The board game Settlers of Catan has captivated players since 1995. Over the years, fans have learned fascinating facts about the game.
Settlers of Catan require players to collect resources such as wool, ore, lumber, and brick to build settlements and cities. They must also purchase roads to create trade routes.
The game is designed to allow players to make tactical decisions with the limited resources available.
Players can trade resources to get the items they need.
The game features expansion sets with additional resources, hexagonal tiles, and alternate victory conditions.
In the original game, players take turns rolling dice to determine the production of resources from each tile.
The robber is an antagonist in the game and can steal resources from players who roll an eight on their turn.
The game consists of 19 hexagonal tiles that must be placed within a predetermined configuration.
Settlers of Catan can usually last from 30 to 120 minutes, depending on the number of players and game variation.
The game has multiple winning strategies, such as majority control of certain resources, the longest road, and the largest army.
The game was awarded the Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) award in 1995.