You want to learn "The Settlers of Catan" effortlessly, without having to read the game rules?
This app contains interactive instructions for the board game. It allows you to become acquainted with the rules of the board game, not to play “Catan.” If you would like to play “Catan” on your device, please look for the stand-alone “Catan” app in the store.
Then the "Catan Game Assistant" is just the right thing for you! From game setup to independent play, our innovative tutorial introduces you step by step to the game in an entertaining manner. All you need is the "Settlers of Catan" board game, 2 or 3 opponents, and this app, which one of the participating players runs on his smartphone.
In the tutorial (for 3 or 4 players), you can move at your own pace through a sequential slide show featuring game related graphics, presented by our "Professor Easy." For each graphic, our friendly professor explains which actions should be performed by the player whose turn it is. Of course, you can also read the texts to your opponents.
After the game setup and a couple of turns, the tutorial ends and you have learned all game rules. And here's the best part: at this point, you and your opponents simply continue playing!
The entire game should take about 90 minutes - 45 minutes for the tutorial and another 45 minutes to finish the game. This app offers you a convenient and time-saving alternative to studying the game rules as usual!
Other Content Included in This App
Besides the introduction for 3 and 4 players, this app also includes:
-A tutorial in which Fleur, Prof.Easy's charming assistant, explains the variable game board setup to you, one step at a time. You probably don't want to settle the same island all the time.
-Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the game rules (FAQ).
-An overview of other games from the world of Catan.
-A small bonus: Dice roll generator with statistics function - shake your device (or tap the screen) to replace the dice.
Updated design according to the global Catan brand relaunch.
Ratings and Reviews
Great way to learn the game
This has been very useful to learn the game. You need a little patience to get through all the 95 slides. If they cut it down a little it will be better but still we were able to nail all the rules with the tutorial..
There are slight mistakes in the tutorial, so we skipped the actions after we reached halfway and only listened to what was being said after a point. This made the tutorial move faster.
“Assistant” Application Is Flawed
Began playing the game, noticed the “LEARN CATAN WITHOUT READING ANY RULES” from box, and because of this the game ended up being much more confusing.
Halfway through the tutorial, players will notice that, the tutorial explains certain players possess particular resource cards when they do not. (Leaving only you the choice to pull from the “supply”pile).
Maybe the flaw was in the positioning of the players’ settlements from the beginning of the tutorial. Who knows? But the app, which is supposed to “assist”should not be making it more difficult.
Recommendation: Stick to reading the rules and understand the game on your own with your game’s participants.
I thought it was a good way to learn, but my wife and son thought it was slow, annoying and condescending.
Also, as the red player, it set me up for failure when it lets you play on your own. That has nothing to do with any other game after the tutorial ever. But, just sayin.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.