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On the Go

CATAN Dice Game

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The CATAN Dice Game is great for play on-the-go or during those moments "in between". It is easy to learn and doesn’t take long to play. You can even play it as a single-player game.

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3DBox CATAN Dicegame
7+
1-4
20-40 Min.

Can also be played as a single-player game!

 

About the Game

In the dice game version of CATAN, you also build settlements, roads, cities, and knights.
Here, however, building doesn't mean placing wooden or plastic game pieces on a game board. Instead, each player has a sheet depicting a smaller version of the island of CATAN. You build by filling in the respective symbols for roads, knights, settlements, and cities.

Building a road, settlement, or city costs the same resources as in the big brother version of the game, but the way you obtain the required resources is completely different.

On your turn, you may roll 6 special dice up to three times. After each dice roll, you may either set aside part of the dice or roll all dice again.

Each side of a die depicts one of CATAN's resources: brick, lumber, wool, grain, ore, or gold.

For example, if you roll 2 lumber, 2 brick, 1 grain, and 1 wool, you may build - i.e., fill in - a road and a settlement.

Each side of a die depicts one of CATAN's resources: brick, lumber, wool, grain, ore, or gold.

For example, if you roll 2 lumber, 2 brick, 1 grain, and 1 wool, you may build - i.e., fill in - a road and a settlement.

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CATAN Dice Game dice

Of course, you also must observe certain rules when building. At the beginning of the game, the first road is already depicted as a built road. Starting from this road, you continue building more roads. Each road built is worth 1 point. The order in which settlements and cities must be built corresponds to the number of points they are worth, from low to high. The points for building a settlement increase from 3 to 11, and the points for building a city even rise from 7 to 30. Since you can build a city or settlement only adjacent to an already built road, you might often find yourself in a situation where you wonder whether you should build a city, which is more lucrative but more difficult to build, or a settlement, which is less lucrative but easier to build.

And what is the task of CATAN's knights? Well, each of the 6 terrain hexes depicts the contours of a knight.
If you build (fill in) a knight, once during the game you may use the resource of a terrain hex where a knight was built in place of another resource of your choice.
That is, after the third dice roll you may turn one of the dice so that the resource corresponding to this knight's hex is face up.

After building, you enter your points in one of the 15 boxes depicted on your sheet. The game ends after each player has finished 15 turns. The player with the highest score wins.

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CATAN Dice Game Block

Catan Dice Game “Plus”

The Dice Game “Plus” provides an alternate gameplay for the CATAN Dice Game, where each player individually tries to get the best score; in the “Plus” version, however, the players directly compete with each other.
As in the CATAN board game, in the Dice Game “Plus” each settlement you have built is worth 1 victory point and each city is worth 2 victory points. Furthermore, if you are the first player to build 3 knights, you may mark the “Largest Army” on your sheet, and if you are the first player to build 5 roads, you mark the “Longest Road.” The "Largest Army” and the “Longest Road” are each worth 2 victory points; if another player builds more knights or roads than you, you lose the 2 victory points.

The first player to reach 10 victory points wins the game.

Tips for printing

  • When printing, avoid adjusting the printout to page size or using the option “Fit to Page” (in the Print dialogue of the Adobe Reader). When printing in original size, you can divide the A4 sheet in four identical pieces.

  • When using a color printer, switch to grayscale printing; this helps you save color ink or toner and usually results in a slightly darker printout.

  • If you wish, you can laminate the A4 printout with plastic film (e.g., at the copy shop). Then four players can play at the same time and use the game sheets over and over and again, writing on them with water-soluble overhead markers or whiteboard markers.

Dice Game "Extra"

In the Catan Dice Game “Extra” variant, the CATAN Dice Game resembles the CATAN board game even more. Players must settle a common island and compete for the best building sites and knight placement.

    Tips for Printing

    • When using a color printer, switch to grayscale printing; this helps you save color ink or toner and usually results in a slightly darker printout. (That way, however, the special victory point tiles will only be printed in gray scales, not in color.)

    • If you wish, you can laminate the A4 printout with plastic film (e.g. at the copy shop). Then four players can play at the same time and use the game sheets over and over and again, writing on them with water-soluble overhead markers or whiteboard markers.

    Downloads to the Game

    More Questions?

    We have collected important questions and answers about the CATAN Dice Game. Just follow the link.

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