100,000 - 500,000 downloads
- Good-looking layout
- High playable
- Faithfull to the board game
- There's not a free Lite version
- Some crashes reported
+ By USM
If ever played board game "Settlers of Catan", you already know how addictive it is. Now the game came to Android keeping the essence of its original gameplay and rules. Bear in mind that this is the basic version of Settles of Catan, with no expansions packs. You can upgrade to the expansions packs buy purchasing them from the in-app store.
From those who haven't ever played, on "Settlers of Catan" you embody one out of four settlers that has reached an island named Catan. Your purpose is to become the one who first rules the island. In order to achieve it you will have to earn 10 points of victory (or more, depending on the goal you set) before than your opponents do. You will get points of victory by different ways: building settlements and upgrading them to cities, collecting development cards, making large routes or using knight cards. The expansion packs add more variables. In your rise to the throne, you will have to collect different materials, trade with your opponents or internationally (with the bank), build roads, settles and cities. Do it strategically, and smartly, if you want to be the first on reaching the needed points of victory.
Catan's Android version has been certainly well-crafted. It's been set in a cute layout and it's really easy to get the hang of it. You can play two different modes: "custom" which allows you to play against CPU or real players (up to 3 opponents) with the basic rules. You can choose among different characters. Each one of them have different skills. The "campaign mode" only can be played by upgrading to the Seafarers expansion pack from in-app purchase. There are more expansions packs though.
Catan has been developed by USM, an emerging developing company who has also launched another great game "Ingenious".
"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.
If there are no other players available, various Catanians, 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” and “Cities and Knights” 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 Catan’s new wealth! You’ll need your best knights to fend them off! C&K contains a short campaign and 7 challenging maps.
- Available languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
- Optimized for standard and high resolution smartphones
- Original "Settlers of Catan" rule set
- Hot seat multiplayer mode
- 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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Question: Why do I have to download additional files after purchasing?
Answer: The download from Google play includes the basic game data and a tool that will determine your device’s display resolution and then download the optimal graphics data for your device.
Question: which Android security permissions does Catan need and why?
Answer: “Storage” to write data to the SD or move the game data, “Network communication” to download game data and access the In App Store and “system tools” to check if Catan is already running to resume a game.
Question: I bought one of the expansions but after an update, reinstallation of Catan or after restoring my phone the expansion seems gone?
Answer: Don’t worry; your initial purchase is already saved in your Google account. However for technical reasons you have to select “Buy” again. Confirm and a message will tell you that you’ve already purchased it. You will NOT be billed twice!
Question: I lost my campaign progress after reinstalling, updating from or when restoring my phone. Is there any way to restore it?
Answer: Savegames from old versions can usually be restored automatically. For all other cases we’ve integrated a cheat code: Enter campaign mode and go to select player. Enter „CatanWarp*“ (* = 1–15, e.g "CatanWarp5") as your player name and confirm. Exit the game via the home button. Enter your phone’s settings menu. Select applications/manage applications/Catan/ and then “Force Stop”. Restart Catan. The campaign can now be continued from the specified level number by selecting “New scenario *”.
Recently changed in this version:
Cities and Knights expansion now available as In-App purchase!
- Fixed startup (black screen, stability) and rotation issues
- Fixed robber in classic graphics set
Game will now download the optimal graphic files for your device after installing. (10-20MB additional download required before play)
-Cities and Knights LITE in basic game
-Improved UI scaling
-Improved almanac layout
-Various smaller tweaks and optimizations
-Updated FAQ in app description
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WHERE'S THE ONLINE VERSION ? C'MON!
Have to uninstall and reinstall after every game, otherwise the app freezes and hard resets my phone. Other than that, it's good. Would be nice to have the dots on each hex though
Resizing does not work well with this phone's resolution. Otherwise great game
Can't even get through most rounds without it freezing my device. Do not waste ur money.
I can't place robber on their hexes they place robber on mine consistently. This severely imbalances the game. Absolute crap.
I've amended my review to 4 star. What I thought was freezing was actually the game waiting for me to choose who to rob after moving the robber. There was no prompt for this and it isn't obvious that's what it's waiting for. Much happier with the game now
While the rules have been accurately ported, this is the worst game i have played on android. The UI sucks, being slow, hard to control and often hits wrong button. There is no way to leave tutorials if you accidently click on them, and it is near impossi