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Catan

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Description

"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.

The game allows you to 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.

Features:

- Available languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
- 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


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Catan FAQ:

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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Questions or suggestions for improvements:
Mail to ios@usm.de
We are looking forward to your feedback!

Please do not ask your questions in the reviews as we do not have the possibility to respond to you there.

For more information on news and updates: www.usmgames.com
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What's New in Version 4.3.0

- Updated scenario rules, e.g. final scoring in "Great Canal”
- Various bugfixes, e.g. concerning development cards as well as device-specific UI-issues
- Fixed development card display in multiplayer games
- Various smaller tweaks and optimizations

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Customer Reviews

So many 7's!!

Playing with bots is challenging, which makes it fun. Playing with bots will also make you want to find these fictional characters and steal their first born. With that said it needs to be noted that the dice will always favor the bots. I.e. If there is a bot on a 12 or 2 that number will be rolled a stupid amount of times. My strategy for playing with bots is try to build on the same hexes as them, even if it is a 2 or 12 because I know they'll be rolled. Also prepare yourself to be pummeled by knight cards and the robber. Played a game where 10knights were played along with the robber being rolled 27 times( you can check stats at end of game). And know, no matter if you have resource cards or not or if you're in first or last place 9 out of10 times it will be moved onto one of your hexes. Just know that when playing with bots its you vs 3 bots (like a megazord), unlike the board game where it's everyone against everyone. Overall an ok game but needs work especially on the dice roll distribution. I just have the basic set up though maybe it's better with the expansions.

Ok for computer play, but online game sprechen Deutsche

I wanted to be able to learn the game without exasperating other players. The play computer option works for that well. However it has glitches occasionally when dealing with using cards - threw me out of game but was able to restart and continue game. However, now that I'm a better player, the option for online play with other people is apparently only available in German. Their server site has English and German and I expected the same on the app. However, when I went through the registration everything was in German and I don't speak it well enough to play. This defeated part of my purpose in buying the app.
As for the high level cheating - I went with the stacked dice option and that seemed to even the playing field. I win a reasonable amount of times against random opponents.
So all in all, functional but needs English option for playing other real people.

Opponents getting better, still weak

Good version of board game, I've spent lots of time. A.I.opponents used to be pushovers, now they sometimes win. They still offer the human player unfair advantages--1. AI player playing robber will only attack AI players until human has 4 or 5 points. 2. You can offer AI opponent high bid for trade, then once they accept winnow your bid down to get the lowest price, kind of like backtracking on an auction bid. A human opponent would never allow this. Also an AI opponent last to pick settlement in the first round, so first in the second round, isn't smart enough yet to know it gets to choose 2 in a row so doesn't strategically which to pick 2nd to get the best starting resources. 3. Needs a one step undo, at least when placing roads or initial settlements 4. Should be able to disable starting animation and dumb a.i. Player commentsc.

Catan
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.3.0
  • Size: 76.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. The Seafarers$4.99
  2. Cities & Knights$4.99
  3. All-expansions Bundle$9.99
  4. The new scenarios$1.99