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Rivals for CATAN –
Age of Enlightenment

Rivals for Catan – Age of Enlightenment

The second “Rivals for CATAN” expansion includes three new Theme Sets, “The Era of Prosperity,” “The Era of Explorers,” and “The Era of Sages.”

About the game

Beispielkarten auf „Goldene Zeiten“

In “The Era of Prosperity,” you as the prince or princess promote cultural development in your principality and raise your people's spirits.

In “The Era of Explorers,” you board your ships to set out on a journey to faraway islands and encounter foreign peoples and pirates. If you can take the lead when discovering, victory is almost yours!

In “The Era of Sages,” a true era of enlightenment begins. Wise women and men intervene in the fate of Catan and cause many an event to take a turn for the better.

If you want to learn more about The Era of Enlightenment, The Era of Explorers, and The Era of Prosperity, read Klaus Teuber's blog posts where he personally explains the Theme Sets to you:

If you would like to go for the greatest challenge the Rivals game has to offer, please read about the “Tournament Game,” the pinnacle of “Rivals for Catan.”

Playing Tips

Playing Tips for Age of Enlightenment

Gustav Bartschat and Dr. Reiner Düren offer valuable playing tips for all those who play “Age of Enlightenment” for the first time or want to play the Duel with the three new Theme Sets.

Tournament Game

The Tournament Game is the the pinnacle of “Rivals for Catan,” where each player assembles his own deck from his cards. During the game, each player – normally – has only access to his own card stacks. Therefore, each player determines which cards he wants to build or play during the game.

For all those who don't dare to assemble their own deck yet we have published some sample decks by Dr. Reiner Düren. You may choose these decks at the beginning of the game.

Sample Decks especially for “Age of Enlightenment”

Sample Decks without “Age of Enlightenment”