Catan Classic

Catan Classic

Become a Conqueror, Explorer and Merchant! The race to settle Catan has begun!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 0
  • Updated: November 14, 2017
  • Requires Android: 2.3.3 and up
  • Installs: 500,000 - 1,000,000



Play the legendary strategy game ... anytime, anywhere.
Play true to the original board game rules, compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. Trade important resources, build roads and cities, settle the island and become Lord of Catan!
Prove your strategy skills by challenging other Catan fans online via cross-platform multiplayer, or take on the AI with various computer opponents, each with their own individual characteristics.
Become Harbormaster, discover new islands, invest new trade goods and defeat the barbarians, vanquish dragons or build a canal with the additional expansions.

Basic game features:
- Play according to the original board game rules
- Synchronous online multiplayer
- Smart computer opponents with individual strategies
- Comprehensive tutorial
- The Seafarers and Cities & Knights LITE: Test the expansions in selected scenarios.
- Available languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese

Available expansions (in-app purchases):
- The Seafarers: Play your way through the elaborate campaign made up of 16 diverse scenarios and sail your ships to new shores.
- Cities & Knights: Protect Catan from the barbarian invasion. New gameplay mechanics add even more variety to Catan.
- The new scenarios: Vanquish dragons or build a canal with the "Enchanted Land" and "The Great Canal" scenarios.
- The Islands: Discover uncharted lands with a collection of unofficial multi-island scenarios.
- All-expansions set

Catan FAQ:

Question: Why do I have to download additional files after purchasing?
Answer: The download from Google play includes the basic game data and a tool that will determine your device’s display resolution and then download the optimal graphics data for your device.

Question: Which Android security permissions does Catan need and why?
Answer: “Storage” to write data to the SD or move the game data, “Network communication” to download game data and access the In App Store and “system tools” to check if Catan is already running to resume a game.

Question: I bought one of the expansions but after an update, reinstallation of Catan or after restoring my phone the expansion seems gone?
Answer: Don’t worry; your initial purchase is already saved in your Google account. However for technical reasons you might have to select “Buy” again. Confirm and a message will tell you that you’ve already purchased it. You will NOT be billed twice!

Question: I lost my campaign progress after reinstalling, updating from or when restoring my phone. Is there any way to restore it?
Answer: Savegames from old versions can usually be restored automatically. For all other cases we’ve integrated a cheat code: Enter campaign mode and go to select player. Enter „CatanWarp*“ (* = 1–15, e.g "CatanWarp5") as your player name and confirm. Exit the game via the home button. Enter your phone’s settings menu. Select applications/manage applications/Catan/ and then “Force Stop”. Restart Catan. The campaign can now be continued from the specified level number by selecting “New scenario *”.

Suggestions for improvements and feature requests?
Mail to [email protected]
We are looking forward to your feedback!

When contacting our support team, please provide details on the type of device and Android OS version used as well as a detailed description of the issue. Thank you!

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  • Catan Classic
    Ran Mansoor Published date: November 14, 2017

    The game is great, but there should be ranking. What happens in most game is that when a player is losing he quits the match. Super annoying. Also I would like to play with people on my level. Last thing, you should add an option that says you are waiting for 4 players. One more suggestion: filter expansions in a quick match - I only want to play C&K but it usually finds me the regular game. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Dan Merrick Published date: January 12, 2018

    Is there a better place to report errors and improvements? Playing treasure Island and after building my last ship I was never able to move ships elsewhere. For online play, with anonymous users, there needs to be something in place to make sure you don't get quitters. Still very good. Please keep improving. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Todd Armstrong Published date: November 24, 2017

    Love this game, however since update to Oreo on Pixel I get no video. Please look into this issue. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the game. Edit: Game updated and working fine for like a month or so. Life got difficult so I am just getting back to rerate. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Emma Gibbs Published date: January 4, 2018

    I've had this game for 3 years now and do love it. However there are some annoying glitches that really bug me. I can't log in to the online game to find friends to play; my friend can't even create a log in on her account so I can't find them online; sometimes the computer opponent wins when they have less points than me and several points off the target; and sometimes I lose a city when the barbarians attack even if I have enough knights. If these glitches were rectified, it would get 5 stars from me. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    timne0 Published date: January 7, 2018

    Since the last update it's virtually unplayable. The dice throws are rigged against you if you're winning. I get slightly above the AI, then get nothing but 7s thrown against me until the AI wins. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Norm Body Published date: December 17, 2017

    First of all, Catan is the best boardgame ever made. Four years ago, when I bought this program, it rocked! Now..updates to AI just skew probability rather than actually improve AI. Lazy programming. Quit sitting on your laurels and code some good AI for gawd's sake. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Levi Griffin Published date: December 12, 2017

    This game really needs a ranking system! The game itself is very well put together (I have only played multiplayer). If this game had a ranking system I feel like players would not drop out of matches as much... very frustrating to say the least. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    cody flack Published date: December 11, 2017

