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Editors' Review

by   / February 26, 2018

Like The Settlers of Catan, the strategy-based board game on which it's based, Catan Classic for iPhone puts you in the role of a seafarer, settling the Island of Catan and competing against other settlers for the most landholdings and resources. Roll the dice, build routes, and trade goods with your fellow settlers, and whoever gets 10 Victory Points first wins. Catan Classic costs $4.99, but additional expansion packs are available as in-app purchases.


Brings the classic board game to your phone: Itching to play the Settlers of Catan on the go? Catan Classic satisfies that itch with a terrific representation of the game on your mobile device.

Play against others or the AI: Catan lets you challenge others online via cross-platform multiplayer or against various computer opponents, including the uncompromising pirate, Jean, the shrewd merchant, Vincent, and the entitled knight, Sean.

Tutorials: The robust Tutorials section has 10 subcategories to scan for information on how to play the game, including how to purchase building materials, how to settle the land, and how to construct your buildings.

Exciting expansion packs: Ready for something new? The Seafarers expansion offers 10 extra scenarios with an extensive campaign centered around the discovery of new islands and treasures; and Cities and Knights has you building a big-city metropolis of Catan, but you'll have to defend it against the barbarians who are coming for its wealth. These and two new special scenarios: Enchanted Land and The Great Canal are all available for in-app purchase.

Two games for the price of one: Catan costs $4.99, but it includes the ability to download the new Catan Universe (an updated standalone version of Catan Classic) for free after you've set up an account in the Catan Classic app's new transfer menu.


No more content updates: Since developers are throwing themselves into Catan Universe, Catan Classic will still be supported for now, but it will not receive any content updates.

Bottom Line

Catan Classic brings everything you love about the Settlers of Catan to your mobile device and adds new adventures in the form of premium expansion packs. But with the recent introduction of Catan Universe, you may be better off just exploring that version straightaway.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.6.5

A thank-you for all our Catan fans: We've added an option to unlock content already purchased by you (applies to base game, "Seafarers" and "Cities and Knights" expansions) in our new game Catan Universe for free. Use your Catan Universe account to play on the device of your choice - you can use your login on many different desktop and mobile devices. Become part of the world-wide Catan community and play with players from all over the world. Please refer to the in-game news section for more details. Have fun playing Catan Universe!


Publisher USM
Publisher web site
Release Date February 26, 2018
Date Added February 26, 2018
Version 4.6.5


Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPhone4, iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Download Information

File Size 87.26MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 648
Downloads Last Week 4


License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $4.99
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