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Catan Classic Negative Reviews

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Catan Classic App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2024

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AI and gameplay algorithm faulty at best, and way to intrusive.No sure what changes were made but the new algorithm for the dice is majorly biased depending on previous win rate and standing in the game - you notice if multiple points ahead the others will get all the “luck” until they catch up etc. Ruined an otherwise fantastic (but dated with a few idiocies) app..Version: 4.7.5

Robber bugAbout 95% the time when I get to move the robber both after a roll of 7 or knight card, the game freezes (offline play). And there was no way of getting out of the freeze but to start a new game. Very much inconvenient and making the game, well, pretty much unplayable. I do hope this bug gets fixed..Version: 4.7.0

Would be good if it didn’t crash constantlyAfter paying for the game, the UI is dated and not optimised for the iPhone 15 pro max really and it keeps kicking you out of online play which makes the game a bit redundant. Could be great I’m sure, but hard to tell when unable to play!.Version: 4.7.5

Game was unplayableContinuously crashes & nothing works.Version: 4.7.5

Crashes ContinuouslyLove the game, have the board game copy. Crashes so often I’m deleting.Version: 4.7.5

Good but needs improvementsA great game adapted well with generally good UI. Could do with improvements to bot player AI and also some long term bugs don’t seem to be ever tackled by the developers. One is that when approaching the number of points required to win the game it stops showing progress cards and you have to quit out, restart app and “continue game” to get them visible again. Frustrating bug for over two years..Version: 4.7.5

Why I Uninstalled This AppAfter countless rounds, I finally uninstalled this app for good. The AI is clearly rigged against you. As soon as you build one settlement, all 7’s start piling onto your spaces, even if the computer is ahead. All knight cards played will peg the robber onto you, on your best money-making spots. The only way to win is to box the computer in so they can’t expand, but it literally takes twice the amount of resources to win (or do anything, really), because half your resources get stolen and redistributed back at the computer. Year of plenty always is played so that it steals your resources the most. No point in buying knights, you won’t compete against the amount of knights and 7’s rolled by the computer. Even if you have the most cities and spaces, you’re playing poor the entire game. Getting the Longest Road is a MUST. There are so many things that make this game unwinnable that it’s absurdly frustrating, such that I want to throw my $900 iPhone 11 at the wall, every time. And that’s why I uninstalled this app, because I’d probably do it one day and be down $900 because of this stupid app..Version: 4.7.2

Ok but very irritating (more so than a real life game of settlers)The AI loves to hammer you with the robber even if you don’t have the lead. I get in a game you can pick on someone who’s building towards what you want or just got the resource you need but a lot of the time it’s who has the lead. The AI doesn’t care even if you're down 3 points and on the other side of the map you’ll still get slammed with the robber 3/4 the time. Also there is only 2 monopoly cards in the deck and I’ve played standard games where they have been used 3 times. I get in the different scenarios that rules and limits vary (although none note more monopoly cards) so I won’t pick on how in those games, but I’ve seen as many as 4 used in a game. Overall this app allows me to play my favorite game whenever and wherever but it does need some tweaks. Originally gave it 3 stars but after playing the “scenarios” I had to drop it to 1. Literally every game if you get 2 or more points ahead it will constantly roll the 2 numbers you don’t have and you’ll get hit by the robber with every 7 rolled and knight played by the AI players. Even after you lose the lead and if you have one card when every one else has multiple you’ll get hit and the AI will steal your one card..Version: 4.6.8

Full of bugs that have never been fixedThis app has had bugs that have never been fixed in years. This is extremely frustrating for such an expensive app. The game constantly crashes (for one person the game app just closes on their device and everyone has to wait for them to rejoin and the latest turn has to be replayed, which in many cases requires honesty because before the crash someone may have got an informational advantage like seeing someone else’s hand using the “Spy”). Another bug that has been around for years: If a “computer” player reaches an island and builds on a hex with gold, 80% of the time, the next time that number (with the gold) gets rolled, the computer player will not “choose” a resource (from the gold) and the game just gets stuck with nobody being able to do anything; it basically means the game ends as all players are stuck waiting for something that never happens. Other frustrating bugs happen as well, these two are just the two most prominent..Version: 4.7.5

