Warning! You must have Catan (Base Game) in order to use this expansion.
This 5th Edition is completely compatible with your 4th Edition games. The die lines and die cut remain identical, meaning you could mix and match a 4th Edition copy of Settlers with a 5th Edition of Seafarers without difficulty or compatibility issues. The main noticeable differences are in the artwork on the cards and better clarification in the rules. Also, you will notice that the name has been shortened from "Settlers of Catan" to simply, "Catan".
Maker: Mayfair Games Age: 10+ Players: 3 - 4 Playing Time: Approximately 60 minutes
Expand your Settlers of Catan game in new directions, add Islands, Pirates, Gold, Ships, Islands and Trade.
Explore and colonize the newly populated Archipelago of Catan. Building settlements, roads, and villages by trading commodities from the land and islands around you. Trade sheep and wood for a ship, bricks and wood for a road, build new settlements and improve settlements into cities.