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 &
Requires the Base Game to play.
About the game
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 Catan base game and
additional hexes from the expansion set – either as shown in the scenario
diagrams or according to your own imagination.
15 ships of each color are included. 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! That way, you can respond more flexibly to
your opponents' actions and possibly be the first to reach an unsettled,
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.