CATAN®: Junior™ is for families with children ages 6-9. Simplified building rules, child-oriented trading, and a more innocuous robber equivalent called the “Ghost Captain” provide access to the world of CATAN games. Although CATAN Junior contains some simplified rules so that 6-year-olds can participate without any difficulty, it is still unmistakably a "CATAN" game. CATAN Junior is not just a game for kids but a genuine family game, to be enjoyed by adults and young children alike.
CATAN®: Junior™ takes place on a ring of tropical isles—including the mysterious Spooky Island, home of the Ghost Captain. Each island generates a specific resource: wood, goats, molasses, or cutlasses. You can also find gold. You start with 2 pirate lairs, and then build ships in order to expand your network. The more lairs you build, the more resources you may receive. Use your resources to build ships, lairs, or to get help from the wise Coco the Parrot. You can even trade in the nearby market. Just watch out for the dreaded Ghost Captain! The first player to control 7 pirate lairs wins the game!
106 die cut markers representing resources and specials
4 player cost boards
1 two sided game board
28 Pirate hideouts (7 each of 4 colors)
32 Ships (8 each of 4 colors)
1 pirate ghost
1 rule book.
Skills: Some tactical and strategic thinking, although less than in the original “Catan.” Needless to say, luck plays a role too.