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  • September 12, 2012

    How the Princes Came to Catan …

    Sebastian Rapp

    Don’t think that games are created in the blink of an eye – or that there are rushed decisions concerning games. As early as 2007, one year after the 10th anniversary of the Catan Card Game, Klaus Teuber and Kosmos started talks about reforming the Catan Card Game. Our memories of it may easily become blurred, but fortunately the meeting minutes still exist … In 2007, it initially was “just” a matter of reforming the game, planned for 2010. …

  • August 23, 2012

    Catan MMO to Launch this Fall

    We are pleased to announce our partnership with Goko, an HTML 5 games company that is focused on bringing card, strategy and board games across mobile and web platforms. Goko will release "Catan World" , a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game designed to be playable on Facebook, Google+ and Goko.com, this fall. This title release is not associated in any way with Catan GmbH's game portfolio offered on playcatan.com. …

  • August 13, 2012

    Cities & Knights for iPhone and iPad

    Catan C&K iPad Screenshot 01

    Catan 3.0 incl. “Cities and Knights” expansion (In-App Purchase) for iOS completed At last! Work on the latest Catan update has been completed and the version has been submitted to Apple. We expect the update to be available within the next 10 days. To finalize the update we’ve worked closely with our beta testers and directly with Klaus Teuber, to further optimize the computer opponents in all game modes. The Cities and Knights expansion introduces various new gameplay mechanics that will add even more variety to Catan. …

  • July 26, 2012

    The Reform of the Card Game 2012 – Part 14

    Klaus Teuber

    “Age of Enlightenment” Expansion – “The Era of Sages” Theme Set Chapter 1 The “Era of Sages” Theme Set is set in the 16th century of the fictitious history of Catan – roughly the same time the “Era of Prosperity” set takes place. When I developed the old Card Game more than 15 years ago, I didn’t think yet of giving Catan a history. …

  • July 19, 2012

    Star Trek Catan – The Circle Is Now Complete

    Gero Zahn

    In a previous blog post, I have told the story of how I became a member of the Catan GmbH staff: in 1997, almost exactly 15 years ago, I was working on a purely private spare time project named “Space Settlers,” together with Markus, my best friend at the time. …

  • July 12, 2012

    Star Trek: Catan soon to be available in the USA!

    Star-Trek - Game Box

    We are proud to announce that Mayfair Games and CBS® have certified a license agreement for the publication of Star Trek: Catan™, the latest game in best-selling The Settlers of Catan™ family of board games! Star Trek: Catan™ transports the timeless game play of The Settlers of Catan™ to the final frontier of the Star Trek universe. …

  • June 27, 2012

    Grand Opening: The Catan Online Shop is now open!

    Catan Shop

    The Catan team is proud and excited to announce the opening of the official Catan online shop! Please visit our brand new online store at www.catanshop.com. The new shop features a myriad of Catan-related items and new goodies based on feedback by you, the Catan fans! The Catan shop is the destination for all things “Catan”. …

  • May 31, 2012

    The Reform of the Card Game 2012 – Part 13

    Klaus Teuber

    “Age of Enlightenment” Expansion – “The Era of Explorers” Theme Set Chapter 1 In the fictitious history of Catan, the Era of Explorers takes place shortly before the Era of Barbarians. Approximately 30 years after Catan was discovered by seafarers from continental Europe, the Catanians took the caravels of the foreign seafarers and explored regions far away from their homeland. …

  • May 30, 2012

    Play Catan: Oil Springs on World Environment Day June 5th

    Catan - Oil Springs

    June 5th is World Environment Day — an annual celebration around the world for the Earth’s environment. We're asking Catan players and Gamers to join us in celebrating WED by getting together and playing Catan Oil Springs. If you haven’t played Catan: Oil Springs yet, this new scenario adds oil to Catan’s island economy, enabling players to grow faster and bigger — including upgrading their cities into metropolises (worth 3 VPs and producing 3 resources). …

  • May 23, 2012

    The Reform of the Card Game 2012 – Part 12

    Klaus Teuber

    “Age of Enlightenment” Expansion – “The Era of Prosperity” Theme Set Chapter 1 In the fictitious history of Catan, the Era of Barbarians is followed by the Era of Prosperity. The barbarians have been defeated, and Catan has defended its independence. The returning prosperity improves the Catanians’ living conditions and allows the arts – influenced by the European Renaissance – to flourish on Catan. …

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