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Catan - Cities and Knights

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 14, 2009

Catan - Cities and Knights offers all of the challenge of the original board game with several exciting digital twists. This program's simple operation and surprising elements kept us engaged throughout.

The game's interface was a pleasure to operate, thanks to its layout and professional graphics. We never felt confused while playing; excellent tutorials are included that teach you the ropes. The game's objectives are reminiscent of the highly successful Age of Empires series, which revolved around building a medieval civilization from the ground up. You start off with a small village, collecting local supplies based on dice rolls in order to build yourself up, all while trading and competing with rival towns. Eventually the stakes rise to controlling armies and pirates, all with simple mouse clicks, until one victorious community dominates the landscape. The gameplay is basic but still manages to be addictive, which was a pleasant surprise. The program also provides an exciting feature that lets you compete against online opponents. This is a great way to keep the play challenging. Overall, this game is well designed and fun to play.

Catan - Cities and Knights has a seven-victory point trial limit. It installs desktop icons without permission. Its fun layout and challenging play make it a program we recommend.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.227


Date Added June 24, 2009
Version 1.227

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Additional Requirements Java Runtime Environment 1.6


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Developer's Description

The original conversion of the boardgame The Settlers of Catan. Play the Basic Game, Seafarers, and of course Cities & Knights while competing against strong virtual opponents! The artificial intelligence of the virtual opponents has been thoroughly improved and refined and should offer a real challenge even for experienced Catan gamers. Being the author of the game, Klaus Teuber was closely involved in the project development. Catan - Cities & Knights offers excitement and gaming fun for everyone - from day-one fans to newcomers. You can choose between eight different virtual opponents in total. The extensive campaign includes many varied scenarios, from the basic game, to various Seafarers scenarios (among other things, Oceania and Heading for New Shores), to Cities & Knights scenarios in combination with Seafarers (among other things, Greater Catan C&K).

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