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  • January 24, 2012

    “The Settlers of Catan” on “The Big Bang Theory” - again!

    We are very delighted that for the second time, “The Settlers of Catan” was featured in the world-famous TV show “The Big Bang Theory” - namely in the 100th jubilee episode 5x13 “The Recombination Hypothesis”. The first time, the guys just played Catan without even mentioning the name of the game, but now Sheldon “unintentionally” delivered the famous, yet naughty “Who has wood for my sheep?" joke - which was, no doubt, absolutely hilarious. If you live in the USA, you can watch the episode in full length for a limited time on the official CBS website. …

  • December 23, 2011

    Season's Greetings 2011

    Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year!

    from Klaus Teuber and the whole Catan team> …

  • December 19, 2011

    Catan App News for iOS and Android

    Here is the latest news for all of you who can't wait to get the next Catan updates: Around the turn of the year, Catan will get an update that optimizes the graphics engine in preparation for “Cities & Knights”. We'll also tweak the AI opponents and integrate various smaller optimizations, among others for Game Center and iOS 5.0.1.We are, of course, working at full speed on the “Cities & Knights” expansion for iOS and Android. …

  • December 9, 2011

    The Settlers of Catan on "The Big Bang Theory"

    The Settlers of Catan was featured on the hit television series The Big Bang Theory last night! Have a look at our Facebook page, fans even captured still frames as proof. – Thanks to all the fans who wrote us on Facebook about the news! …

  • November 24, 2011

    Black Friday Deals Week: Catan Novel at Amazon.com

    Catan Novel - Collector's Edition

    Get your copy of the Settlers of Catan Novel on Black Friday or Cyber Monday on Amazon.com! Based on our board game, Rebecca Gable’s The Settlers of Catan is a must-read adventure rich in detail and rippling with intensity. The novel is available in various formats: Hardcover Deluxe Collector's Edition(see image on the left) Paperback Kindle Audiobook The year is 850. …

  • November 10, 2011

    The Reform of the Card Game 2010 – Part 11

    Klaus Teuber

    Age of Darkness - “The Era of Barbarians” Theme Set In the context of its fictitious history, Catan is situated in the area of today’s Azores and, in terms of size, encompasses all islands of the group. As described in Rebecca Gable’s novel “The Settlers of Catan,” in 850 B.C.E. Catan was first settled by a seafaring Nordic people. In real history, the Azores were discovered and taken in possession by Portuguese seafarers in 1427 and 1432. Therefore, it stands to reason that – in fictitious history – Catan is (re)discovered by Portuguese seafarers at the beginning of the 15th century, and that some decades later conquistadores from all countries of the Old World set out for Catan like barbarian conquerors, to steal from the island what they regard as its only valuable good: …

  • November 3, 2011

    The Reform of the Card Game 2010 – Part 10

    Klaus Teuber

    Age of Darkness - “The Era of Merchant Princes” Theme Set “The Era of Merchant Princes” Theme Set is played with the Theme Set of the same name and the Basic Cards I have introduced in part 5 of my series of blog posts about the reform of the Card Game. In the fictitious history of Catan, “The Era of Merchant Princes” Theme Set is set in the 15th century and follows “The Era of Discovery,” a Theme Set of the second game expansion planned for fall 2012. The treasures and the gold of the discovered neighboring islands allow trade to flourish. …

  • October 19, 2011

    Oil on Catan - Download Scenario “Oil Springs”

    Catan - Oil Springe

    Eureka! Oil has been discovered on the island of Catan. The great engineers of Catan have learned ways to improve production using this valuable new resource. But oil is scarce and its use does not come without cost.   Read more about “Catan - Oil Springs” - the free downloadable scenario> …

  • October 7, 2011

    International Catan Day - November 15th, 2011

    Catan Day

    Catanians from around the world unite, November 15th, 2011 is International Catan Day! The Catan team and Meetup.com want to bring players from all over the globe together for the first ever Catan Day. Meet up with settlers from around the world to share photos, thoughts and memories. Prizes will be awarded to the top Meetup groups! Visit the official page on Meetup.com – for more details. …

  • September 28, 2011

    The Reform of the Card Game 2010 – Part 9

    Klaus Teuber

    Age of Darkness - “The Era of Intrigue” Theme Set Part 9 of my series of blog posts about The Rivals for Catan had been announced for the beginning of 2011. Unfortunately, the development of the game expansion took longer than originally planned. In order to sufficiently test the cards of the expansion and harmonize them optimally with each other, the release date – and thus, this blog post – was postponed. Now, in September of this year, the German edition of the first “The Rivals for Catan” expansion has finally been published, and the English edition is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. …

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