This Catan expansion adds several new aspects to Catan; first, instead of having only a single island in the game on which players build and compete for resources, three islands are present – but the landscape of only one of these islands is known at the start of the game. Players start on this island, then build ships and bring settlers into play so that they can then travel to new lands. Second, instead of using cities, Explorers & Pirates of Catan allows players to build port settlements. This adds a new level of tactical complexity to the game and some extra game length. This is a brilliant way to keep your Catan games fresh and new and give you lots more variety to make sure you keep enjoying gameplay.
Part of the Catan Series.
This game requires The Settlers of Catan, also available from Rules of Play.
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