The players embark on an exciting journey in three different, combinable scenarios. They find foreign inhabited islands, they fight with pirates and act as buccaneers themselves. On behalf of the Catanian Council, players must fish, negotiate trade deals with the natives, and fight pirate dens.
?Explorers & pirates? brings a multitude of new elements to the Catan game world. An important element is the exploration of an unknown island world, as it already exists in some seafaring scenarios. What is new is that the players have movable ships and use them to commute between the home island of Catan and the island world that is newly developed and newly discovered in each game. You set off from Catan, equip the ship with settlers or units, and bring back fish and spices. The three missions ?The Pirate Camps?, ?Fish for Catan? and ?Spices for Catan? can be played individually or in any combination.
This expansion is not a complete game! It can only be played together with the original game "Catan - The Game!"