    I used to really enjoy this game, even with all the bugs it was still playable. But now, whenever I try to play online I get an error that states "error while handshaking." This ruins the whole experience as this app was the only way I was able to play catan with my friends who have moved thousands of miles away. If online multilayer isn't resolved then I will have to stop supporting the developer and warn all my potential buyer friends to do the same. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Megan Lehr Published date: February 21, 2018

    It won't download on my galaxy s8. It downloads the extra whatever and then says the app has stopped working and makes me download it again...I've done this 5 times now with no luck!!! Nor worth my money at all!! Better get a refund. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Valerie Merrill Published date: January 14, 2018

    I said dislike because every time I close the game and then go back to it, I get a black screen that doesn't change at all. I then have to uninstall the game and re install it to work again. Love this game but not lately and I just spent 4.99 on a game I can't even play. Would be nice to get reimbursed for it since I can't play it on my phone. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Catalin S. Published date: January 24, 2018

    Mediocre. I am a big fan of this game, actually I played it for years with my friends on Sundays. Sorry to say that the distribution of the dice is very far from being random as it should. I had a game with more 3's and 9's than 8's. Another with plenty of 2's and 12's but almost no 5's. I played a few times the same board just to test my theory and I was right: the distribution was not completly random, it is somehow board-dependent. I also suspect that it has something to do with the hex that's being held by the robber. The minute the robber is on 6, 6 is the most likely to come. I had my wins and my share of losing, I do not make a big fuss about this but it's just unfair and unfortunately it spoils the game experience. My real board-game experience with this game has almost nothing to do with this app... and I also have all the extensions ;-) Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Ben Anderson Published date: November 26, 2017

    Overall decent game but A LOT of UI bugs. When I try to move a ship, I select it but then it disappears and I can't interact with anything. Development card window will have parts of the UI missing. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Published date: January 30, 2018

    Need to fix some glitches. Progress cards become invisible after 15 or so min of play. Also city improvements become cryptic. Both very annoying. Please fix this otherwise great game. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Kyle Wheelhouse Published date: December 25, 2017

    Buggy game. I tried playing with my brother in law online & the app wouldn't let me add him as a buddy. Popups will appear blank then load the text or images seconds later. Fun game, poor implementation. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Samantha Roberts Published date: February 18, 2018

    This game is amazing but the servers are trash. The dice can take forever to roll or the game just freezes. Very disappointing considering you have to pay for it. I wouldn't waste your money. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Steve Palmer Published date: December 18, 2017

    I really enjoy this game. I like that you can play it at your own pace, picking it up and putting it down whenever you want. But I'm having an issue playing it on my Pixel 2 XL: often, when I open the game, I just get a black screen. I then have to force close the app before I can start it up. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Brian Lo Published date: January 12, 2018

    DONT BUY IT OR YOU'RE REWARDING LAZY PROGRAMMING! By increasing the difficulty, AI blatantly gangs up on you. Unless you are far behind one of the AI's, they WILL rob from you all the time, you can't get your economy starting without some lucky dice roll. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Hollie Gibson Published date: January 25, 2018

    I love this game but even when I win the campaign mode on cities and knights it won't let me progress past level 4. Very frustrating. Anyone know how i can fix it? Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Lucy Smith Published date: February 18, 2018

    It keeps making numbers disappear when someone uses alchemist instead of swapping them they become blank and you don't get any resources anymore, I'm fuming! I didn't pay this much for it to mess up my games, not happy! Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Steve Gonzalez Published date: December 9, 2017

    Overall a great fun game! However it is a bit annoying not being able to see the total VP you need to obtain for each game to win. (Pls make this visible) also the computers are pretty vicious and unrelenting against you... 2nd comment... So as you play campaign it become more more evident that AI is against you. The dice throws are definitely in favor of the bots. The game threw nearly 10 8's and zero 6's (I was on 6) then I managed to get on an 8 and it only threw 2 8's the rest of the game. Then it would consistently roll 11,9,5, or 7. All were the bots numbers and only the 11 mine. I was in 3rd place and I was still being attacked by the robber... When I'm in first it's unrelenting which I can understand, but 3rd place??? Come on... Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    S McHayle Published date: January 3, 2018

    Glitches galore. Using a Galaxy tab2 and noticed a few things. 1. Have to periodically restart game because of missing graphics. Usually the progress cards and build menu. 2. Does not always award the metropolis in Great canal pack when the requirements are met 3. Computers Players are ALWAYS hostile no matter the setting 4. Victory points obtained during other player time aren't awarded until your turn. Just had the AI declared winner when I got to 18 points first Despite the glitches I still like this game and play quite often. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Bill Straub Published date: December 23, 2017

    Honestly, I'm on the verge of uninstalling. I want to like It, I really do. But like all 'strategy' games, this game falls well short in AI. Setting the difficulty above easy doesn't make the AI better players, it just makes the dice rolls absurd and the AI players target the human players from the start. As a one player game, it isn't even fun. In fact, it's laughable. The dice rolls are so predictable it will make you laugh out loud when every time the robber is placed on your tile- and I do mean every time- and the next dice roll is that same number. Every. Time. And it doesn't really matter how you play, the dice eill be skewed against you. I've played literally hundreds of single player games... hundreds... And the number of times I DIDN'T finish last in total resources collected can be counted on one hand. No exaggeration. That's just lazy programming. And that defines Catan for Android. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Kevin John Waite Published date: November 29, 2017

