Die Siedler von Catan
Welcome to my Siedler page. "Die Siedler von Catan" (or "The
Settlers of Catan") is a fabulous board game for 3-4 (or 3-6, with
an expansion set) players. The original game is German, and although
an English edition exists, I believe the quality and appearance of
the pieces in the German game are superior to the English edition. I
therefore encourage all would-be Siedler players to buy the German
version and use the various resources on the web to learn how to
play the game. (The German version often comes with an English
translation of some of the rules anyway, but I hope to provide a
simpler version.) The main purpose of this web site is to provide
some handy resources for existing and new Siedler players. I know
it's far from flashy, but I'm more interested in content than style
at the moment :)
There is an a
official web site which
provides more commercial information. It's in German, but that's
what Babelfish is for!
Important copyright information
Please see my copyright information
page before reproducing any of the resources here.
Resources on this site
- Main rules
This is my own version of the rules, rather than a translation from
the German. It covers both the basic set and the 5-6 player expansion.
- Spanish translation A Spanish
translation of the rules, sent to me by Rudolph Fox.
Links to other pages with variants on, and variants we have come up
- "Cheat sheet" for main game/seafarer
Small handy chart of which magic cards mean what, building costs, and
victory points. You may wish to print out one of these for each
player to refer to.
- "Cheat sheet" for Städte & Ritter
Chart of what the various cards mean. You may wish to print out
one of these for each player to refer to.
Currently just the original Seafarer maps, but more to come...
(Handy to print out and keep as a quick page-per-map reference.)
Links to other sites
If you know of any more good pages, please
mail me about them.
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