The first expansion to Catan. Players can now build ships to expand their horizons and take on whatever new challenges may await them across the sea...

The first expansion to . Catan: Seafarers is not a stand-alone game, but supplements Catan with additional board pieces (more resource hexes, ocean hexes, frames), tokens (ships and the pirate), and instructions.

The essential difference in game play between Seafarers and Catan is the addition of shipping routes -- one segment is purchased with one wood and one wool -- allowing expansion onto other islands.

Unlike Catan, Seafarers comes with rules and instructions for a variety of game scenarios. Whenever applicable, the rules of Catan apply in Seafarers.

This tag should be reserved for questions about rules and situations that are specific to Seafarers.