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Catan HD

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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.

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!

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 4.6.2

- Fixed some edge case bugs with 'brawn before brains' achievement
- Fixes and optimizations regarding game almanac
- Various smaller tweaks, bugfixes and optimizations

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Customer Reviews

Fantastic, but...

There are a few glitches, really big glitches that make some of the scenarios frustrating. For instance...sometimes the toolbar completely disappears when you play a card...and pretty much 100% of the time it will crash after finishing a game. Either of those situations forces a reboot of the game. If they'd fix those, it would be great. Overall though, it's a very good port of the game. And still worth playing even with all the issues.

As for the dice randomness bias complaints: I have not seen this. The die roll the same throughout the game. It defies logic that dice rolls get more biased towards the end of a game. What does happen, however, is the game naturally gets more aggressive towards the end, even IRL. Opponents get seriously cut-throat towards anyone who's either leading or within a few points of victory. The AI performs this very well. I think that everyone crying about dice bias needs to stop sniveling and get competitive. The only weird AI flaw that doesn't reflect a real life game, is AI is winning and they're within a few points of victory, the other AI opponents will still trade with them. In my experience playing IRL, this nearly never happens. Nobody in their right mind will help a player win the game.

Exercise in frustration, terrible dice randomization

I am an avid fan of the board game and have played online versions. Was really excited to get this app, but after playing dozens of games for two days, it's just not fun because the 7 comes up with nearly every round. It takes forever to build anything. I am still winning a fair amount of times, but it's ridiculous to have 7 come up this frequently. More than a few times I've had to wait 4-5 turns to buy a single item, even though I have plenty of good spots (6,8,9,10,5) because my resources are stolen two turns in a row because both AI opponents roll sevens, sometimes twice in a row. Programming a random dice roll should not be this hard! There are plenty of stand alone apps that do this. I am using the most current app too. ( my son told me the prior version had poor reviews, but I was hoping upgrading would fix the problem). It's too bad because it is otherwise a very nice game with good instructions. If dice randomization were fixed would easily be one of my favorites.

Disappointed

I love the board game and was excited to play online. Sadly, the online version does not live up to my expectations. First, the seven comes up an inordinate amount of times. I understand that even in the board game there are times the seven comes up a lot, but I have played the online version many times and it happens consistenly. Second, there have been several times where the same numbers continue to get rolled while others NEVER come up. Again, I know this can happen on occasion, but this seems to be more the rule than the exception. There have been times I can go half the game with barely getting a resource card. Finally, there seems to be some bugs that need to be resolved, especially when it comes to trading. Too often it seems to go offline during a trade offer. It always resolves itself but can take up to several minutes to do so. All in all, I find playing the online version of Catan to be more frustrating thatn enjoyable. At $4.99 I would expect more.

Catan HD
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.6.2
  • Size: 812 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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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
  5. Catan - The Islands$1.99