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June 14, 2024
CATAN – New Energies is Now Available!
Get energized with CATAN – New Energies available today in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom!
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June 4, 2024
CATAN – New Energies is coming June 14!
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Picture of the CATAN - New Energies box in a area covered in green hills with a wind turbine on the left side, with the words "Coming Soon" on the bottom.
Embark on a electrifying new adventure in the new standalone game, CATAN – New Energies releasing June 14!
January 26, 2024
CATAN – Starfarers Duel Special Message
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Teuber family playtesting CATAN
Read the tributes to Klaus Teuber found in the afterword of CATAN – Starfarers Duel
November 23, 2023
CATAN European Championship 2023 in Copenhagen
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CATAN EC 2023 winner
Congratulations to Martin Ruzicka from Slovakia! He is the new European Champion of CATAN.
October 16, 2023
CATAN - Console Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch!
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CATAN Console Edition - Switch Announcement
📣 CATAN - Console Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch!

September 25, 2023
CATAN – Starfarers Duel Announcement!
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A new two-player CATAN game is coming soon with this epic reboot!
July 17, 2023
CATAN Gen Con 2023 Guide
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We are thrilled to return to the largest board gaming convention in the world! Come see our new games, the sheepmobile, the return of the CATAN Experience, and more. 🎲
July 14, 2023
CATAN – Soccer Fever Kicks Off!
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CATAN – Soccer Fever Now Available package image
CATAN Studio Kicks Off CATAN – Soccer Fever scenario for CATAN base game
July 12, 2023
The expansion The Helpers will be released for CATAN - Console Edition
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CATAN Die Helfer
The first expansion appears for the CATAN adaptation for Playstation 4/5 and Xbox S/X on July 20th.

July 11, 2023
Season Pass for CATAN - Console Edition is available soon.
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Season Pass für CATAN - Console Edition
Get the Season Pass for CATAN - Console Edition! Release date is July 20, 2023.

June 30, 2023
CATAN – Hawai'i is Available Now!
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CATAN – Hawaii graphic from socials
CATAN Studio Unveils CATAN – Hawai'i Scenario for the CATAN – Seafarers Expansion
June 23, 2023
Letter to Fans From CATAN GmbH, CATAN Studio, and KOSMOS
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Klaus Teuber holding a CATAN hex
An update from CATAN GmbH, CATAN Studio, and KOSMOS on the status of the CATAN brand, and honoring Klaus Teuber's birthday.
May 18, 2023
CATAN – Starfarers – New Encounters
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CATAN New Encounters
CATAN – Starfarers – New Encounters scenario announcement!
April 25, 2023
CATAN UK on Games Expo 2023 from June 2 - 4 in Birmingham
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UKGE 2023
Join us at UK Games Expo with this rundown of our upcoming events and activities.
April 11, 2023
CATAN - Console Edition - Roadmap for the next months
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CATAN - Console Edition - Roadmap
What are the developers planning for the CATAN - Console Edition?

April 4, 2023
We mourn the passing of Klaus Teuber
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Klaus Teuber - Game Designer of CATAN
March 24, 2023
CATAN x Goat Simulator 3 - April Fools Roundup
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Celebrate April Fools with CATAN and Goat Simulator 3!
March 7, 2023
CATAN – Soccer Fever and Hawaii Announcement!
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CATAN – Soccer Fever and Hawaii have been announced!
January 27, 2023
CATAN - Console Edition will be released on the 28th February 2023!
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CATAN - Console Edition Hexagon
CATAN - Console Edition will be released for Xbox and PlayStation on 28th February 2023!
November 24, 2022
Hamish Dean is CATAN - World Champion 2022
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CATAN World Champion Hamish Dean from New Zealand
We've got a new CATAN World Champion!
November 14, 2022
Countdown for the CATAN World Championship 2022
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CATAN_World Championship 2022
The CATAN World Championship 2022 will start soon. Follow the semi-final and the final in the livestream.
