Remember when you saw the War of The Ring Collector’s Edition and you thought “Wow, I must have!”? Then you saw the price and realized it was not to be, at least that is what happened to me. Well, it is happening again. The Settlers of Catan 15th Anniversary Edition has just been released by Mayfair Games and should be in stores any day. Made of beautifully artistic wooden pieces, completely, it is a sight to behold. I have really enjoyed this game for a long time, and it is so easy to teach to people, I just love Settlers.
A nice touch to this edition is that you can play up to six players out of the box, so no trying to find the 5-6 player wooden expansion.
Unlike War of the Ring, this game runs about $150.00. Expensive enough for my wife to say “What? Are you nuts??”, but cheap enough for me to actually consider it. If it had been $99 bucks, I would have pulled the trigger and dealt with the consequences later. This will take some careful planning and some creative fund raising. It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.
Here is the description right from Mayfair, so you can drool too, if you like Settlers that is.
Catan® is a modern classic. An international favorite, it has redefined social board games. Now you can create Catan out of wood and enjoy settling and building using specially tooled wooden pieces.
Embark on a quest to settle the fair isle of Catan! Guide your brave settlers to victory by using clever trading and development. Use resources (grain, wool, ore, brick, and lumber) to build roads, settlements, and cities, and buy development cards. Acquire your resources through trades or the role of the dice. But beware! You never know when someone might cut off your road or if the robber will appear and steal your precious gains. Are you the best trader, builder, or settler?
Will you master Catan?
This special limited 15th Anniversary Wood Edition of The Settlers of Catan® is designed for 3-6 players.
15th Anniversary Wood Edition Special Limited Production For 3-6 Players Ages 10 to adult
The strong, compartmentalized box contains: 52 thick, beautifully illustrated map hexagons, 144 specially designed playing pieces, 6 hexagonal building costs summaries and 2 special victory point markers, 1 vile robber, 2 dice, and 28 random number chits—all made from sturdy wood. The 154 cards, like the hexes, bear fine artwork from Michael Menzel. Enjoy this special, limited production—suitable for travel or your nicest coffee table—with friends or family for many decades to come.