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10. Catan Extension - 5-6 Player

  • THIS IS AN EXTENSION TO THE CATAN STRATEGY BOARD GAME BASE: You will need a CATAN Base Game in order to play with this extension. Add 1-2 more friends or family without sacrificing ease of play. Add green and brown player pieces and expand your island with 2 more harbors and 11 additional terrain tiles. Up to 6 players can now enjoy CATAN with this extension.
  • NOW 3 to 6 PLAYERS CAN ENJOY THIS STRATEGY GAME: Trade, build and settle the Island of CATAN in this addictively fun strategy game previously called Settlers of CATAN. Players control their own civilization and look to spread across a modular hex board in a competition for victory points.
  • FUN GAME WITH COUNTLESS REPLAY OPPORTUNITES: The completely variable board provides great value through nearly limitless replayability. You’ll never have to play the same game twice. Looking for new adventures? Try CATAN expansions (Note: Expansions require CATAN base game to play).
  • BUILD AND/OR JOIN A COMMUNITY: Whether you play as a family, a board game group, or via video conference as you stay at home, CATAN is a social game that provides plenty of opportunities for player interaction. You may even find yourself exploring the exciting world of CATAN tournaments.
  • MINUTES TO LEARN AND A LIFETIME TO EXPLORE: The basics of CATAN can be learned in just minutes, but it offers enough depth to remain compelling as you explore strategies and tactics for years to come. The average playtime with the extension is 90 minutes.
Catan Extension - 5-6 Player
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u/waterloograd · 3 pointsr/Catan

I would go for the Catan scenarios. We have had a ton of fun with the Oil Springs scenario. They are really cheap too. They can be hard to find because they are really small, but at your local game store look for a package that looks like a piece of cardboard wrapped in plastic. I think it was something like $5-$10, so probably the best expansion for your money. For Oil Springs they only charge enough to cover production costs and any extra profit goes towards Worldwatch's Transforming Cultures Project.

Oil Springs introduces a new resource (oil) and new settlement level (metropolis, 3 of everything), and a whole new game mechanic. As you use oil global warming occurs and you can lose tiles and coastal settlements and downgrade cities. Playing with my friend once he had three cities around an 8. Then I used oil and triggered a global warming event that took the 8 off the board. Then on my next turn I caused sea level rise and two of his cities were destroyed. If you upgrade your cities to metropolis they are immune to sea level rise. If enough global warming events happen the game is over and the player which sequestered the most oil wins the game.

Here are the rules for the Oil Springs scenario if you are interested:

And the link to the game on amazon, it even has prime:

Edit: you can also download it for free

Edit2: Video review of the Oil Springs. I watched a few reviews to find the best one, this one has a couple slip ups, but overall its the best.

u/TheBeneGesseritWitch · 4 pointsr/Catan

Bill Trammel designed this wicked cool board here's a link on amazon and did it as a Kickstarter. All these people who donated a certain amount were promised some boards with bonus features--namely, a Seafarer's extension insert.

He marked his Kickstarter as "complete" when he never delivered his promised package to everyone who donated $85 or more.

Because he had a horde of angry people wanting their promised goods, he created a SECOND kickstarter campaign and said he'd use the funding from the new kickstarter to "pay back" the people from the FIRST kickstarter. This, obviously, is an example of a really bad business model and basically, everyone who got cheated out of their product on the first go around flamed him....and so he had a hard time getting funding for the second kickstarter.

Which is sad, because I have been waiting for the products from the second kickstarter to be available commercially. I have even socked away the like, $300 for the whole thing, because I'm sure, like /u/SneakyLinux said, it's gonna be super expensive when it finally hits open market.

Here are some pictures I was able to find from the google:








Also, I'm sure Catan is disputing it because he labeled everything on it CATAN with the little sunset design, and that's got to be owned by Catan, or whoever owns Catan. I just can't believe after all these years and all the secondary design products available on Etsy or Kickstarter that Catan hasn't accepted their playing board game design is flawed. As excellent as it is to have a board game that changes with each use, the flimsy cardboard pieces are horrible. I want a decent interlocking board design, or the blue seafarers tray, and that surely isn't asking too much now, is it?? They should create a "Special Anniversary Edition" (like Scrabble did with the lazy-susan tray with the plastic grid to hold the letter tiles) and charge an arm and leg. Devoted fans will pay for some next-level improvement design, it would be an easy profit for Catan.

Edit: it just dawned on me that I can sew, and I'm sure creating a canvas bag or leather bag is something I could do, although it might take a few tries to get perfect. This might be an improvement on my rubbermaid-with-tupperware-inserts set up I have currently going, I have used Spielematerial extensively, and my husband owned a complete board game set, as did I, before we married, so even if I bought this beautiful bag from Bill Trammel, I couldn't fit all my Catan items into it. (I still want it, though).

u/demosthenes83 · 2 pointsr/Catan

A large tackle box works very well, along with baggies for the different pieces/markers of course. I don't remember what model, but this looks right:

Tiles go in the top right, borders (we also have long plastic borders) go in the flat space on top. Cards (separated into appropriate categories) go in the top drawer, pieces in the next two.

If you want to be sure, find your nearest outdoor store (we went to bass pro shops), take all your catan boxes in and sit on the floor putting stuff into different tackle boxes until you find the solution that fits you best.

