The game that redefined board games. First published in 1995, Catan has delighted millions of families across the world with its fun and easy-to-learn gameplay. Players arrive as settlers on the island of Catan, rich with wood, stone, clay, wheat and sheep. Rolling dice to harvest those resources then making trades with their rivals, players develop their settlements into cities while building roads and hiring brave knights to defend their colony.Catan won the coveted Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) award in 1995 and its worldwide success helped to usher in a new 'golden age' of board games. Part of the Modern Classics range celebrating the must-have titles defining the industry, it remains as accessible and enjoyable as ever, with a wide range of expansions and spin-offs available for a new generation of fans to discover.