The Settlers of Catan, sometimes shortened to Catan or to Settlers, is a multiplayer board game first published in 1995 in Germany. Players assume the roles of settlers, or some like to think as rulers, each attempting to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources.

Players gain points as their settlements grow; the first to reach a set number of points, typically 10, wins.

Plenty of options for expansions, stand-alone games, scenarios and extensions to add more players at the board.