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Catan Universe for iOS

By USM Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Feb 26, 2018

Catan Universe for iPhone is an updated, modernized version of Catan Classic, combining elements from the Settlers of Catan board game with the card game Rivals for Catan. The game is free to start, but if you want the entire basic game and expansion pack extras, you'll need to purchase them in the app.

Pros

Same games, different name: If you're already familiar with the Catan universe, then you'll get quickly up to speed in Catan Universe. Land on the island of Catan and compete with your fellow settlers for land and resources. Construct roads and cities, trade the island's resources strategically, beat your fellow settlers in duels, and win.

Two games in one: You can either settle lands in the classic board game or duel for dominance in the two-player card game, Catan - The Duel, which is based on the classic card game Rivals for Catan.

Three play modes: Play against friends, random players that you are matched with, or the game's AI.New and improved graphics: Catan Universe's graphics are infinitely better than Catan Classic's, so prepare to have your mind blown.

Character creator: You can change the look and feel of your avatar -- everything from eye color to clothing.

Robust tutorial: Even if you've never played Catan Classic, Catan Universe's robust tutorial will get you on your way to ruling Catan.

More for free: Unlike Catan Classic, Catan Universe is free -- if you have already purchased Catan Classic, that is. Or if you haven't, you can play the introductory games for free and master them to unlock even more content. You can also just purchase the entire basic game and two expansions: Cities & Knights and Seafarers in the app.

Cons

No local multiplayer mode: Catan has an online multiplayer mode, but since the Catan board game was so fun to play with friends in the same room, it would be great if there were a local multiplayer option for Catan Universe, so you can play others in the same room on the same Wi-Fi -- or even better, on the same device.

Bottom Line

Catan Universe for iPhone builds on Catan Classic, with better graphics, more game types, and more for free.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4.4

General

Release February 26, 2018
Date Added February 26, 2018
Version 1.4.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Popularity

Total Downloads 222
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

After a long, difficult journey, you have reached the coast of an unknown island! Yet other explorers have also landed on Catan: The competition for settlement has begun!

Build roads and cities, negotiate skillfully and become ruler of Catan!

Go on a journey to the Catan universe, and enter into exciting duels against players from all over the world. The board game classic and the Catan card game bring a real table top feeling to your screen, with brand new graphics.

Play the basic board game in multi-player mode, and the introductory game of "Catan - The Duel" free of charge. You can also master the free "Arrival on Catan", to permanently unlock the single player and custom match mode for the "Arrival on Catan" scenario, to play against the AI or with your friends.

For even more variety, unlock the complete basic game, and the expansions "Cities & Knights" and "Seafarers" as in-app purchases, defend yourself against barbarian invasions, journey to new shores, and compete against cunning computer opponents.

Play with your Catan Universe account on the device of your choice: You can use your login on numerous desktop and mobile platforms! Become part of the huge worldwide Catan community, and compete against players from all over the world, and on all supported platforms!

Features:

- Settle - trade - build - become ruler of Catan!

- Play on all your devices with one account

- Faithful reconstruction of the board game "Catan" and the card game "Catan - The Duel"

- Design your own avatar

- Chat with other players

- Form guilds

- Play numerous achievements and unlocks

- Get additional expansions and play modes as in-app purchases

- Start very easily with the comprehensive tutorial

Features in development:

- Fight tournaments as guilds or for your own glory.

- Prove yourself in numerous additional expansions.

Free-to-play content:

- Basic game free matches against two other human players

- "Arrival on Catan" - permanently unlock single-player and custom-match modes against friends, or against the AI

- Introductory game free matches: Catan duel

- Registration bonus of 100 gold and 2 scrolls - unlock expansions and complete access to auto match, single player and custom matches with scrolls for a limited time

- Further scrolls by levelling up

Catan Universe supports iOS 10 or higher, and devices from the iPhone 5S.

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Questions or suggestions for improvements:

Mail to support@catanuniverse.com

We are looking forward to your feedback!

For more information on news and updates: www.catanuniverse.com or visit us on www.facebook.com/CatanUniverse

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