Even if you’re not big into board games, chances are you’ve heard about Catan (formerly The Settlers of Catan). Here’s a rundown of what the game’s about. For a longer look at the rules of the game, watch my How to Play Catan video.

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Hi! It’s Ryan from Nights Around a Table, and this is Catan, a dice-rolling, empire-building game for 2-4 players. Here’s the deal.

You and your friends play settlers of the newly-discovered fictional island of Catan. You’ll use the resources from this bountiful new land to build settlements, roads, and cities, as well as different cultural institutions, and potentially a small army to protect your property from bandits. Along the way, you’ll trade resources with each other, and try to muscle one another out of the most lucrative spots on the island, even telling the bandits who they should rob! The structures, roads, institutions, and armies you build all earn you points, and the first player to reach 10 points on their turn wins the game.

Well, does it sound interesting? If you want to learn more about the rules of the game, click the link at the end of this video or in the description below to watch my complete How to Play video, which includes the overview segment you just watched. And if you like what i’m doing, click the badge to subscribe, and the bell to get notifications. And now, we dance!

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If you’re just building your board game collection, or if you’ve missed out on some of the classics, and you’d like to pick up your own copy of Catan, shop for it using the Amazon link below, and i’ll receive a small commission!

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Catan

Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan’s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game. Skills – Clever trading, strategy, tactical skill, luck

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