlements. In case 'through' is unclear, ...
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Who would win in this case? [duplicate]

Case scenario: Player 1: (9 points total) 3 cities (6 points) 3 hidden points Player 2: (9 points total) 3 cities (6 points) 1 village (1 point) longest road Player 3: (9 points total) 4 cities (...
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Building off of other players' roads and settlements in Catan

Today I played Catan for the first time: I was playing against a more experienced player. There were two (similar) points of contention I had with my opponent after I checked the rulebook. I'll write ...
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Catan: Longest Road [closed]

Does the longest road have to start and end with a settlement or city at each end? Can you make an infinite loop around a hex? Should there be a card that can destroy another player’s road, forcing ...
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CATAN- May one player build roads that pass perpendicularly through another player's established roads? [closed]

If player one has built a road system through intersection A. Is it within the rules for player B to build a road system that passes through intersection A from the perpendicular direction? Or is that ...
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Catan robber rules

The rules state Any player with more than 7 resource cards must chose and discard half of them. SO, does this mean that anyone with eight or more cards discard half or does it mean that anyone with 7 ...

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