Dark clouds gather over the once peaceful landscape. Wild barbarians, lured by Catan`s wealth and power, maneuver to attack. Their massive warships loom against the orange horizon. You must be strong! Barbarians attack the weakest targets, and the victim of their onslaught will be the player who contributes the least to the defense of Catan. Don`t take any chances! Field your knights! In The Cities & Knights of Catan, you engage in the defense of Catan and compete to build the three great metropolises of Catan. Each of these magnificent centers are even more valuable than cities and are safe from the barbarians. You must invest in city improvements, which you acquire using commodities of trade: Coin, Paper, and Cloth. If you improve your culture, muster your knights, and enrich your cities, you will be the master of the great realm of Catan! This is the 4th edition released in North America and features all new artwork, and an insert tray with space to hold game components from Cities and Knights 5-6 Player Extension.
Box Contains 1 Barbarian Tile 36 Commodity Cards 54 Progress Cards 6 Victory Point Cards 4 Development Flip-charts 12 City Walls (in 4 colors) 24 wooden Knights (in 4 colors) 2 Sheets of Knight Labels 3 wooden Metropolis pieces 1 wooden Barbarian Ship 1 wooden Merchant figure 1 Game Rules booklet 1 Almanac 1 six-sided die 1 custom event die