Every Catan players knows the feeling. Once you settle one island… it’s never enough. They look good. They smell good. You’d step over your own mother just to settle one. But you can’t just stop at one. You want to settle another island. And another! Soon, the whole world will be covered with settlements! Whew, we get a little excited about settlements, but it’s hard not to after you’ve been playing some Catan: Explorers & Pirates.
This Catan expansion adds new elements to the classic game. With the new rules and pieces, you get to add additional islands to the game board. You must not only build your civilization on the starting island, but you must send ships out to explore new territories across the sea. Of course, exploring the high seas can be risky business! There are also pirates that will be looking to strong arm your settlers out of their resources. The expansion also adds new resources to the mix, including spice and fish.
This expansion pack comes with plenty of new goodies to add to your Catan game. You do need the core Catan game, so make sure you pick that up if you don’t already have it. It comes with 221 new game pieces, extra hex tiles to expand the board, markers, and new cards. It gives Catan veterans a new way to play their favorite board game.