Does not function properlyI was never able to log in into my account or get anything to function. There is also old pop up messages dating from many months ago. Not worth paying 6.99 when there is a free version..Version: 4.7.5

Terrible design and layout. DO NOT PAY FOR THIS GAMEGame is not worth $5 by any stretch of anyones imagination. Terrible layout. 40% of the game screen is water/unused surface, but for some reason they lay the ridiculous emojis over ur opponents running score. The game selection menu is junk. Worse than junk. Hot, sweaty, junky junk. If someone does not accept to join game, all players are reshuffled per each not acceptance and have to accept each time a new player even enters the screen. Makes no sense. Worst part is people not playing. There is apparently no time limit on turns, which is obnoxious, and when someone quits mid game, instead of just switching over to AI player seamlessly, all players are logged out to menu screen and have to re-accept playing a game that they are already playing. The game freezes constantly. Like 60% of the time. It’s like the have one server. You are likely to complete about 20% of games started because either the game freezes, someone else quits mid game and it just idles endlessly, or you quit yourself out of frustration. Whoever designed this game should have an immediate reduction in pay, or at minimum should have to spend the months of June-August scrubbing the Oakland Coliseum mens room latrines….. if u have never been there, it is a community urinal…… sooooo….. u know…… gross…… just like this game layout and functions. Yuck. THIS GAME IS FRIGGIN GARBAGE!!! I want my money back..Version: 4.7.5

Allow this game to be downloaded on iPad too!I shouldn’t have to purchase this game twice just to be able to play it on both my phone and iPad. The UI needs updating too. It’s outdated and clunky which is hard to use compared to catan universe..Version: 4.7.5

Game shut downs when in Easy ModeI played this game after recently downloading it in Medium difficulty mode, but as I’m new to it, switched it to Easy mode after getting beaten multiple times. Now, when I try to load a custom match, the game completely shuts down, even if I switch it back to Medium. Cannot play a single game with it, waste of $8..Version: 4.7.5

Very good!So I just bought this after reading up on family board games and then watching videos. I was interested. So I bought the mobile version. I was excited. Played the tutorial. But I ran into a problem. Probably didn’t see it because the color of the mark on the map, or it wasn’t there, but there was nothing marked to progress through the tutorial. So I had to exit and close the game. Not a problem. Loaded it up, mentioned it was marked on the map where to build, saw it marked. Maybe I got what it was saying and looked. Great. After I touched the green check mark, the camera decided to move by its self to the left—zoom in and lock there. I can move a bit of the camera and zoom not completely out. Oh now what!? Closed and exit the game again and loaded it up. So far so good. No problems yet after those two issues. These problems are probably mentioned already. I would be happy if they were looked into and fixed. Please. This isn’t the free version. So I’d be happy if the issues are fixed because $4.99 may not a lot, but it is supporting the game and the developers/publishers. I’ll definitely rate it five stars once they’re fixed. Forgot to add. I think it would be cute if there was sole animation. Like the water moving, and the tide splashing against the rocks..Version: 4.7.0

Bugs!Play this game frequently online with family. The app has THE most frustrating bugs. The game itself is great and fun, but it makes it extremely hard to play when it’s constantly freezing, crashing, skipping people ect. It happens to all of us with different devices. Please sort it out!.Version: 4.7.2

Might be a bit pro AII would have to try the actual board game before being 100% if this is good or bad. So far I have only build 2 settlements and 3 roads max in every game in over 10 games. Every time things are looking good for a second, next dice throw well hello there’s a 7 and I’m down to no resources again😂 Also it don’t seem to matter what numbers one goes for, dices seem to go with the AI’s selection the majority of times. It was an enjoyable game for the first 10 times. But now it has become a tad bit boring and therefore deleted. Maybe the real board game is better I’ll have to test it out. Give it a try, you might have a more enjoyable time than me..Version: 4.7.5

