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  • September 22, 2010

    Catan World Championship at Wildenstein Castle: The Title Goes to the Netherlands!

    Catan World Champtionship 2010 - The Participants

    From September 17 - 19, the world's best Catan players competed at Wildenstein Castle for the coveted World Champion title. 52 participants from 28 countries competed for the 8th "The Settlers of Catan" world championship title. On the first day of the tournament, preliminaries took place to determine the 16 best players. …

  • August 23, 2010

    August Newsletter Online


    The new issue of the Catan Newswire is online! You can read about the most up-to-date and exciting Catan news by following the link in this story.   Read August's Catan Newswire at the link above to find out more about: Wacky Wacky West™ Debut Catan for MSSurface at GenCon COW: Team Game Beta Testing Era of Turmoil Prof. …

  • August 23, 2010

    The End of the Catanian Knighthood

    Peter Gustav Bartschat

    An Investigative Look Behind the Curtains of Editorial Annihilation of a Social Status A Cannon Story – Part 1 In 1997, for the first time I held the “Tournament Set for the Card Game” in my hands: the dignified ancestor of today’s Tournament Card Game that enthusiasts now play with highly developed strategies. …

  • August 20, 2010

    New Catan Videos: Microsoft Surface and Mayfair White Glove

    On YouTube, you can find a couple of new videos that are well worth watching: On one hand there are two new presentations about “The Settlers of Catan” on the Microsoft® Surface® Table, and there are three new “White Glove” demos by Mayfair Games about the Catan Base Game, the ”Seafarers” Expansion, ”Cities & Knights” Expansion, and the “Traders & Barbarians” Expansion. …

  • August 4, 2010

    The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 7

    Klaus Teuber

    Part 7 – The Era of Turmoil Introduction The “Era of Turmoil” Theme Game is played with the Theme Set of that name and the basic cards I introduced in part 5 of my series of blog posts about the reform of the Card Game. In the fictitious history of Catan, the environment of this set belongs to the mid-10th century, which is about 100 years after the first settlers arrived on Catan. …

  • August 4, 2010

    Prof Easy's Quick Guide - Settlers of America - Trails to Rails

    Settlers of America - Quick Guide

    Our good old friend Professor Easy is doing the honors once more: He explains to you the nuts and bolts of Klaus Teuber's latest game “The Settlers of America – Trails to Rails”. [Click here to be taken to the Quick Guide for “Settlers of America”] [Click here to read  more about about “Settlers of America”] [Click here to buy “Settlers of America”]> …

  • July 30, 2010

    Settlers of America “Trails to Rails” - now available!

    Settlers of America

    The 19th Century has arrived and America is heading west. Wagon trains of settlers seeking fresh lives and opportunities strike out to tame the wild land of the west. From the vast prairies they wrest fertile land for crops and grazing lands for their voracious cattle herds. Experience the pioneer days of the Wild West! …

  • July 26, 2010

    Brazilian Catan Championship

    Catan Brasil

    On July 17 and 18, the first tournament of the Brazilian Catan Championship took place in Rio de Janeiro, with generous support from the local Goethe-Institut. The second tournament followed on July 24 and 25 in São Paulo, and the grand finale is scheduled for August 1st in São Paulo as well. …

  • July 23, 2010

    July Newsletter Online

    Mayfair Newswire

    The new issue of the Catan Newswire is online! You can read about the most up-to-date and exciting Catan news by following the link in this story.   Read Julys's Catan Newswire at the link above to find out more about: Settlers of America and Wacky Wacky West Spending July in the Islands Catan in the Financial Times Catan for MSSurface Catan Online Marathon News from Catanism In the Name of Heros Winners Game Kennel Podcast 020 Origins 2010 WWCC Qualifier Winner Event Updates > …

  • July 5, 2010

    Catan is the Motherland of Soccer!

    Dr. Reiner Düren

    From Rebecca Gablé’s tales, we now know a lot about the life of the Catanians. One aspect, however, she has withheld from us: Catan is the motherland of soccer*! This is probably due to the fact that she relied mostly upon English sources. However, the credibility of these sources may be doubted, as I will demonstrate below. …


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