Fans of Catan will have a fantastic harvest year, even if it comes at the expense of their wallet. The classic tile-based board game is planning to add two expansions to the premium Catan 3D line, while Settlers of the Stone Age will be rebooted and rebranded as Catan Dawn of Humankind later this year.
Catan 3D''s corporate bank accounts were shocked when the premium version of Catan Studios'' limited board game, which was originally created by Klaus Teuber, announced a $300 price tag for tiles, figures, and pieces, which was then used for the Settlers of Catan Collectors Edition in 2005. Like its predecessor, the 3D version is all hand painted, from roads to thieves, and many of the components have an antiquity finish.
In comparison, two of Catan''s most popular games will now be added to the base game in premium quality runs. Both Seafarers and Cities & Knights, which Catan Studio claims are two of their most popular sellers, will eventually complete the game into 3D. Seafarers expands the gameplay into the ocean surrounding the main continent, allowing players to access island tiles with additional resources and goals only if they are able to construct and operate ships from the mainland. Theres also invading marauders,
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Both expansions will be launched in one large, stunning box with 363 individual pieces that retail for around $399.99. That''s more than the cost of Catan 3Ds base game, which is required to play either expansion. Seafarers and Cities & Knights can be played separately or combined for a much more complex experience and what will likely be a stunning display of hand-painted, hex-tile terrain. Dicebreaker has reached out to the public.
Anyone who complained about Catan 3D can instead set their sights on a rebooted version that expels players deep into the past. Settlers of the Stone Age was first introduced in 2002 and then brought the standard Catan experience back to the Stone Age. Teuber has now collaborated with his son to develop the retooled and renamed Catan Dawn of Humankind.
The original game involved blazing migration routes across a continent as well as developing the skills necessary for survival in this future version. The following facts arent yet clear as a result of the new moniker and product shots. Catan Dawn of Humankind will be launched in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia on October 1st.
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Catan Studio will be hosting the 2022 CATAN World Championship in Valetta, Malta this year to select who amongst fans is the most dedicated shepherd or most entrepreneurial road-builder. National championship winners from across the world will gather from November 18th through the 20th for a series of meetings to select who will bring home a genuine to goodness trophy.
If all of this Catan news has you eager to learn how to play, check out a Dicebreakers guide to what many consider the best gateway into the board gaming industry. Except for Alex, who claims that many more deserving titles have arrived in the two decades since Catans'' first release. Hungry for food instead of competition? Catan will have its very own themed cookbook.