Each year, Catan Studios releases a new version of its true classic, Settlers of Catan. Some are themed—like Star Trek or Game of Thrones—while others include new game mechanics or historical themes. The most recent release is Catan: Rise of the Inkas. The board features new artwork and includes more than 110 sculpted plastic pieces. Rise of the Inkas is for ages 12 and up, can be played with 3-4 people, and takes about an hour and a half per round. While there are some small rule variations, what makes this version of Catan unique is how it explores the rise and fall periods of civilizations. Each game takes your Inka tribe through three eras. When you reach a certain number of victory points—achieved through building settlements or picking up development cards—you arrive at an era of decline for your civilization. While this sounds bad, you really just remove your roads, put new settlements on free spots, and mark your old settlements with a plastic vine piece. You leave those old settlements in the original spot, but now—since your civilization is in decline—it can be stolen by another player. For the most part, the rest of the gameplay is exactly like the other versions. $56.