• 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!

Please do not ask your questions in the reviews as we do not have the possibility to respond to you there.

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03-06-2013, 11:59 PM
Hey nice game i like it.

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03-07-2013, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Async or what?
They didn't specify. Most likely async over their own servers for cross platform play

03-07-2013, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
They didn't specify. Most likely async over their own servers for cross platform play
If so, very well then. May finally spend more time on this game.

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03-07-2013, 09:45 AM
Yeah! I'll look forward to the update.
03-08-2013, 02:34 PM
Well, most of the top reviews in itunes refer to numerous bugs. Hopefully the update will fix those, too. If not, I'm going to continue to stay clear of this one.
12-08-2013, 08:59 PM
Well its on sale and after realizing that I don't own this game for some odd reason, and before buying this I'd like to know if it runs on iOS 7.x. Any help would be appreciated. And if this is "still" buggy, how buggy?
05-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Anyone playing multiplayer on the ipad yet?

Last edited by logan067; 05-29-2014 at 12:24 PM.
02-25-2015, 05:08 PM
I've started playing this on the iPad recently and it's fun. One thing though. It keeps giving me achievements, but not telling me why.

I've looked in the game and on Game Centre and on Google and a I can't find anything that tells me what the achievements are for. Does anyone have any idea?

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