Trade – build – settle: Become Lord of Catan! Get to know Catan and play the starter scenario in multiplayer mode. Purchase the complete base game, expansions, card game and much more to discover the entire Universe of Catan.
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Release Date:
Apr 25, 2017

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February 11

Server Maintenance and Update 1.7.2

Dear Catanians,

Today, February 11th [CEST] at 11am, our servers will go into maintenance mode for a few hours.

During that timeframe we'll release Catan Universe 1.7.2 that includes the following improvements:

• Greater-Catan for 4 players now starts correctly again
• AI won´t get stuck in an edge cases if the “friendly robber” option was activated
• AI no longer cancels trades that a player sent as a counter-offer although the AI did the same offer before
• Several improvements for multiplayer stability, especially during times with high demand
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December 13, 2018

Seasons FAQ

Hi Catanains,

Since Season 2 will start shortly (Mon. Dec. 17th) we want to give all our new users the chance to read up on the FAQs for Seasons here on Steam:

Seasons FAQ:

Q: What are Seasons in Catan Universe?

A: Seasons are competitions in a specific expansion or game mode of Catan Universe that take place for a limited period of time.

Q: How can I take part in a Season?

A: There are certain conditions for joining a Season:

You will need to have a registered and activated Catan Universe account
Your account has to be at least level 5
You will have to own (bought with Catan Gold) the expansion the Season is played in
You will have to unlock season access using a certain amount of scrolls (the amount may vary)
Please note: You can only (!) access a Season when you have bought the expansion the Season is played in with Catan Gold. There will be no access if the expansion is unlocked via scrolls.

Q: Why should I take part in a Season?

A: Seasons offer special leaderboards you can climb and at the end of each season you will get an in-game reward depending on your position on the leaderboard.

Q: Will I get a price regardless of my position on the leaderboard?

A: Yes. Every participant that played at least 5 placement matches will appear in the Season’s leaderboard and get a reward when the Season concludes. You can check out beforehand what rewards the Season will feature.

Q: Why am I not displayed on the Seasons leaderboard?

A: If you haven´t finished your 5 placement matches you won´t get displayed on the leaderboard

Q: Why are there placement matches?

A: We use placement matches to balance out possible drastic Elo changes during the first few matches of a season.

Q: Do my regular placement matches for an expansion count as placement matches for a Season?

A: No. You have to do the required amount of placement matches for every Season, regardless of your number of placement matches for ranking outside of a Season.

Q: How do I start a Season match?

A: Click/Tap on the purple Season button in the respective expansion and choose the option to start a Season match. You must sign in to a Season before you can start playing Season match

Q: Against who will I be playing during a Season?

A: Participants of Seasons will be playing against other Season participants and everyone else using the Automatch mechanic for the Seasons expansion.

Q: Why do I play with other players using the normal Automatch?

A: We want to make sure every player around the world has the opportunity to jump into a Season match as fast as possible. Automatch offers the biggest pool of players to choose from

Q: What happens if I prematurely leave a Season match?

A: For Season matches we apply the same rules as for standard Auto-Matches. You will get ranked depending on the time you leave the match. If you are the first one to leave you will get ranked last. The second player to leave will get ranked second to last and so on.

Q: Will it be displayed to other players that I am playing a Season match

A: No. Other players won´t see that you are playing a Season-Match. Neither in the loading or end screen nor during a match.

Q: Will I start the season with my current Catan Universe Elo?

A: No. In every Season all participants will start with a base Elo score of 1000

Q: Will Season –Matches affect my overall Elo?

A: Yes. Since you are playing against other CU users that might not take part in a Season, every Season game will affect your overall Elo. But it will, of course, get calculated separately from your Seasons Elo.

Q: Can I drop out of a Seasons because I don’t want to take part anymore

A: No. If you decide to take part in a Season, we want you to give it your best shot. Seasons are made for Catan Universe players interested in competitive ranking. Only join if you are up for the challenge.

Q: Is there a limit on how many games I can play during the Season?

A: No. We don’t limit the number of games you can play during a Season

Q: How can I collect my rewards after a Season ended?

A: The rewards will be automatically added to your account after the Season has been concluded and you accepted them in the Season reward screen.

Q: Can I play other expansions I own after signing up for a Season?

A: Yes. Taking part in a season doesn’t prevent you from playing other expansions.

