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CATAN Traveler COMPACT EDITION Board Game | Strategy Game | Adventure Game | Travel Game | Family Game for Adults and Kids | Ages 10+ | 2-4 Players | Average Playtime 60 Minutes | Made by CATAN Studio

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  • PORTABLE CATAN: Enjoy the beloved settling, trading, and building game of Catan wherever you go with the CATAN Traveler Board Game, featuring a convenient travel box that securely holds all game components without spillage or mixing.
  • READY IN NO TIME: Set up and start playing in moments with this highly transportable version of the best-selling board game, making it perfect for gaming on the move.
  • SECURE GAMEPLAY: Experience hassle-free play with roads, settlements, and cities that feature small pegs, allowing you to securely plug them into the holes in the unique fold-out board.
  • COMPACT AND EFFICIENT: The game components fit in a case that occupies only half the space required to store the CATAN base game, ensuring maximum portability.
  • 2-PLAYER ADVENTURE: This compact version includes the tried and tested 2-player rules along with corresponding game components for a fantastic gaming experience for duos.

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Whether you're on the train, in the ski lodge or picnicking in the woods: This compact edition lets you take CATAN everywhere!  The space-saving box unfolds to reveal the variable board. Roads, settlements and cities are safe in their locking drawers. Cards are held securely in holder trays. Even the dice, thanks to the practical hex-shaped shaker can't get dropped and lost. CATAN compact is handy, fits easily into your luggage and contains all of the components and fun of the "big" CATAN.

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Customers like the quality, portability, appearance and stability of the board game. They mention that it's a great game, excellent for playing on the airplane, train or car and that it is a fantastic portable game. That said, opinions are mixed on size and ease of setup.

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Customers like the quality of the board game. They say it's a great, enjoyable game with excellent gameplay. They also say it is a fun little game that is excellent for playing on the airplane, train, or car. Customers also mention that it is an intelligent and rewarding game that provides fun entertainment for the entire family.

"... Full game play + the rules and cards to play with just 2 players! So easy to set up and take down...." Read more

"...Not only is it sturdy and has all the game components, it’s wicked fast to setup and the enclosed dice is an amazing invention...." Read more

"...It's challenging and looks like it is an intelligent and rewarding game ." Read more

"...+ Can play with 4-players+ Well engineered in the sense that everything fits in the travel unit and you can even "roll dice"..." Read more

Customers find the board game great for travel, easy to take on trips, and perfect for travel. They also appreciate the compact design and easy storage.

"Super duper cute, and awesome how well everything packs up neat and compact. Full game play + the rules and cards to play with just 2 players!..." Read more

"... Packs fully away back into its lunchbox sized containers- Small and easy to store- The best game ever createdCONS-..." Read more

"...+ Well engineered in the sense that everything fits in the travel unit and you can even "roll dice" with the dice shaker..." Read more

"...this kit packs well and is of high quality. The dice shaker is sealed so there is no risk of losing the little dice...." Read more

Customers are satisfied with the appearance of the board game. They mention that it's well-designed, cute, and easy to take on trips. They also appreciate the brilliant dice container.

" Super duper cute , and awesome how well everything packs up neat and compact. Full game play + the rules and cards to play with just 2 players!..." Read more

"...Actually prefer the setup to the full-sized game- Dice container is brilliant ...no dice flying off the table!-..." Read more

"...This is the first time our family has tried this game. The package design is good ...." Read more

"...A small price to pay for such a great compact and well designed set ...." Read more

Customers like the stability of the board game. They mention that the pieces lock in place on the board and all the components stay put even in windy conditions.

"...+ Pieces lock in place on the boardCONs-- No way is this worth $50!!--..." Read more

"... Everything stays in place nicely and turns or bumps on the road do not jostle the pieces; The only non-pegged piece is the robber...." Read more

"...We have played at the beach, parks and in hotels. All the components stay put even in windy conditions." Read more

"...Some of the drawers on this game have stuck permanently . This could be a design flaw or just a defect in this one game piece...." Read more

Customers are satisfied with the storage space of the board game. They mention that it has nice compartments to store all the pieces in, and that the drawers under the game board are handy for loose pieces.

"...and got my money's worth out of this little set; Everything stores nicely in the drawers under the game board, although sometimes it is hard to get..." Read more

"...It works GREAT! Nice compartments to store all the pieces in . The rules are basically the same except in the 2 person game...." Read more

"Awesome for travel and all pieces in pullout trays very organized . Well pleased with this for camping out, airplane, etc...." Read more

"...Pieces lock in place on board. There are handy drawers for loose pieces ." Read more

Customers are mixed about the size of the board game. Some mention that it packs up neat and compact, making it perfect for travel. They say the pieces fit easily into the compartments built underneath the board. However, some customers feel the cards are small and the dice roller could be 25% larger for a better feel of the roll.

"...The best game ever createdCONS- Cards are tiny and print is small...we don't mind, but a bit hard to play on this smaller board..." Read more

"Super duper cute, and awesome how well everything packs up neat and compact . Full game play + the rules and cards to play with just 2 players!..." Read more

"... Pieces are a little small , but they fit easily into the compartments built underneath the board...." Read more

"This smaller form factor is great for playing on a small table with 2 players. It also makes clean up super easy." Read more

Customers are mixed about the ease of setup. Some mention that it's easy to set up and take down, and the game components are wicked fast to setup. However, others say that the instructions are a bit of a learning curve for a newbie, the small pieces and complex setup make playing awkward and difficult, and opening and closing the drawers isn't always the easiest process.

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"...The instructions are a bit of a learning curve for a newbie...." Read more

"...Opening and closing the drawers isn't always the easiest process and it's just plastic that I'm afraid I'll breakOVERALL:..." Read more

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CATAN - Traveler

Was it too windy on the beach for a game of CATAN? Was the table too small to set up the island? Were you unable to settle Catan because there were only two of you? Or did you always have to leave CATAN at home because there was no room left for it in your suitcase?

CATAN - Traveler  would have prevented all this from happening.

CATAN Traveler 3D Box

With additional rules for 2-player games!

