Sets Needed

Base Set
Base 5/6 Player
Seafarers 5/6 Player
Volcano Hex

Recommended for
3 players

Game Instructions
  • Victory: 12 Victory Points

The map is inspired by the documentary “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden” – a true story about a group of German settlers who left Europe in the 1920s to start a new life alone on the uninhabited island of Floreana. Despite their attempts to create a “paradise” in the Galapagos, human nature took hold. Greed, jealousy, and anger spiraled into several mysterious disappearances, unsolved even unto this day.

So… we couldn’t resist adapting the Galapagos for Catan, which is a German game about people settlings new islands!

Scenario Rules:
The initial placements may be on any of the islands except the two volcano hexes. During the game, players receive 1 bonus point for each “foreign island” that they settle (a foreign island is any island that that particular settler did not start on).

Volcano islands are actually worth 2 bonus points when you settle on it – but only while you are the only settler upon it. If another settler joins you on the island, it is only worth 1 point to you now. (Note that one volcano may be settled by up to 3 people, and they would each still receive 1 point for it.) The resources of these islands are precious, and you would much rather not share.

The Volcano hexes serve like Gold Fields, and produce a resource card of the settler’s choice when its number is rolled. But beware, trouble may erupt on these islands without notice.

Read the full Volcano rules here.

Note: Obviously lacking in this map is the major island of San Cristobal, which was excluded simply to keep the board to a manageable size. If you have enough tiles, feel free to extend the map to the east and include it!


Credit: Fan map by Preston of Catan Maps. Render by Jasper.

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