The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 9th Day

12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 9th Day

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
Nine Catan expansions, eight Unlock! escape games, seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game.

9 Catan Expansions

Catan is a modular board game of exploration, trading, and building. Your goal is to be the first to earn 10 points. You acquire points primarily through building settlements and cities. You can also garner points for building the Longest Road or having the Largest Army (recruited from Development Cards) – though you can just as easily lose those points if another player builds a longer road or recruits a larger army. The base game supports 3 to 4 players. A 5 to 6 player extension is also available should you want or need to add more players.

There are quite a few expansions for Catan, both large and small. Each adds new rules, features and themes to the island of Catan. The large expansions each also support 3 to 4 players and have a coordinating 5 to 6-player extension. Traders & Builders also provides a play option for just two players. Other expansions include: Seafarers, Cities & Knights and Explorers & Pirates.

Small expansions include: alternative non-modular maps, scenarios, and other enhancements. Catan Scenario: Crop Trust is the latest release.

Since its release in 1995, Catan, originally called Setters of Catan, has become one of world’s most well-known modern board games. Catan earned the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) award the year it was released and was inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame in 2001.

Catan expansions make great Christmas presents for Catan fans everywhere.

 

Copyright © 2018 by Tina G. McDuffie. All rights reserved.
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