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  • March 9, 2010

    The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 4

    Klaus Teuber

    Part 4 – History of Catan and Illustration In my fourth blog post, I originally wanted to present the Introductory Game. However, it will still take some more time to finish all cards of the Introductory Game, and Michael Menzel sent me an interesting report on the development of the card “City.” So I spontaneously decided to dedicate my fourth blog post to the history of Catan and the card illustrations influenced by this history. The Fictitious History of Catan When I developed the Card Game in 1995, I didn’t think much about the illustrations. …

  • February 25, 2010

    Relaunch of the PlayCatan website

    PlayCatan.com

    On Monday, February 22, we launched our completely revised PlayCatan website, now separating the English pages at www.playcatan.com from the German ones at www.playcatan.de. Even though the visual apperance of the new website may not seem very different at first glance - the internal changes could not have been more drastic. …

  • February 17, 2010

    Dominating the World Through a Board Game

    An interesting article from Emory University's student newspaper, the Emory wheel: “Each week, the residents of my apartment and I partake in a thrilling evening of board games. But don’t yawn yet. Settlers of Catan serves as our game of choice and — no offense to loyal Scrabble fanatics — it is certainly more riveting than your grandmother’s Scrabble match.” [Click here to read more]> …

  • February 10, 2010

    January 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 Janauary's Catan Newswire at the link below to find out more about: Catan: The First Island for Blackberry and PS3 PlayCatan.com US dollar subscription payments Catan Card Game redesign for fall 2010 US World Wide Catan Championship news > …

  • February 4, 2010

    The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 3

    Klaus Teuber

    Part 3 – First Concept and Development During the second half of 2008, when the future of the Card Game seemed uncertain due to decreasing sales figures, I thought about what could be improved to lay the foundations to reposition the Card Game. I often had given the Card Game as a present during the past years – primarily to couples who usually didn’t play very often, and when they did, they played among themselves. …

  • January 29, 2010

    The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 2

    Klaus Teuber

    Part 2 – Expanding the Card Game In 1997, the “Tournament Set for the Card Game” was published as the first Card Game expansion. My inspiration for this expansion came from “Magic, the Gathering,” during the mid-nineties a cult game in Germany. Although the rules of the two games are totally different, they do have one thing in common: …

  • January 23, 2010

    The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 1

    Klaus Teuber

    Part 1 – Birth of the Card Game A revised version of the Catan Card Game with new content and graphics will be published in fall 2010 under the title of “The Princes of Catan” (working title). In this blog and the following ones, I will talk about the background to this revision and introduce the new card illustrations as we go along. …

  • January 23, 2010

    Catan Card Game - Revision

    In 1996, a little over a year after the sensational success of the board game "The Settlers of Catan," the "Catan Card Game" (for 2 players) was published. Originally, the game was designed as an answer to the request of many players who also wanted to be able to enjoy the Settlers of Catan as a 2-player game. …

  • January 22, 2010

    Catan for Blackberry® - now available!

    Catan für Blackberry

    As of now “Catan - The First Island” is available for BlackBerry. Supported devices: BlackBerry 8100, 8110, 8120, 8130, 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8330m, 8350i, 8520, 8530, 8800, 8820, 8830, 8900, 9000, 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9630 und 9700. You will find the game in the BlackBerry App World for $4.99 USD - click here to be taken there! …

  • January 14, 2010

    How Do You Actually Become … a Product Manager for Catan

    Sebastian Rapp

    My name is Sebastian Rapp, and I am a product manager at the publishing house KOSMOS. Sounds impressive, right? In the past, I also liked to call myself the “maid-of-all-work at KOSMOS regarding Catan,” but ever since Carol supports me in the area of marketing I am only the “maid-of-almost-all-work,” fortunately … When people ask me what I do for a living, they interestingly don’t inquire that much about what a “Product Manager for Catan” does. …

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