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Catan Universe for Android

By USM Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Feb 26, 2018

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

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.7.0

Catan Universe 1.7.0

Now featuring: CATAN â??Rise of the Inkas"

Play this brand new Catan standalone edition for the first time ever on your mobile device.

Lead your tribe trough 3 eras and experience a whole new dynamic gameplay as your older tribes will eventually be swallowed whole by the jungle or your ambitious opponents.

General

Release November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018
Version 1.7.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,542
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Play your favorite game Catan anytime and anywhere: the original board game, the card game and the expansions in one app! Now including 'Catan - Rise of the Inkas'!

After a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. However, other explorers have also landed on Catan: The race to settle the island has begun!

Build roads and cities, trade skillfully and become Lord or Lady of Catan!

Go on a journey to the Catan universe, and compete in exciting duels against players from all over the world. The board game classic and the Catan card game bring a real tabletop feeling to your screen!

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.

The board game:

Play the basic board game in multiplayer mode for up to three players free of charge. Master the free "Arrival on Catan" to permanently unlock the single player and custom match modes for the "Arrival on Catan" scenario, to play against the AI or your friends anytime.

For even more variety, unlock the complete basic game, the expansions "Cities & Knights" and "Seafarers" and the stand-alone variant 'Rise of the Inkas' as in-game purchases. Defend yourself against barbarian invasions, journey to new shores, and compete against cunning computer opponents.

The game edition 'Rise of the Inkas' is another exciting challenge for you, as your settlements are doomed in their heyday. The jungle swallows the signs of human civilization, and your opponents seize their chance to build their settlement at the location they crave for.

The card game:

Play the introductory game of the popular 2 player card game "Catan - The Duel" online free of charge or master the free "Arrival on Catan", to permanently unlock the single player mode against the AI.

Get the complete card game as an in-game purchase to play three different theme sets against friends, other fans friends or different AI opponents and submerge yourself into the bustling life on Catan.

Features:

- Trade - build - settle - Become Lord of Catan!

- Play on all your devices with one account.

- Faithful to the original version of the board game "Catan", as well as the card game "Catan - The Duel" (aka "Rivals for Catan")

- Design your own avatar.

- Chat with other players and form guilds.

- Play to earn numerous achievements and unlock rewards.

- Get additional expansions and play modes as in-game purchases.

- Get started very easily with the comprehensive tutorial.

Features in development:

- Compete in 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

- Introductory game free matches Catan - The Duel against a human player

- "Arrival on Catan" - permanently unlock board game custom-match mode against friends as well as single-player against the AI for board game and card game

- 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

Minimum Android version: Android 4.4.

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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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