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Released in 2016

CATAN Universe

CATAN Universe

The digital multi-platform version of CATAN with a huge online community.

About the game

Play your favorite game CATAN anytime and anywhere: the original board game, the card game (Rivals for Catan), the expansions and ‘CATAN – Rise of the Inkas‘, all in one app!

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 (Rivals for CATAN) 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.

CATAN Universe

CATAN - The Boardgame

Play the basic board game in multiplayer mode! Join two of your friends for a maximum of three players and face all the challenges in “Arrival on Catan”.

Make things even more exciting by unlocking the full basic game, the expansions “Cities & Knights”, “Seafarers”, and the special scenario pack containing the scenarios “Enchanted Land” and “The Great Canal”. Defend yourself against Barbarian attacks, reach new shores, defeat terrifying dragons, and challenge mighty AI foes.

The stand-alone edition ‘CATAN - 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.

CATAN - Das Duell

Rivals for Catan (the game with cards)

Play the introductory game of the popular 2 player card game “Rivals for Catan” 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.

Free Features:

  • Basic game free matches against two other human players (4-player matches and more modes available after purchase).
  • Introductory game free matches Rivals for Catan against a human player (all Theme Sets of the base game available after purchase).
  • “Arrival on Catan”: Master the challenges in all areas of the game to get more red CATAN suns.
  • You can use all CATAN suns to play against the computer. Your yellow suns recharge on their own, while the red ones are temporary.

CATAN Universe in the App Store CATAN Universe at Google Play
CATAN Universe in the Browser CATAN Universe on Steam

Available for Browser on Mac and PC, as a download version via Steam, and for Smartphone and Tablets with Android or iOS.

CATAN Universe free to play

  • 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 “Rivals for Catan" (here called CATAN - The Duel")
  • Get started really easily with the comprehensive tutorial
  • Create your own Avatar
  • Chat with other players and form guilds
  • Participate in seasons and win amazing prizes.
  • Play to earn numerous achievements and unlock rewards.
  • Get additional expansions and game modes as in-app purchases

Catan Universe Features

CATAN Universe uses an in-game currency called “ CATAN Gold”. You can unlock expansions using CATAN Gold for unlimited play time.

Bought expansions are linked to your account. You can log in on another device, the iOS or Android App and use your purchases there, too!

Various bundles are available in the shop for a great value.

To the Catan Universe website

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System Requirements


OS Windows 7 64-bit
Processor Quad Core
Memory 4 GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA Geforce 600 series with 2 GB memory or higher
DirectX Version 11
Network Broadband Internet connection
Storage 1 GB available space
Additional Notes 1080p, 16:9 recommended


OS Max OS X 10.6 oder neuer
Processor Quad Core
Memory 4 GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA Geforce 600 series with 2 GB memory or higher
Network Broadband Internet connection
Storage 1 GB available space
Additional Notes 1080p, 16:9 recommended


iOS 10.0 or higher


Android 4.4 or higher

Changeover from CATAN Classic to CATAN Universe

The existing CATAN apps (CATAN and CATAN HD) for iOS and Android were renamed CATAN Classic, to clearly distinguish them from the new CATAN Universe.
For the time being, support for the classic apps will continue after the launch of CATAN Universe. However, there will be no more content updates.

In the new CATAN Universe, buyers of the CATAN Classic apps for Android and iOS will have an easy start with no additional costs, because there they can unlock, for free, the “Basic game,” “Seafarers,” and “Cities and Knights” content they already purchased as part of CATAN Classic.

How the changeover will work:

  1. Download Catan Universe from the App Store or Google Play or Ama-
    zon (free)
  2. Create a CATAN Universe account (you only need to enter an e-mail ad-
    dress for verification)
  3. Enter data from the CATAN Universe account into the new transfer menu
    of the Catan Classic app
  4. The previously purchased content will automatically be unlocked in the
    CATAN Universe account. Activation will be confirmed via notification in CATAN Classic.