by: USM • 24.6K
Settlers of Catan is the the jewel in the crown of geeky board games. It's a 4-6 players game with a balanced gameplay which consists of trading resources you need to build your settlement in the recently discovered Island of Catan. The one who first reaches a certain points goal is considered the settler and wins the game.
The mobile version of Catan - developed by USM - is at the height of the original game. Rules are the same but it has two basic advantages: first, you can play against CPU in a more dynamic way (dice rolling isn't a pain as it is away from keyboard) and second, there's an online multiplayer mode so you don't need to wait until Friday's game night to play Catan with your friends. Neat, isn't?
There's more: graphics are simple yet neat and faithful to the original board game. That makes it a snap getting the hang of it for both experts and newbies. Playing against AI is way more engaging than you might expect thanks to a dynamic gameplay and fun dialogues from NPCs. It includes both Seafarers and Cities and Knights expansions (via in-app purchases). Developers keep adding new features regularly.
Online leagues or tournaments would be awesome. There's no a trial version.
by Manu , Appszoom
Jan 21, 2013
Play the legendary strategy game ... anytime, anywhere.
Play true to the original board game rules, compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. Trade important resources, build roads and cities, settle the island and become Lord of Catan!
Prove your strategy skills by challenging other Catan fans online via cross-platform multiplayer, or take on the AI with various computer opponents, each with their own individual characteristics.
Become Harbormaster, discover new islands, invest new trade goods and defeat the barbarians, vanquish dragons or build a canal with the additional expansions.
Basic game features:
- Play according to the original board game rules
- Synchronous online multiplayer
- Smart computer opponents with individual strategies
- Comprehensive tutorial
- The Seafarers and Cities & Knights LITE: Test the expansions in selected scenarios.
- Available languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese
Available expansions (in-app purchases):
- The Seafarers: Play your way through the elaborate campaign made up of 16 diverse scenarios and sail your ships to new shores.
- Cities & Knights: Protect Catan from the barbarian invasion. New gameplay mechanics add even more variety to Catan.
- The new scenarios: Vanquish dragons or build a canal with the "Enchanted Land" and "The Great Canal" scenarios.
- The Islands: Discover uncharted lands with a collection of unofficial multi-island scenarios.
- All-expansions set
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 might 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 *”.
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