• Publisher: USM
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 108.9 MB
  • Version: 4.3.0
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.2 (5)
App 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 Catans new wealth! Youll 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: Dont 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 cant be automatically restored, weve integrated a cheat code: In the campaign mode go to select player and enter "CatanWarp*" (* = 115) 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 (115). 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. Were avid Catan players ourselves. Weve 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!

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03-25-2011, 08:47 AM
Dropped to $2.99 to celebrate Euro release of iPad 2. I just bought it. Won't get to play it until my US iPad 2 arrives somewhere around the 14th.
07-01-2011, 05:26 PM
Major new update with new graphics and such. I might pick it up now.

07-01-2011, 05:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,288
I AM REALLY PISSED!!!!!!!!

I updated to the new version...
first of all... the mainscreen is uber ugly...

2nd. I lost all my progress..... I have to start from scratch...
Do you know how long it took me to play where I am now ??
Spent over months playing this... and all gone in 5 seconds...
07-01-2011, 05:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pka4916 View Post
I AM REALLY PISSED!!!!!!!!

I updated to the new version...
first of all... the mainscreen is uber ugly...

2nd. I lost all my progress..... I have to start from scratch...
Do you know how long it took me to play where I am now ??
Spent over months playing this... and all gone in 5 seconds...
Crud. I hope that wasn't because of my thread bump...
07-01-2011, 08:56 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
Graphics are great now FINALLY .....this game is NOW playable. Thought they'd never get a clue but they actually listened to the complaints.

I don't remember going to far...I only revisited when I purchased the Seafarer's expansion but didn't spend too long on it but now I will. That sucks if your progress got blown though.
07-01-2011, 09:24 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,288
Yeah.. Hopefully a developer is watching here... also contacted them through Itunes.

I remember that 1 mission took me weeks to complete.. kept loosing.
Would have been nice to mention it.. unless it's a bug, since they changed
the screens...
07-02-2011, 05:50 PM
Wasn't there a campaign mode before even if you didn't buy "Seafarers"?

WTF dude?
07-02-2011, 10:16 PM
Yep, it zapped all my campaign progress as well. Granted it looks better and the UI is tighter but deleting campaign is crap. It is bad enough that you buy Seafarers expansion and most of the content is locked. I think that is poor design. I have the board game, and the OS/X version (with Cities & Knights) and don't want to work though the campaign just to play a favourite map. But I did, and am now rather annoyed to be back at square one.
07-02-2011, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by hsthompson View Post
Wasn't there a campaign mode before even if you didn't buy "Seafarers"?

WTF dude?
I just bought the game, but is this true?
07-03-2011, 04:59 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Posts: 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by nremondelli View Post
Bitter much? You sound like a jaded lover.
No, on the contrary, he is absolutely right! This is just a display of poor manners and no courtesy/respect for your fan base.

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