"Catan - Traveler" is based on the same rules as the "Catan" base game, its "big brother." The big difference- all of the game components fit in a case that occupies half the space required to store the "Catan" base game!
It takes only a couple of seconds to set up the game board for "Catan - Traveler." Open the case and place the 6 double-sided game board pieces. Since you can randomly combine the board pieces, there are hundreds of different ways to set up the island. As with the "Catan" base game, besides completely balanced terrain hex distributions the compact version also allows for set-ups containing very few hexes of a particular terrain type, for example, mountains or hills.
People frequently travel in pairs. In order for you to settle Catan together with your partner, the compact version includes the tried and tested 2-player rules and the corresponding game components.
2-6 players, 15+ minute playtime, ages 6+