    Brilliant port of the board game, so much better than the universe garbage you are trying to pedal as an updated version. I'll just stick with this one thank you very much. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Chard Wreck Published date: December 8, 2017

    Love this game. Hate this app. Rolls favor AI. Having to play this 3v1 is infuriating and frustrating. Write fair AI and I'll reinstall. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Karli F Published date: January 24, 2018

    Super fun, play all the time. Still having issues with glitches but it's usually just when loading the game. More scenarios please! Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Austin Timberlake Published date: February 12, 2018

    You've managed to take one of my favorite board games and turn it into probably the worst mobile game I've played. For starters, your algorithm for dice rolls is obviously anything but random and totally scripted based on what's happening in the game. But that's not even the most annoying part. How on earth are there no host controls to keep the game moving in online play (e.g. time limits)? One player taking forever on every turn ruins an entire game for everyone. And no chat function? Very disappointed. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Copperic Published date: December 6, 2017

    The game is fun, until the AI cheats and rolls the numbers it needs, while moving the thief only to your squares and last straw for me, is that a dice roll came out to 11(my square) it do the action on 10(the AI square) so I let this slide, then 3 turns later it happens again roll a 11 and the action is taken out in control AI square 10. Game is Rigged for you to lose. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Santiago Leiras Published date: January 11, 2018

    available The web page at app:catan#online_mp_help_android_offline_03catcould not be loaded because: net::ERR_UNKNOWN_URL_SCHEME this is the message I get when I try to contact support from the app, I haven't been able to play the game since the registration process doesn't work and the app itself look disproportionated in my pixel c tablet. contact me please Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Tom Mackinnon Published date: January 17, 2018

    We paid for the app, why the further micro transactions? Also, the AI roll skewing is terrible - I hate playing 3v1. Code some actual AI - If I had known I never would have got this game. Absolute rip off. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Geoff Brown Published date: February 14, 2018

    Installed recent update, then first game following both AI players rolled 6 about thirty times. Yes, that many. Second time after update the app now refuses to open, even after restarting phone, then after uninstalling app and downloading again. FAIL. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Nathan Skene Published date: December 29, 2017

    Too buggy to play. When you switch screens then go back I just get a black screen. Makes it impossible to complete a game if you need to check emails etc along the way. Useless. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Moisés Huautla Published date: January 12, 2018

    Good adaptation, the only issue is that it does not count my victory card points, but it does count the ai's cards. If it gets fixed i' ll gladly give 5 stars. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Be Smart Published date: December 26, 2017

    I read a few comments and i played lots of time single play mode and it not realistic at all. Every time i lead the game all the IA hit on me... but the thing is... if i have quite a few good points but at least one IA better than me i still get hit on robbed and so on . 7 hits way too many times when i have plenty resources... if i need one resource from one of the players and i know he has 3 of the and only one other that i don.t need... when i rob him i end up with the one i don.t need most of the time. But when i.m robbed and i have resources that i need... i.m robbed of them .. despite that i only have one of that an 3 of others.. it.s single mode... should be more balanced . Still.. a good board game to play but not on phone tablet... Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Johnathan Henderson Published date: January 1, 2018

    Horrible mechanics, AI is ridiculous. You can not win the game. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Jr Navarro Published date: February 20, 2018

    It makes me a little angry that I paid for a game with pay walls in it. But still it's nice to have classic Catan I guess. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Charly Agostinone Published date: December 14, 2017

    Great game overall, although, I'm currently having trouble connecting to online servers as it exits and says 'error while handshaking' is there a fix?! Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Larry Morrow Published date: February 2, 2018

    The "dice" rolls are so skewed in favor of the computer that the campaign is unplayable. Worst probability manipulation I've ever seen. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Mick Mathews Published date: November 24, 2017

    I love this board game, but this app ruined it for me. Rather than program an effective, strategy based AI, the devs clearly designed the game to cheat. The dice rolls are not random, and favor the AI. If you are playing against multiple AI opponents, they work together to beat you the way human opponents wouldn't. There is an in-app chart that shows what numbers are thrown, but it neglects to point out all the times the dice roll your numbers right after the AI places the baron on it, as if the app is specifically designed to gaslight you. Even in the games you win, every opponent earns more resources than you in every game; the only reason the AI doesn't win every single game is because it spams development cards, and it rolls so many 7s that it loses a lot of resourses. The AI isn't written to play like a human being. It's written to be a pain in the ass. If I played the physical boardgame against human opponents who played like this, every game would end in a fist fight. I am sorry I paid for this app. Spend your money elsewhere. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Christopher Smith Published date: February 13, 2018

    AI is A but not very I. Don't take the lead too early or opponents will rob you blind. It's fairly easy to win if you let the AI opponents stay in the game until the end. Full Review

  • Catan Classic
    Douglas Schenk Published date: January 11, 2018

    Too many development cards. Unlimited victory cards. This wrecks game as a player can win with lots of these. Full Review