The #1 competitive board generator for Settlers of Catan. With countless configurations, including adjacent reds, max dots per intersection, fair ports, and much more. Upgrade your app for the Expansion packs and Sea Farers.
Settlers of Catan is an exciting, strategy, social board game which is played around a randomly generated board. Players collect resources, including wood, brick, sheep, wheat and ore, to trade or build new roads and settlements. First person to 10 points wins.
Catanerator is a tool used to generate a board which distributes the odds in a fashion that allows a customizable balance. Now you can play Settlers of Catan with a board which does not give unfair advantages to certain players.
Check it out and let us know what you think or what you'd like to see!
NOTE: The difference between Catanerator Pro and this is that Pro comes with some of the in app purchases by default.
** Lots of people think this is the full game and are rating 1 star :( **
** If you're not one of those people, we'd appreciate any feedback! **
This is a minor update to fix a couple animations and the rate button.
Ratings and Reviews
New design lowers functionality
I use this app at least once a week, it's great. I've purchased the expansion maps in-app and use them often too. Last version, although a bit outdated in its design, was an awesome tool.
The design is the most obvious change in this version, it looks pretty and all, but functions far less effectively in my opinion. The color distinction is not intuitive and number legibility is low and impossible to decipher without zooming in and around the map. Please bring back a map screen that is clear and legible when viewing it in its entirety, like in the previous versions. I don't mind the flat esthetic at all, but it mandates high clarity to be part of the design as well because it is so minimal.
So basically I'd like to be able to put my phone on the table and reference it while I assemble the map, without having to do anything more than glance at it. Please?
Again this is a great tool regardless. Still recommend it.
Developer Response ,
We took your advice and have increased the font size in the upcoming release. Thanks a ton for your feedback, without you we would have no idea.
Useful but confusing
I am having trouble with figuring out how to set up the ports the way the generated map calls it out. It would be useful if the ports were grouped together the way the physical board pieces are. This way, you could tell which order to place the pieces. Most of the time, we try to configure the border pieces with the ports in the locations indicated on the map, but there’s just no way to do it, so we just use the default 1-1, 2-2, etc.
Also, I see most of the time that the resources are grouped together pretty heavily (all the wood in one section of the board, etc). And even without the option to have reds together, I see reds together. (8, 8, 6 all on adjacent tiles).
The map also resets when you switch from portrait to landscape view.
I just want to generate a quick, fair map that we can use to quickly set up the board and get to playing without having to spend a half hour worrying about it being unbalanced.
Otherwise, the interface is slick and maybe I’d pay for the extra features if the free ones were a little better.
Useful but difficult to navigate
App seems to have some great features and custom settings, but after hitting the “Catanerate” button, it seems impossible to return to the home page/main menu without killing the app and reopening.
Another annoying aspect is that when viewing the generated game board, the whole map completely resets/randomizes again when I rotate my phone from portrait to landscape mode. This is extremely frustrating, especially if you haven’t finished setup before accidentally rotating (and thus resetting the generated board, requiring you to complete restart setup).
- Kelsey Regan
- 8.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Elevated Pixels Software
- In-App Purchases
- Expansion $1.99
- Standard $0.99
- Seafarers Large $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.