The Settlers of Catan

by Mrs. Henry

Summary of Catan

The Settlers of Catan is a multiplayer board game first published in 1995 in Germany. Players assume the roles of settlers, each attempting to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources. Players are rewarded points as their settlements grow; the first to reach a set number of points is the winner. At no point in the game is any player eliminated.

The Settlers of Catan was one of the first to achieve popularity outside of Europe. By 2009, over 15 million games in the Catan series had been sold. The game has been translated into thirty languages from the original German. It is especially popular in the United States, where it has been called "the board game of our time."

The Settlers of Catan: The Movie (Trailer)

Historical Facts

Who it is about: Catan

What it is: A strategic trading game

When it was made: 1995

Where it is located: Germany

Why it is around today: It is very popular among many nations.


Thursday, Nov. 2nd 1995 at 9pm