About the Game

  • Differences

CATAN - Traveler  is based on the same rules as the CATAN base game , its "big brother." At the beginning of the game, you and your opponents each build 2 settlements on the island of Catan. If the numbers of the terrain hexes your settlements are adjacent to are rolled, you receive resources. You use these resources - ore, brick, grain, lumber, and wool - to build roads in order to reach new settlement sites, to upgrade your settlements to cities, or to buy development cards so you can, at the right moment, turn the tide in your favor. If you lack a particular resource type, you trade with your opponents. If you trade cleverly and have a little bit of luck, you have a good chance to win the game.

The most important differences between CATAN - Travele r and the CATAN base game :

  • All of the game components fit in a case that occupies half the space required to store the CATAN base game.
  • The game pieces are stored in drawers. During play, you can take the pieces directly from there as needed, and you can put them back into the drawers after the game has ended. 
  • Roads, settlements, and cities have small pegs that allow you to securely plug them into the holes in the game board. That way, gusts of wind or an accidental jostle won't jumble up the pieces you have placed on the game board.
  • The two dice are stored in a dice shaker with transparent cover, which is why they practically can't be lost. You can roll the dice everywhere - even if no flat surface is available or there isn't enough space to throw the dice with your hand. 
  • It takes only a couple of seconds to set up the game board for  CATAN - Traveler.  Open the case and place the 6 double-sided game board pieces. Since you can randomly combine the board pieces, there are hundreds of different ways to set up the island. As with the  CATAN base game , besides completely balanced terrain hex distributions the compact version also allows for set-ups containing very few hexes of a particular terrain type, for example, mountains or hills. 
  • People frequently travel in pairs. In order for you to settle Catan together with your partner, the compact version includes the tried-and-tested 2-player rules and the corresponding game components. 

CATAN - Traveler  cannot be used with the CATAN expansions; however, it is a nice and elegant alternative when traveling or on vacation – particularly if you want to settle Catan with a partner.

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32 Best Catan Expansions, Editions & Extensions – Reviewed & Ranked Best To Worst

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This year Settlers of Catan (now simply called Catan) turns 20. It’s quietly become one of the best selling and most popular board games of all time and can now legitimately be considered a modern classic.

Yet, if you’ve only played the base game, you’re missing out on a whole world of expansions, extensions, new editions, variations and spin-offs to try.

Below we rank each of them according to their average rating on BoardGameGeek , which is pretty much the go-to site for all things board game related.

And, to make things even easier we’ve separated our rankings into:

Catan Expansions

Catan expansions are a great way to extend and alter the classic game. Additions include anything from new game pieces to new scenarios.

For the 9 expansions listed below you will need to make sure you own the Catan Base game . If you don’t already own the base game you can buy the 5th edition from Amazon here .

All links provided are to the 5th edition expansion packs, check your edition before buying.

Cities & Knights Expansion

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Description: Dark clouds gather over the once peaceful landscape. Wild barbarians, lured by Catan’s wealth and power, maneuver to attack. Their massive warships loom against the bright orange horizon.

You must be strong! Barbarians attack the weakest targets and the victim of their onslaught will be the player who contributes the least to the defense of Catan. Don’t take any chances! Field your knights!

In Catan: Cities & Knights you engage in the defense of Catan and compete to build the three great metropolises of Catan. Each of these magnificent urban centers is even more valuable than a city. They’re also immune to the dangerous barbarians.

Invest in city improvements, which you acquire using three commodities of trade: coin, paper, andc loth. If you improve your culture, muster your knights and enrich your fine cities, you will be the master of the great realm of Catan!

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.50/10 Expansion Ranking: 1 out of 9

Players: 3 to 4

Required: Catan 5th Edition Can Be Played With: Traders & Barbarians and Seafarers Extension: Catan: Cities & Knights 5-6 Player Extension 5th Edition

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan: Cities & Knights Game Expansion 5th Edition From Amazon

Explorers & Pirates Expansion

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Description: Catan: Explorers & Pirates includes 5 novel scenarios, each of which builds upon your previous experience. All are easy to learn, rich in character and lots of fun.

In each, you explore an unknown sea by ship and build settlements on the discovered islands. Scenario 1 (“Land Ho!”) introduces you to valuable harbor settlements, ship-building, exploration and overseas settlement-the most important basic rules of this expansion.

Each subsequent scenario introduces a new mission and its simple new rules. The game culminates in Scenario 5 (“Explorers & Pirates”), which incorporates all of these very rich new themes in a diverse and exciting campaign of bold exploration and piracy!

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.42/10 Expansion Ranking: 2 out of 9

Players: 2 to 4

Required: Catan 5th Edition Can Be Played With: NA Extension: Catan: Explorers & Pirates 5-6 Player Extension 5th Edition

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan: Explorers & Pirates Expansion 5th Edition From Amazon

Helpers of Catan

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Description: Come meet some of the most influential and helpful people on Catan. They are offering their skills and experience to help you with your building plans.

This small expansion is suitable for use with “The Settlers of Catan” and with “Seafarers.” In the new, small expansion “Catan Scenarios – Helpers of Catan,” Marianne, Sean & Co. are no longer your opponents but help and support you and the other players while playing “The Settlers of Catan” sitting around the table.

With the helpers the Base Game becomes even more diverse.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.32/10 Expansion Ranking: 3 out of 9

Players: 3 to 6

Required: Catan Can Be Played With: Seafarers Extension: NA

Buy: Click Here To Buy Helpers of Catan From Amazon

Seafarers Expansion

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Description: In Catan: Seafarers you control a group of bold seafaring settlers exploring and taming the wild, uncharted Isles of Catan.

Each game brings you to new seas and new lands. You might even discover the precious gold fields (a very valuable new terrain). Every game is unique and full of fun! Embark on an epic quest to settle the home island, build ships and chart nearby waters.

Guide your brave seafarers to victory through cunning trades and wise development. Be first to create new sea lanes and settle the newly-discovered isles. The best strategy and a nice dash of luck decide who will be the undisputed ruler of the rich Isles of Catan!

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.21/10 Expansion Ranking: 4 out of 9

Required: Catan 5th Edition Can Be Played With: Traders & Barbarians and Cities & Knights . Extension: Catan: Seafarers 5&6 Player Extension 5th Edition

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan: Seafarers Game Expansion 5th Edition From Amazon

Frenemies Catan Scenarios

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Description: We live in a time of altruism on Catan. We give away resources to help lagging players. We move the robber to isolated locations to ensure the safety of our fellows.

