Settlers of Catan Quiz
by Staff
Think you know your way around the board game Settlers of Catan? Take a 20-question quiz and prove it.

Which country does the board game Settlers of Catan hail from?

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy

Speaking of Germany, which of the following is NOT a hallmark of German-style board games?

  • economics
  • war
  • cooperation

Who designed Settlers of Catan?

  • Karl Tollatsch
  • Klaus Teuber
  • Kasper Teufel

Enough with the generalities. Let's see how much you know about game play itself. How many tiles make up the island of Catan in a typical game?

  • nine
  • 19
  • 36

How many terrain types dot the island of Catan?

  • four
  • five
  • six

What's the name of the ominous black figure who begins each game in the desert?

  • Death
  • the Robber
  • the Grim Resource Reaper

What roll of the dice does the Robber need in order to spread mayhem in the game?

  • snake eyes
  • seven
  • 13

How much does it cost to build a road in Settlers of Catan?

  • one lumber, one brick
  • one lumber, one brick, one grain, one wool
  • two grain, three ore

How much does it cost to construct a city in Settlers of Catan?

  • one lumber, one brick, one grain, one wool
  • three grain, two ore
  • two grain, three ore

Looking to get some more points? The largest army card enters the mix after the first player uses this number of soldier cards.

  • Three
  • Five
  • Seven

Some players like to shoot for the longest road card, too. That helpful card comes into play when the first player achieves a continuous road of how many pieces?

  • three
  • four
  • five

How many victory points must you accumulate before you can declare yourself (not obnoxiously, of course) the winner?

  • 10
  • 15
  • highest score at end of play

If you do prove yourself crafty enough to win a game of Settlers of Catan, what title do you assume?

  • Emperor of Catan
  • Lord of Catan
  • King of Catan

Catan's massive popularity has led to many expansion sets and special editions. Which of the following is NOT an expansion set for Settlers of Catan?

  • Seafarers of Catan
  • Catan Afterdark
  • Cities and Knights of Catan

In what year does the sci-fi variant of the game Starfarers of Catan take place?

  • 2000 A.D.
  • 2700 A.D.
  • 30000 A.D.

There's even a Bible-themed Catan! What is its official title?

  • Settlers of Jerusalem
  • Settlers of Eden
  • Settlers of Canaan

Occasionally, characters and events inject outside influences into special editions of good old Catan. Which of the following IS NOT an actual release?

  • The Gold of Ankh-Morpork (based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld book series)
  • Settlers of Middle-earth (based on "The Lord of the Rings" franchise)
  • The Settlers of Indiana & Ohio (released for the 2009 Gen Con U.S. gaming convention)

Mayfair Games published a special-edition version of Settlers of Catan that contained what kind of game pieces?

  • electric
  • edible
  • 3-D

The year 2005 saw the release of a new Klaus Teuber game about The First City of Catan. What was the name of this city?

  • Candamir
  • Elasund
  • Catanville

What does Settlers of Catan go by on Xbox Live?

  • Catan
  • The Settlers
  • Battle for Catan