What are the numbers in Catan? In Catan, the players get to roll two dice as their basic action in the game. This randomises the resources coming out each turn, giving 36 possible combinations between 2 and 12 to choose from. The most common number that could come out is **7**, which there is six ways of rolling **(6/1, 5/2, 4/3, 3/4, 2/5, 1/6).**

## How do I set up numbers in Catan?

## What do the numbers on a Catan board mean?

The dots represent how many times the number (e.g. 6) will theoretically be rolled if the dice are rolled 36 times. The numbers (2 through 12) **represent the number that needs to be rolled to allow you to take resources from the hex the tile is on**.

## What are the best numbers for Catan?

The means that building settlements and cities on **6s and 8s (red chits with 5 dots)** have the highest probability of success when rolling while building on a 2 and 12 have the lowest. It is generally wise to build settlements on an intersection with a combination of high probability numbers.

## Are the numbers random in Catan?

In Catan, the players get to roll two dice as their basic action in the game. This randomises the resources coming out each turn, giving **36 possible combinations between 2 and 12 to choose from**. The most common number that could come out is 7, which there is six ways of rolling (6/1, 5/2, 4/3, 3/4, 2/5, 1/6).

## Related question for What Are The Numbers In Catan?

### What are the odds of rolling a 7 in Catan?

So for example, the odds of a 4 roll are 3/36 since out of the total of 36 ways the two dice can fall, 3 of those ways add to 4: 1+3, 2+2, 3+1.

Dice Odds for Settlers of Catan.

odds for 7 | 6/36 =0.167 |
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odds for 2 and 12 | 1/36 =0.028 |

### Can two same numbers be next to each other in Catan?

The numbers are supposed to be placed on the board in a spiral pattern from the outside inward, skipping over the desert, in order of the letters on the chips. The way the numbers are arranged, there will never be a 6 next to an 8 (or two 8s next to each other, or two 6s next to each other), if it is set up correctly.

### What happens when you roll 7 in Catan?

When a player rolls 7, any player with eight or more cards must discard half of their Resource Cards. Players then roll to win the pile. In order to participate in the roll-off, a player must place an additional Resource Card into the pile, even if they were forced to discard into the pile.

### How do you set up 3 player on Catan?

### What are the red numbers Catan?

Each resource space has a number on it, in addition to a number of dots. The dots on each number indicate how frequently it is likely to be rolled. The red numbers (6 and 8) have five dots each; so obviously, you're much better off playing on an intersection of a 6, 9, and 3, than an intersection of a 4, 5, and 11.

### Can red numbers be together in Catan?

Alternatively, a fully random setup places the tiles randomly and then the numbers randomly - but you aren't allowed to have two red numbers together (still too good a starting settlement place) so you swap numbers if necessary.

### Are Catan dice fair?

Rather certainly not. Some numbers will be favoured and others will be more unusual depending on how the manufacturing worked. A set of casino dice will most likely have a much better (but still not perfect) bell curve after the same amount of rolls.

### Is Catan universe dice not random?

The dice are neither rigged nor are there any malfunctions with the RNG. Sequences of rolls, as well as certain numbers not getting rolled, can and will happen. This happens in real life and in the App.

### What happens if you roll doubles in Catan?

Catan - Alternative Rules: Gameplay

If you roll a double, you get to roll again! Three doubles and you lose your resources. If a 2 or 12 is rolled, it counts as both a 2 and 12. If a die rolls off the table, re-roll!

### What is the probability of rolling 12 with two dice?

Probabilities for the two dice

Total | Number of combinations | Probability |
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10 | 3 | 8.33% |

11 | 2 | 5.56% |

12 | 1 | 2.78% |

Total | 36 | 100% |

### How do you win Catan strategy?

### Can I play a knight before I roll Catan?

There are 3 different kinds of development cards: Knight Cards Y, Progress Cards Y, and Victory Point Cards Y. You can play the card at any time, even before you roll the dice. You may not, however, play a card that you bought during the same turn.

### Can you combine 2 Catan boards?

You could do it, but you'd have to find out the lettering of the tokens from the 5-6 player expansion and either mark the alternate lettering on your (combined set of) tokens or painstakingly lay out the correct order of numbers before each game.

### Can you cut off someone's Road in Catan?

Yes. The roads remain yours, and you can continue to expand them and settle on them.

### What does 7 mean in Catan?

If you roll a 7 on your turn in Catan, you activate the robber. Any player that has more than seven resource cards in their hand must return half of them (rounded down) to the resource stacks. That includes the person who activated the robber.

### Can u play Catan with 3 people?

Three or four players always makes for the best CATAN games, but when you're staying at home and don't have additional players, these two-player rules will get you by.

### Is Catan good with 3 people?

Settlers of Catan for three players suffers slightly from too much space. I find the four player game much more enjoyable because of the tense competetion for places to settle. It seems that this could be easily solved, though, by using fewer hexes.

### Why is Catan only 3 players?

While Catan is generally played with four players, we quickly realized that Catan Universe was optimized for three players. Technically, the game required us to buy an expansion for all of us to play.

### Can you start Catan on a port?

You can place your starting settlements pretty much anywhere you want. You just have to obey the distance rule and ensure you place your settlement at a hex intersection.

### How do ports work in Catan?

A harbor is a coastal location that when a settlement or city is built upon, grants the settlement's owner a trade ratio bonus. When built upon a 3:1 harbor, you can trade 3 of the same resource card for 1 card of your choice from the bank. There are also one 2:1 harbor for each of the different resources.

### What is the distance rule in Catan?

Additionally, the placement of new settlements must follow the distance rule. That rule states that settlements must be at least two intersections away from any other settlement or city. In other words, settlements cannot be built one space away from another settlement or city.

### Can you build a settlement between two opponents roads?

Definite "yes." It is an inexpensive way to gain control of an intersection you and your opponent may be competing to build on if you have enough resources for roads but not enough for a settlement. In fact, you can even build a settlement on an opponent's road if one of your road segments intersects with it.

### Are the dice in Catan weighted?

With 2 fair dice the odds of throwing a 7 are 1 in 6. I've noticed an increasing number of 7s being thrown but thought it might have been observer bias.

### How do I make Catan more fair?

### How do you roll in Catan?

### What are the odds of dice rolls?

Two (6-sided) dice roll probability table

Roll a… | Probability |
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2 | 1/36 (2.778%) |

3 | 2/36 (5.556%) |

4 | 3/36 (8.333%) |

5 | 4/36 (11.111%) |

### How do you get development cards in Catan?

Development cards are a resource in Catan that can be paid for during a player's turn. On their turn a development card can be bought from the supply for one wool (sheep), one grain, and one ore. This makes them relatively cheap to buy, and can be a very cheap way of getting points. The development cards.