First, you head for new shores. You leave Catan, land on neighboring islands, and receive special victory points whenever you are the first to settle an island. Then your ships explore entirely uncharted regions and discover either sea or land. Soon, you will meet the mysterious forgotten tribe and court its favor. Meanwhile, the pirates are getting more intrusive. You defend yourself and conquer the pirate nests.
|Published (Last):||26 October 2009|
|PDF File Size:||6.79 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||6.45 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
First, you head for new shores. You leave Catan, land on neighboring islands, and receive special victory points whenever you are the first to settle an island. Then your ships explore entirely uncharted regions and discover either sea or land. Soon, you will meet the mysterious forgotten tribe and court its favor.
Meanwhile, the pirates are getting more intrusive. You defend yourself and conquer the pirate nests. For the glory of Catan, you then vie with your opponents to build the most imposing wonders of the world. The Seafarers expansion contains new frame pieces, which - together with the frame pieces of the CATAN base game - can be used to assemble frames of variable size. Inside these frames, you lay out always varying combinations of islands, using the hexes of the CATAN base game and additional hexes of the expansion set - either as shown in the scenario diagrams or according to your own imagination.
Building a ship costs 1 lumber and 1 wool. When you build a new ship, place it adjacent to a coastal settlement or a ship you have already built. As you can see, the rules for placing ships are similar to the rules for placing roads on land. There is, however, one important exception: you may change the position of the front ships of a shipping route!
Other new features are the gold fields, which help the owners of adjacent settlements or cities obtain any type of resource, and the pirate, who causes unrest on the peaceful seas. The exploratory scenarios and all other scenarios featuring many smaller islands are unsuitable. When playing with the "Seafarers" expansion, you must ensure that certain actions applying to roads are also possible to ships. Rules for "Cities and Knights" with the "Seafarer" Expansion For scenarios with several islands, the same rules as in the base game apply when the barbarian army attacks.
A knight can also be moved across the sea if the intersection he starts from is connected — via roads and ships or via ships only — to the intersection he ends up on. You may move an active knight to an intersection between three sea hexes if one of your ships is adjacent to this intersection the knight is then assumed to be on the ship.
If a knight stands on an intersection that is bordered by the last ship of a shipping route, that shipping route is closed. If you interrupt a foreign shipping route by means of a knight or a settlement , that shipping route is considered interrupted in terms of the "Longest Trade Route. If you deactivate an active knight adjacent to the sea hex occupied by the pirate, you may move the pirate. The number of victory points specified for each scenario should be increased by 2.
For a city at a gold field, you only receive resources, not commodities. The merchant may not be placed on a gold field.
The rule according to which the robber must not be moved until the barbarians have reached Catan for the first time also applies to the pirate who is obviously not in the desert , provided that he is included in the scenario. If your shipping route has reached a new island, you may build a settlement there. With two exceptions, in "Seafarers" the rules for ship building are the same as for road building. The first exception is that roads may not be built on sea routes and ships may not be built on paths.
The second exception is that open ships may be moved. If your ship carrying a settler reaches a new island, you may build a settlement there. In these two expansions, the ways of using ships and settling new islands are so fundamentally different from each other that it is impossible to combine the expansions.
If you use a settler ship, you reach a new building site for a settlement faster and more cost-effectively than when stringing together various ships. Please click here for more information on possible combinations.
CATAN® – Seafarers Expansion
This is one of many Settlers of Catan custom, extra-large boards seen during demonstrations and tournaments at Gen Con. The players in the game represent settlers establishing colonies on the island of Catan. Players build settlements , cities, and roads to connect them as they settle the island. The game board, which represents the island, is composed of hexagonal tiles hexes of different land types, which are laid out randomly at the beginning of each game. In , editions of the game were released with a conventional fixed layout board in this configuration, the hexes of which cannot be rearranged. Players build by spending resources sheep, wheat, wood, brick and ore that are depicted by these resource cards; each land type, with the exception of the unproductive desert, produces a specific resource- hills produce brick, forests produce wood, mountains produce ore, fields produce wheat, and pastures produce sheep.