In 2010, designer Klaus Teuber overhauled the two-player Catan card game with the release of The Rivals for Catan – released in Germany as Die Fürsten von Catan – and in 2011 Teuber and Mayfair Games present a new multi-player card game set in the Catan universe: The Struggle for Catan.
As in the original The Settlers of Catan board game, players need to manage their resources in order to build settlements, roads, cities, city improvements and knights, all of which grant victory points or special abilities. Control of roads and knights can change hands during the game, so don't assume that what's yours will stay yours. City improvements are expensive, but they bring you additional VPs and other bonuses, so strive to spiff up your cities! The first player to have ten VPs wins the game.
The Struggle for Catan is for 2-4 players, ages 10 and up, with a playing time of 45-60 minutes and a $15 price tag. The game is scheduled for a May 19, 2011 release from Mayfair Games.