Since the release of CATAN (at that time still The Settlers of CATAN) in 1995, the game has developed into a modern classic that is available worldwide in over 40 languages. To date, over 35 million games have been sold.
With numerous extensions and additions, everyone can create their own personal gaming experience and immerse themselves in the world of CATAN in new ways.
CATAN – The Story of a World Success
Settlers has become so popular in Silicon Valley that it's now being used as an icebreaker at some business meetings.
Over the past few years, Settlers of Catan has transformed from an activity enjoyed by a small niche of gamers into a mainstream hit.
Settlers manages to be effortlessly fun, intuitively enjoyable, and still intellectually rewarding, a combination that's changing the American idea of what a board game can be.
...the new generation of postcollegiate gamers is gravitating toward more complex games of exploration and trade...like Settlers of Catan...
Settlers has spread from Stuttgart to Seoul to Silicon Valley...it has become a necessary social skill among entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
Settlers has its own elegant economy, in which the supply and demand for five different commodities are determined by tactics, luck and the stage of the game.