We even go out of our way to connect our roads with our neighbors’ networks. Has everyone gone nuts? Ah! Thanks to their beneficence Catan’s guilds reward such noble-minded behavior by handing out Favor Tokens (FTs).

Each guild helps us in different ways: granting us roads, development cards, random resources, preferential trades, or even Victory Points. In Catan Scenarios: Frenemies of Catan everyone is still just in it for themselves as there is an ulterior motive for everything. In fact sometimes you can help a friend while making things far worse for them. Sigh.

If goodwill really exists it’s not part of this scenario…

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.17/10 Expansion Ranking: 5 out of 9

Required: Catan Can Be Played With: All Extension: NA

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan Scenarios Frenemies From Amazon

Traders & Barbarians Expansion

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Description: In Catan: Traders & Barbarians you’ll find lots of cool new ways to explore Klaus Teuber’s award-winning game series. You can now play with just 2 players!

Add a harbormaster, a friendly robber, or special events. Play with a wealth of new wooden pieces, board tiles and capabilities. Even link your games to create an intriguing campaign. Use these 4 variants and 5 scenarios to reinvent your Catan experience! 5 Challenging New Scenarios:

The Fishermen of Catan- Fish in the great lake or try casting in rich coastal shoals. A fresh, expanded and updated version!

The Rivers of Catan- Not one, but two great rivers invite flourishing commerce. Bridge them en route to glory and wealth.

The Caravans- Nomads of the oasis seek wool and grain. Camel caravans offer rich trade opportunities.

Barbarian Attack- Eager for booty, vile barbarians land and occupy Catan’s fertile shores. Brave knights unite and ride to battle against the invaders.

Traders & Barbarians- Your wagons transport fine marble, glass, tools and sand to help restore Catan’s great castle. Combine these novel scenarios to create a refreshing, compelling campaign!

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.12/10 Expansion Ranking: 6 out of 9

Required: Catan 5th Edition Can Be Played With: Cities & Knights and Seafarers Extension: Catan: Traders & Barbarians 5-6 Player Extension 5th Edition

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan: Traders & Barbarians Expansion 5th Edition From Amazon

Fisherman of Catan Expansion

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Description: For generations, the people of Catan have lived in an island paradise, surrounded by the peaceful sea. They have long known of the benefits of the sea: maritime trade has been crucial to their expansion since the beginning.

But recently they have discovered that the sea holds other bounty, ready to be gathered and used in the never-ending quest for expansion and trade.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.08/10 Expansion Ranking: 7 out of 9

Buy: Click Here To Buy Fisherman of Catan Expansion From Amazon

Oil Springs Catan Scenarios

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Description: Eureka! Oil has been discovered on the island of Catan. The great engineers of Catan have learned ways to improve production using this valuable new resource, both by converting it into other materials and enabling the upgrade of cities into metropolises.

But oil is scarce and its use does not come without cost. Using oil produces pollution, as well as climate changing emissions, which bring with them the threat of coastal flooding-and absolute disaster.

With the discovery of oil on Catan, the Settlers face a new challenge: deciding whether the common good is worth limiting oil usage or whether the pursuit of victory is worth the risk of ruin.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.79/10 Expansion Ranking: 8 out of 9

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan Scenarios Oil Springs From Amazon

The Great River

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Description: This expansion to Settlers of Catan consists of a tile with 3 hex and a river. Every single construction on the side of this river is a gold point.

Each 3 gold points worth one victory point. All the other rules are the same of the usual game – except you may require more victory points to win the game.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.01/10 Expansion Ranking: 9 out of 9

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan The Great River From Amazon

Catan Extensions

Catan’s one big weakness is that the standard edition is limited to just 4 players. Fortunately, the 5 extension packs below allow you to expand the board and have up to 6 players. Like the expansions above the links are to the 5th edition of the game, however there are also extensions for the 4th edition.

Please note that these are not stand alone games and require a regular game board .

Explorers & Pirates 5-6 Player Extension

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Description: Up to 6 players can settle Catan and enjoy the missions with pirate lairs, fishing grounds, and indigenous villages.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.71/10 Extension Ranking: 1 out of 5

Players: 5 to 6

Required: Catan 5th Edition and Catan 5-6 Player Extension – 5th Edition and Catan: Explorers & Pirates Expansion 5th Edition

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan: Explorers & Pirates 5-6 Player Extension 5th Edition From Amazon

Cities & Knights 5-6 Player Extension

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Description: You can settle Catan and use knights to defend your cities against barbarians with up to 6 players.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.15/10 Extension Ranking: 2 out of 5

Required: Catan 5th Edition and Catan 5-6 Player Extension – 5th Edition and Catan: Cities & Knights Game Expansion 5th Edition

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan: Cities & Knights 5-6 Player Extension 5th Edition From Amazon

Catan: Extension for 5-6 Players

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Description: You can settle Catan with up to 6 players.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.04/10 Extension Ranking: 3 out of 5

Required: Catan 5th Edition

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan 5-6 Player Extension – 5th Edition From Amazon

Seafarers 5-6 Player Extension

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Description: You can settle Catan and sail the sea with up to 6 players.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.98/10 Extension Ranking: 4 out of 5

Required: Catan 5th Edition and Catan 5-6 Player Extension – 5th Edition and Catan: Seafarers Game Expansion 5th Edition

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan: Seafarers 5&6 Player Extension 5th Edition From Amazon

Traders & Barbarians 5-6 Player Extension

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Description: You can settle Catan and enjoy the variants and scenarios with traders, barbarians, and much more with up to 6 players.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.98/10 Extension Ranking: 5 out of 5

Required: Catan 5th Edition and Catan 5-6 Player Extension – 5th Edition and Catan: Traders & Barbarians Expansion 5th Edition

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan: Traders & Barbarians 5-6 Player Extension  5th Edition From Amazon

Unlike the expansions and extensions above, each of the following editions of Catan are stand alone games and do not require the original base game to play. However, be aware that most of them will not be compatible with the expansions and extensions listed above.

Catan – 15th Anniversary Edition

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Description: To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Catan, an exclusive special edition of the base game and its 5-6 player extension was published.

The strong, compartmentalized box contains thick, beautifully illustrated map hexagons and specially designed playing pieces, all made from sturdy wood – a delight for fans and collectors!

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.73/10 Edition Ranking: 1 out of 7

Buy: Unfortunately, this edition no longer seems to be for sale.

