1. How to win
The first player that gets to 10 Victory Points (VPs) is the winner. Get points by doing the following:
|+1 point||Build a settlement|
|+1 point||Upgrade a settlement to a city|
|+1 point||Buy development cards for a chance to get a Victory Point Card|
|+2 points||Get the Longest Road. A minimum of 5 consecutive roads is required to get the achievement|
|+2 points||Get the Largest Army. Playing a minimum of 3 Knight development cards is required to get the achievement|
2. Initial placements
Placement: Players will take turns to place two settlements and two roads coming from each settlement.
Collecting resources: You will get a resource from each of the tiles surrounding your 2nd settlement
3. Dice rolls
After the initial placements, every player takes turns to roll the dice at the start of their turn. Each dice roll determines what resources are distributed: every time the dice rolls, the resources with that number in the board will be distributed amongst the players with settlements or cities around those tiles.
Each dice roll has a different probability of rolling, represented with dots below the numbers. 7 is the number most likely to roll, followed by 6 and 8.
4. Collecting resources
Settlements produce 1 resource
Cities produce 2 resources
5. Robber & discards
|Whenever a 7 is rolled the following happens:|
Discard to the bank
All players with 8 or more cards must discard half of them to the bank.
Block and steal cards with the robber
The player who rolled a 7 shall move the robber to block a resource from future rolls. They also steal one resource from a player on that tile.
6. Building & buying costs
|Road||=||Wood + Brick|
|Settlement||=||Wood + Brick + Sheep + Wheat|
|Upgrade to a city||=||2 Wheat + 3 Ore|
|Development Card||=||Sheep + Wheat + Ore|
7. Development cards
Development cards have special abilities. There are 25 total in the deck and they can be played before the dice is rolled.
|14 Knight cards||Move the robber to another tile and steal one random card from a player on that tile|
|2 Road building cards||Place 2 roads for free|
|2 Year of plenty cards||Select 2 resources of your choice from the bank|
|2 Monopoly cards||Steal all resources of one type from all other players|
|5 Victory point cards||Player secretly gets awarded 1 Victory Point. Victory Point cards are revealed once you reach 10 points.|
You can trade with other players, or with the bank.
|You can trade with the bank. Trade 4 cards of the same type in return for 1 resource of your choosing.|
|Build a settlement on a 3:1 port to trade any 3 resources of the same type for 1 resource of your choosing.|
|Build a settlement on a 2:1 port to trade 2 resources of the port type for any 1 resource of your choosing.|
|You can trade any number or combination of resources with other players for any combination or number of resources in return (but you can't trade the same type of resource).|
● Do I keep Longest Road or Largest Army after someone builds the same amount of roads, or plays the same amount of knights?
Yes, you only lose Longest Road or Largest Army when someone has more roads or knights than you. So you keep the bonus if someone has the same amount.