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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 4.6.1
Catan 4.6.1. includes the following optimizations and bug fixes
- Various performance enhancements and optimizations regarding stability
- Browsing the friends list for multiplayer invitations works again for friends lists with numerous entries, on all devices.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the game to crash or the AI to move ships irregular after the AI obtains a specific treasure.
Love the app, but...
Years back, I was on a cruise and another person on the trip recommended the game to me. I decided to try the IOS app first to see if I liked it. I enjoyed it so much I ended up getting all the expansions in the app. I do like the islands expansion, but wish it had a preview of the maps like other maps do. Also it would be nice to add 2 player support.
When I tried to play a pass and play game, it got annoying trying to trade resources with people. So I ended up buying the actual Catan board game with the Seafarers, Cities & Knights, and Traders & Barbarians expansions with their 5-6p extensions since I have a large family. Even so, I still like to play by myself against the AI opponents in the app itself.
One thing I wish is that you didn't have to get two different versions for the iPhone and iPad. I wish the developers could take a look at what ticket to ride did and make it an in-app-purchase to play on both devices. I own the iPad HD version, would like to play on my iPhone, but I will not repurchase the game and all it's expansions just to do that. I would pay $1-$2 to allow the app to run on both devices, but I'm not going to pay another $19 to play on my iPhone.
The game also glitches out several times making buying things or using development cards difficult.
So Many Glitches
I love Catan, and the game preserves the greatness of the board game. Though online, with iPad, one can expect the game to crash once. As in know that is going to happen. When it does there's I'd say a 20% chance you will be booted from the game, for no just cause. This has happened more than a few times at the exciting denouement of a tight and thrilling game. The matchmaking is quite bad as well. If, like I, you wish to play only certain game types the process of finding the right players can be grueling and time consuming. There is an option to prefer certain game types in matchmaking but there truly seems to be no positive result from that feature. But the constant, constant crashing is a major issue.
They have done an outstanding job! Suggestions for robots include; increase difficulty by robots demanding two resourses to trade on your turn. Robots do not trade with an opponent about to win...ie 8 points. Robots not build roads where it curtails achieving longest road. When estimating who is winning, count each unplayed devoe card as a point.
Also need to fix bug issues. When buying a devo card, i cannot see how many are left. Thus I may trade to buy a card, only to find none are left.
Also in some games like Oasis, the display is incomplete. In short, the app is great, but the support is poor.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 26, 2016
- Version: 4.6.1
- Size: 812 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
- Catan - The Islands$1.99