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Rob Newman
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I seem to recall hearing that there are some 7-8 player rules available. I'm not quite sure where to look or if it is an official rule set. Can anyone help me out?

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Rob
 
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We have played 7 and played folowing the rules for 5-6 players.

Example of the board for 7


And the associated instructions http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/25654
 
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The first edition of Catan came with rules for up to eight players. They were actually two different Catan base sets that only differed by the colour of the pieces. The idea was to buy two base sets to be able to play up to eight players.

I have a PDF of the first edition rules. Send me a geekmail with your email address and I will send you an email with the PDF attached.
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Noreen Smith
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Hi,
I would love those instructions for Catan for 7-8. We're playing a big game at a pub on Tuesday, and just need to squeeze in a couple of more!
Thanks,
Noreen
 
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Simon Lundström
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How to play Catan on more than 4 players:

1) Make the island bigger. You'll need room. How big? Well, just enlarge it. For 7 and more, you'll need more than just the expansion set for 5-6 players.

2) After each player's turn, there is an "extra building phase" where ALL players (in turn) may build (only build, not trade nor use harbours) using their cards. This is because having 5 or 6 players roll the dice before you get a chance to get rid of some cards will make a roll of 7 too devastating and unfair.
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Travis Hall
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Frankly, to play with eight players, I'd recommend splitting into two 4-player games. I think that would usually wind up being more enjoyable.
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Chris Hawks
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The 2nd edition rulebook has a 7/8-player map that is essentially two 3/4-player maps stuck together in a "peanut" shape.

We've played it a couple of times, and it works rather well. A lot of trading gets done in order to make use of the Special Build phase. (Seeing as how 6-7 players get their turn before you do!)
 
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Tina Christopher
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paperfred wrote:
The first edition of Catan came with rules for up to eight players. They were actually two different Catan base sets that only differed by the colour of the pieces. The idea was to buy two base sets to be able to play up to eight players.

I have a PDF of the first edition rules. Send me a geekmail with your email address and I will send you an email with the PDF attached.


can you please send me the pdf of the rules to tina@kaoticcreations.com
 
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Richard Gough
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As this is an old thread and paperfred has not logged in in a month you might want to send a geekmail instead. You can do this by clicking on the envelope icon in his post.
 
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Forrest
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Do you still need a pdf of 7-8 player Catan?
 
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lilwayne lilwayne

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Yes I would love the Pdf For 7-8 player settlers, I'm also wondering if i should just buy another set of regular settlers and play them together like previous mentioned first edition settlers.

Would love to play with more people at church.
 
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Thomas Hauser
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Sorry to wake this post, but is it possible for me to get the first addition 8 player PDF as well?

Anyone willing to PM me the PDF I would be very grateful.
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Annelies Bijvelds
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Thomassaurus wrote:
Sorry to wake this post, but is it possible for me to get the first addition 8 player PDF as well?

Anyone willing to PM me the PDF I would be very grateful.


Same here!

Cheers,

Annelies
 
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Dean Harris
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AnneBij wrote:
Thomassaurus wrote:
Sorry to wake this post, but is it possible for me to get the first addition 8 player PDF as well?

Anyone willing to PM me the PDF I would be very grateful.


Same here!

Cheers,

Annelies


I would as well.
 
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Chris Riley
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I would love a pm of those 8 player rules if they are available
 
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oly olyoly
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Me too if possible?
 
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Thomas Hauser
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Well nobody has sent me any PDF files so far, but as someone who has played many games with 7 or more players since I last posted here I can give you guys my experience.

You always want to have at least 5 land tiles for each player in the game. However when playing with a large amount of players you may want to include a bit more land then just 5 per player, because It's much easier for someone to get trapped the more players you add. The exact amount is up to you.

Another thing, we sometimes add a house rule that we can trade with the bank during building phase when we have 8 or more players. I wouldn't say this is necessary though.
 
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