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Catan Histories: Merchants of Europe



Catan Histories: Merchants of Europe - Build commerce in Europe

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Trade flourished in Europe during the late Middle Ages. Economic groups like the Hanseatic League, the Welser and Fugger families, and merchants from Northern Italy established trading posts and factories in all of the important cities throughout Europe. These businesses provided the population with goods of all kinds, such as fur from the north, cloth from Flanders, wine from the south, and spices from India. The most important commodity of all was salt. It preserved food and made meals safe and tolerable.

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. As you acquire more trading posts you, you reap more commodities for trade or sale.

To ensure that your commodities arrive safely at their destination, you must open up trade routes and equip caravans. Win by being the first merchant to deliver all of your commodities to rival cities.

Features a reversible game board for quick games.

Catan Histories: Merchants of Europe uses the simple and fun Catan hex and resource system to recreate the growth of the merchant class across medieval Europe. Collect and trade resources to expand trade routes and trading posts. Build caravans to transport your goods to market before your rivals do. Can you expand your trading network more quickly and efficiently and become the most powerful merchant in all of Europe?

Contents: 1 double-sided game board, 95 resource cards, 25 development cards, 40 commodity tokens, 15 resource number tokens, 4 building costs overviews, 68 coins (1 & 3 denominations), 120 trade routes (wood in 4 colors), 48 trading posts (wood in 4 colors), 8 caravans (wood in 4 colors), 8 merchants (wood in 4 colors), 1 robber (black wood),? 2 dice, 1 rulebook.


Number of Players 3 to 4
Playing Time 2 hours
Suggested Ages 12 and up
Demo Available Yes
Mechanics resource management, trading, dice rolling, route building, trading, civilization, negotiation, medieval, Catan
Designer Teuber, Klaus
Illustrator Michael Menzel and Pedro Soto
Publisher Mayfair Games
Year Published 2012
Binding Box
Condition New

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