Game Expansions, Recommendations

Can’t get enough Catan? Check out these Catan Expansions and Editions.


Want to play Catan with 5-6 players instead of just 4 or wish you could play Catan with 2 players? Check out these Catan expansions that broaden the original game’s gameplay. If you are new to Catan, find out more about the game here.

Help! I love Catan but can I play Catan with 5 or more players?

Yes you can! the Catan 5 to 6 player extension provides you with the tools to let you play the game that you love with 5 or more people.

Catan 5 to 6 Player Extension

Players: 5 to 6 | Game duration from: 115 mins | Game Complexity: EASY

Catan 5 to 6 player extension

Catan lovers, rejoice! The Catan 5 to 6 Player Expansion is here to transform your gaming experience. This addition allows more friends to join in the quest for supremacy on the island of Catan. It comes with extra tiles, resources, and opportunities for plotting and planning and testing your strategic skills . The expansion not only offers more gameplay variety but also encourages deeper interaction and competition.

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Can I play Catan with 2 players?

Base game Catan is meant for at least 3 players. These standalone editions allow you to enjoy the game with just 2 players.

Rivals for Catan

2 Player game | Game duration from: 45 mins | Game Complexity: EASY

Add a dose of cutthroat competition to your Catan nights! The “Rivals for Catan” expansion transforms the classic game into a dynamic 2 player duel. Build, trade, and play cards to outmaneuver your opponent. This expansion will test your skills in a whole new way. Find out about Rivals for Catan.

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Catan Expansion for 2 players - Rivals for Catan

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Catan Dice Game

Catan Dice game is an innovative spin on the original board game. This game combines Catan’s strategic gameplay with the excitement of dice rolling, creating a unique and fast-paced experience. You compete to construct the most prosperous settlements on the island, using dice outcomes to determine your resources. It is portable, quick, and filled with strategic possibilities. Find out more about Catan Dice Game.

Catan Dice Game Standalone Expansion
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Introducing kids to Catan?

Catan Junior

Players: 2 to 4 | Game duration from: 30 mins | Game Complexity: EASY

Want to introduce the Catan game to your young kids? The Catan Junior edition helps you share the world of Catan to your children.

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Catan Junior for kids

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I want a bigger CATAN island!

Think that the world of Catan is too small? Check out these expansions to the base game that add other elements to your Catan world. These expansions require the Catan base game and combined with one another to broaden gameplay.

Catan Seafarers

Players: 3 to 4 | Game duration from: 85 mins | Game Complexity: EASY

“Catan Seafarers,” the expansion takes your Catan experience t the high seas. This addition adds ships, oceanic routes. There are also new islands to be discovered and settled. Each game unfolds on a vast, modular board, offering endless possibilities and scenarios. Whether battling pirates for control of valuable sea lanes or racing to build the most prosperous island empire, “Seafarers” adds a dynamic layer of strategy and exploration. Discover Catan Seafarers.

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Catan Cities and Knights

Players: 3 to 4 | Game duration from: 85 mins | Game Complexity: MEDIUM

‘Cities & Knights’ will change your mind. Upgrade cities, amass powerful knights, and protect the island from barbarian attacks. This expansion adds a rich layer of tactical depth, transforming Catan into a strategic battle for supremacy. Find out more.

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Catan Traders and Barbarians

Players: 2 to 4 | Game duration from: 60 mins | Game Complexity: EASY

In ‘Traders & Barbarians’, you’ll fend off barbaric invasions, transport precious goods along winding roads, and even play with just two players. Find out more.

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A new Catan Universe – no more islands!

These standalone games adopt Catan gameplay elements but are based on different themes.

Catan Histories: Settlers of America

Players: 3 to 4 | Game duration from: 120 mins | Game Complexity: MEDIUM

Embark on a historical adventure with “Catan Histories: Settlers of America,” where Catan gameplay meets the epic saga of American expansion. This edition invites players to explore, settle, and build across a map that mirrors the growth of the United States. From establishing trade routes to constructing railways and developing bustling cities, “Settlers of America” adds a twist to the classic Catan game. Find out more about Catan Settlers of America

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Struggle for Catan

Players: 2 – 4 players | Game Duration 30 – 30 mins | Min. Age 10+ | Game complexity: LOW

Struggle for Catan standalone Catan game expansion

“Struggle for Catan,” is a captivating card game that provides a streamlined, yet deeply strategic, version of the classic Catan experience. It retains the core objectives of resource gathering, settlement building, and area dominance, while introducing an innovative card mechanism that focuses on quick thinking and adaptability. Find out more about Struggle for Catan

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Catan Starfarers

Players: 3 – 4 players | Game Duration 120 mins | Min. Age 14+ | Game complexity: LOW

Catan Starfarers Game board and pieces

In Catan Starfarers, you manage resources, trade with alien species, and navigate through space anomalies to build the most prosperous star empire. With new game mechanics, such as customizable spaceships and dynamic encounter cards, get ready to experience unique Catan gameplay. Find out more about Catan Starfarers

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