Brand new 5th Edition
Catan is a civilization building game, it has you involved at every turn and is highly replayable. Winner of the coveted Spiel des Jahres (Game of the year) in 1995, this is one game you'll want in your collection.
The object of the game is to build settlements and cities on the island of Catan to earn victory points, the first player with 10 points is the winner. To build you will need the appropriate resources, which you will earn based on the location of your buildings. However you will not always get exactly what you need, and this is where the game gets interesting.
In order to acquire the needed resources you will have to negotiate trades with the other players, making for a very socially interactive game.
Points can also be earned for controlling the longest road and employing the largest army, and look out for the robber!
Catan is for 3 to 4 players ages 10 and up and plays in about 60-90 minutes.
The Games Capital Recommends this because: Catan is one of the most popular in the new wave of strategy board games. Because of it's modular board, which is different every time, the gameplay can change dramatically from one game to the next. You'll play this one over and over again.