New Catan: Crop Trust Scenario to Debut at Essen 2018

Catan Studio has announced a new scenario for Klaus Teuber’s Catan board game, Catan: Crop Trust™. Catan GmbH is collaborating with the Global Crop Diversity Trust (“Crop Trust”)to create this semi-cooperative that helps illustrate some of the environmental issues that trouble the Earth today.

In Catan: Crop Trust, you must work together to store and preserve seeds all while harvesting your own crops. If you focus too much on your own individual goals you endanger the seed diversity which can cause mass extinctions and a collapse of the food supply.

“This is a completely new element for Catan players to navigate,” says Benjamin Teuber, Managing Director of Catan GmbH and co-creator of the new scenario. As a part of their mission to support conservation of natural resources, Catan GmbH will donate all proceeds from the scenario to the Crop Trust. Catan Studio will also donate a portion of their revenue per printed copy, and will offer support to organizations who want use the scenario for educational or charitable causes.

“We’re delighted that Catan has pioneered this new version of the game, and generously chosen to donate profits to the Crop Trust,” said Marie Haga, Executive Director for the Crop Trust. “This will help ensure that seeds—the foundation of our food supply—are safe, and available to all.”

To play Catan Crop Trust you’ll need the base game of Catan game.  It comes with 1 field hex to replace the desert, 90 crop tokens, 41 event tokens, 1 seed vault display, 4 seed storage records, and an educational “almanac” with a history of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, and info about the Crop Trust’s mission of conservation. Catan: Crop Trust will debut at the Essen Game Fair and will be available in stores and online on November 8, 2018.

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