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Year Published
1998
# of Players
3 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
(109 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(32 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Mechanic
Expansion
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Primary Name
Catan: Cities & Knights
Alternate Names
Catan telepesei: Lovagok és Városok
Catan: Borgir og riddarar
Catan: Ciudades y Caballeros
Catan: Kaupungit ja Ritarit
Catan: Lovagok és városok
Catan: Städte & Ritter
The Cities and Knights of Catan
I Coloni di Catani: Città e Cavalieri
Colonistii din Catan: Orase si Cavaleri
Los Colonos de Catán: Ciudades y Caballeros
Les Colons de Catane: Villes et Chevaliers
Katanas ieceļotāji: Pilsētas un bruņiniek
Katani asustajad: Linnad ja rüütlid
Katano salos naujakuriai: Miestai ir riteriai
De Kolonisten van Catan: Steden & Ridders
Miasta i Rycerze z Catanu
Naseljenci otoka Catan: Mesta in vitezi
Osadníci z Katanu: rozšíření Města a rytíři
Osadnicy z Catanu: Miasta i Rycerze
Settlers fra Catan: Byer & Riddere
The Settlers fra Catan: Byer og Riddere
Settlers of Catan: Cities & Knights
The Settlers of Catan: Cities & Knights
The Settlers of Catan: Cities and Knights
Die Siedler von Catan: Städte & Ritter
Οι Άποικοι του Κατάν: Πόλεις και Ιππότες
Οι πόλεις του Κατάν
Колонизаторы: Города и Рыцари
המתיישבים של קטאן: ערים ואבירים
カタンの開拓者たち 都市と騎士版
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Adds several new aspects to Settlers of Catan but the two major ones are creating knights to protect the land from invading barbarians and building city improvements that confer benefits upon that city's owner. Adds tactical complexity to the game and game length.

Belongs to the Catan Series.

The game changes the base game in three main ways:

First, there are 3 new commodities in the game, distinct from resources - paper, cloth, and coins, which can be acquired from Forest, Meadow, and Mountain spaces, respectively. Cities that would normally produce two of one of those resources instead produce 1 resource and 1 of the corresponding commodity. (To make commodities easier to obtain, each player starts the game with 1 city and 1 settlement on the board.) These commodities allow players to build city improvements that confer various advantages and eventually points.

Second, the deck of development cards is replaced by three different decks, each corresponding to one of the commodities. Building city improvements gives players a chance to draw these cards with every roll of the dice. Building more improvements will increase these chances, but cards cannot be bought directly in any way. These cards are similar to the development cards in the base game, but with a wider range of effects. (Some cards are balanced better as well - the new Resource Monopoly card, for example, can take no more than 2 of the named resource from any one player.)

Finally, players can also build knights on the island along their network of roads. These knights can be used to claim certain intersections and move the Robber (taking the place of Soldier cards), but are also used to defend the island from periodic barbarian attacks. If the island is successfully defended, the player(s) with the most knights are rewarded. If not, the player(s) with the fewest knights each have a city downgraded to a settlement.

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Box Size (Devir version): 29.7 x 29.7 x 7.2 cms.

Contents (Mayfair 3rd Edition):

  • 36 Commodity Cards (12 Each of Coin, Paper, and Cloth)
  • 54 Progress Cards (18 Each of Trade, Politics, and Science)
  • 6 Victory Point Cards
  • 3 Wooden Metropolis Pieces
  • 1 Wooden Merchant Figure
  • 2 Dice, Including One Red D6 and a Custom Event Die
  • 1 Wooden Barbarian Ship
  • 24 Wooden Knights (6 Each of 4 Colors)
  • 12 City Walls (3 Each of 4 Colors)
  • 4 City Calendars
  • 2 Sheets of Edge Pieces
  • 1 Double Hex Tile with Spaces for the Barbarian Fleet
  • Game Rules
  • Game Almanac

Contents (Mayfair 4th Edition):

  • 1 Barbarian Tile
  • 36 Commodity Cards (12 Paper, 12 Cloth, 12 Coin)
  • 54 Progress Cards (18 Science Cards, 18 Politics Cards, 18 Trade Cards)
  • 6 Defender of Catan Victory Point Cards
  • 4 Development Flip Charts
  • 12 City Walls (3 x 4 Colors)
  • 24 Knights (6 x 4 Colors)
  • 3 Metropolis Pieces
  • 3 Metropolis Tokens
  • 1 Barbarian Ship
  • 1 Merchant (Wooden Cone)
  • 1 Games Rules & Almanac/Game Overview
  • 1 Event Die
  • Assembly Items:
    • 2 Knight Label Sheets

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Catan: Städte & Ritter
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German edition 2015
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2015
Product Code: 69510
Size: 11.73 x 11.73 x 2.87 inches
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Release Date: Mar 2015
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English edition 2015
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2015
Product Code: MFG3077
Size: 11.62 x 9.38 x 3.12 inches
1.75 pounds
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Release Date: Apr 23, 2015
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カタンの開拓者たち 都市と騎士版
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Publisher: GP Games
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Year: 2014
Size: 11.73 x 11.73 x 2.36 inches
2.20 pounds
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Hebrew edition
Publisher: HaKubia
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2013
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Sep 1, 2013
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Polish second edition
Publisher: Galakta
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Year: 2012
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Jul 2012
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0 Catan Progress Cards Chinese (中文卡索引)
Chinese reference to Catan C&K progress cards.
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2015-03-11
2 Ciudades y Caballeros - Rediseño cartas de desarrollo en español
Rediseño de cartas de Desarrollo para Catan: Ciudades y Caballeros.
Spanish
2015-02-13
2 Catan: Cities & Knights Scoreboard (English)
Printable English scoreboard for Catan: Cities & Knights. Thanks to Rudy Prico (rudy3) for the idea, but his scoreboard was in Slovakian. I plan on using my matching color Dixit colored bunny tokens for this scoreboard.
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2015-01-25
1 Catan_scoreboard
Catan scoreboard for Catan basic game + Cities & Knights Expansion
2015-01-13
4 Catan: Cities & Knights - Regras em português
Tradução das regras para o português.
Portuguese
2013-10-08
5 Cities and Knights Variations reviewed
The current version of my overview over C&K variants and scenarios.
English
2013-04-03
1 Catan LOTR Variant (Printer Friendly)
Printer friendly copy of the rules for the LOTR variant by towerhouse http://boardgamegeek.com/article/11296112#11296112 Any/all feedback/thumbs up gratefully received thank you :)
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2013-02-07
1 Catan LOTR Variant Card Backs
Card backs for the LOTR variant cards by towerhouse http://boardgamegeek.com/article/11296112#11296112 Any/all feedback/thumbs up gratefully received thank you :)
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2013-02-07
2 Quick reference sheet for Progress cards in Spanish
This is a quick reference sheet that I created for the progress cards in the Cities and Knights expansion. It has all of the descriptions on the progress cards arranged by color and translated into Spanish.
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2012-10-29
4 Pocket Sized Player Aids
Build costs on the one side and Victory Points on the reverse. If you would like to leave any comment or feedback or give me a thumbs up please do ☺ thank you ☺
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