The official website for The Settlers of Catan

About the Catan GmbH

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We are part of the entertainment and gaming industry. Today, our primary product is the successful board game The Settlers of Catan ™, which comes with an array of expansions, extensions, editions, and spin-offs. Catan creator Klaus Teuber gained valuable experience as an independent game designer and founded the Catan GmbH in 2002.

For over two decades, Klaus has built an impressive portfolio of board and electronic games. The Settlers of Catan ™ is available in over 30 languages and has sold over 18 million units worldwide since 1995. According to estimates by licensing partners, approximately 20 million people are spending time in the Catan gaming universe on a regular basis. Overall, ours is an ever-growing family of high quality entertainment products and programs, all keeping with a vision devoted to the cultivation of a vast and largely untapped community.


Illustrations:

Alvin Madden (Klaus Teuber, Guido Teuber, Benjamin Teuber, Arnd Beenen) /
Georg Zitzmann (Claudia Teuber, Gero Zahn, Nick Johnson, Gavin Allister, Jim Plane, Carol Candido, Lidija Panhey, Alexandra Tersluisen, Dr. Reiner Düren)

Our Philosophy

Catan GmbH's Philosophy

Catan GmbH / LLC believes that great games are timeless creations. Klaus Teuber’s classic works offer lasting appeal and enduring commercial strength. Catan GmbH only sanctions licensees, which are capable of carefully building solid, long-term publishing and marketing programs. It is also important that these firms function well within a creative, cooperative and comprehensive strategic vision.

Since our game properties are adaptable to virtually every form and venue of popular entertainment – including literary, online, apps, console, wireless, film applications, etc. – we seek stable, visionary, and team-oriented licensees. They must be fully devoted to the highest standards of our product quality. Our licensees must work well with the other licensees and understand not only the property, but also the ongoing needs of trade partners as well as consumers. (Read more about that under “Partners”.)

Catan GmbH works with a host of active traditional game publishing partners. A core group including Kosmos, Kosmos sub-licensing partners and Mayfair Games, Inc., publish The Settlers of Catan ™ and its many expansions, extensions, editions, and spin-offs. As primary licensees, they also publish many of other successful board and card game designs by Klaus.

In the electronic space, Catan GmbH has licensed Catan related IP to strong firms like Microsoft, United Soft Media (USM) and Goko etc., to create exceptional electronic versions of The Settlers of Catan ™.

Our goal for the future remains to strive for building a strong and sustainable Catan brand. Having said this we welcome all potential and interested partners to our extended family.

Legal Notice

Important details regarding the use of intellectual property rights, in particular Catan GmbH brand names and copyrighted artwork – e.g. if you have created our own Catan scenario or if you would like to create a website on the subject of Catan.