Catan Classic

Last updated on January 9th, 2023 at 07:00 pm

Catan Classic


Catan Classic is one of the best $4.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by United Soft Media Verlag GmbH, Catan Classic is a Board game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 25th October 2009 with the latest update 23rd September 2020

Whether you are a fan of Board, Strategy, or Entertainment games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


7,743 people have rated 4.7.5

You can download the game Catan Classic from APP STORE.


"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.


  • 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:
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Updated on 23rd September 2020

Catan Classic 4.7.5:
Catan Classic now runs on iOS 14 devices again

Catan Classic Reviews

Between Catan classic and Catan Universe, Catan Classic is the clear winner. Love this app.

Does not pick up our Victory cards in point total.

If you like the board game you will love this app just like we do. It has helped us become better at the board game.

Love the game, our only complaint is the AI opponents neeeeverrrrr trade with you.

If you love Catan the board game, get this app!

We mean, what else can we say, its a fully functional Catan app.

Nobody wants to be the only one at game night who doesnt know the game. This is a fantastic way to teach yourself how to play Catan.

They fixed the crashing issues! Love this game.

If you like the board game, you should like this as well. It is even great to just pick up with no knowledge of the board version. We play almost everyday, its one of our regular go to games. Easy to jump in and out of.

We usually play AI for two reasons- we like to switch up boards/strategy & we often have to set the phone down so interrupting a live game is not ideal. This has been a great app for our uses.

Please make the necessary maintenance and update the game to the latest version (after adding extensions) where no problems will occur as we play.

We love this game! Its so much fun!

We love this app. Catan is our favorite, so Im totally here for an app that let us play remotely. We dont generally play with AIs, so we cant speak to the resounding gripe in most of the reviews. When we do end up playing an AI (usually b/c another player bailed) we havent noticed anything suspicious. Our only gripe with this game is that players will bail on the game when its obvious theyre losing, or they regret a placement, or whatever. Thats not the games fault though. You cant really force people to play Catan. Or can you?

We play alone against AI players and win regularly – almost too predictably in fact, as long as Im able to secure the money spaces on the board in the beginning. We enjoy the game and find it more challenging if we switch up the games Im playing & the AI players Im up against. We find its pretty easy to suss out how to win if you always play the same game against the same players. We’ve never experienced any of the strange antics other reviews are mentioning (progress cards disappearing, weird trades happening between AI players, etc.).

Our family and we play Catan a lot when we get together, and this app lets us play all the time. The gameplay is very smooth and was very easy to learn. The music and the sound effects are nice. Online play is fun. We play this game a lot and its a good way to pass time. This app is good for beginners and long time players. We recommend it to anyone looking for a fun game.

In real life we have laminated cards. We love this game.

We play this every day, on every work break and on weekends!

We love this app. We get everyones views on the AIs going after u with the robber but once you know this, you can plan for it.

Just like the real board game! Its so good! We highly recommend.

Pleas fix settlers of Catan! Keeps crashing, dont get very far :( Edit: Catan finally updated thank you!

We liked the bored game a lot and when we heard we could play it on our phone, instantly we bought it. Its pretty cool and the game play, just nobody likes to trade a lot (like what would happen in real life lol) but other than that we love it!

We like this version of Catan more than Universe. Universe is way more difficult to get to the actual game. The login blocks us most of the time, but then choosing a game is also harder. We dont think the story nuggets add much for us. This very on a phone is easier to play in every way.

Loved this app for the last 6 or 7 years. Just playing offline havent tried the multiplayer ever really tho.

Love this game definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone who loves strategy/trading games.

Far away the best Catan app we’ve tried. Many of the scenarios can be played in variable mode and all the islands scenarios can be played in Cities and Knights. The art doesnt get in the way of playing the game (as it does in some of the HD versions. Our Requests: please add more scenarios and harder opponents.

The game is great, not perfect, but we love it. The UI needs a little tweaking for compatibility with the new phones, as the dynamic island blocks key info when playing cities and knights.

We downloaded this just so we could practice because we lost our first game and now we play every day and we practice and win often now.

We have over 400 hours of play time. The flawed AI we havent noticed. Its very strategic especially with Greater Catan (I have all the available expansions). We have a 90% win rate against AI with all four players. Great destresser.

Dont understand some of the negative reviews about AI unfair. We have had no problem winning the game at about the same rate as when playing online or the board game with friends.

If you love Catan and have no one to play with, youll love this app. Always users on to play at all times of the day or night, which is great Id youre at home all day or have insomnia at night. We’ve played 100s of times and only occasionally have technical issues where the game isnt loading fast enough and will freeze up while youre playing. While the numbers rolled are completely random and such, it allows you to perfect your game under any circumstances in order to be better!!

Downloaded this app thinking it was solitaire; it is not. Still a fun game though, actually more fun than solitaire. #NoWheatCantCompete #NoBrickNoDick.

Im impressed with the computer players. On the highest difficulty they give you a run for your money. Our only complaint is that the robber stat at the end is impossible to decipher.

We downloaded the IOS14 since this our game open gets to the main menu and closes every time. Thank you.

We love this game! Played it a million times, but the boards are getting old after a few years. Please bring in new options so we can keep playing!!

Everything you want from a game of Catan. When sitting around with friends, we play the app instead of the board game, because theres no disadvantage. App with flaws, and wish the app was more user friendly with a way to track wins/stats, but thats being very picky.

We love playing catan but really get upset when its our turn but the other player isnt choosing their resource or agreeing to trade or not. We can see the circle revolving around their game price but we guess the others cant. We cant do anything! But Im the one kicked for idling too long. Totally unfair!

A great way to learn how to beat your friends IRL.

We love this game . Its crazy Im so addicted to playing.

We’ve had an amazing time playing this one to kill time on our commute and quick game at night after work to distract myself. Also a great way to introduce yourself to the expansions for when you play with your friends.

We have been playing this for about a year. The seafarers add on is a lot of fun and pretty straightforward, especially when coupled with the tutorial your they have built in. The cities and knights, though, is pretty complicated and something we kind of avoid. There are a variety of scenarios one can play that have scarcity or exploration themes. We like the semi-random board generator to add just the right amount of variety Game play is straightforward.

This is a fun game and serious way to waste time. We also enjoy the board game; the e-game is comparable.

We just learned the game this month so was happy for the game app we could play. At first one certain player seemed to win but it has Changed some. We do enjoy except When our numbers dont get rolled of course.

We love Catan. Now that our wife and we have downloaded this game app we can play anytime. Any where.

Our only complaint is that they havent had an expansion pack in forever and Im getting tired of playing the same old maps!

We are a big fan of Catan. This app lets the board game come to life.

We love the Islands expansion the best. Lets you do a variety of games in a variety of modes.

The game of catan is one of the worlds greatest . When playing against friends it shows you their true colors . When playing random people you can learn who they are by how they play . The game is legendary it helped us beat our depression . It brought us together with many people bonding over this game . Mr. Klaus is the goat.

As some one who has used Catan Universe and this HD version on the game, we almost always will choose to play this one. While it is not 3-D the interface is well done. It might have some issues with compter players, or crash from time to time, but it is dull great.

We love the board game Catan and have had the mobile game for years. We love the game and its a great way to play when you dont have a lot of other people around that want to play. The AI can sometimes team up on you when you are ahead but we have never found that it has been insurmountable. Trading with AI characters is heavily favored towards the player but that can be an advantage if you keep getting hit with the robber due to the 8 knights the AI will likely have. Also cant say enough good about the cities and knights and seafarers expansions on the app!

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