August 23, 2022
CATAN is coming to holographic life with Tilt Five
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CATAN on Tilt Five AR
CATAN is going holographic with Tilt Five! Immerse yourself in the captivating world of CATAN like you've never seen it before... in amazing holographic 3D!
July 27, 2022
CATAN Gen Con 2022 Guide
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Final one
Return to CATAN with this multi-layered limited edition collectible three shadowbox art set that transports you to the island of CATAN.
July 8, 2022
Return To CATAN Limited Edition - Shadowbox Art Set
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Return to CATAN limited Edition
Return to CATAN with this multi-layered limited edition collectible three shadowbox art set that transports you to the island of CATAN.
June 22, 2022
CATAN is Now Available on Board Game Arena!
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CATAN BGA now available
CATAN is now available to play on Board Game Arena! Join 8 million BGA players and play with friends anywhere from any device.
May 24, 2022
CATAN – 3D Expansion – Seafarers + Cities & Knights
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CATAN - 3D Seafarers + Cities & Knights Box
Rally your knights and set sail to new horizons in full three-dimensional splendor in CATAN - 3D Expansion - Seafarers + Cities & Knights.
May 19, 2022
Announcing the official CATAN Cookbook
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Ulysses Press Logo
We are pleased to announce the Partnership of Asmodee Entertainment and Ulysses Press to publish the official CATAN Cookbook.
March 11, 2022
CATAN - Dawn of Humankind is coming 2022
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CATAN Aufbruch der Menschheit Cover
Guide humanity's journey from its roots in Africa to the far reaches of the globe in our upcoming title CATAN – Dawn of Humankind.
March 9, 2022
CATAN x Board Game Arena
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CATAN X BGA Teaser
CATAN is Coming Soon to Board Game Arena
February 28, 2022
CATAN Podcast with Our Family Plays Games
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CATAN Podcast Gerard Cole
Hear more about CATAN and the importance of diversity and inclusion in board games with Our Family Plays Games.
December 10, 2021
CATAN Podcast with Beau Allen
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CATAN Podcast Gerard Cole
Hear more about CATAN and its connection to to Beau Allen in this fun filled Podcast.
December 3, 2021
The Limited Edition Memoir is here!
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My Journey To CATAN: A Memoir by Klaus Teuber
The Limited Edition Memoir is here! Grab a copy of this exclusive and limited-edition item, or gift it to a fellow CATAN fan this holiday season.
November 29, 2021
Announcing the Partnership with Just Funky for CATAN Merchandise
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Just Funky CATAN Merchandise
We are pleased to announce an agreement with Just Funky LLC for a range of CATAN fan-focused homewares and accessories.
November 22, 2021
Mixlore's new CATAN – Logic Puzzle is available NOW. 
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CATAN - Logic Puzzle
Test Your Critical Thinking Skills and Explore Catan!
November 10, 2021
CATAN is coming to PlayStation and Xbox
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CATAN XBox Playtstation
CATAN is coming to Consoles. The ultimate CATAN Video Game Experience for PlayStation and Xbox.
November 2, 2021
New CATAN Merchandise by Rollacrit and Ata-Boy
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CATAN Merchandise by Rollacrit and Ata-Boy
We are very pleased to announce that Rollacrit and Ata-Boy have joined the family of CATAN partners with a range of artfully designed apparel, accessories, collectibles and homewares.
November 2, 2021
CATAN Mural Unveiled in Chicago and Memphis
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CATAN Mural
We are proud to share our first two official CATAN murals!
August 28, 2021
Champion Brewing Company and CATAN Announce Beer Series Collaboration
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Champion Beverage Club
The first beer in the series is Field Harvest Wheat Ale. Over the next 12 months, Champion will produce six one-of-a-kind, limited-run CATAN beers.
August 28, 2021
CATAN - 3D Edition released!
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CATAN - 3D Edition
CATAN Studio and Asmodee launched the highly-anticipated, luxury version of the board game classic CATAN, CATAN – 3D Edition.
