OBJECT OF CATLANTIS: The object of Catlantis is to be the player with the most points at the end of the game.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 4 players
MATERIALS: 4 Mercat Figurines, 12 Offering Tokens, 5 Fur Order Cards, 5 Fin Order Cards, 74 Catlantis Cards, 4 Reference Cards with instructions
TYPE OF GAME: Family Card Game
OVERVIEW OF CATLANTIS
Catlantis is a fun, family friendly, collective game where the goal is to collect as much treasure, followers, and money as possible by the end of the game. Each player has a chance to offer another player cards. Players must accept offerings; it is rude to decline gifts after all. Quickly pounce on the resource you need and become the ruler of Catlantis!
To setup the game each player will choose a Mercat figurine to play with. Each player will then be given three Offering Tokens, and these will be used throughout the course of the game to establish how many rounds have been played. Each player will draw a Fur Order Card and a Fin Order Card. This will determine which Mercats are most important to recruit throughout the course of the game. These must be kept secret.
After all players have their cards and tokens, the deck must be set up. The deck is then shuffled and four cards are laid face up next to the deck. The deck is placed face down. The game is ready to begin!
The first player chooses a player to make an offering to. In order to do so, a player must present that player’s corresponding colored Offering Token. The first player will then choose two of the four cards facing up in the center of the group to present to their chosen player. The chosen player must choose one card to add to their hand. The first player then gets to keep the card that was not chosen.
Two cards are then drawn from the deck and placed face up in the row. Play proceeds clockwise around the group. Whenever all players have used their Offering Tokens, the round comes to an end. Flip all Offering Tokens back over, beginning a new round with the last player acting as the first player.
When there are no more cards available in the Catlantis deck, the game immediately comes to and end and players tally their points. Each card has a different point value.
Firstly, add up coin cards. These are easy, as their point value is found in the upper left hand corner. Next, add up treasure cards. The player with the most of one treasure cards acquires four extra points, and the player with the second most acquires two extra points.
Finally, players show their hidden Fur and Fin Cards. Players then earn points based on how many of their collected Mercats match their cards. As more cards match, more points are earned. The point values can be found on the reference cards.
The player with the most points at the end of the game, wins!
END OF GAME
The game ends when there are no more cards available in the Catlantis deck. Players tally their points, and the player with the most points wins the game!