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The Iceberg hex

The Icebergs of Catan are a fan scenario for The Seafarers of Catan created by Seth Tabberer. The rules were last updated 2/23/2004.

The Story[]

In their never-ending quest to seek new lands, the Seafarers of Catan have set out on a voyage once more. Only this time, the seas aren't quite as friendly as before. Huge icebergs inhabit these waters. Only the most skilled seafarers can navigate through such perilous waters.



When constructing the board, replace several sea hexes with iceberg hexes. Then, select a number chit and place it on each iceberg hex. A number chit with fewer dots will make the ice shift less often, while a number chit with more dots will make the ice shift more often..


When an iceberg's number is rolled, roll a single 6-sided dice to see which way the ice will shift. Any road or ship that is on the side where the ice shifted is destroyed and the piece is returned to the player. This may affect who keeps the Longest Trade Route. Roads and ships may be rebuilt at their normal cost.
Note: Icebergs are not land hexes; settlements and cities cannot be built on intersections that contain only icebergs and water. Settlements or cities adjacent to icebergs are not affected by icebergs.
Neither the robber nor the pirate may be placed on an iceberg tile.