Q: Can I play a normal Automatch during a Season while the expansion I want to play currently is part of a Season?

A: Yes. Just use the standard Automatch matchmaking and the game results won´t get added to the Season leader board

Q: Where can I see when a Season ends?

A: The Seasons menu offers detailed information about the duration of a Season.

Q: When does a Season end?

A: The Season ends when the timer is up. At this point only concluded matches will be taken into account for the Season Elo leaderboard.

Tip: Don´t start a Season matches shortly before the timer runs out. It won´t be taken into account for your position on the leaderboard if the Season is concluded while you are still playing.
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About This Game

Play your favorite game Catan anytime and anywhere: the original board game, the card game and the expansions in one app! Now including ‘Catan – Rise of the Inkas‘!

After a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. However, other explorers have also landed on Catan: The race to settle the island has begun!

Build roads and cities, trade skillfully and become Lord or Lady of Catan!

Go on a journey to the Catan universe, and compete in exciting duels against players from all over the world. The board game classic and the Catan card game bring a real tabletop feeling to your screen!

Play with your Catan Universe account on the device of your choice: You can use your login on numerous desktop and mobile platforms! Become part of the huge worldwide Catan community, and compete against players from all over the world, and on all supported platforms.

The board game:
Play the basic board game in multiplayer mode for up to three players free of charge. Master the free “Arrival on Catan” to permanently unlock the single player and custom match modes for the “Arrival on Catan” scenario, to play against the AI or your friends anytime.
For even more variety, unlock the complete basic game and the expansions “Cities & Knights” and “Seafarers” as in-game purchases, defend yourself against barbarian invasions, journey to new shores, and compete against cunning computer opponents.

For even more variety, unlock the complete basic game, the expansions “Cities & Knights” and “Seafarers” and the stand-alone variant ‘Rise of the Inkas’ as in-game purchases. Defend yourself against barbarian invasions, journey to new shores, and compete against cunning computer opponents.

The game edition ‘Rise of the Inkas‘ is another exciting challenge for you, as your settlements are doomed in their heyday. The jungle swallows the signs of human civilization, and your opponents seize their chance to build their settlement at the location they crave for

The card game:
Play the introductory game of the popular 2 player card game “Catan – The Duel” online free of charge or master the free “Arrival on Catan”, to permanently unlock the single player mode against the AI.
Get the complete card game as an in-game purchase to play three different theme sets against friends, other fans friends or different AI opponents and submerge yourself into the bustling life on Catan.

  • Basic game free matches against two other human players
  • Introductory game free matches Catan – The Duel against a human player
  • “Arrival on Catan” – permanently unlock board game custom-match mode against friends as well as single-player against the AI for board game and card game
  • Registration bonus of 100 gold and 2 scrolls – unlock expansions and complete access to auto match, single player and custom matches with scrolls for a limited time
  • More Scrolls can be unlocked by levelling up

  • Trade – build – settle – Become Lord of Catan!
  • Play on all your devices with one account.
  • Faithful to the original version of the board game “Catan”, as well as the card game “Catan – The Duel” (aka “Rivals for Catan”)
  • Create your own Avatar
  • Chat with other players and form guilds
  • Play to earn numerous achievements and unlock rewards.
  • Get additional expansions and game modes as in-app purchases
  • Get started really easily with the comprehensive tutorial

Features in development:

  • Compete in tournaments as guilds or for your own glory.
  • Prove your skills in numerous additional add-ons.

Catan Universe uses an in-game currency called Catan Gold for purchases available in the following configurations:

100 Catan Gold = 0,99$/€
400 Catan Gold = 3,99$/€
900 Catan Gold = 7,99$/€
1700 Catan Gold = 14,99$/€
3000 Catan Gold = 24,99$/€

The Catan base game, the Seafarers and Cities and Knights expansion are available for 500 Catan Gold each. Various bundles are available for a great value, e.g. the base game and both expansions for 1300 Catan Gold. Items like additional scrolls and XP booster are also available in various quantities starting at 40 Gold. Furthermore numerous customization options for both the game and the player avatar can be purchased for Catan Gold.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
    • Processor: 1.5Ghz Dual-Core Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.1+ Compliant
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 720p, 16:9 recommended
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 600 series with 2 GB memory or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended
    • OS: OS X Mavericks 10.9
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz Dual-Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, Radeon HD 2400or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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