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  • April 29, 2010

    To Germany and Back: An American’s Quest for Opponents – Part 4

    gg klein To Germany and Back: An American’s Quest for Opponents – Part 4

    In the first three parts of this story, I explained how I found The Settlers of Catan through my brother’s family and searched the web constantly for online gaming sites to meet my need. In July 2008, I discovered the Catan Online World, and even though it was entirely in German, I had to become a member. Chapter Four: …

  • April 15, 2010

    Catan Online World: 2nd Game Period Starts


    After a period of 6 months, today the 2nd game period of the Metagame started. Once again, the cities of the Catan Online World get ready to compete for the title "Capital of Catan." This is, therefore, the perfect moment to join the world of Catan. The city whose citizens can complete the most city expansion projects becomes the new capital of the Catan Online World. …

  • April 9, 2010

    Three new cities for the Catan Online World!

    We are very happy to announce that starting with the new game period of the Catan Online World on April 14, 2010, three more cities will open their gates: Katimavik Bay Kolonistenpolder Conestoga Creek Continuing the tradition that was established when Port Niagara and Pacifica were created, committed citizens from our three existing English-speaking COW cities have formed teams of pioneers for the new cities. …

  • April 9, 2010

    March Newsletter Online


    The new issue of the Catan Newswire is online! You can read about the most up-to-date and exciting Catan news by following the link in this story.   Read March's Catan Newswire at the link below to find out more about: Connect with us! Settlers of America is Coming this Summer! Relaunch of home site Catan Card Game Redesign Parts 2 & 3 Family Night Podcast WWCC 2010 Pre-Qualifiers Report Catan in the News Event Updates 2009/2008 Releases > …

  • March 30, 2010

    Settlers of America: Trails to Rails

    Settlers of America

    Announcing the latest addition to the Catan Histories line, Settlers of America: Trails to Rails! This new game combines the two strongest categories of the Mayfair Games product line, train games and Catan games, to create the first ever Catan train gaming experience! Look for this exciting new Catan and Mayfair Games title to hit stores this summer in June 2010! The 19th Century has arrived and Americans are heading west to make their fortune. …

  • March 24, 2010

    To Germany and Back: An American’s Quest for Opponents – Part 3

    Jim Plane

    In Chapters one and two of this story, I explained how I discovered Catan through my brother and his wife who lived in Germany for a short time, and how I found opponents online at German websites that later became unavailable to me. Chapter Three: Aero Discovers the “World” Since I had all but given up on real-life opponents, I searched the web for other boardgame sites. …

  • March 24, 2010

    English/French video interview with Klaus Teuber

    TricTrac interview

    Klaus Teuber has been interviewed by the French internet game magazine “Tric Trac” during the Festival International des Jeux in Cannes - while being synchronously translated from French to English and back by Sophie Gravel. Klaus speaks about the relaunch of the Catan board-game (3rd German Edition) and the Catan card-game, about being in love with his job, about other games he likes or which ones he would even liked to have invented by himself - and as well about the development of the German game market. [Please click here to watch the video on]> …

  • March 12, 2010

    Klaus Teuber Honored in Cannes for His Lifetime Achievement

    From March 3 - 7, 2010, the Festival International des Jeux was held in Cannes to celebrate the games world and its stars. The organizers welcomed world-famous game author Klaus Teuber as a guest of honor. During the As d'Or awards ceremony at the legendary Palais des Festivals, the inventor of Catan was honored with an hommage to his lifetime achievement. …

  • March 9, 2010

    The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 – Part 4

    Klaus Teuber

    Part 4 – History of Catan and Illustration In my fourth blog post, I originally wanted to present the Introductory Game. However, it will still take some more time to finish all cards of the Introductory Game, and Michael Menzel sent me an interesting report on the development of the card “City.” So I spontaneously decided to dedicate my fourth blog post to the history of Catan and the card illustrations influenced by this history. The Fictitious History of Catan When I developed the Card Game in 1995, I didn’t think much about the illustrations. …

  • February 25, 2010

    Relaunch of the PlayCatan website

    On Monday, February 22, we launched our completely revised PlayCatan website, now separating the English pages at from the German ones at Even though the visual apperance of the new website may not seem very different at first glance - the internal changes could not have been more drastic. …


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