Game always lets computers win.I’m leaving 1 star until they fix the absolute abomination of what they call a campaign. The dice rolls are absurdly unfair. The game CLEARLY favors the computers. I’ll be in a game where the goal is 12 victory points. I’ll have 10 points while the computers have 5-7. Within 10 turns, 5 of the dice rolls will be a 7 and at least 5 of those turns a knight will be played and placed on one of my tiles. The tile they place it on will be a 6, for example, and the entire time the knight is on my 6, the number 6 will continuously be rolled but as soon as the knight is removed, the number 6 is now never rolled making it impossible for me to obtain the 1 resource I need to win the game. Also, the computers are constantly trading each other allowing one another to obtain the resources they need to win the game. Within those 10 turns, a computer will have gone from 7vp to 12vp and won 100% unfairly. It’s stupid and impossible to win the game. The number 2 and 12 are also rolled an impossible number of times. Hey. Fix it..Version: 4.7.5

Freezes whenever rubber movedWould love this but freezes whenever rubber is moved hence unable to play development cards so almost impossible to have a fair chance of winning!.Version: 4.7.5

Compelling But Could Be ImprovedI would like to see settings able to be adjusted for level of difficulty..Version: 4.7.5

Good gone badWas a good game now frequently crashes at least several times per game. very annoying..Version: 4.8.2

Board game betterThe app has bugs! It either throws me and my husband out at different times of the game. And often when my husband wants to exchange I don’t see the offer even though I have what he wants. I do love the expansion but the computer players are very limited so games tend to play out the same..Version: 4.7.2

Game is riggedDice roll is rigged to allow bots to catch up. The amount of 7 being rolled every game is astounding. In all my games 7 comes out 1/3. 7 also always comes out every time someone as more that 7 cards. Every single time..Version: 4.7.5

Game feels riggedFrustrating how even with good placement it’s like dices are picking numbers … I mean 10 rounds: 4 times 3, 3 times 2, then twice 4 and then 11… it’s almost always weird sequences of numbers and dices seems to stick to a reduced selection in a higher than normal proportion, IRL, 9 with real dices goes out a lot, also 10 is fairly good, but 3 and 2?? What are the odds !! Supposed to be a relaxing moment just becomes frustrating, we should be able to win sometimes!.Version: 4.7.5

Disappointed in the qualityMy family likes to play games but we prefer to lounge on the couch instead of sitting at the table. So we all got the Catan app so we could play. We play other games like this all the time. However, this app is buggy. If I close the app and come back there is a great chance it will kick me out of the game. It takes forever to start a game even when all players keep clicking the green check mark. It also doesn’t seem to be consistent in swapping cards with other players. Sometimes it shows up even if I don’t have what the other player is asking for and it’s very confusing to the person requesting the swap if it was accepted or not. Really need to clean up the interface in some areas to make it easily understood. We got so frustrated today that we finally gave up playing. If it was a free app that would be less frustrating but we paid $15 for everyone to have it. Back to Ticket To Ride for now..Version: 4.6.5

Could be so much betterThe real problem with this app is that the game screws you if you’re doing well. It’s not that the other AI players gang up on you - that’s normal. The problem is that the dice will suddenly not roll your numbers, or other players will roll a 7, then another 7, and another 7, until you have no cards left. I also have yet to see an opponent use a monopoly card on a resource that I’m not holding 3 or more of, and the trading behaviour of the AI opponents shows that they obviously know what you have in your hand. If they kept the dice roll as strictly RNG it would be so much better, but currently most games feel like they’re rigged..Version: 4.7.0

App lags outApp is great but frequently shuts down for no reason when playing online.Version: 4.8.2

"Catch-Up Mode" is RidiculousAIs get an unfair advantage when the player takes any sort of lead. And they maintain this advantage even after they've caught up. They even trade amongst each other to take down the player in ways no human would because it hurts their own chances. For instance, the blue AI had caught up to me in victory points in one game and was 3 away from winning. Red traded with Blue three times in one turn even though Red was losing by at least 6 points. Yellow's turn came and they also traded with Blue, allowing Blue to win. Why on Earth would that happen? It makes no sense and is very frustrating to watch the AI collaborate against you in ways no human player would ever do. Especially when this turns a calculated win into an incredibly improbable (bordering on mathematically impossible) loss. As other players have noted, this behavior extends to the robber and even seems to affect dice rolls. This is at the very least a poor decision and in my eyes is even unethical (although very minor on the ethics scale, admittedly). Please fix this, I love Catan but this game barely counts as Catan..Version: 4.7.0

