Tired of eating wheat and mutton? Catan is about to get a lot more delicious.
Just in time for Christmas (and Easter) a new edible edition of Catan is rolling out. The new Catan: Chocolate Edition includes 32 pieces of fine Belgian chocolate in the shapes of knights, cities, settlements and roads. And the end of the game tuck the pieces away, into your belly rather than back in the box.
The new Catan: Chocolate edition includes everything you’ll need to play. In addition to the chocolate the game comes with a set of resource cards, spinner and a complete set of simplified game rules.
This simpler (but far more delicious) version of the Catan includes a spinner to determine resources rather than dice. To build something, pay the familiar resource costs but chocolate bars earned get placed in front of you. The first player to reach 5 victory points wins the game. Following the game players eat the pieces in their tableau.
Inedible Editions of Catan
In Catan (formerly The Settlers of Catan), designed by Klaus Teuber, players try to settle the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. Players roll dice to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources in the form of wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone cards and then use cards to build up their community and try to be the first to 10 victory points. Though the original edition of Catan has cards for grain and sheep, none of the original commodities were actually edible or shearable.
Catan is considered by many to be a staple of the modern gaming era. The game has been winning awards steadily since it’s original release in 1995. A short list of awards won includes:
- 2012 JoTa Best Game Released in Brazil Nominee
- 2012 JoTa Best Game Released in Brazil Critic Award
- 2011 Ludo Award Best Board Game Editor’s Choice Winner
- 2005 Gra Roku Game of the Year
- 2004 Hra roku Winner
- 2001 Origins Awards Hall of Fame Inductee
- 1996 Origins Awards Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Board Game Winner
- 1995 Spiel des Jahres Winner
- 1995 Meeples’ Choice Award
- 1995 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner