**You need to have Catan™ in Order to Play this Game**
Catan: Crop Trust™ is an engaging and fun game experience for the family that may lead to thoughtful understanding about the importance of crop diversity to our food supply. Here, we introduce simple, semicooperative rules that enliven and educate the Catan® experience. Players must weigh their need to harvest crops against a collective goal to store and preserve seeds in the seed vault. Developed in collaboration with the Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust for short). The Crop Trust is an independent international organization whose goal is to preserve crop diversity in order to protect global food security. When you purchase this Catan Scenario, Catan Studio donates a portion of the proceeds to the Crop Trust, and you help to strengthen the foundation of our food system.
Royalties and a profit contribution go to the Crop Trust, so every sale helps safeguard the precious building blocks of global agriculture.
Santa needs wool for his new coat and the coats of his elves. If you give Santa Claus wool on your turn, you may move him to a hex on the island of Catan. Once he arrives on the hex, he gives the settlers Christmas gifts and may even chase away the robber and/or to protect a hex! This expansion increases the strategic value of wool, which in the basic game is considered the least attractive commodity. This variant scenario is suitable as an add-on for up to 6 players and all expansions that include the robber.
Contains: -10 Double Sided Helper Cards -1 Rules Sheet Come meet some of the most influential and helpful people on Catan. They are offering their skills and experience to help you with your building plans. This small expansion is suitable for use with "The Settlers of Catan" and with "Seafarers."
Requires ownership of The Settlers of Catan to play.
Hark, friend! Let us… help… each other. We live in a time of altruism on Catan. We give away resources to help lagging players. We move the robber to isolated locations to ensure the safety of our fellows. We even go out of our way to connect our roads with our neighbors’ networks. Has everyone gone nuts?
Ah! Thanks to their beneficence, Catan’s guilds reward such noble-minded behavior by handing out “Favor Tokens” (FTs). Each guild helps us in different ways: granting us roads, development cards, random resources, preferential trades, or even victory points.
Everyone is just in it for themselves. There is an ulterior motive for everything. In fact, sometimes you can “help a friend” while making things far worse for them.
Sigh… If goodwill really exists… it’s not part of this scenario.
As part of the April 2015 Rickshaw Run rally, 10 people from Catan, Mayfair and Kosmos traveled more than 2700km at the mercy of India’s legendary traffic—in 4 rickshaws—raising money as they went. They started in Jaisalmer, Rajistan and 12 days later they arrived in Shilong, Meghalaya. Based on their tour this scenario was created. The sale of this scenario supports the work of Childaid Network.
In order to settle the Georgia region, you need the game pieces and cards from The Settlers of Catan game. You also need additional markers for victory point tokens; you can use Catan chits from the Seafarers expansion, coins, or whatever else is handy. The standard Settlers of Catan rules apply to this scenario, with certain exceptions.
In order to settle the region of Indiana & Ohio, you need the game pieces and cards from The Settlers of Catan Base Game.
You will also need (separate / different) markers for gold pieces and victory points (VPs): you can use Catan chips from the Seafarers expansion, or alternatively coins. The standard Catan game rules apply to this scenario, with a few exceptions.
Indiana & Ohio
Indiana and Ohio lie north of the Ohio River and south of the Great Lakes. Both were carved out of the old “Northwest Territory“ in the early 19th century.
In order to settle the New York region, you need the game pieces and cards from The Settlers of Catan game. You also need additional markers for victory point tokens; you can use Catan chits from the Seafarers expansion, coins, or whatever else is handy. The standard Settlers of Catan rules apply to this scenario, with certain exceptions.
NEW YORK (The “Empire State“) — Population 19,465,197
New York covers ~54,500 square miles (141,300 km2). Its has 3 mountain ranges: the Adirondacks in the northeast, the Catskills below that, and the beginnings of the Allegheny mountains in the southwest. The Great Lakes form the northern border of the state: Buffalo sits in the northwest next to Lake Erie, while Rochester sits alongside Lake Ontario. Just north of Watertown is the Thousand Islands region on the St. Lawrence River, leading eventually through the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Hudson River Valley is a dominant feature of eastern NY. It extends from Lake Champlain east of Plattsburgh, down to the Atlantic Ocean beside New York City.
New York State was originally settled by Dutch merchants who traded fur with the Lenape, Iroquois, and other indigenous peoples of the region. Three initial outposts sprung up along the Hudson River: the Petroonship of Rensselaerswyck (now Albany), Esopus (Kingston), and New Amsterdam (New York City). The successes of these early trading posts were a key factor to the overall success of the colonies in North America. The British took possession of these colonies at the conclusion of the Second Anglo-Dutch War (July 31, 1667) and changed the name of the entire region to the Province of New York (after King James of York).