Bugs galoreI love this game so much, the gameplay is second to none and the graphics are pretty satisfying but as of writing this review the game is horrifically buggy - playing an online game with someone else who has bought all of the expansion packs: - Constant “reconnecting” errors, even on stable WiFi - Game says that player has declined to trade, even if you agree to the trade - Random number tiles in the wrong place on some of the explorers maps (ie different for each player, sometimes overlapping numbers) - Ratio numbers for trading with the bank aren’t aligned with the resources they’re related to - Sometimes the zoom function freezes on maps, forcing the player to quit and hope the game reconnects/gets recovered - Resources being given even when the robber is placed on that tile It really seems a shame that we’ve both paid for all the expansions, plus the base game, this hasn’t been updated for a long time and it is seriously lacking basic fixes..Version: 4.7.2

Fun, yet frustrating...I like the game Catan, yet I rarely am able to bring it to the tabletop at home. I'm lucky to play it a few times a year. So, I got the app version in order to be able to play it more frequently. It was good fun for about a month. After that it was just irritating. Why? The dice rolling generator is anything but random. The game seems to have a built-in "catch up" feature for the AI players. If I get out to a strong lead, I will get hammered by the computer with the die rolls. Seriously! There have been games where I have gone as many as four rounds without being able to do a thing because the dice have come up 7's four times in a roll, causing me to lose half my cards and then having the AI players continually placing the Thief on my hexes. Meanwhile, the dice roll 11 or 12 again and again so the hexes they control keep on producing. Ridiculous! I had to delete it from my phone or risk throwing it. The game needs a true number randomized to be truly good..Version: 4.6.2

Great when workingHave managed to play one online game so far, incredible when it worked and I really enjoyed the game and experience. Went to play my second game and I’ve had it disconnect on me and shut down the app repeatedly for the past hour now and I’ve lost patience with it. Please fix or I’ll be requesting a refund.Version: 4.7.5

Expensive and Need moreI have loved catan forever and was so excited when I found this. Swallowed the price and was initially happy with it. I only play AI as I find people online take things WAY to serious and reck the fun. In saying that I finished all of seafarers in a matter of days. I need more boards!!! Cities and nights is taking slightly longer as apparently only aggressive AI players are chosen and they seem to get the best progress cards for doing nothing....Version: 4.6.2

Constantly crashesI used to play this game a lot with friends - but now it keeps crashing (not connection related and happens to my friends also on different devices in different countries). Worst part is that we tried switching to the ‘Catan Universe’ app but we much prefer the classic version. I hate to say it: but best to stick to the physical board game. Both apps are rubbish..Version: 4.7.5

Game Crashes on iPhone6+Played one game and it keeps crashing when I complete the game so I cannot progress the next custom matches. Would like a refund.Version: 4.7.5

Shocking number of crashes spoils fantastic gameplayTitle says it all.Version: 4.8.2

App keeps crashingIrritating.Version: 4.7.5

Same old same oldThe company needs to create more levels and different scenarios for the game. Only real flaw.Version: 4.8.2

Update has bugsI’ve been playing on this app for several years now with no issues, except for the occasional crash in the middle of a game. Since the recent update, it forces me to login to my account every single time I try to go online, though previously it kept me logged in. Now I have been removed from my friends’ friend list unprompted (though he remains in mine) and the app occasionally reverts text to German..Version: 4.8.2

Won’t installSupposed to be compatible with iOS 10.3.4 on my iPad but won’t install..Version: 4.7.0

Keeps CrashingFine gameplay, but it constantly crashes. For a paid app it’s very annoying that it crashes so often. Not worth the money..Version: 4.8.2

AI bias but otherwise solidHave played the board game extensively over the years and thought what a great chance to be able to play whenever I want either against the AI or other players. Haven't tried the online as much as I get connectivity issues but the AI is a bit of fun. The only downside is that I have often found after getting to 9 victory points that the AI gang up, seem to roll their numbers and 7's more often (placing the robber on your main square) and 1 AI runs you down even from 6 points back in no time. I've got to the point where it's just a joke and you quit. The only time this doesn't happen is with the non aggressive AI. They are the opposite in that they just give the game away and you walk all over them. Still I enjoy the maps and the challenges and there is more than enough fun to fill some time.Version: 4.6.2

