The Settlers of Catan Expansion: Seafarers
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- Full Color Rules Book
- New Graphics, New Card Art, New Packaging & Tiles
- Ages 12 years and up
- For 3-4 players
- Play Time: 1.0 - 2.0 Hours
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Build ships, set sail, and conquer the magnificent island world of Catan. Nine voyages of discovery are awaiting the settlers of Catan. The expansion can also be combined with “Traders & Barbarians” and “Cities & Knights.” Requires the Base Game to play. A campaign with many varied scenarios awaits you. 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 becoming more audacious. You defend yourself and conquer the pirates' nests. For the glory of Catan, you finally compete with your opponents to build the most imposing wonders of the world. The Seafarers expansion contains new frame pieces, which can be used to assemble frames of variable size. In these frames, you lay out combinations of islands that are always different, using the hexes from the Base Game and additional hexes from the expansion set - either as shown in the scenario diagrams or according to your own imagination. 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! That way, you can respond more flexibly to your opponents' actions and possibly be the first to reach an unsettled, productive island. Other new features are the gold fields, which help their neighbors obtain any type of resource, and the pirate, who causes unrest on the peaceful seas.
• 6 Frame Pieces
• 19 Sea Hexes
• 11 Terrain Hexes
• 50 Catan Chits
• 10 Number Tokens
• 10 Harbor Tokens
• 60 Wooden Ships (15 x 4 Colors)
• 1 Pirate Ship
• 1 Games Rules
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We are also impressed by the guality of the card from which the pieces are constructed and the thought that has gone into the arrangements within the box for storage. A first class game and worth the additional expense to buy this expansion.
The difference is a bigger board (increased sea hexes to create islands, the introduction of boats (like roads but can be moved, must be touching at least one sea hex), the pirate (robber on sea hex), longest trade route (longest road but taking into account boats)and the fantastic instruction booklet.
The thing that makes this board game worth purchasing is the sheer amount of scenarios you can play. Each one is fun, not complicated and compelling. They can even be played in a chronological order which involves a little story. Some make the game really even, regardless of who starts first, which I found really refreshing.
This game is supposed to be closer to the creators original vision - increased exploration. It encourages expansion to other island and territories. Saying that there are countless other paths to victory!
The tiles have survived many beer spillages, and are generally well made. I only wish there was a better way to house all the pieces, perhaps somehow connecting to the original set. The box is exactly the same size as original game - not really ideal for an expansion, as I have to carry both around to play. I can only wonder how much extra cardboard you would receive for the player expansions! Minor gripe though.
Overall, if you liked normal Catan then this expansion is a must. It's easy, not super expensive - but adds so much more variety to the game.
You can buy an additional 'adapter kit' that allows for the older version of Catan to fit with this Seafarers extension, which we have now done.
On a more positive note it does look like a very exciting game and we are looking forward to being able to play it once our adapter kit arrives.
Hope this review is useful to anyone with the older version of Catan.
I think this is the adapter kit that allows one to play with this version
Settlers of Catan Pre-2007 Adapter Kit
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An expansion to the fantastic Settlers of Catan - Ships ahouy!Published 1 month ago by Tea-and-toast
If you have the original catan game you just have to buy this, I have found new and exiting ways to rob people of resources due to this game, The island scenario in the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tina Norman
Quite a lot of rules to go through and you have to mix up pieces with the original catan and then remember which pieces go with which games afterwards as there's no easy markings... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mooz
Adds so much to the original game and yet is very simple and elegant. This is probably the best expansion.Published 10 months ago by Thomas Knight
A great expansion. It is amazing that it adds an extra 9 ways of playing the game. Not too difficult to understand the instructions if played with the original Catan set beforePublished 11 months ago by Minnie