Rivals For Catan Deluxe
“The Rivals for Catan” is a card game. Each player starts with a small principality consisting of two settlement cards connected by a road card.
Each settlement is diagonally adjacent to a region card. Each player has 6 regions where - should the dice roll result be favorable - he can harvest resources such as lumber, brick, and ore, just as in the “Catan” board game.
Each settlement is worth 1 victory point, and if you upgrade a settlement to a city, you receive another victory point. The easy-to-play Introductory Game, “The First Catanians,”takes about 30 minutes and is exclusively played with the cards of the Basic Set. The first player to have 7 (or more) victory points wins the game.
Simply using the resources you harvested to build roads and settlements or to upgrade settlements to cities won't be enough to come out the winner. It is also important that you place heroes, buildings, and trade ships above and below the settlements and cities, because these cards are important in the competition for the trade advantage and the strength advantage, both of which give you additional victory points and pave your road to victory.
Rivals for Catan: Deluxe includes card trays to keep the different card piles organized as well as nine hard-to-find promotional cards.