Catan Celebrates 25 Years With a Beautiful Anniversary Edition
Catan fans are in for a treat. The modern classic is 25 years young and the teams at Catan Studios and Asmodee are releasing a gorgeous new version to celebrate.
For many in the board game hobby, Catan is the game that started their love for tabletop gaming. Sure, there are plenty of classic games that almost everyone has played. From Monopoly to Battleship, the mass market offerings are plentiful. However, so many of those early games lack the quality board gamers have become accustomed to.
Catan is one of those modern games that really set the stage for what board games could be. And now, Catan Studio and Asmodee are launching a 25th Anniversary Edition of the game. As you’d expect, it looks wonderful.
It’s worth noting that, unlike something like the Suburbia Collector’s Edition, this isn’t some ridiculously overproduced game. Obviously, it looks great, but the team has kept the upgrades relatively simple. The 25th Anniversary Edition includes both the base version of Catan and the 5-6 player expansion. On top of that, players can play through the Helpers of Catan scenario. And, while the components aren’t totally ridiculous, Asmodee has certainly given you something that will look great on the table.
Players will enjoy special edition player pieces and dice. Plus, the game comes with some very welcome card tray organizers. As a big Gloomhaven nerd, I’m all about finding ways to make set up and organization easier. So, seeing these come with the game is phenomenal. They’re also including plenty of sleeves and bags to make sure setup and takedown are as easy as possible. Again, making it easier to get games to the table quickly is always a plus in my book.
Catan 25th Anniversary Edition is available for preorder now. The game will run you $80, which isn’t cheap. That said, I really love how clean everything looks. If you’re into good-looking board games that play well, consider giving this one a look.