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  • 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. …

  • January 9, 2010

    Winner of the 2009 EU Catan Championship in Vienna

    Congratulations to Antonio Valerio, from Italy, who has won the title of the 2009 European “Settlers of Catan” Championship in Vienna, Austria! [ Read more (German only)]> …

  • January 8, 2010

    To Germany and Back: An American’s Quest for Opponents – Part 2

    Jim Plane

    In Chapter One, I explained how my brother and his wife introduced me to Die Siedler von Catan (The Settlers of Catan), and how I grabbed the base game and several expansions while visiting them when they were living in Germany. Chapter Two: Hopelessly Addicted Being unaware of the American gaming market, I had no idea that Mayfair had been publishing The Settlers of Catan in English for years. …

  • December 22, 2009

    To Germany and Back: An American’s Quest for Opponents – Part 1

    Jim Plane

    Chapter One: Play With Me! As many gamers know, finding opponents isn’t always easy. Family members are often our favorite foes, but let’s face it: if you’re into gaming, you just might be a little more aggressive than they are, and they just might get tired of playing with you because of it. …

  • November 13, 2009

    What Exactly is the “Catan Weekend”?

    Gero Zahn

    “So, what are you doing next weekend?” “Oh well, I’ll be at a work-related meeting.” Every so often I refrain from mentioning the exact name “Catan Weekend,” because it doesn’t mean much even to those who, in principle, know what I do for a living. That’s why I’m using this opportunity to place a corresponding reference here in our Catan blog, for future inquiries. Kosmos Verlag has been hosting the Catan weekend since 1998. …

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