I am keen to build the most complete Catan collection I can.
While my focus will always be the original board game, along with its spin-offs and expansions, I am also collecting the Catan card game, as well as various accessories and memorabilia. While some non-authorised items may appear in my collection, it is not my desire to promote products that detract from or exploit the original game and its origins.
I had originally thought that I would collect only English Catan sets. However, the game is originally from Germany and Germany does have some very cool unique extensions and special release sets. Therefore I decided to collect both English and German sets to build a larger, more complete collection.
Since collecting though I have also built up a reasonable sized Dutch collection, as well as over 70 games from over 25 other countries too. I will add to this when I can but while I would love to collect Catan base sets in every language it has been released in, the cost is simply too prohibitive.
Still to get items
While I am wanting to add as many Catan items as I can find, there are some items I am finding harder to get than others. If you can help me to obtain any of the following items, please email me.
- Catan 10th Anniversary 3D Netherlands set - I have the English and German 3D sets, as well as my normal 3D play set. However I am very keen to get a Dutch 3d set as well to complete the 10th Anniversary items.
- Geographic Discipline Model (even a photo would be great so I know what I am looking for!)
- 'Return to Catan' promotional items. I saw these online and am keen to add sales display units to my collection.
- Game Trader Magazine, Issue 61 (March 2005) with Catakatoa card
- 2004 Settlers of New Catan (and extra modules)
- The Settlers of Zarahemla Mini-Expansion (two card expansion released in 2003)
- Any rare or unusual Catan product that was officially released by Catan GmbH, released in a magazine, or given away/sold at Catan events and tournaments.
One of the things I am most keen to get is the Catan display stand used in the USA. If any American Catan collectors have one of these I am willing to trade a LOT of items with you for one of these. Or I am willing to just buy it outright. I think it looks super cool and would be perfect to display my 5th edition CS sets.
PS If anyone from Catan Studio or Asmodee is reading this, I will give your company and websites free front page advertising on my site for a year for one of these stands. I will promote Catan on any platform you like and you can even borrow rare items if you want for a display at a convention.