Description: Please note this is the standard 5th edition of the game, which is required for all expansions and extensions above or just buy this edition on its own and play with 3-4 players.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.35/10 Edition Ranking: 2 out of 7

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan: 5th Edition From Amazon

Settlers of Catan: Ancient Egypt

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Description: The sun of Catan rises over the hot desert sands of Ancient Egypt. Klaus Teuber has re-worked his masterpiece The Settlers of Catan for this unique collector’s edition.

Settle along the banks of the Nile during the time of the Pharaohs. With the help of your oxcart you build small villages and great temples styled after some of the most interesting buildings of Egyptian antiquity. Beware of the robber!

His chariot can interrupt production at your cattle pastures papyrus groves and quarries. After you master the Base Game you can try these interesting variants and scenarios:

Help from the Gods: Adds 10 god cards whose powers add a variety of options for dynamic gameplay. The Great Pyramid allows you to build papyrus boats across the Nile and compete for the pharaoh’s blessing and the vizier’s favor by building blocks onto the great pyramid.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.31/10 Edition Ranking: 3 out of 7

Buy: Click Here To Buy Settlers of Catan: Ancient Egypt From Amazon

Star Trek Catan

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Description: Star Trek: Catan takes two well known media properties and merges them into, well, into something that is 95% The Settlers of Catan glossed with Trek tropes and spiced with new special powers related to Trek personalities.

In Star Trek: Catan, players start the game with two small space stations at the intersection of three planets, with each planet supplying resources based on the result of a dice roll.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.18/10 Edition Ranking: 4 out of 7

Expansion: Star Trek Federation Space, A Two Map Expansion

Buy: Click Here To Buy Star Trek Catan From Amazon

Catan Geographies – Germany

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Description: A Game of Discovery, Geography, and History in the land of Poets and Thinkers. Explore and settle the storied land of Germany using the elegant, award-winning game design from The Settlers of Catan.

Here, you will find great social interaction, simple rules, beautiful German geography, rich history and lore, and 12 wonderfully-sculpted landmarks.

“Catan Geographies: Germany” is a game about trade, building, and settlement. Start with town halls in 3 cities. Then build roads to neighboring cities, where you can purchase landmarks and new town halls. Town halls create resource production, while the unique landmarks generate special awards.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.92/10 Edition Ranking: 5 out of 7

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan Geographies: Germany From Amazon

Catan Family Edition

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Description: The Family Edition makes it quick and easy to start playing the game. This version is not expandable.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.86/10 Edition Ranking: 6 out of 7

Buy: Click Here To Buy Catan: Family Edition From Amazon

Catan – Portable Edition (Traveller)

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Description: Catanophiles rejoice! Now you can take Klaus Teuber’s popular game of expansion and development out of the house and hit the road. Cleverly designed to be compact and self contained with playing pieces that peg securely into place and a game tray designed to hold all cards and accessories. It’s perfect for Catanians on the move.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.86/10 Edition Ranking: 7 out of 7

Buy: Click Here To Buy Settlers of Catan – Portable Edition From Amazon

While still set within the Catan universe, the following variants allow you to play Catan in whole new ways. The games dispose of the standard game board and replace it with cards and/or dice. All of them are stand alone games that do not require a Catan game board.

The Rivals for Catan

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Description: Build your domain to best your Rivals. The Rivals for Catan puts you in charge of one of the two factions developing newly-settled Catan. Use your under card mix to create your own principality.

Explore and settle new lands, acquiring resources through card play and the luck of the dice. Use gold, response combinations, and trade to develop your domaine. Expand your settlements and cities recruit heroes, and defend your lands through politics, invention, and intrigue.

Your cunning and a dash of luck decides who will be Prince of Catan.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.14/10 Variant Ranking: 1 out of 4

Expansions: Age of Enlightenment Expansion and Age of Darkness Expansion

Buy: Click Here To Buy Rivals for Catan From Amazon

Starship Catan

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Description: In a flash, two Starfarers from the Catan space fleet have been thrown through a mysterious wormhole into an unknown galaxy. Lost, dazed an unable to find their way home, and with limited resources, the brave explorers face a seemingly hopeless situation, until they meet four peaceful alien races.

These friendly aliens offer them limited aid and will guide them home if they can meet the high standards required for entrance into the Galactic Advisory Council. Now you can take the role of a Starfarer and daringly brave the unknown reaches of space! Battle dastardly pirates, explore & colonize new worlds, strike vital trade agreements, performing missions of mercy, rescues, and interventions, all while improving and preparing your Starship for the journey home.

If you work hard, choose your course carefully and with vigor, you will attain membership in the Council and learn the way home.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.87/10 Variant Ranking: 2 out of 4

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The Struggle for Catan

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Description: The Struggle for Catan is a fast-paced game between the 2-4 factions developing newly settled Catan.

Manage your resources to build settlements, cities, city improvements, knights, and roads that generate victory points or special abilities. While your settlements, cities, and city expansions remain yours, valuable roads and knights change hands. Varied expensive city improvements give you additional victory points and lasting advantages, so they’re generally key to victory.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.31/10 Variant Ranking: 3 out of 4

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Catan Dice Game

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Description: The Catan Dice Game is a fast, fun way to experience Catan on-the-go, anywhere and anytime even all by yourself. Discover, explore, and settle Catan. Play it in only 15-30 minutes. It’s a great casual introduction to the world of Catan.

With 6 colorful, high quality, embossed 16mm plastic dice, a generous pad of full color double-sided score sheets featuring two maps for alternate play. You can roll—and risk—your way to victory. So get ready to toss. Challenge the odds and discover a fresh way to master Catan.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 5.69/10 Variant Ranking: 4 out of 4

Editions: Standard and Deluxe

Players: 1 to 4

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Finally, we have the Settlers of Catan spin-offs. While these games differ from standard Catan, they do use some elements of the original in their game play.

If you’ve gotten a little board with Catan, you might want to give one or several of them a try. Note each of these is a stand alone game and you do not need a standard Catan game board to play.

Settlers of America – Trails to Rails

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Description: The 19th Century has arrived and America is heading west. Wagon trains form on the frontier. Settlers seeking fresh lives and opportunities strike out to tame wild lands and build new cities.

