Catan Universe
Board (Games)

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.


- 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”)
- Design your own avatar.
- Chat with other players and form guilds.
- Play to earn numerous achievements and unlock rewards.
- Get additional expansions and play modes as in-game purchases.
- Get started very easily with the comprehensive tutorial.

Features in development:

- Compete in tournaments as guilds or for your own glory.
- Prove yourself in numerous additional expansions.

Free-to-play content:

- 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
- Further scrolls by levelling up

Minimum Android version: Android 4.4.

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What's New
Version 1.5.2 (Jul 09, 2018)

Catan Universe 1.5.2 brings further optimizations and fixes:
Fixed Issues:
• Building via the game pieces below the board once again works as intended when placing cities.
• Rivals card game victory screen now always displays the correct Elo changes
• Rivals tutorials chapter 6 “Heroes” updated
• Post-Match screen (board game) updated
• Fixed unintended card rotations in Rivals when trying to discard cards in the draw phase

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Version 1.5.1 (Jun 27, 2018)

Catan Universe 1.5.1
• Optimizations of the communication between server and client to prevent faulty offline/connection messages
• Password recovery now works again as intended
• Resource tiles now rotate correctly in Rivals
Known Issue:
• When trying to build via the game pieces on the bottom of the game board, the pieces won’t get placed correctly on the board. Please use the other possibilities to build.

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Version 1.5.0 (Jun 20, 2018)

Be the prince or princess of Catan and decide on the fate of its settlers! Update 1.5 introduces “Rivals for Catan”. The popular Catan card game is now available for purchase in Catan Universe as well!
Changes and fixes:
- Added various “Rivals for Catan” game modes and tutorial
- Integrated Rivals into the Arrival on Catan
- Search function in Rivals improved/fixed
- Fixes to the drag & drop function of in-game objects

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Version 1.4.5 (May 16, 2018)

Catan Universe 1.4.5
New Features:
• Added basic 90 second turn-timer for Catan card game (Rivals)
• New card handling features and almanac extensions for Catan card game
• New loading screen hints
• New notifications for treasures in special scenarios
• Optimized error handling when a multiplayer session is corrupted while loading
• Timer- and connection loss detection improved
• Dozens of other bug fixes, please see the forum for all details

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Version 1.4.4 (Feb 14, 2018)

Catan Universe Multiplayer Update
Fix for Android 8 Black-Screen
New and updated features:
• Additional Multiplayer sync checks
• Login overhauled and added version checks ensuring smooth matchmaking, e.g. only via same client version number
Fixed issues with:
• Turn and Kick timers
• AI replacements
• Store/Friend list etc. searches optimized
• Kick-Timer position on mobile improved
Sword (character item) available for free at level 4

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Version 1.4.4 (Feb 08, 2018)

Catan Universe Multiplayer Update
New and updated features:
• Additional Multiplayer synchronization checks
• Login overhauled and additional version checks to ensure smooth matchmaking, e.g. only the same client version number is matched
Fixed issues with:
• Turn and Kick timers
• AI replacements
• Store/Friend list etc. searches optimized
• Kick-Timer position on mobile improved
Claymore (Sword, character item) available for free for every player at level 4

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Version 1.4.3 (Dec 14, 2017)

Catan Universe 1.4.3
New Features
Chat notifications
Fixed issues
• The camera was set in a wrong angle
• Users can't drop enemy cards to a draw stack (Duel)
• User couldn´t scroll in the shop without selecting an item
• Issue with commodity selection when Commercial Harbour was played
• Various smaller fixes and tweaks

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Version 1.4.2 (Nov 29, 2017)

- Improved stability and user experience
- Updates and fixes to the login system
- Updated menu back button navigation
- Device’s back button now opens context menus in-game
- Fixed tooltips on the statistics and profile screens
- Blocking players again works properly under all conditions
- Fixed issues with status of friend requests and search filter for friends
- The same chat message can no longer show up multiple times
- Various card game related fixes, e.g. button responsiveness

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Version 1.4.1 (Nov 15, 2017)

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