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  • Publisher: USM
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 119.5 MB
  • Version: 4.3.2
  • 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.


- 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

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!

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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09-29-2010, 07:14 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Great! Who is going to test this out. I always loved the game.
Pity no multiplayer!

09-29-2010, 07:21 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 677
Can i play a 2 players game only?
Thanks in advance for the answer!

P.S. Languages:English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish...And italian? There so many fans and players of "Catan" here in Italy. Please really consider adding italian for a future update of the game.

Last edited by Caprone; 09-29-2010 at 08:18 AM.
09-29-2010, 08:24 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,748
This cracks me up.

I was just thinking about this game last night, and I decided I would just stop hoping for an iPad version and just get the iPhone one. I was going to get up this morning and get it.

I guess I will just wait for tonight and get this one instead.
09-29-2010, 08:50 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 104
definitely an Insta-Buy for me! Feel like I've been waiting forever for this one!
09-29-2010, 08:51 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 586
Single Player?

Does this game support single player? It sounds like it does, but if so, is it any fun single player? Good AI?

Any thoughts from those who have the iPhone version? Or from the dev?

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Senior Technical Writer - always happy to write reviews!
09-29-2010, 08:56 AM
Can multiplayer be on the same iPad or is it only through Internet connection?
09-29-2010, 09:21 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Posts: 58
I have been waiting since the iphone/ipod version came out for internet multiplayer. Very disappointing... I am not getting (another) boardgame without that.
09-29-2010, 09:53 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,156
I have the iphone version, I wonder what is new here?
09-29-2010, 11:31 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
Originally Posted by GordonFreeman View Post
Can multiplayer be on the same iPad or is it only through Internet connection?
- Local Hot-Seat-Multiplayer mode for up to 4 players