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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June 20

Catan Universe 1.5.0 Rivals for Catan

New Features:

● The full version of Rivals of Catan (Catan Cardgame) can be purchased in the ingame shop
● Rivals theme sets “Era of Gold”, “Era of Progress”, “Era of Turmoil” and “Duel of the
Princes” are now available
● Rivals of Catan now offers all play modes (Singleplayer / Free match / Auto-Match /
Custom Match)
● Rivals of Catan now offers a tutorial
● New Free to Play Content: Additional Quest and unlocks for “Arrival on Catan”
● GDPR addition to Catan Universe

Fixed issues

● Searching the card stack and playing the scout card is now possible again
• Large Tradeship can now be used as intended
● Drag and drop with the right mouse button is now disabled (drag&drop still works using the left mousebutton)
● Double-clicking the autopay button in Rivals will no longer crash the WebGL version
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May 16

Catan Universe 1.4.5 Update 05.16.2018

New Features:

● (Rivals) Basic turn timer for Rivals which kicks players from the match when it
runs out to penalize stalling
● (Rivals) Consistent system to show currently played Event & Action cards (notifications are also displayed longer now)
● (Rivals) Users can now click on draw stacks to draw in all situations (dragging
still only works when drawing a single card)
● (Rivals/Mobile) Automatic camera movement when drag & dropping a card to the
screen edges
● (Rivals) Almanac extended
● Added badges for treasure chests (Hint: No badge is displayed if the player needs to choose resources found in the treasure, in this case the trade/selection menu is displayed)
● Optimized error handling when a multiplayer game is corrupted during initialization, e.g. when a player disconnects while loading. In these cases, players are moved back to the main menu (also doesn’t decrease ELO & Karma, and doesn’t increase experience level)
● (Mobile) Added notifications if a game session is closed and the user is kicked to main menu while app is closed / minimized
● Dozens of new loading screen hints

Fixed issues

● Complete kick timer stability overhaul
• Offline Mode available again
● Many multiplayer session bugs fixed and systems optimized
● Reworked the longest road calculation to fix a counting bug with circular roads
● Users couldn’t re-enter their very own name in “Arrival on Catan”
● Guild request were not shown (instead infinite loading circle)
● ‘Arrival on Catan’ rewards didn’t activate in certain cases
● Game session was closed if player lost game (could not view the statistics)
● Some users could not create custom matches in certain cases
● Fixed trade-board flickering
● Fixed scenario info overlay in multiplayer games not being shown
● Removed double scenario info in almanac
● Chat input fields are now limited to 512 characters
● Fixed Avatar and game table overlapping when switching between categories in player profile
● Fixed starting a tutorial while being neither logged in nor a guest could result in an infinite
loading screen
● Cities & Knights) Fixed Medicine card and turn timer edge case could cause a match to be

● (Cities & Knights) Fixed ‘progress card’ tooltip
● (Cities & Knights) The AI should no longer give commodities away which are still

● (Mobile) Fixed keyboard opened automatically when entering in game chat
● (Mobile) Fixed display of wrong Viking tooltip when entering a category in the player profile
● (Mobile) Removed cancel button from merchant fleet screen
● (Mobile) Fixed rare custom match lobby corruption error
○ If lobby creator leaves the lobby
○ for the creator himself, if (s)he re-opens the lobby
● (Mobile) Chatting (opened virtual keyboard) on mobile devices could trigger the kick timer
● (Mobile) The application could crash after resuming it from minimized state

● (WebGL/Browser) Fixed cursor issues when email tab was selected in login.

● and many more
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About This Game

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.

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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