These new cities rely on young railroads for vital goods. Trails become rails and create great wealth. While the crowded East still offers options, its resources dwindle. Look west to make your fortune. Smart money seeks rich, unclaimed land and hungry new markets. Finance your settlers as they head west to build capitals of tomorrow.

Link these cities with rails of steel. Operate your railroad to supply the townsfolk with goods. Go west. Settle the wide, open land. Claim your destiny. Settlers of America, Trails to Rails utilizes the simple, fun Catan hex-tile grid to map the young United States.

Collect and trade resources in order to purchase and move settlers, build cities, lay rails and acquire and move trains. Create rail links to acquire gold, which lets you buy resources and use opponents’ rails. Use trains to distribute goods to rival cities.

But, as your settlers populate the West, they deplete the resources of the East. Still, your options always abound.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.97/10 Spin-off Ranking: 1 out of 7

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The Settlers of Zarahemla

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Description: Enter the Promised Land! This is the home of ancient American prophets such as Alma, Mosiah and Samuel the Lamanite. Zarahemla, the Nephite capital, thrived as its people were righteous, and suffered setbacks to its enemies during times of corruption and moral decay.

It is your job to settle, unite and reinforce the freedoms of the land of Zarahemla. Do this through savvy trading, establishing a righteous military of Stripling Warriors or by building a Temple for holy worship. But whatever strategy you choose, choose correctly, as your ultimate prosperity depends on your ability to grow this fledgling society more quickly than your opponents.

The Settlers of Zarahemla, based upon The Book of Mormon and created for the Latter-day Saint community, will be an instant hit with your family.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.95/10 Spin-off Ranking: 2 out of 7

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Merchants of Europe

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Description: You are a powerful merchant. Start your trading posts in three cities. Recruit new merchants and send them to distant cities to establish trading posts and expand your interests.

The more trading posts you have, the more commodities are at your disposal which you can sell profitably in foreign cities. To ensure that your commodities arrive safely at their destination, you must open up trade routes and equip caravans. You win the game if you are the first to deliver all of your commodities to foreign cities.

Merchants of Europe uses the simple and fun Catan hex and resource system to recreate the growth of the merchant class across medieval Europe.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.88/10 Spin-off Ranking: 3 out of 7

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Catan Junior

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Description: A Catan adventure for fledgling swashbucklers. Explore the Seas Catan: Junior introduces a modified playing style of the classic game giving younger players the opportunity to experience the world of Catan.

Designed for players as young as 5 and is a perfect introduction to the Catan series of games for kids and families. Catan: Junior takes place on a ring of islands where 2 to 4 players build hideouts, and the mysterious Spooky Island, where the Ghost Captain lives.

Each island generates a specific resource: wood, goats, molasses or swords and players can acquire gold. Each player starts with two pirate hideouts, then builds ships in order to expand their network. The more hideouts you build, the more resources you may receive.

You use your resources to build ships, hideouts or get help from Coco the Parrot. Just watch out for the dreaded Ghost Captain. Be the first player to control seven pirate hideouts and you win the game.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.88/10 Spin-off Ranking: 4 out of 7

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The Settlers of Canaan

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Description: The settlers of canaan takes place in the territory of canaan off the coast of the great sea. Each player represents a tribe of Israel seeking to settle in canaan guide your tribe through the fertile lands of canaan.

Each hex space will yield resources that you can cash in for roads, settlements and cities. Harvest resources of stone and ore from the land to help build Jerusalem and receive king david’s blessing.

Harvest timber, grain, wool, and brick to build more roads and settlements to expand your territory work quickly your opponents are moving to settle the most fertile parts of canaan you also need to be wary a plague could come upon you at any time and destroy your harvest.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.82/10 Spin-off Ranking: 5 out of 7

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Starfarers of Catan

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Description: You have been commissioned to explore the galaxy, build new colonies, and expand commercial ties with the various races of the Galactic Council.

This is no easy task. You must build great spaceships to conquer the distances, carry colonists and cargos, combat hostile pirates, and negotiate and trade with aliens. Careful diplomacy, clever trade, a firm stance against pirates, and the bold colonization of distant solar systems will win you the support of aliens and humans alike and make you the Ambassador of the Galactic Council.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.81/10 Spin-off Ranking: 6 out of 7

Players: 3 to 4 (can be expanded up to 6)

Expansion: Starfarers of Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion

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The Kids of Catan

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Description: Now even the kids can help build Catan! Join Billy, Jacob and Emily as they help their parents build the village of Catan from the ground up.

Although they’re way too young to assist with the large buildings, they can bring resources in to help their parents. But watch out for Eric. Eric steals things and players may lose the contents of their wagons before they get back to town.

Once their wagon is full, they get to watch a building go up. The winner of the game is the player who gets to place Catan City Hall in the town square.

BoardGameGeek Rating: 5.31/10 Spin-off Ranking: 7 out of 7

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So there you have it, over 30 different Settlers of Catan related games, expansions, extensions, editions, variants and spin-offs ranked from best to worst.

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James Prankard says

August 18, 2015 at 9:12 am

This is a weird post. How can you rate Cities and Knights Extension above the Catan Extension… You need the catan extension to play the cities and knights extension -_-

Also, the ‘Great River’ and ‘Fisherman of Catan’ are in ‘Traders and Barbarians’.

In my humble opinion, the main expansions are better for different players, so the ‘best to worst’ will not work for everyone. If you like strategy like the old board game ‘Risk’, get ‘Cities and Knights’.

If you want simple variety with different maps get ‘Seafearers’.

If you want more variety get ‘Traders and Barbarians’ (please note, you will most likely not enjoy all the different game modes in traders and barbarians).

Joshua Olson says

February 24, 2016 at 2:45 am

Where is Settlers of the Stone Age? I always thought that game was related to Catan.

Flakkenmarsh says

August 30, 2016 at 6:01 am

My friends and I place Stone Age above Trails to Rails.

I was hoping to see Elasund on the list. 🙁

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Catan Travel Edition – Fun On The Go!

Are you a fan of the popular strategy game Catan? Do you love the thrill of building settlements, trading resources, and outsmarting your opponents? If so, then you’ll be delighted to discover the Catan Travel Edition! Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, the Catan Travel Edition is the perfect companion for gaming on the go.

