• Publisher: USM
  • Genre: Card
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 116.7 MB
  • Version: 1.3.0
  • Price: $3.99
  • Average User Rating: 3 (1)
App description: Be the Prince or Princess of Catan and decide on the fate of its settlers!

This exciting Catan card game challenges you to rule a realm on Catan. Construct cities and settlements, build ships and roads, and hire heroes to outplay your opponents!

Three different game modes provide varied challenges:

- An easy-to-play introductory game, The First Catanians is exclusively played with the cards of the basic set and using simple rules. The ideal way to get started with the game!
- Theme set games represent new eras on Catan, adding numerous cards to the game: Make clever use of trade advantages and the opportunities of cards like the university or the pharmacy to achieve domination over Catan!
- The Duel of the Princes is the most advanced game mode: it is played with cards from all theme sets, offering even more strategic and tactical possibilities, thus providing some truly sophisticated games.

Features:

- Based on the original card game by the creator of Catan, Klaus Teuber
- Exciting two-player duels
- Three game modes with various difficulties
- Numerous AI opponents with different personalities and tactics provide varied challenges
- Online and local multiplayer modes (online multiplayer via Apple Game Center)
- Based on the rules of the comprehensive, revised edition of the Catan card game
- Including Cards Almanac for easy reference and comprehensive tutorials to get started


*****

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*****

Sanuku's comments:


07-06-2013, 06:11 PM
#71
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,542
The game has been updated, but unfortunately USM's solution to the crashing problem was not to actually resolve the underlying issue that caused this in the first place, but simply to change the usual crashes on reload to a dialogue box stating "Error: Unfortunately the savegame could not be loaded." The game still abruptly drops dead occasionally anyway. :P

The cards haven't had the symbols added to them either, so this update really hasn't improved the situation.
08-09-2013, 11:43 AM
#72
Statement: Looks like another patch out lately.

Query: Has this improved to be more playable, now?

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)

08-09-2013, 12:19 PM
#73
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Statement: Looks like another patch out lately.

Query: Has this improved to be more playable, now?
The cards in your hand have been updated to include the missing cost symbols, but not the reward symbols, and they don't display either set once they've been played. The resource cards on the table now have their symbols too. However, there's a consistent bug where the game appears to think you have your opponent's card tray (it's their colour), which means that the cost symbols don't show up when you draw cards from the deck, and won't appear until after you've actually played the next card. :P

The game still also gives the "can't load saved game" bug if you quit while making a decision.

Can't hug every cat.
08-10-2013, 04:46 AM
#74
Quote:
Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
The cards in your hand have been updated to include the missing cost symbols, but not the reward symbols, and they don't display either set once they've been played. The resource cards on the table now have their symbols too. However, there's a consistent bug where the game appears to think you have your opponent's card tray (it's their colour), which means that the cost symbols don't show up when you draw cards from the deck, and won't appear until after you've actually played the next card. :P

The game still also gives the "can't load saved game" bug if you quit while making a decision.
Elaboration: so this is pretty much still broken then.

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
08-10-2013, 06:12 AM
#75
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Elaboration: so this is pretty much still broken then.
I have managed to complete a few games with the new version, which is something I never managed with the previous version. I haven't had a single crash this time round. I have encountered the "can't load save game" issue which is still really annoying.

Overall, I am enjoying the game; IMHO it's much improved but still needs more work.
08-10-2013, 08:32 AM
#76
Correction: I would keep waiting for the game to get proper fixes then

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
12-03-2013, 08:10 AM
#77
Another price drop to US$1.99 is noted. Since there has yet to have a fix, I guess I am keeping my money in the pocket for now.

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
04-24-2014, 01:11 AM
#78
I read from BGG that the latest fix is out there. Has this patch fixed the crash and other issues? Thoughts?

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)

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