Catan: Oil Springs is a scenario written by Erik Assadourian and Ty Hansen, for the popular board game The Settlers of Catan by Klaus Teuber.
With the discovery of oil on Catan, its inhabitants face new challenges. Oil is scarce and using oil produces pollution, as well as climate changing emissions, which bring with them, e.g., the threat of coastal flooding. Therefore, the inhabitants have to decide whether the common good is worth limiting oil usage or whether the pursuit of victory is worth the risk of ruin.
The scenario was developed by the Transforming Cultures Project of the Worldwatch Institute for the purpose of creating awareness about the effects that the usage of oil has on the environment. It has been further developed as a non-profit initiative with support of Catan GmbH and Mayfair Games, which had the lead on graphical design and will publish the scenario on the English speaking market, as well as Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG, which is publishing it on the international market.
- Purchase Catan: Oil Springs at Mayfair
- Download the Scenario for Free
- June 5th in Washington, D.C., USA at the Koshland Science Museum you can play the scenario with Erik and co-designer Ty Hansen.