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  • October 7, 2012

    "Catan Board" Launches on Kickstarter

    Finally, the Catan Board we've all been waiting for has launched on Kickstarter! The "Catan Board" is the perfect solution to keep your Catan game board from shifting when unfortunate accidents occur while playing. There are several different options and configurations, such as a 5&6 player version and a limited edition walnut board. …

  • October 2, 2012

    Catan Board Coming Soon!

    What do we have here? It's a Catan Board, designed to keep your Catan game pieces from moving around! Look for more information about this exciting new product coming very soon! > …

  • September 27, 2012

    "Catan Histories: Merchants of Europe" Coming Soon!

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    Trade, Build, Deliver, Profit, and Expand! In the late Middle Ages, trade flourished across Europe as great merchant houses like the Hanseatic League, the Welser family and Fugger family rediscovered ancient trade routes and built factories across the land. Now you can take part in these historic times with anew game from Klaus Teuber, "Catan Histories: …

  • September 27, 2012

    Board Game and Card Game: Commonalities and Differences

    Dr. Reiner Düren

    Even though a 2-player variant of the Board Game is available now – “The Rivals for Catan” is the definitive Catan game for 2 players. The Board Game and the Card Game share a number of common characteristics; however, for many Board Game players it is still quite difficult to become familiar with the Card Game. …

  • September 25, 2012

    Catan HD for iPad Giveaway!

    We're giving away Catan: The First Island HD for iPad to 5 lucky winners! Enter to win a code for a free Catan HD for iPad app. The giveaway begins today, Sept. 25 at 1:30 PM PST and ends on Sept. 27 at Noon(PST). Only one entry allowed. To enter contestants must supply their full name and email address. …

  • September 24, 2012

    Do you "Hex" Catan?

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    If you "Hex" Catan like we do, then you can show it by wearing this long sleeve shirt from the Catan Shop! The "I Hex Catan" shirt is one of the many items in our recently launched Catan Shop, at It's a great way to let others know how you feel about your favorite game, when you aren't sitting in front of the board. If you'd like to purchase this shirt, you can find the "I Hex Catan" shirt here.   > …

  • September 21, 2012

    The Renaissance of the Card Game

    Peter Gustav Bartschat

    The new Catanian card game “The Rivals for Catan” reaches completion with “Age of Enlightenment,” its second expansion – at least as far as the current planning status is concerned. A total of three game boxes offer the players many exciting and entertaining hours at the game table and also invite them on a trip through Catanian history. Catanian History in the Game The board games already provide insight into the history of the fictitious Catanian island world. …

  • September 20, 2012

    A Look at the Catan Sun™ Trophies

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    Learn more about the magnificent Catan Sun™ trophies, awarded to the final four players in the Catan World Championship 2012. Winning the Catan World Championship™ comes with a cornucopia of rewards. There is of course the sheer pride of the title “best Catan player in the world” and an eight day, seven night Caribbean Gamer Adventures cruise. …

  • September 20, 2012

    World Championship on Mashable and Early Report from Mayfair

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    The Catan World Championship was a great success! The 2012 Championship was an amazing event and we are ecstatic to see that it grabbed  the attention of Mashable writer, Fran Berkman. Fran considers himself a “huge” Catan fan, and it is certainly an honor to be on the pages of one of the biggest Internet news sites of all time. …

  • September 19, 2012

    Special Treat: Seafarers Scenario "Treasure Islands" Available in the Free Area for a Short Time

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    Unexplored seas, hidden islands, and valuable treasures are the ingredients for one of the most popular Seafarers scenarios on PlayCatan: "Treasure Islands." Normally, only Standard or Plus Account holders can play this scenario, but for a short time, players with a Free Account will also be able to give it a try. …

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