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The Legendary Struggle For Catan Continues! Play the board game classic and its expansions ”Seafarers” and ”Cities & Knights” and create your own empire on Catan including individual maps and scenarios. Found settlements, build roads and prove your trading skills to become Lord of Catan.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2013
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Update

April 8th, 2014

Deutsch

  • Stabilität beim Laden des Spiels verbessert
  • Probleme bei der Grafikdarstellung behoben
  • Auswahl zwischen DirectX und OpenGL eingebaut (Primär wird DirectX verwendet)
  • Absturz wenn Steam nicht aktiv ist behoben
  • Möglichen Crash während des Spiels behoben

English

  • Fixed crash/stability issues on game start
  • Fixed issues with some graphics
  • Implemented choice between OpenGL and DirectX graphics mode (primary mode is DirectX)
  • Fixed issue when Steam is not running
  • Fixed possible random crash during the game

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Update

March 31st, 2014

Deutsch:

  • Ein Fehler beim Aktivieren oder Aufwerten von Rittern wurde behoben
  • Ein Fehler beim Beenden von Animationen wurde behoben

English:
  • Fixed a bug related to the activation or upgrade of knights in certain menus.
  • Fixed a bug regarding the ending of animations.

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About the Game

The Legendary Struggle For Catan Continues!

Play the board game classic and its expansions ”Seafarers” and ”Cities & Knights” and create your own empire on Catan including individual maps and scenarios.

Found settlements, build roads and prove your trading skills to become Lord of Catan. With the right strategy and a bit of luck, you’ll defeat worthy competitors, such as the combative knight Sean, the shifty pirate Jean, or the cunning merchant Nassir.

Let the new, detailed graphics take you to an utterly realistic Catan, or choose the classic mode for a genuine board game feeling. Let your imagination run free and create your own Catan world including new scenarios and maps.

Find out if you really are a secret colonist; confront your rivals and become Lord of Catan!

  • Original "Settlers of Catan" rule set
  • Expansions "Seafarers" and "Cities & Knights"
  • Editor: Create own maps and scenarios and share them with players around the world
  • Two different graphic sets: realistic 3-D graphics or genuine board game mode
  • Two special scenarios: "Enchanted Island" and "Great Canal"
  • Ten smart computer opponents with individual tactics plus local hot-seat multiplayer mode
  • Numerous achievements and local game statistics
  • Tutorial and Catan Almanac
  • Developed in collaboration with Catan designer Klaus Teuber

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WinXP (SP3), Vista, Win7, Win8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD K7; 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6-Series or ATI Radeon X1000; 256 MB or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win7
    • Processor: 2,4Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 200 Series, Radeon HD 4000 Series with 256MB Ram or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
51 of 54 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,670 products in account
37 reviews
11.7 hrs on record
Catan is a fun board game. It's a fun Android/iOS game. It is a HORRIBLE PC game. It crashes pretty much all the time at random. A dice roll can crash the game. Hitting 8 victory points can crash the game. Trading resources can crash the game. Anything at all can crash the game!

The campaign is unplayable because just trying to play certain levels crashes the game.

I'm really serious about all these crashes. It's no joke. What is a joke is that I can run Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Metro Last Light, etc on max settings (or close enough), but I can't run a board game.

If the game was playable, it would probably be awesome. I have the Android game also that plays just fine. Playing as a video game eases all the resource management and whatnot from the board game. The game keeps track of everything for you.

The AI cheats hardcore also. I can the AI being intelligent and trying to stop the human player(s) from winning when victory is near, but you can be at 9/10 victory points with the AI at 3/10, and suddenly no one will ever roll numbers you can use again. The game replaces difficulty with implausible dice roll outcomes. The computer also constantly offers horrendous trades and won't accept fair ones. If you have one brick and no source of brick, they will routinely try to take your only brick in exchange for a sheep you already have 8 of. Robber rolls also seem to occur more frequently when the human player(s) are past the hand size limit. It isn't impossible to beat the AI. It's just frustrating to wait turn after turn after turn and see it rolls nothing but 3s and 5s because you don't have 3s or 5s.

If you like Catan, just get the mobile/tablet game. There's no online mutliplayer in any version of the game which is sad. There's a major trend in board games coming to PC/mobile that don't have mutliplayer. There is hot seat multiplayer which works fine. I play with a friend regularly on my Android device. It's good times.
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
140 products in account
1 review
2.8 hrs on record
The greatest challenge in this game trying to complete a game without it crashing first, something I've yet to achieve. Add to this the lack of online play, the terrible transaction interface and you have an unashamed cash-grab of a game. Rather buy something else...I wish I had.
Posted: December 5th, 2013
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
157 products in account
1 review
5.4 hrs on record
Facts:
- Crashes a lot, the current work-around is to save often, the errors that pop up are not FATAL ERRORs, rather its more of an unhandled exception for some idleCursorPosition or something
- Maps are set in stone, they cannot be changed, even though the original board game has randomised maps with randomised resources, e.g. you coud have abundant ore but rare wool
- Online Scenarios means "Download scenarios that people have made", it does not mean "Online Multiplayer"
- The main website is German
- The Catan editor is installed separately from the main program

Opinion:
- Dice rolls seem rigged, in one game the AI rolled six 12s with just 2 die, not sure how you manage that
- Character audio is slow as heck, either you miss the entire conversation or you waste 3 minutes trying to listen to pointless banter

Overall the game represents the board game mechanics quite well, sadly everything else is shockingly bad.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
276 products in account
4 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
The developers had one job for this game, make a good version of Catan. And for the most part they did that well. With odd storyline and characters aside. There's a good amount of options and decent campaign, enough to keep you entertained while playing solo.

But now we reach the biggest drawback of this one. Absolutely no multiplayer! I don't understand how they saw a game like Catan and didn't include multiplayer. Would you leave multiplayer out of Monopoly? How about Risk? Chess? Then why the hell does this not have it!? As cool and fun the rest of the game can be. I bought this to play Catan on my PC, with friends. And the game just doesn't do that.

If you are a true Catan enthuiast or can get past some annoying voice acting and dated models, There's a lot for you here. But if you're more casual like me and just want to play with some buddies, look else where.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
258 products in account
1 review
1.5 hrs on record
Buggy as hell..can't get past the first game..the sense of humor of the crash error titled "don't panic" quickly wears out
Posted: December 25th, 2013
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