August 18, 2021
New CATAN Website
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New Site Banner
So far you were used to this look. Now we are happy to present you the new CATAN site. In the last few months we have been working hard to completely redesign the site so that you can continue to find all the important information about CATAN quickly and easily. 
August 2, 2021
The new 5-6 Player Extensions Rule available for Download now!
According to the new rule, there are always 2 players participating in a turn. Maybe the new rule sounds familiar to you? It was first introduced in the “CATAN – Starfarers” extension for 5-6 players.
August 2, 2021
Announcing the Start of Registration for the Digital CATAN World Championship
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CATAN Digital World Championship (DCWC)
We are pleased to announce the Digital CATAN World Championship (DCWC) for the first time - a new international online event. To participate, simply register now.
June 4, 2021
CATAN Logic Puzzle announced by Mixlore
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CATAN - Logic Puzzle
CATAN Studio and Mixlore are proud to announce a brand new way to explore and build — the CATAN Logic Puzzle from Mixlore, which incorporates the building and trading themes of CATAN into a delightful and challenging brainteaser.
May 25, 2021
Clone of Clone of Clone of Clone of Clone of Clone of CATAN - 3D Edition announced!
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CATAN - 3D Edition
In the 3rd quarter of 2021 CATAN Studio will bring out the CATAN - 3D Edition. Discover CATAN in a new dimension.
May 25, 2021
Clone of Clone of Clone of Clone of Clone of CATAN - 3D Edition announced!
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CATAN - 3D Edition
In the 3rd quarter of 2021 CATAN Studio will bring out the CATAN - 3D Edition. Discover CATAN in a new dimension.
May 25, 2021
CATAN - 3D Edition announced!
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CATAN - 3D Edition
In the 3rd quarter of 2021 CATAN Studio will bring out the CATAN - 3D Edition. Discover CATAN in a new dimension.
March 9, 2021
CATAN Universe: 5-6 Player Extension with New Rule now available
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NEWS Catan Universe 5-6er Ergänzung
We are happy to announce the release of the 5-6 player extension on CATAN Universe. CATAN Universe is the digital adaptation of CATAN for smartphones, tablets, Windows PC, and Mac, published and operated by USM and developed by Endava.
February 4, 2021
CATAN VR now available for Oculus Quest & Quest 2
Experiment 7, the developer of CATAN VR, and Asmodee Digital are proud to announce the official release of CATAN VR for the Oculus Quest & Quest 2 platforms. Starting today they are available in the Oculus Store.
December 8, 2020
Stunning CATAN Custom Artwork From Artovision
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CATAN Artovision Shadowbox
Experience CATAN as never before with this multi-layered collectible shadowbox art piece that transports you to the island of Catan.
November 24, 2020
CATAN - First Adventure - Get A New Print & Play Family Game
Happy Holidays from the CATAN team! We know the holidays are not going to be the same this year as many families stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. To make your home-staying more fun, we're offering a FREE print-and-play that's a fun crafting project and a playable game all in one.
November 15, 2020
CATAN 25th Anniversary Edition released
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CATAN 25th Anniversary Edition 3D Box
CATAN Studio released the CATAN 25th Anniversary Edition, a special product honoring 25 years of CATAN, which debuted as The Settlers of Catan in 1995.
October 23, 2020
Asmodee Entertainment announce CATAN Footwear from Plainview
Asmodee Entertainment are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Plainview Shoes to extend the CATAN® brand to a collection of fashionable footwear coming in 2021.
October 21, 2020
Many events for CATAN on the SPIEL.Digital
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From October 22-25, 2020 the time has come. The SPIEL.digital takes place. We are very excited and look forward to your visit to the virtual CATAN booth of our German publishing partner KOSMOS. There you will find interesting videos and great promotions. Even if it is a German show, many content is also available in English.