Overview of Catan Travel Edition

The Catan Travel Edition is a portable version of the classic Catan game that allows you to enjoy the excitement of Catan anywhere, anytime. Designed specifically for those who love to travel or have limited space, this compact edition ensures that you never have to leave Catan behind.

Unlike the standard edition, the Catan Travel Edition is designed with portability in mind. It features a smaller game board, sturdy components, and a compact storage case, making it easy to pack and carry with you on your adventures.

Benefits of the Catan Travel Edition

The Catan Travel Edition offers numerous benefits for gaming enthusiasts on the move. One of the primary advantages is its convenience. No longer will you have to forgo playing Catan just because you’re away from home. With the travel edition, you can enjoy the immersive gameplay and strategic challenges of Catan wherever you go.

The portability of the Catan Travel Edition is another major benefit. Its compact size allows you to take it with you on camping trips, road trips, or even to enjoy a game night with friends at a small apartment or hostel. You can easily fit it into a backpack or carry-on luggage, ensuring that you always have your favorite game at hand.

Components of the Catan Travel Edition

Included in the Catan Travel Edition are all the essential components you need to play the game. The set includes a miniaturized game board, resource cards, development cards, settlement tokens, road pieces, and dice. Though smaller in size, the components are crafted with the same high-quality standards as the standard edition, ensuring an immersive and enjoyable gaming experience.

The game board, although smaller, still maintains the iconic hexagonal shape and features the same beautifully illustrated land and sea tiles. The resource cards, development cards, and tokens are also perfectly sized for easy handling and storage.

Gameplay Experience with the Catan Travel Edition

The gameplay mechanics of the Catan Travel Edition closely mirror those of the standard edition. Build settlements, roads, and cities, trade resources with other players, and strategically position yourself for victory. While the gameplay remains intact, adjustments have been made to ensure that the flow of the game remains engaging and enjoyable in this compact version.

Playing Catan on the go offers a unique experience. Imagine gathering around a picnic table in a beautiful park, trading sheep and wheat with your friends as birds chirp and the sun sets. Or perhaps sitting in a cozy cabin during a winter getaway, strategizing your way to victory over a warm cup of cocoa. The Catan Travel Edition allows you to create memorable gaming moments in new and exciting locations.

Tips for Traveling with the Catan Travel Edition

If you’re planning to take the Catan Travel Edition on your next adventure, here are a few tips to ensure a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience:

  • Consider getting card sleeves to protect the resource and development cards from wear and tear during travel.
  • Bring along small containers or bags to keep the various game components organized and easily accessible.
  • Take advantage of the portable nature of the travel edition and play in outdoor settings or unique locations to enhance the overall experience.
  • Invite fellow travelers or new acquaintances to join in on the fun and make new connections through the game.

Reviews and Feedback from Users

Users of the Catan Travel Edition have praised its convenience, portability, and ability to deliver the same addictive gameplay as the standard edition. Many have pointed out how the compact size makes it ideal for travel or playing in smaller spaces. However, some users have mentioned that the smaller game board can be slightly more challenging to navigate, but it adds a unique twist to the gameplay.

Expansion Sets and Variations for the Catan Travel Edition

In addition to the base Catan Travel Edition, there are also expansion sets and variations specifically designed for this compact version. These expansions offer new scenarios, challenges, and resources, further enhancing the gameplay experience and adding endless hours of fun to your travels.

Whether you’re a Catan enthusiast or a casual gamer, the Catan Travel Edition is a must-have addition to your board game collection. Its convenience, portability, and ability to deliver the same immersive gameplay as the standard edition make it a perfect choice for gaming on the go. So pack your bags, grab your friends, and get ready to embark on a thrilling journey with the Catan Travel Edition!

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Review of The Settlers of Catan Travel Edition

Players: 3-4 Playing Time: 1-2 hours Difficulty: 3 (of 10)

The Components

The success or failure of a travel edition such as this ultimately depends upon the quality of the components--and their utility while on the road--and thus the majority of this review looks into that aspect of the game.

Here's what the travel edition comes with:

Board: The core of the travel edition's special design is in the game board. This hard, sturdy plastic board, about eight inches on a side, is essentially a tray to hold all the pieces that make up a Catan game. There are 19 hexagonal slots, each intended to hold a terrain tile; a raised number in the middle marks the random number for the terrain and also helps keep the terrains in place. 9 triangle slots along the edges of the board likewise hold the harbors. Finally, there are three circular holes along each hexside, which as we'll see fit the pegs of the playing pieces.

The terrain tiles are hexagonal pieces with circular holes in the middle. They're printed on light cardboard. Each is pretty small and doesn't show a lot of detail, but the color is really enough to identify the terrain type. The harbors are even tinier, but each does show, in miniature, the type of trades you can do at that harbor (though they're so small that they're a little hard to read).

The Settlers board does a good job of meeting a travel edition's first requirement: it keeps all the pieces in place while you're playing, which is particularly important for a game that's usually pretty loose with its pieces, like Catan. All the tile slots in the board are quite deep, and thus I can't foresee any problem with tiles bouncing out. Because everything is small, the pieces are really no frills (other than the very sturdy board), but that seems fine given that the important factor here was portability.

There are two minor downsides to the board: first, the desert tile only fits in the middle, which slightly constrains the variability of games; and second, you have to flip the board upside down to remove the tiles, which can be a mild pain during travel (though the can flip it into the top of the box if you need to).

Playing Pieces: There are three types of playing pieces (roads, cities, and settlements) in four player colors (red, blue, white, orange). Each piece is a small and simple design in hard plastic, with a peg in the bottom which will keep it stable on the board. The road is just a rectangular cube, the settlement is a cube with a triangular roof, and the city is an "ell" with a triangular roof. In the box, the differences are a tad difficult to make out, but once you get them onto the board, everything is pretty clear (especially since roads peg into different places than cities or settlements, and thus their purpose is clear from their location).

Again, as with the board, these pieces are graphically "no frills", but solid work has been done to ensure that they'll stay stable even when in a moving vehicle.

The robber is just a tiny plastic pawn. Disappointingly, there's nothing to keep it in place--but it probably won't move beyond the recessed terrain tile slot unless you're very heavily jostled.

Cards: The cards are all printed in a miniature size on thin, but firm, cardstock with rounded corners.

The resource cards show the terrain type and the resource produced, just like the normal Settlers' resource cards, and thus have all the easy-to-use benefits that Settlers usually accrues due to its clear iconography.

