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  • April 18, 2020

    CATAN - Scenario - #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. Get this FREE print-and-play scenario for the CATAN boardgame here #WeStayHome #StayAndPlay #BoardNotBored> …

  • March 31, 2020

    CATAN Universe: Freematch temporarily deactivated

    USM, the operator of CATAN Universe has issued this statement. Dear Catanians, As we have mentioned earlier, over the last few days we’ve had the largest rise in user numbers yet. While we’re very happy about the interest in Catan, this has caused severe technical issues with our system that currently can’t handle the increased demand during peak hours. We’ve already made several updates to the backend systems, but after careful evaluation, we’ll need to make very substantial changes to some parts of the game’s backend architecture to be able to cope with this situation. We’ve been in close contact with our development team and service providers over the last days (and nights) to come up with possible solutions. …

  • 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. Unfortunately, this short-term sharp increase has led to an extreme utilization of server capacities, which in turn has led to restrictions in some games and in the login procedure. …

  • 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! Join Kelli and Brooke as they explore all the bits, components, and art and get excited for this highly-anticipated reboot, available on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019! > …

  • 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. You'll get insights into the story of the game and how to play it, strategy tips, and even hear an interview with game designer Klaus Teuber and his son Benjamin Teuber. Check out this preview and visit tabletopshowcase.com to see the schedule > …

  • October 28, 2019

    CATAN - World Explorers announced

    Get ready for CATAN - World Explorers, an upcoming massively multiplayer location based game that transforms the entire Earth into one giant game of CATAN just announced on SPIEL'19 in Essen, Germany, the world biggest consumer show for board games in the world. Harvest, trade, and build in the real-world as cities and landmarks are transformed into opportunities to collect resources and build settlements. Sign now for updates on www.catanworldexplorers.com > …

  • 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. > …

  • 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. CATAN VR brings everything board gamers love to the PlayStation®VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and SteamVR, cross-platform playable across all five! *PlayStation®Plus Online membership required for online play. …

  • 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. CATAN leverages all the benefits of the Nintendo Switch™ system while providing players with the full CATAN experience. …

  • June 7, 2019

    A classic returns! CATAN - Starfarers will be released this fall

    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. And yes, we also love this extraordinary variant of CATAN. Since the game is not available for a long time now, we have decided to release a new edition. And it will not be just a simple new production of the old game. …

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