July 28, 2020
GAMEGENIC and CATAN Studio announce new accessory product line
Gamegenic and CATAN Studio are proud to reveal a brand-new line of officially licensed accessories for CATAN board games that not only protect the components but also enhance the playing experience.
July 28, 2020
CATAN at Gen Con Online starting this Friday
While we won’t be gathering together in Indianapolis this year, we’re very excited to get together virtually at Gen Con Online, beginning Friday, July 31!
July 23, 2020
Huge CATAN field opened on the island of Mainau, Germany
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CATAN hexes in Mainau from above
A 10,000 square meter CATAN field was opened on the island of Mainau to mark the 25th anniversary of the classic game. In realizing the project, Mainau worked closely with KOSMOS Verlag from Stuttgart, Germany, where the game was first published in 1995.
July 13, 2020
Premium game accessories for CATAN announced by Gamegenic
Gamegenic announced officially-licensed premium game accessories to enhance the CATAN experience.
July 11, 2020
See CATAN and Klaus Teuber on documentary "GAMEMASTER"
From the feature documentary team that made Barista (2015) and Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014) comes a deep dive into the largely unknown world of the board gaming industry and the creators behind some of the most iconic games of the current generation.
May 28, 2020
Virtual CATAN Livestream with GEGGHEAD
GEGGHEAD & Catan present in association with Betterbox TV, a weekly livestream featuring a remote/virtual version of CATAN that you can watch from the comfort of your own home! Broadcast LIVE right on Facebook at 3PM PST/6PM EST on Fridays!
April 18, 2020
CATAN - Scenario - #WeStayHome
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#WeStayHome
In difficult times, we all support each other. Even the Robber has had a change of heart. Instead of stealing, he's delivering resources to the settlers' homes.
April 11, 2020
CATAN #StayAndPlay - Print & Play fun at home
While we all do our part to help fight the spread of COVID-19, we want to make your time at home more enjoyable with new CATAN scenarios, rule variants, printables, and more. Whether you are able to play in the same space or are connected through virtual space, we hope you enjoy the new content that will be coming over the next few weeks.
March 24, 2020
Strong growth at CATAN Universe
CATAN Universe, the online game portal for the CATAN board game and The Rivals for CATAN, saw a huge increase in user numbers last weekend. We and the operators are of course very happy about that.
March 24, 2020
Information about the current tournament season due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Every year, we and our partner CATAN Studio look forward to hosting amazing tournaments and events with our community. We care deeply about these events, but we care even more for the health and safety of our community. As such, CATAN Studio is following the government’s recommendations regarding the spread of COVID-19 and has suspended all CATAN qualifier tournaments until June 1.
January 28, 2020
25 years ago - CATAN is presented for the first time
In 1995, 25 years ago, CATAN (at that time The Settlers of Catan) was introduced at the toy fair in Nuremberg. Klaus and Benjamin Teuber celebrated the anniversary today at the booth of the KOSMOS Verlag.
November 11, 2019
The CATAN European Champion 2019 is from Estonia
The CATAN European Champion 2019 has been confirmed: Dan Lõhmus from Estonia. Congratulations!
November 8, 2019
Watch the CATAN European Championship 2019 live!
The CATAN European Championship 2019 will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands on the Spellenspektakel (9th - 11th November). Be there live! In the livestream you can experience everything first hand - it starts on Saturday, November 9th at 9:45.
November 6, 2019
CATAN - Starfarers on Tabletop Showcase
Don't miss next week as some of our favorite gaming content creators are celebrating with five days of Starfarers coverage, including: The Secret Cabal, Pair of Dice Paradise, Watch It Played, Rolling Dice & Taking Names Gaming Podcast and Drive Thru Games.
November 6, 2019
CATAN - Starfarers unboxing!
How big is CATAN - Starfarers? It's big. With nearly 7 pounds of outer space in this box, there's a lot to unpack!
November 5, 2019
CATAN Americas Continental Championship took place in Oaxaca, Mexico
Country champions from all across North and South America came together in Oaxaca, Mexico from October 25-27, 2019, for a weekend of competition and camaraderie at the first-ever CATAN Americas Continental Championship.
