The settlers of Catan (siedler von catan) is a german board game designed by Klaus Teuber and first published in 1995 in Germany. The name of the game The settlers of catan (siedler von catan) comes from the german «Die Siedler von Catan». The game is designed for a small group of 3-4 people, where the players take the roles of settlers in the desert island, but it can be extended up to the 5-6 people. The island has 5 resources, in particular: brick, wood, wool, grain, and ore, which give an opportunity to build roads, cities and villages, which are necessary for colonization. The buildings can also be bought and here we have the price-list:
As the game processes the players build the game field, which consists of an island (island consists forest, mountains, desert, etc.), which is surrounded by sea, which consists of 18 sea cards (there are two types of sea cards: ports and sea). Furthermore, the second phase: players lay out the coins with the number 2-12 on the land cards, and on the card «Desert» the piece of robber.
Next, the players need to build settlements and cities, which consist of three land cards, by building roads along the edges of the land cards, players can create a new settlement, which will be connected by a road with the old ones.
The game starts, when the game field is ready. It should be noted that there are many rules in this game and if there would be an online version of the game, everything would be much easier as the website might notify about errors, violations of the rules, however, as there is no Online game The settlers of Catan (online siedler von catan), the players have to be very careful and read all the rules. During the game, the goal of each player is to collect points, as the one will become a winner, who will get the most points. There are also special points for the players, who have built the longest road or the biggest army.
When the game starts, each player has two settlements and the two roads. Dices are thrown and the one who threw the greatest sum of the numbers begins the game, and the rest of the players continue clockwise and counterclockwise. The whole course of the game is divided into two phases: the dice roll and construction.
During the game, the player can engage into constructions, if there are appropriate resources, in case if they are not enough, the player can exchange resources etc. For each construction the player gets points for example for a built village the player gets one point, and for the construction of the city — 2 points and the game is considered to be finished when one of the players reaches 10 points.
The game «The settlers of Catan» is a very interesting game, but if you prefer online games, you can try the games similar to The settlers of Catan, for example, My lands: black gem hunting —
online strategic game designed the same way as style as «The settlers of Catan». And here are also resources available, such as gold, stone, grains, iron and wood. Unlike the game The settlers of Catan, the game My lands includes 4 races: Light elves, Knightsi, dark elves and demons (where each race has a definite bonus in the game) and two fractions: Blonde, which include light elves and knights and dark — dark elves and Demons.
To play the game, players can choose 18 different servers, which are divided into: Mining (Arhon, Bakar, Drumir, Erumija, Zhakur, Zeon, Ilao, Kilar, Lakra, Molkar, Razaliya, Skelenium, Tiranium) and military (Venon, Gristor, Noria), as well as PVP server, named «The war of fractions».
The entire game is based on the interaction of race and fraction battles. When a user registers on the webpage, he chooses his own race and starts building the city, which he then develops. Thus, the game can never end, because you can find more black pearl.