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Who gets the 2 bonus victory points for reaching a new island?

Generally speaking, no points are granted for expanding to an island. That said, some of the scenarios have a special rule that grant points for expanding to an island. For example, scenarios 1, 4, ...
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Catan : how to play with extension 5-6 players when we are less than 5?

The 5-6 player extentions contains tiles, number fiches and additional playing pieces so there is enough to play with more players. It contains scenario's for 5 and 6 players. You can play with 3 ...
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Seafarers of Catan fog scenario question

You should reveal the hex tile when you first build a ship that reaches it; you don't wait until you are building a settlement. From the rules: When a ship (or a road) is connected to an ...
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Are you able to build a settlement from a separate ship?

Boats are like roads with a few exceptions: they must border at least on one side to water. they require wood and sheep to build. you can pivot the last ship in a row of ships (but it needs to stay ...
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In catan seafarers, does using a knight on a pirate ship give you double resources?

No, the pirate ship acts in the same way that the robber does, allowing you to steal 1 resource. Playing a Knight card by itself does not allow you to steal a resource from a player. Playing a Knight ...
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Does a player rolling a 7 have to discard half their cards if they have more than 7?

Yes, every player, including yourself / the player who rolled the 7. From the rules: every player who has more than 7 resource cards must select half... With SeaFarers, you can choose to move the ...
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Seafarers Pirate island - Am I OBLIGED to attack when reaching pirate fortress?

As written in these rules (pdf) and these rules (plain html) (and as you note in your question), it's optional. And also note you can't attack "as soon as you arrive" but rather at the end ...
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Catan: Can I move my boat in the first round of the game?

You can move a ship in the first round of the game. The setup step is something that happens before the first turn of the game begins; it doesn't happen "during a turn". There's no ...
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Are you able to build a settlement from a separate ship?

You need to create a full shipping line. If you want to move a ship, you have to place it so that it is attached to another ship, or to a city or settlement. You can never reach another island with ...
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Building settlements in Seafarer

If you are on land, you can build settlements separated by (at least) two roads. If you want to go to another island, you should build a "road of" boats from a settlement. Until you reach land where ...
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Does Catan expansion edition have to match base game edition?

When the 5th edition of Catan came out, I remember reading an official source (Catan FAQ) explaining that it would be completely backwards compatible. The only source I can find right now is this one: ...
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Catan Seafarers discovery question

From p12 of the rules (emphasis added), If you place a ship or road that connects to the intersection of an unexplored hex, you must immediately draw the top hex from the pile and place it face up ...
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Mainland production numbers go to new islands (Settlers of Catan app)

The rules are given at Catan Maps (and I believe somewhere in app, but I don't have it installed at the moment): After setting up the board as shown, set aside the following four number tokens, ...
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With both Seafarers and Cities & Knights expansions, how many victory points should I play to?

Some of the links in other answers are obsolete; the re-designed Catan website now has a whole section for combining expansions, including the following under Combining Seafarers with "Cities &...
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Can I play catan-seafarers 5-6 player extension without the actual seafarers?

Yes you need Seafarers to play the Seafarers 5-6 expansion as intended. According to https://catanshop.com/catan-seafarers-5-6-player-extension NOT a complete game! You need a CATANĀ® game (aka The ...
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Catan Seafarers Bonus points when you build a new settlement on a new island in certain scenarios

You get the two bonus points for the first build on the island. If you change the settlement to a city, it is not the first build anymore. So you keep the bonus points for the settlement.
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Catan Seafarers - The Forgotten Tribe scenario : Who claims the harbor?

From the rules : Catan Seafarers Game Rules and Scenarios Harbors If you build (or move) a ship on an edge next to a harbor, you take the harbor. If you have a settlement on the coast, you ...
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