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"Catan", the legendary strategy game provides gaming fun anytime, anywhere.
True to the original game, you can compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. You can trade with each other and claim the precious land with all its resources.
Challenge other Catan fans online via cross-platform multiplayer to prove your strategy skills or play against the AI:
Various computer opponents, each with their own individual characteristics, will prove themselves worthy competitors: the pirate Jean, who knows no compromise, Vincent the merchant, who never allows himself to be cheated, Sean the knight, who takes what is rightfully his...
The popular Catan expansions "Seafarers", "Cities and Knights" and two new special scenarios are available as In-App purchases.
The complete Seafarers expansion includes more than 10 additional scenarios with an extensive campaign. Become Harbormaster, discover new islands and extra game elements like ships, gold fields, treasures and pirates. Ahoy!
The Cities and Knights expansion introduces various new gameplay mechanics that add even more variety to Catan. Invest new trade goods in city improvements to build one of the three metropolises of Catan – but beware of the barbarians attracted by Catan’s new wealth! You’ll need your best knights to fend them off! C&K contains a short campaign and 7 challenging maps.
Exciting adventures await you in the two new scenarios "Enchanted Land" and "The Great Canal". Vanquish dragons and bag their treasures or build a canal to help barren grain fields bloom once more.
- Available languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese
- Original "Settlers of Catan" rule set
- Update 4.0+: Synchronous online multiplayer games
- Smart computer opponents with individual strategies
- Scrollable game board including zoom option
- Freely combinable game settings
- Game statistics
- Comprehensive tutorial
- Seafarers LITE: New scenario "The 4 Islands" and two additional game variants
- Cities and Knights LITE: Test the new expansion in the scenario "The first Island"
- 3 different graphic sets to choose from
Question: An expansion seems gone after an update or reinstallation of Catan or after restoring the device?
Answer: Don’t worry, your initial purchase is already saved in your iTunes account. You can restore your InApp purchases by selecting the restore-option in the Catan IAP menu.
Question: I lost my campaign progress after reinstalling, updating or restoring my device. Is there any way to restore it?
Answer: When saved games can’t be automatically restored, we’ve integrated a cheat code: In the campaign mode go to select player and enter "CatanWarp*" (* = 1–15) as your player name and confirm. Exit the game via the home button and restart it. The campaign can now be continued from the specified level number (1–15). Levels up to the specified number will be unlocked in the custom game mode as well.
Question: Are dice rolls really random?
Answer: Of course! All dice rolls are 100% random and not modified in any way. We’re avid Catan players ourselves. We’ve played the iOS version hundreds of times while developing the program. There have been times when we won and lost a few games in a row because of the dice - just like when playing the board game!
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What's New in Version 4.5.0
Catan 4.5.0 adds Japanese localization and various optimizations
-Updated tutorials and removed possible blockers in the trading and building tutorial
-The map mode “variable” will now correctly randomize the resource tiles again
-Development cards are again always correctly randomized
-Various smaller tweaks and optimizations
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I enjoy the board game and the current Apple Store version is playable but it has issues. The primary issue comes anytime an game takes more than about 20 rounds resulting in application memory issues. This causes various pop up screens (like development or building) to fail to be visible to the player. The screens are actual there, you just can not see them. This forces you to guess where to tap to continue playing. Also, the game summary completely fails about 50% of the time. To be fair, I'm using a iPad 2 but it has max memory and does not have any such problems with any other applications I run on it.
I've not done any security testing of this game application, as they have not paid me to do so. But I strongly recommend the application be fixed, first to improve the user experience and second programming flaws such as these ones tend to be easy to exploit and lead to cyber attacks which can have unpredictable impacts on the company and customer alike.
Catan is the best
I am so happy that this app exists. It has improved a lot over time. I love having the ability to do Seafarer's (and there's Cities and Knights), I love random generation of boards, and I love being able to play real people online. I don't get tired of this game, as a result of all of the different ways you can play it. I'm glad that there are new, more challenging computer opponents.
Here's my attempt at complaining... Sometimes the online players are flaky, but that's life -- although maybe I would prefer if the stragglers got booted faster, when everyone's waiting. Sometimes the app crashes at the end of challenge rounds, but that doesn't really impact the process much. It's not like I lose results or anything.
So. It's awesome. I almost did four stars to come off as discerning, but that would be a lie.
Major Bug Issues
I love playing the board game version all the time with the family so I finally bought the app (w/ cities and knights) but am terribly disappointed with this app. I do not understand how the developers could have felt good about releasing this version with this level of problems. 90% of the time I cannot play my progress cards. No matter how many city walls I build, I can only hold seven cards. I've never been able to use the merchant or smith cards because they lock up the game.
The tiles are always the same set up. Occasionally, the game will lock up on its own and I'm forced to double click and swipe out of the app just to get back into it. Often, I can't place a road, settlement, city, or knight because it's locked up and again forced to start it over. Too many problems! And no, it's not a memory issue because I have over 20 GB's available.
I sincerely hope the developers will get this fixed and soon because the app does have a great visual appearance and concept but just falls way short of delivery.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 22, 2015
- Version: 4.5.0
- Size: 134 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
- Seller: United Soft Media Verlag GmbH
- © 2010-2016 United Soft Media Verlag GmbH, Munich; Catan GmbH.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Top In-App Purchases
- The Seafarers$4.99
- Cities & Knights$4.99
- All-expansions Bundle$9.99
- The new scenarios$1.99