Gametime: 90-180 minutes
Catan: Explorers & Pirates includes 5 novel scenarios, each of which builds upon your previous experience. All are easy to learn, rich in character, and lots of fun. In each, you explore an unknown sea by ship and build settlements on the discovered islands.
Scenario 1 (“Land Ho!”) introduces you to valuable harbor settlements, shipbuilding, exploration, and overseas settlement—the most important basic rules of this expansion. Each subsequent scenario introduces a new mission and its simple new rules. The game culminates in Scenario 5 (“Explorers & Pirates”), which incorporates all of these very rich new themes in a diverse and exciting campaign of bold exploration and piracy!
Explore Catan! Build harbor settlements, ships, settlers, and sailing crews and set out across mysterious seas in search of new lands, spices, fish, and gold fields.
- 16 harbor settlements (wood)
- 32 adventurers (wood)
- 12 ships (wood)
- 8 settlers (wood)
- 12 markers (wood double cubes)
- 4 pirate ships (wood)
- 6 fish(wood)
- 24 spice sacks (wood cubes)
- 76 gold coins (die cut)
- 12 frame pieces
- 6 gold field hexes
- 6 fish shoal hexes
- 6 spice hexes
- 6 terrain hexes and 6 number tokens (green backs)
- 6 terrain hexes and 6 number tokens (orange backs)
- 6 pirate lair tokens
- 3 mission cards
- 3 mission victory point cards
- 4 building cost cards
This is not a standalone game; a copy of Catan is required for play.