This Settlers of Catan board setup “Four Islands” requires the 3-4 player Settlers of Catan version and also the 3-4 player Setters of Catan Seafarers expansion. This game board is designed for 4 players ideally but will also work with 3 players. The thought behind the board setup is having four separate islands that each have a specific upside and downside associated to them. Between two islands there is a gold hex with either a 5 or a 9 to provide a viable expansion option that isn’t out of reach. No matter what island a player decides to start on they will have access to one of each resource and if they stick on one island they will need to trade with other players or the bank to balance out their resources.