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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, 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


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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
or visit us on www.facebook.com/UnitedSoftMedia and twitter.com/USM_News

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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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Customer Reviews

Pay $4.99 for one big glitch

Full of glitches. Game was great in the beginning but now it's garbage. Very disappointing since I've bought this app on multiple devices. I haven't been able to play it at all, let alone without glitch, because of the technical issues with the app. I've submitted tickets but the problems I've experienced only clear up for a couple days before I have issues again. They respond quickly to ticket submissions, offering excuses about their server being overloaded, rather than resolving the issues. This is by far the most expensive app I have and by far the one with the most issues.

When the game does work, I enjoy playing it. I'm skeptical there are cheaters out there that trip the dice. When I play a stack dice game, I don't expect to see the same numbers come up several times in a row, but it happens. Also, there are many people that start games and take forever to make a play, which can be frustrating. There are also many that start a game and leave abruptly. I would say over 75% of the time that I'm in a game with 3 other online players, at least one will leave in the middle of the game. Whether an opponent leaves or they are kicked for taking too long, they are then replaced with a computer opponent. This defeats the purpose of the online game, as I can play a game with computer opponents offline if I wanted to.

Robo-Settlers change the game. Plan accordingly.

Other reviews complain about the computer players ganging up on you, but really it makes sense and it wouldn't work any other way. Without warm bodies of actual people, the game is totally different. You just have to figure out the strategy of the computer and avoid things that will make other players rob you. If you have three cities on an 8 hex and 8 victory points, then yeah, they're going to rob that hex EVERY SINGLE TIME. So space out your cities and stock up on knights if you feel you're being robbed too much. According to my in-game statistics, I've won 58% of my games. Now that I've figured out the quirks of my robo-opponent, I win more often and my win percentage is accelerating increasingly. Another tip, they basically never rob you (only each other) until you make a settlement or city, so plan your first move accordingly and don't fear the robber until you have executed your first point gain.

Simply not fun unless playing on easy

Imagine playing with people who viciously hate you and are using loaded dice. That's what it's like to play on the Medium or Hard difficulty level in this app. It simply isn't fun. No one will trade with you, they constant gang up on you, and they miraculously have enough resources every round to buy development cards. There's also a computer cheat that's easy to detect. Nearly every time that someone moves the robber to one of your lands, you can guarantee that the next roll will be that number. Watch for it. It happens so much, it is infuriating. Now, all that being said, playing on easy level tones down the gang beatings and this game is quite fun. It would be a five-star game if the AI was not so broken. I seriously love this game and the music is very well done. But it's the ridiculous AI that makes me want to get on here and complain. I play in tournaments with the real-life version of this game, so I know how to play this with proper strategy.

Catan
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.5.0
  • Size: 91.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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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