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Mayfair Games to Release Collector’s Edition of ‘Catan: Ancient Egypt’ This Week!

According to, Mayfair Games will release a limited English edition of Klaus Teuber’s Catan–Collectors Edition–Ancient Egypt on November 13th.  German publisher KOSMOS announced the stand-alone game back in June, but Mayfair’s U.S. release was not revealed.

In addition to the base game, which is set in ancient Egypt, there are variants.  The “Help from the Gods” variant adds 10 god cards which add celestial powers to the game, and “The Great Pyramid” scenario allows player to build boats and compete for the pharaoh’s blessing and the vizier’s favor by adding blocks to the great pyramid.



The box contains: 19 Terrain Hexes, 6 Frame Pieces, 18 Number Tokens, 95 Resource Cards, 25 Development Cards, 4 Build Cost Cards, 2 Special Cards (Longest Trade Route and Largest Mercenary Army), 16 Temple Cities, 20 Settlements, 60 Oxcarts, 1 Robber, 2 Dice, 2 Card Holders, an almanac, and  a rules sheet.  It also contains the following components for  use with the additional scenarios: 12 Papyrus Boats, 1 Pyramid Building Site, 60 Pyramid Blocks, 10 God Cards, 4 God Summary Cards, 4 “Pharaoh’s Blessing/Curse” cards and 1 Vizier’s Favor Card.

The game is for 3-4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 75-100 minutes.  As a collector’s edition, the English edition is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.






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