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Catanism, the blog for serious Catan fans. This blog is where Klaus Teuber and the rest of the “Bloggers of Catan” write about new game developments and provide lots of in-depth information about each title.

  • July 9, 2015

    A Travel Edition's Long Road to Publication

    Benjamin Teuber

    2011 was my first year as a Catan GmbH staff member. In the same year, our Japanese licensee launched a rectangular Catan carrying case. I immediately fell in love with the idea of a carrying case. Hence, the carrying case became my first big project, and I eagerly started working. Kosmos still had several (thousand) sets of game pieces from the old travel edition in stock, so it seemed reasonable to use these pieces for the Japanese carrying case. …

  • February 20, 2013

    Explorers & Pirates – The New Expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” – Part 7

    Klaus Teuber

    In the 7th and final part of our latest Catanism blog post about “Explorers & Pirates,” the upcoming fourth large expansion for “The Settlers of Catan,” Klaus Teuber elaborates on the identically named scenario “Explorers & Pirates,” which is played with all three missions and combines all tactical and strategic possibilities.

  • February 14, 2013

    Explorers & Pirates – The New Expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” – Part 6

    Klaus Teuber

    Spices for Catan

    Part six of Klaus Teuber's latest Catanism blog post about “Explorers & Pirates”, the upcoming fourth large expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” shows you how the players bring in “Spices for Catan.”

  • February 6, 2013

    Explorers & Pirates – The New Expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” – Part 5

    Klaus Teuber

     Fish for Catan

    The fifth part of Klaus Teuber's latest Catanism blog post about “Explorers & Pirates”, the upcoming fourth large expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” deals with whales – and the mission “Fish for Catan.”

  • January 31, 2013

    Explorers & Pirates – The New Expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” – Part 4

    Klaus Teuber

     Pirate Lairs

    In the fourth part of Klaus Teuber's latest Catanism blog post about “Explorers & Pirates”, the upcoming fourth large expansion for “The Settlers of Catan”, we portrait the scenario “Pirate Lairs”.

  • January 25, 2013

    Explorers & Pirates – The New Expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” – Part 3

    Klaus Teuber

    Land Ho! The third part of the latest Catanism blog post by Klaus Teuber about “Explorers & Pirates”, the upcoming fourth large expansion for “The Settlers of Catan”, will tell you everything about the Introductory Game.

  • January 11, 2013

    The New Expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” – Part 2

    Klaus Teuber

    Part two of the latest Catanism blog post by Klaus Teuber about the upcoming fourth large expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” will tell you all about Harbor Settlements, Ships, and Settlers.

  • January 3, 2013

    Star Trek Catan – Questions and Answers

    Sebastian Rapp

    Why isn't Star Trek Catan a remake of The Starfarers of Catan? Why do all players play on the side of the Federation? Why are there so many Enterprise starships? Why is the robber a Klingon? These and many similar questions have kept Catanians and Trekkers busy since first details about the game were made public after Star Trek Catan was announced (see also here). Below, I would like to answer some of these questions. …

  • December 21, 2012

    The New Expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” – Part 1

    Klaus Teuber

    Read the first part of the latest Catanism blog post by Klaus Teuber about beginning the development of the fourth large expansion for “The Settlers of Catan” that will see the light of day at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair in February 2013.

  • October 10, 2012

    The Reform of the Card Game 2012 – Part 15

    Klaus Teuber

    In the previous blog posts, the members of the editorial team shed light on certain aspects of the development of “The Rivals for Catan.” I don’t want to add any more to it at this point.  On a final note, however, I would like to express my gratitude to all those who contributed to the successful development of “The Rivals for Catan” game and its two expansions, “Age of Darkness” and “Age of Enlightenment.” Nearly all of the people I want to thank are depicted on “The Rivals for Catan” cards – some with their first name, others with their middle name or a medieval version of their first name. First of all, my thanks go to Axel Meffert, the longtime General Manager of Kosmos, who unfortunately passed away far too soon in spring of this year. …

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