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                                                                CATAN Studio Launches Standalone Game: CATAN – Starfarers

                                                                Posted on 11 Nov 2019

                                                                CATAN Studio are pleased to announce that CATAN – Starfarers is now available! Starfarers is a standalone space-themed spin-off of designer Klaus Teuber’s acclaimed original board game, CATAN™ (formerly Settlers of Catan).

                                                                Players familiar with the CATAN™ base game will recognise elements of the game mechanics, and will discover new breadth and depth in this standalone version.

                                                                In Starfarers, players take on the role of space explorers in the third millennium. As they traverse the universe, they settle on uncharted solar systems, harvest resources to aid their quest, develop trade relationships with alien civilisations, and fend off space pirates.

                                                                The first edition, Starfarers of Catan™, was released in 1999 and has been out of print for more than a decade. Going above and beyond a reprint of the original, Starfarers has been completely updated to meet the expectations and preferences of modern board gamers.

                                                                “Starfarers of Catan has been the version most requested by fans to be re-released,” says Benjamin Teuber, Managing Director of CATAN GmbH. “However, we didn’t just want to re-release it as it was, but listen to the feedback our fans provided. We focused on three primary objectives: further improve the quality of the game material, a more exciting variable game board, and rules tweaks to speed up gameplay.”

                                                                The game art was reimagined by the original illustrator, Franz Vohwinkel. Notably, each alien is uniquely painted to reflect that civilisation’s characteristics.

                                                                “With such great details as a starting point, players can build their own fantastic stories in this exciting universe,” adds Ron Magin, CATAN Studio chief operating officer.

                                                                Starfarers is the focus of a five-part content series by Tabletop Showcase running from November 11th-15th. The episodes feature popular content creators focusing an episode of their shows on a different aspect of the game.

                                                                CATAN – Starfarers is available at game stores in the United Kingdom now!

                                                                For a closer look at the game, check out these unboxing and in-depth preview videos from CATAN Studio, or this two-minute overview and full gameplay from Spiel on AsmodeeLive!