September 26, 2019
CATANATHON against Cancer on Oct. 11
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Cantanathon
Save the date for the the 8th annual Catanathon Against Cancer on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Eastern streaming live on Twitch.
August 19, 2019
CATAN - Starfarers Demo on Gen Con
Davo and Abi of Asmodee TV teamed up with Kelli and Ron of CATAN Studio on this year Gen Con to give you an insight of the new CATAN - Starfarers coming out later this year.
July 25, 2019
CATAN National Championship for Canada on August 25-25 in Toronto
The CATAN National Championship for Canada is at Fan Expo in Toronto on August 24-25. The winner of the CATAN National Championship earns a spot at the CATAN Americas Championship in Oaxaca, Mexico in Oct. 2019 and the 2020 CATAN World Championships in Malta.
July 25, 2019
CATAN on Gen Con 2019 in Indianapolis (IN), USA
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Gen Con CATAN
The biggest event in tabletop gaming in the United States is right around the corner! If you’re heading to Gen Con, we’d love to meet you! Find us at booth #1229.
June 25, 2019
CATAN VR released for Sony Playstation VR
Launching on PlayStation®VR on June 25th, 2019, CATAN VR allows CATAN fans and new players alike to experience the board game on the most popular VR gaming platform. Take on other players around the world on every major VR platform or play against CATAN personalities and watch the island come to life in VR.
June 20, 2019
CATAN for Nintendo Switch™ released!
The newest adaption of CATAN was just released on Nintendo Switch™ by Asmodee Digital, a leader in digital board game entertainment. The game has been developed in cooperation with USM and Exozet, publisher and developer of multiple digital CATAN games.
June 7, 2019
A classic returns! CATAN - Starfarers will be released this fall
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Starfarers Cover
The most requests for no longer available games we receive, are for "The Starfarers of CATAN", the successful departure of the settlers into space from the year 1999.
June 5, 2019
CATAN Universe: Two new big scenarios
Even more fun in CATAN Universe! Defeat fearsome dragons or build a canal to make the desert fertile in the two new special scenarios "Enchanted Land" and "The Great Canal".
May 22, 2019
First CATAN Escape Room opens in Frankfurt, Germany
This evening, CATAN celebrated the grand opening of the world's first Catan Escape Room in Frankfurt, Germany. CATAN creator Klaus Teuber was on hand to cut the ribbon and play the first game.
April 11, 2019
CATAN for Nintendo Switch announced!
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CATAN Switch Ankündigung
Not for long then you can also explore CATAN on the Switch!
April 9, 2019
CATAN Universe - Third season announced, this time with Seafarers!
Seasons are contests on CATAN Universe, the digital CATAN platform that will be held for a limited time. After signing up, you can play with many other players online for the top of the rankings.
December 19, 2018
CATAN World Championship 2018 - Video
On the 24th and 25th of November 2018, the best CATAN players in the world met in Cologne to host the World Championship.
December 17, 2018
CATAN Universe - The second season has begun!
Seasons are contests on CATAN Universe, the digital CATAN platform that will be held for a limited time. After signing up, you can play with many other players online for the top of the rankings.
November 25, 2018
CATAN World Championship 2018 in Cologne: The new world champion comes from Mexico
On the 24th and 25th of November 2018, the best CATAN players in the world met in Cologne to host the World Championship. Board strategists from 46 countries fought for the title.
November 14, 2018
4000 € donation for the Global Crop Diversity Trust
We are very happy to announce: We were able to raise a donation of 2500€ by selling our new scenario CATAN - Crop Trust at the games fair in Essen. Thank you for your support!
October 19, 2018
CATAN on the SPIEL'18 in Essen, Germany
From October 25 - 28 the SPIEL '18 in Essen, Germany, the biggest public show for board games worldwide, will take place again and of course CATAN will be back at the booth of our German partner, the Kosmos publishing house, with exciting activities like the "CATAN - Mini Big Game" and great new products like "CATAN - Rise of the Inkas" and "CATAN - Crop Trust".
