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Is Catan Junior fun to play?

Is Catan Junior fun to play?
Catan Junior
Players: 2 – 4 players | Game Duration 30 – 30 mins | Min. Age 6+ | Game complexity: EASY Genre: Air / Land / Sea Travel, Children Games, Economy / Industry, Pirates Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No

What is Catan Junior about?

Families with children ages 6 and up will find Catan Junior to be quite different. Here, there are no settlers. Players assume the role of pirates who build their hideouts – called pirates’ lairs – all over the islands, setting sail to find new places to build more lairs.

There are many basic elements from the CATAN base game in CATAN Junior, but they are given different names based on the theme: pirates’ lairs are built adjacent to islands, resulting in resource tiles if the islands’ numbers are rolled.The resource tiles depict gold, goats, wood, molasses, and cutlasses.

Using these tiles, players can construct ships and pirate lairs or buy development cards (here called “Coco tiles”), which are immediately played.

A new ship is launched with wood and wool from goats. In addition to wood and wool, you will also need molasses and a cutlass to build a pirate’s lair.

Unlike the robber in CATAN base game, the Ghost Captain in CATAN Junior is not as bad as the robber in CATAN base game. Nothing is being stolen from the islands he is placed on – he only blocks resource production.

CATAN Junior’s die-cut resource tiles are very handy for children, since unlike the CATAN game for adults, the players do not have to hold cards, but can place the resource tiles in front of them instead. It is also possible to play CATAN Junior with two players.

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Awards Won by Catan Junior

2013 Origins Awards Best Family, Party or Children’s Game Nominee 2013 Boardgames Australia Awards Best Children’s Game Winner 2013 Boardgames Australia Awards Best Children’s Game Nominee 2012 Golden Geek Best Children’s Board Game Nominee

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