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Catan Classic for iOS

Catan Classic for iOS

“Catan Classic,” the conversion for iOS of "Catan" is providing gaming fun any time, anywhere.

The “Seafarers” expansion, the ”Cities & Knights” expansion and an additional Scenario-Pack are available as in-app purchases. Catan is offering challenging AI opponents and online multiplayer.

About the game

Trade, build, settle! As in Klaus Teuber's original game, up to four players - in hotseat multiplayer mode or online - can vie for the most settlements, the Longest Road, and the Largest Army. You can trade with your opponents and take possession of the precious land and its resources.

If there are no other players available, various Catanians, each with their own individual characteristics, will prove themselves worthy competitors: Jean the pirate, who knows no compromise, Vincent the merchant, who never allows himself to be cheated, Siegfried the knight, who takes what is rightfully his ...

  • The Catan expansions “Seafarers” and “Cities and Knights” are available as in-app purchases.
  • The Seafarers expansion includes more than 10 new scenarios and an extensive campaign. Build harbors, discover new islands, cross deserts and sail through thick fog banks on the high seas. Become the ruler of “Greater Catan,” journey through “Oceania” or discover the mysterious “Treasure Islands.” Ahoy!
  • The Cities & Knights expansion adds even more variety to the world of Catan. Cities become metropolises, trade flourishes, and the new wealth attracts barbarians from across the sea. The players must raise an army of knights to fend off the barbarian fleet and may win additional victory points in the process! Cities & Knights contains a short campaign and 7 challenging game maps.

Find out if you got what it takes to be a settler, confront your opponents and become Lord of Catan!

Please note: The classic apps are no longer being developed. A technically updated version of Catan with original rules and many expansions has been released under the name Catan Universe and is constantly being expanded. How to switch from the Classic app to Catan Universe is described here.

Catan (iPhone, iPod Touch)
Available in the AppStore
Catan HD (iPad)
Available in the AppStore

Additional Information  
Manufacturer's website USM
Contact for support requests
Requirements: Catan
Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch
Catan HD
Compatible with iPad
Requires iOS 6.1 or newer.

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  • Catan Classic for iOS
  • Catan Classic for iOS
  • Catan Classic for iOS
  • Catan Classic for iOS
  • Catan Classic for iOS

Catan Classic (iPhone, iPod Touch)
Available in the AppStore
Catan HD (iPad)
Available in the AppStore


  • In accordance with the original “The Settlers of Catan” game rules
  • Local hotseat multiplayer mode
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Smart computer opponents with individual strategies
  • Scrollable game board including retina-graphics and zoom option
  • 3 different graphic sets to choose from: Play in classic mode or select the original graphics from the US or German board game editions
  • Freely combinable game settings
  • High-resolution user interface with movable elements
  • Game Center Achievements and local game statistics
  • Comprehensive tutorial and Catan almanac
  • Seafarers LITE: Additional Seafarers scenario “The Four Islands” and two more game variants
  • Cities & Knights LITE: Test the new C&K expansion in the scenario “The First Island”

Changeover from Catan Classic to Catan Universe

The existing Catan apps (Catan and Catan HD) for iOS and Android were renamed Catan Classic, to clearly distinguish them from the new Catan Universe.
For the time being, support for the classic apps will continue after the launch of Catan Universe. However, there will be no more content updates.

In the new Catan Universe, buyers of the Catan Classic apps for Android and iOS will have an easy start with no additional costs, because there they can unlock, for free, the “Basic game,” “Seafarers,” and “Cities and Knights” content they already purchased as part of Catan Classic.

How the changeover will work:

  1. Download Catan Universe from the App Store or Google Play or Ama-
    zon (free)
  2. Create a Catan Universe account (you only need to enter an e-mail ad-
    dress for verification)
  3. Enter data from the Catan Universe account into the new transfer menu
    of the Catan Classic app
  4. The previously purchased content will automatically be unlocked in the
    Catan Universe account. Activation will be confirmed via notification in Catan Classic.