October 15, 2018
"CATAN - Rise of the Inkas" now also available for Smartphone, Tablet, PC and Mac!
Just as with the board game, the settlements are threatened with extinction at the height of their flowering. Embark on a journey through time in the jungles of South America, prove your tactical skills and lead your tribes through three exciting epochs.
October 5, 2018
New "CATAN - Crop Trust" Scenario to Debut at Essen 2018
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CATAN Crop Trust Box
A collaboration between the Global Crop Diversity Trust (“Crop Trust”) and Catan GmbH, the scenario introduces a new semi-cooperative way to play the classic game, while learning about one of the greatest challenges facing the planet today.
August 13, 2018
A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch - 5/6 Player expansion announced
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A Game of Thrones CATAN Expansion Box
New heroes rise to face the danger beyond the Wall in A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch 5-6 Player Extension! The great forests of the North conceal many secrets and the Wildlings have many surprises.
June 25, 2018
"Catan - Rise of the Inkas" - Interview with the Authors
For the upcoming CATAN novelty this fall, our publishing partner Kosmos has published an interesting interview with Klaus and Benjamin Teuber that offers insights into the game and its development.
June 20, 2018
Catan Universe: New Theme-Sets and Game Modes for "Rivals for Catan"
Since the launch of Catan Universe, the introductory game was already part of the offer. With "The Era of Turmoil," "The Era of Progress" and "The Era of Gold," three exciting theme-sets were added now with countless new cards and possibilities.
June 12, 2018
CATAN VR now also available on Steam for HTC Vive and Microsoft Mixed Reality
On June 13, CATAN VR, the original implementation of the CATAN board game for virtual reality, will be also available on Steam for HTC Vive and Microsoft Mixed Reality.
June 4, 2018
CATAN At Origins Game Fair
Catanians, you’re invited to join us for Origins Game Fair 2018! Located in the Greater Columbus Convention Center this June 13-17. You’ll be able to get one of the first looks at our upcoming releases, pick up an expansion or two to round out your collection, and even get your hands on Catan swag and merch to show everyone that you’re a fellow Catanimal.
May 2, 2018
CATAN VR now also available for the new Oculus GO
On May 1, Facebook introduced the new Oculus GO Headset, which is available now. CATAN VR, the original implementation of the CATAN board game for virtual reality, is now also available for the Oculus GO in the Oculus Store.
March 21, 2018
CATAN VR released for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR
Catan VR allows tabletop fans and new players alike to experience the best-selling board game in a fresh, fully-immersive format. Take on other players around the world or play against Catan personalities and watch the island come to life in VR for the first time.
March 20, 2018
CATAN World Championship 2018 takes place for the first time in Cologne
On the 24th and 25th of November 2018, the best Catan players from all over the world will meet in the event location "Theaterhaus Köln" to host the World Cup. More than 60 participants from around 40 countries are expected.
March 1, 2018
CATAN Universe now available for Mac on STEAM
CATAN Universe is now available for Macs via STEAM! If you should already have a CATAN Universe account, simply log-in and get access to all your already unlocked progress and expansions.
February 8, 2018
CATAN - Rise of the Inkas announced
CATAN Studio is pleased to announce CATAN Histories: Rise of the Inkas. Designed by Klaus and Benjamin Teuber and published in partnership with Kosmos and CATAN GmbH; it introduces intriguing new game play. Rise of the Inkas is a unique stand-alone game of resource gathering and trading based on Klaus Teuber's classic CATAN.
June 4, 2017
A Game of Thrones joins CATAN
The battle to defend the Realms of Man begins in A Game of Thrones CATAN: Brotherhood of the Watch, a new strategic game grounded in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and adapted for the CATAN tabletop game published by Fantasy Flight Games.