The development cards have small but readable text explaining what the card does, and still manage to fit in artwork.

Cardboard References: These cards are printed on thick, sturdy cardboard in full color.

The building cost cards show what resources it takes to build which playing pieces, and also identifies related victory points. Some of the resource artwork is a bit fuzzy, but the iconography remains clear; like in the regular Settlers game, this reference really holds the game together.

The victory point cards exhaustively list the rules related to the victory point (largest army or longest trade route) and note the value (2 victory points). There's a bit of artwork here too.

Dice: Nothing special here. Little plastic dice, white with black pips. They seem well manufactured.

Rules: The 14-page rulebook is divided into a short introduction, the rules, and the almanac. It's well laid out, full of examples, and has good pictures too. The rules explain the game well, and the alamanc makes for good in-game reference.

The tray is another place where the game really succeeds.Each type of card (the 5 resources and the development cards) has an individual slot in the tray. There's also a little "finger space" to the side of each slot which lets you easily pull out one or more cards.

There are likewise slots for each of the four player colors. Puling the pieces out is a bit more of a pain than the cards, because they're so tiny, but it's still doable.

The final, central slot contains the dice, reference cards, and all those board pieces that you're going to take out during setup. (Afterward, you can use this slot to roll your dice in, if you want.)

The end result is that the tray can be used as a "bank" during the game, with everything in its space, and each fairly easy to pull out during the game. This is yet another thing that makes the game very usable during travel when you don't want to have everything spread out.

Overall, The Settlers of Catan Travel Edition is a superb example of how to make a travel edition. It doesn't just shrink all the pieces, but also creates a design which can be used in very tight spaces, and in moving vehicles that might not be entirely stable. I usually reserve a perfect Style score for games that are highly utilitarian, high quality, and very beautiful. This Travel Edition definitely doesn't match the last criteria. Nonetheless, I've decided to give it a "5" out of "5" for Style because it's just not possible to make a travel game much better than this.

The Game Design

I've decided to utterly skip a discussion of how the Travel edition plays. Because, it plays exactly like parent game The Settlers of Catan . If you want more information, go read my original review's Game Play & Game Design sections.

Suffice to say, Settlers is a very good light strategy game that has remained very popular over nearly a decade of play. If I have one disappointment with this Travel Edition, it's that no rules for 2-player play were included, even though such can be found on the net and in certain licensed Settlers games. Rules for two players would have allowed couples to take this game on the road.

Nonetheless, the Travel Edition deserves the same Substance rating as its predecessor, which is "4" out of "5".

If you enjoy The Settlers of Catan , and want to be able to play in cars, on trains, on airplanes, and in cabins out in the middle of the wilderness, this is an excellent product for you. Enough said.

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  • 65 Digital Chumps Catan: Console Edition has some design issues but can be manageable when desperately looking for a CATAN fix on current generation consoles. It certainly needs some work in its default setup, speed options, and dice-rolling mechanics, but for the most part, it still does the trick.
  • 70 Digitally Downloaded Catan – Console Edition is a perfectly fine adaptation of a hugely popular board game. The developers have done their best to make it work for both online and offline play, and present it gorgeously. I just wish that another, equally talented developer, took Twilight Struggle, or the Game of Thrones board game, or any of a few hundred other incredible board games and adapted those instead.
  • 60 Metro GameCentral A fun and accessible introduction to the world of Catan but technical failings and a lack of options mean it’s not quite the adaptation it could’ve been.
  • 65 PlayStation Universe While it's functional I feel that Catan: Console Edition could have done a bit more to sway me from playing with its cardboard counterpart. The multiplayer features and AI do a lot for players who cannot get three friends together but some of its presentation, especially the audio side, leaves a bit to be desired. The app could also do with a bit of work to make it more viable. While I will be quite happy to play this by myself or when there is only two of us, it will never replace its board game equivalent. Catan: Console Edition could have been great, as it is, its serviceable, which is a shame.

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The Met is approaching prepandemic levels of attendance. But its strategy of staging more modern operas to lure new audiences is having mixed success.

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By Javier C. Hernández

Four years after the coronavirus brought the curtain down on the Metropolitan Opera, audiences are nearly back, the company announced on Thursday. But the company’s big bet on contemporary opera this season had mixed results.

The Met, which has been facing serious fiscal challenges , said that the 2023-24 season ended this month with 72 percent paid attendance overall, approaching the 75 percent it had in the last full season before the pandemic.

About a third of this season was devoted to contemporary operas, and those by living composers, as it works to connect with younger and more diverse audiences. Some were hits: Anthony Davis ’s “ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, ” drew 78 percent attendance, behind only Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Bizet’s “Carmen” and Puccini’s “Turandot.”

But two recent operas that had drawn sold-out crowds in previous seasons fared less well when they were revived: Terence Blanchard ’s “ Fire Shut Up In My Bones ” drew 65 percent attendance, and Kevin Puts’s “ The Hours ,” which reunited the stars Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara and Joyce DiDonato, drew 61 percent.

Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, said the mix of old and new operas was helping drive a recovery at the box office by bringing new people into the opera house. But the company still faces significant obstacles. The Met, whose credit rating was downgraded in February by Moody’s Investors Service, has withdrawn about $70 million in emergency funds from its endowment over the past two seasons to help cover costs.

“We believe we’re on the right path artistically,” he said. “But we’re still climbing out of the hole that the pandemic left us in.”

The Met is hardly the only performing arts organization still grappling with the effects of the pandemic . Attendance is still down on Broadway — it was about 17 percent below prepandemic levels this season — and orchestras, opera companies and theaters across the United States are laying off staff and giving fewer performances.

The challenges facing the Met are particularly acute because of the high costs of live opera. As it works to stabilize its finances, the company, with an annual budget of $327 million, is giving fewer performances of fewer titles, and is imposing other cost-cutting measures.

Because of discounts offered on some tickets, the Met’s box office has further to go to recover: It took in about 64 percent of its potential income this year, up from 57 percent last year but still below the 69 percent it took in for the last full season before the pandemic.

When Moody’s downgraded the Met’s credit rating in February to Ba3, from Ba2, and revised its outlook to negative from stable, it noted that while the company was working to save money, “the Met’s programs remain relatively high cost stemming from a commitment to programmatic excellence that remains expensive to deliver.”

