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Catan Classic for iOS

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Key Details of Catan Classic

  • Compete with up to four players for most settlements.
  • Last updated on February 23, 2024
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version 4.8.2

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!

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Full Specifications

February 26, 2018
Latest update
February 23, 2024
Operating System
iOS 16.4
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Compete with up to four players for most settlements.
Catan", the legendary strategy game provides gaming fun anytime, anywhere. True to the original game, you can compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. You can trade with each other and claim the precious land with all its resources. The game allows you to challenge other Catan fans online via cross-platform multiplayer to prove your strategy skills or play against the AI: Various computer opponents, each with their own individual characteristics, will prove themselves worthy competitors: the pirate Jean, who knows no compromise, Vincent the merchant, who never allows himself to be cheated, Sean the knight, who takes what is rightfully his. The popular Catan expansions "Seafarers", "Cities and Knights" and two new special scenarios are available as In-App purchases. The complete Seafarers expansion includes more than 10 additional scenarios with an extensive campaign. Become Harbormaster, discover new islands and extra game elements like ships, gold fields, treasures and pirates. Ahoy. The Cities and Knights expansion introduces various new gameplay mechanics that add even more variety to Catan. Invest new trade goods in city improvements to build one of the three metropolises of Catan - but beware of the barbarians attracted by Catan's new wealth. You'll need your best knights to fend them off. C&K contains a short campaign and 7 challenging maps. Exciting adventures await you in the two new scenarios "Enchanted Land" and "The Great Canal". Vanquish dragons and bag their treasures or build a canal to help barren grain fields bloom once more. Features: Available languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese. Original "Settlers of Catan" rule set. Update 4.0+: Synchronous online multiplayer games. Smart computer opponents with individual strategies. Scrollable game board including zoom option. Freely combinable game settings. Game statistics. Comprehensive tutorial. Seafarers LITE: New scenario "The 4 Islands" and two additional game variants. Cities and Knights LITE: Test the new expansion in the scenario "The first Island". 3 different graphic sets to choose from. Catan FAQ: Question: An expansion seems gone after an update or reinstallation of Catan or after restoring the device? Answer: Don't worry. Your initial purchase is already saved in your iTunes account. You can restore your InApp purchases by selecting the restore-option in the Catan IAP menu. Question: I lost my campaign progress after reinstalling, updating or restoring my device. Is there any way to restore it? Answer: When saved games can't be automatically restored, we've integrated a cheat code: In the campaign mode go to select player and enter "CatanWarp. " (= 1-15) as your player name and confirm. Exit the game via the home button and restart it. The campaign can now be continued from the specified level number (1-15). Levels up to the specified number will be unlocked in the custom game mode as well. Question: Are dice rolls really random? Answer: Of course. All dice rolls are 100% random and not modified in any way. We're avid Catan players ourselves. We've played the iOS version hundreds of times while developing the program. There have been times when we won and lost a few games in a row because of the dice - just like when playing the board game. Questions or suggestions for improvements: Mail to ios@usm.de. We are looking forward to your feedback. For more information on news and updates: www.usmgames.com. or visit us on www.facebook.com/UnitedSoftMedia and twitter.com/USM_News.