While the really useful boxes are nice (since someone else mentioned them), I wouldn't recommend them for catan. I do use them for Mage Knight though, but that's a very different set of pieces.

u/vogtay · 1 pointr/Catan

I've gotta say that my fiance' and I recently got The Rivals For Catan, the two player card game built around Catan and we are having a lot of fun with it. It took two playthroughs to get the rules, but now we are expanding to the more advanced parts of the deck and really enjoying it. We were actually able to get a used copy on Amazon for like fifteen bucks so it's not too bad at all. Here's a link to the game on Amazon:

u/Garth5689 · 1 pointr/Catan

Thanks. I bought the tiles,cards, and [pieces]( /

Everything else I bought at the crafts store. I printed the pictures at the local office supply store (Staples, Office Max, etc.) and used Mod Podge to fix them on. It is a craft glue/sealer that worked really well. I made the pictures a bit bigger than the actual hexes and then trimmed the edges. If I was doing it again, I would make them much bigger (keeping the same DPI), and that would make it easier to trim them off. Sometimes, I ended up with tiny edges to trim and the made it difficult. No problem, it was a relatively easy projects, but make sure to tone down the brightness of the board as it can get tiring staring at very colorful bright pictures for a long time.

u/the_amazing_pichu · 1 pointr/Catan

If you're feeling creative, you can buy these blank tiles from Amazon for about $8:

You could decorate them however you like, and either draw the numbers on or buy sperate blank tokens. As long as you have the pieces + cards, you could easily play a nice game with this.

u/Kikimoko · 8 pointsr/Catan

Here’s some more photos of the internals on imgur.

I actually found the box on Amazon, I live in the UK so I don’t know if you can find it or one similar elsewhere but here’s a link to the item I bought.

It’s a pretty good box, and it comes with a handle to carry it places! There’s probably room for the 5-6 player extensions too, although I’ve yet to find a 5th person to play with!

u/Warprince01 · 1 pointr/Catan

The whale is a game piece from "Survive." It comes with 4 or 5 whale pieces, and 4 Sea Monster pieces (which is actually why I bought it myself), and a few other cute meeples. I don't regret the purchase, as I love the pieces and enjoy Survive frequently as well.

u/driscoll42 · 12 pointsr/Catan

You'll need the Base Game which allows for 2-4 people to play the game. If you want to play with 5-6, you'll need this expansion.

Beyond that there are many, many expansions such as Seafarers or Cities & Knights. I don't recommend buying any of them until you've played at least 5-10 games of the base version. See if you like the game first.

As for edition, just get 5th, it'll make buying expansions easier in the future.

u/azskaht · 1 pointr/Catan

This was a win and still has room to spare after including everything from base Catan and seafarers for 5-6... USA Gear Board Game Carrying Case Bag with Custom Storage Compartments and Padded Shoulder Strap - Store Your Favorite Games Like Settlers of Catan, Risk, Cards Against Humanity and More

Tho when I got it it smelled kinda like cigarette smoke. Febreezed the crap out of it and it has been great.

u/diwu13 · 4 pointsr/Catan

I bought a 65 hex tile set and additional tiles from this seller:

Used them to make a custom board for up to 12 players. Best part of these wooden pieces is that unpainted ones already look like desert :)

u/caffeinefreedom · 4 pointsr/Catan

Bought it from amazon. The foam is super easy to work with!

u/ech0 · 1 pointr/Catan

I think this is the storage box I got a while ago. It fits everything from all expansions (except manuals, but I have those on pdfs on my phone anyway). You just need to remove a few of the bins so the frame pieces fit inside as well.

u/Jljoejl · 1 pointr/Catan

Compact Catan Carrying Case by...
It easy to keep them mostly separated in this just by making one row the expansion and putting it aside when not in use I just play the expanded decked even with 4 players version

u/SirMontego · 1 pointr/Catan

One of the 18 number markers?

As far as I am aware, the latest version of Catan doesn't have an 18 number marker.

Perhaps you have the 4th edition of the game, Settlers of Catan.

This is the 5th edition (the most recent).

This is the 4th edition

If you have the 4th edition (or earlier) you might be in luck since those sometimes sell for more than the 5th edition.

Edit: here's a link to pictures of some of the different editions:

u/celtric · 2 pointsr/Catan

You can find the official cards on Amazon. For other pieces (and also cards) I found this website from the UK, but I have not tried them.

BTW, maybe you're better off buying a brand new game, because costs might add up fast.

u/theholyraptor · 2 pointsr/Catan

I use this for Catan and a few other games. I just wish the base were a little bigger so I could fit some game boards inside as well. (I have Agricola, Power Grid and all of Catan except Explorers and Pirates in here (with 5-6 player expansion.)

It's rebranded by Husky and sold at Home Depot.

u/Ellagon · 1 pointr/Catan

Yeah, I don't see them in stores. You'll probably have to go online, maybe something like this:

u/damnlies · 1 pointr/Catan

Although I covet the various plastic and wood Catan boards, I use $6 blue drawer liner which I lay underneath my Catan tiles. It holds the tiles in place, looks ocean-like, and is easy to fold/store.

u/gstad · 2 pointsr/Catan

Yeah, just buy the standard wooden piece set.

I think it's $35

Edit: Here it is on amazon for $28.