Gelb said that the pivot to more contemporary operas had helped bring in new audience members. There were 84,934 new ticket buyers this year, a record, and 9,000 more than last season. About 21,000 purchased tickets for a contemporary opera, and about 10 percent of those then bought tickets for another production. (The Met said ticket buyers purchase an average of two seats.) The audience is also younger: The average age of single-ticket buyers has fallen to 44, from 50 before the pandemic.

Ahead of its production of “X,” the Met hosted a starry, 18-hour reading of Malcolm X’s autobiography. But publicity did not always translate into ticket sales. Daniel Catán’s “ Florencia en el Amazonas ” drew attention as the company’s first work by a Mexican composer; it had 68 percent attendance. Jake Heggie’s “ Dead Man Walking ,” which was given the coveted spot of opening the season, had 62 percent attendance. And John Adams’s opera-oratorio “ El Niño ,” which received positive reviews from critics, ended at 58 percent attendance.

Gelb said he could not explain why some new operas, including the revival of “The Hours,” did not fare better this season.

“If we knew what would result in a sold-out house,” he said, “everything would be sold out.”

Even some classics struggled to find big audiences. A production of Wagner’s “ Tannhäuser ,” with a world-class cast, including the company debut of the baritone Christian Gerhaher, had 64 percent attendance. Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” was at the bottom of the list, with 56 percent attendance.

The Met has seen improvements in its Live in HD cinema broadcasts, which now contribute about $2 million to the bottom line but are down from more than $15 million before the pandemic.

Gelb said that he hoped the Met would not have to make another emergency withdrawal from the endowment in the coming season. He said the company plans to eventually replenish the fund, which had reached $340 million in 2022 but now totals about $254 million.

“As long as we keep plugging away,” he said, “we are going to find the financial means to keep us going.”

Michael Paulson contributed reporting.

Javier C. Hernández is a culture reporter, covering the world of classical music and dance in New York City and beyond. He joined The Times in 2008 and previously worked as a correspondent in Beijing and New York. More about Javier C. Hernández

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    The Settlers of Catan. Travel Edition is a new version of the classic Klaus Teuber game, put out by Kosmos and Mayfair Games.. Players: 3-4 Playing Time: 1-2 hours Difficulty: 3 (of 10) The Components. The success or failure of a travel edition such as this ultimately depends upon the quality of the components--and their utility while on the road--and thus the majority of this review looks ...

  7. Catan: Traveler Review

    Andre' Nordstrand takes a look at this compact travel edition of the classic game CATAN!Buy great games at https://www.gamenerdz.com/Find more reviews and vi...

  8. CATAN Traveler COMPACT EDITION Board Game

    AI-generated from the text of customer reviews. Quality Portability Appearance Stability Storage space Size Ease of setup. ... 5.0 out of 5 stars Catan travel edition. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 17, 2020. Verified Purchase. Love the original game so bought this to take on holiday. Slightly different from original but that doesn ...

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    Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for CATAN | Catan Travel Edition | Board Game | Ages 10+ ... CATAN Family Edition is a board game masterpiece that transcends generations and brings boundless joy to family game nights. With its captivating gameplay, this edition continues to be a favorite in our household. ...

  10. Catan Travel Edition Board Game Review

    Join us as we take a look at the portable board game Catan Traveller Edition.

  11. CATAN

    It has been re-published in two travel editions, portable edition and compact edition, as a special gallery edition (replaced in 2009 with a family edition), as an anniversary wooden edition, as a deluxe 3D collector's edition, in the basic Simply Catan, as a beginner version, and with an entirely new theme in Japan and Asia as Settlers of ...

  12. Catan Traveler Edition Review

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  15. Traveler

    People frequently travel in pairs. In order for you to settle Catan together with your partner, the compact version includes the tried-and-tested 2-player rules and the corresponding game components. CATAN - Traveler cannot be used with the CATAN expansions; however, it is a nice and elegant alternative when traveling or on vacation ...

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    Seafarers 5-6 Player Extension. Description: You can settle Catan and sail the sea with up to 6 players. BoardGameGeek Rating: 6.98/10. Extension Ranking: 4 out of 5. Players: 5 to 6. Required: Catan 5th Edition and Catan 5-6 Player Extension - 5th Edition and Catan: Seafarers Game Expansion 5th Edition.

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    throw the dice with your hand. It takes only a couple of seconds to set up the game board for "CATAN® - Traveler." Open the case and place the 6 double-sided game board pieces. the island. As with the "CATAN®" base game, besides completely balanced terrain hex distributions the compact version also allows for set-ups containing very few hexes ...

  18. CATAN: Console Edition

    The island of Catan emerges on the screen for an immersive game experience like no other. Settlements grow up from fertile grain fields and cities nestle into the sides of majestic mountains. Barter for resources, place roads and settlements to claim single or multiplayer victory in the digital version of the world famous award-winning tabletop game. The digital tabletop version of CATAN will ...

  19. Catan Travel Edition

    The Catan Travel Edition allows you to create memorable gaming moments in new and exciting locations. ... Reviews and Feedback from Users. Users of the Catan Travel Edition have praised its convenience, portability, and ability to deliver the same addictive gameplay as the standard edition. Many have pointed out how the compact size makes it ...

  20. Review of The Settlers of Catan Travel Edition

    The Settlers of Catan Travel Edition is a new version of the classic Klaus Teuber game, put out by Kosmos and Mayfair Games.. Players: 3-4 Playing Time: 1-2 hours Difficulty: 3 (of 10) The Components. The success or failure of a travel edition such as this ultimately depends upon the quality of the components--and their utility while on the road--and thus the majority of this review looks into ...

  21. Catan: Portable Edition

    Settlers of Catan Travel Edition is, as the name says, a Travel Edition of The Settlers of Catan. The rules of the game are the same, but there are some changes between the two editions: No Expansions: In the Travel Edition it is not possible to add any expansions to the regular game, so it is a 3 or 4 players game only. Pre-determined Desert location: The hex containing the Desert is always ...

  22. CATAN: Console Edition

    Based on 3 user reviews. 65. Digital Chumps. Catan: Console Edition has some design issues but can be manageable when desperately looking for a CATAN fix on current generation consoles. It certainly needs some work in its default setup, speed options, and dice-rolling mechanics, but for the most part, it still does the trick.

  23. Catan: Traveler

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