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Rivals for Catan

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$3.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2010
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Category
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Expansion
Reimplements
Family
Primary Name
The Rivals for Catan
Alternate Names
Die Fürsten von Catan
Knížata z Katanu
Les Princes de Catane
Los Príncipes de Catán
De Vorsten van Catan
Колонизаторы: Князья Катана
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The Rivals for Catan is a reimplementation of Catan Card Game.

The Rivals for Catan was released in German in September of 2010, on the 15th anniversary of the original card game. An English edition was released in the fourth quarter of 2010. The designer of the game, Klaus Teuber, has stated that he completely reworked many of the original card game's mechanics to make it easier for newcomers to play the game.

Each player portrays a prince for Catan, developing their individual provinces and competing to build a more successful province than the other. The basic mode of play is similar to the original Catan Card Game, where players expand their provinces by building settlements connected by roads. Players may also build expansions in their settlements that aid them in various ways, or upgrade their settlements to cities to allow more expansions to be built. They build these additions by using resources that they accumulate each turn, which are determined by the roll of a die. Cards are drawn on each turn to replenish the players' hands. The players may also use action cards that directly affect either their own province or their opponent's province.

The Rivals for Catan features a reduced pool of cards, without the more aggressive style of action cards found in the original Catan Card Game. Therefore, all action cards will be able to be used from the beginning of the game unlike in the original card game.

Ways to Play:
The Introductory Game focuses on the basics of the card game, featuring gameplay that is more appropriate for newcomers. This game is played to 7 victory points and includes 36 Expansion Cards in four stacks. This play style should take beginner players 25 to 30 minutes to play.

Three Theme Games add more rules, expansions, and aggressive cards. These Theme Games may be played individually or combined to play a variant called "The Duel of the Princes." Each Theme Game adds 24 Expansion and Event Cards to the cards from the Introductory Game, which are placed in two stacks separately from the cards from the Introductory Game. When playing a Theme Game, playtime should be around 45 to 60 minutes.

As with the original Catan Card Game, players can also play the Tournament Game, in which each player chooses specific cards to build their deck ahead of time from which they draw from during the game.

Theme:
The theme of The Rivals for Catan is no longer restricted only to the feudal era of the Middle Ages like the original Catan Card Game. The Introductory Game portrays the very early years of the world of Catan, while each Theme Game takes place in progressively later eras. These eras are known as "The Era of Gold," "The Era of Turmoil," and "The Era of Progress."

Belongs to the Catan Series.

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Components List

180 cards

  • 94 basic set
  • 27 Era of Gold
  • 28 Era of Progress
  • 31 Era of Turmoil

2 wooden game pieces

  • 1 hero token
  • 1 trade token

2 dice

  • 1 production die (numbers)
  • 1 event die (symbols)

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Колонизаторы: Князья Катана
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Russian first edition 2014
Publisher: Hobby World
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2014
Size: 9.76 x 9.76 x 2.36 inches
Russian
Release Date: Jul 2014
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De Vorsten van Catan
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Dutch first edition
Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2013
Product Code: 999-VVC01
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Release Date: Q1 2013
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Los Príncipes de Catán
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Spanish edition 2012
Publisher: Devir
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2012
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Release Date: Jun 2012
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Les Princes de Catane
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French first edition
Publisher: Filosofia Édition
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2012
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French
Release Date: Aug 24, 2012
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Knížata z Katanu
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Czech first edition
Publisher: Albi
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2012
Size: Square 2-player (e.g. Lost Cities)
Czech, Slovak
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0 Just another ScoreTracker
5mm cubes on it work best.
English
2015-04-24
3 3 and 4 player cards
"Cards" to print and cut out for use with 3 or 4 players. 3 and 4 player rules not included. Version 1.0
English
2013-12-29
3 Rivals for Catan - Another alternative Tuckbox
Another alternative Rivals for Catan Tuckbox Tuckbox Front [ImageID=1592903] Tuckbox Back [ImageID=1592904] Tuckbox Packed [ImageID=1592902]
English
2013-03-06
1 Tuckbox für die 3 Erweiterungen, welche in "Fürsten von Catan" enthalten sind
auch diese Tuckbox ist wieder sehr eng geraten, also bitte Vorsicht beim Schneiden und Knicken. Durch die Tuckboxen ist ein handliches Mitnehmen der Karten und Zusatzmaterialien möglich (kein Platz für die Anleitung vorgesehen!)
German
2012-12-26
1 Tuckbox - German Basis-Set (inkl. aller Karten & Fach für Würfel, Marker)
Eine Tuckbox für die Catan-Karten mit einem extra Fach für die Würfel und Marker - ACHTUNG Sehr eng, daher sehr genau schneiden und knicken! Hiermit lässt sich das Basisset handlich mitnehmen (ohne Regeln)
German
2012-12-26
25 Rivals for Catan: The Complete Storage Solution
Two color-coded score trackers for the Rivals for Catan. Includes a spinning scorer for victory points and three sliding scorers for strength, skill, and trade. Part of my "Rivals for Catan: Complete Storage Solution." [imageid=1688234]
English
2012-11-12
0 Set of 6 tuckboxes for the universal insert Rivals box
These are 6 tuckboxes designed for the universal insert box edition of Rivals of Catan using Craig Forbes' tuckbox generator. I couldn't get the cards back after I unboxed it and got frustrated trying to get them to stay in some kind of order :) Instructions for printing: Print using no borders at 102% size. Let me know if they work out okay, or if there's anything different that needs to be done for them to work, these are my first tuckboxes.
English
2012-08-02
13 Full Score Track - Rule Book Sized
Allows tracking of Progress, Skill, Trade, Strength, Victory Points, Production Advantage (for market) with handy locations for the Trade and Strength tokens.
English
2012-07-13
7 Rules Reference for Rivals For Catan : Duel of the Princes
This is a reference set of rules to help players set up and play a game of Rivals for Catan, Duel of the Princes. It won't be so helpful with the basic or 'theme games'. They;re very similiar but the setup stage is different. My partner and I recently tried to play RFC after not playing it for a year, and whilst we remembered the basic rules of the game and felt conformtable playing the advanced game, we couldn't remember how to set it up, etc. The English rules that come with the game are laid out badly, IMHO, and you need to read the entire book just to figure some simple questions out. Also, the English rules are missing some bits from the German ones, notably that in the Duel scenarion there is NO OPEN EXPANSION deck, like in the theme games. I had to search on BGG myself...
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2012-04-08
11 Small icon strip for use with dice
A strip with the icons for Victory Points, Strength, Trade, Skill, and Progress. Instead of printing off a large point track, you can place this strip between the players and use dice to denote how many points each player has in each category.
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2011-03-02
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