Doesn’t work! It’s an unplayable waste of money!Really disappointed and angry that this doesn’t work! Try and go on custom game and the app just shuts itself when you click on the tick when setting the rules. Doesn’t matter what combination of players you select or the map you choose. If I could give 0 stars I would as I’ve basically had my money stolen 🤬😡.Version: 4.7.5

Stupid AI and breaks Catan rules.There are several rules that this app breaks. Mostly concerning knights. There are random trades between the AIs that you can’t see. Many that no real player would do because it causes a win. They work together to make sure you don’t win. The numbers rolled cannot possibly be random. It will not roll what you need while over rolling their numbers. They put the robber on only you, never on each other. The barbarian is rolled WAY more than I’m real life. It’s crazy. I’ve lost cities in almost every game but not until the AI is covered and won’t lose theirs. Walls don’t save you like they’re supposed to. You lose them anyway. Another rule break. 7s are rarely rolled when they are holding too many cards but more than half the time when you are. That means you lose card constantly while waiting for your number to come up or while needing something they have a robber on. It’s as if the devs will not allow you to win. It’s complete crap. I love a challenge but you have made it almost impossible to beat and that’s not cool. You took every bit of fun out of an app that I paid for. Not ok..Version: 4.6.8

Crash cityCan’t even play it. It crashes trying to play scenarios.Version: 4.7.5

Rip-off pricingFor the basic price of 4.99 you get just one Map and game mode out of 23! If you want to play anything else you’ll have to pay for an expansion. As well if you want to play with friends who have one if the expansions you also have to buy them else you can’t join their game. Overall the amount of gameplay that you get for your money is really misleading and very disappointing. Prepare to spend at least another 10 pounds to be able to enjoy this for more than 2-3 rounds..Version: 4.7.5

Yikes!!Get ready to play the worst game of your life. Nothing like breaking a mirror under a ladder very roll. The roll chances are not realistic and as much as I like the game as a new player it’s not even close to the board game. I’m sure advanced players can manipulate the game but that’s not me..Version: 4.7.5

Worst EI everDon’t get this game. It’s garbage. The EI is so bad and the random number roles are garbage. All game your numbers don’t get rolled and any game you’re doing ok the thief just rotates in your spaces. Learn to program dummies..Version: 4.7.5

Fix your AIIt’s total garbage. And find a way to penalize players for quitting online games. I just had two players drop out because I had a one point lead and they’re bad sports, only to have the AI replacements LITERALLY play knight cards AND roll 7’s FOUR TURNS IN A ROW. and only rob me, of course. In a matter four or five turns an AI player managed to pick up Longest Road, Largest Army, AND two Victory Point cards for the win, while I was unable to build a single road or buy a single development card. This is total bollocks and extremely frustrating. I play this game a lot and that’s pretty much how every game goes. It’s no fun, even when it sometimes seems to be skewed in my favor. What’s the point of playing a game where there’s no challenge, just a question of “are the dice all gonna go my way this time or not?” This is the most expensive app I’ve ever purchased and definitely the one I hate the most. I love the board game and this has potential to be a decent substitute. What a lazy and sorry excuse for competition they’ve come up with though😕. Ridiculous. Fix it and it’ll be the best app ever..Version: 4.6.5

Horrible appHonestly, I’m obsessed with this board game. This app, however, is unplayable to me. The format, the graphics, etc. are all so hard to get around. I couldn’t even get through one game before deleting the app out of frustration. It’s so hard to use and takes forever to play a single game. The Xbox one is the same, so don’t bother with that either..Version: 4.8.2

Still CheatsStarted playing this again after a long absence and, surprise surprise, the AI still clearly knows the order of the dice stack. (I gave up allowing it to roll randomly years ago, graphing a dizzying number of AI 7's followed by my tile numbers). It really ruins the game knowing the AI, which isn't terrible otherwise, has this absurd advantage. Also, having just updated the app, it crashed 6 times opening the exchange window. Not great..Version: 4.7.5

Rigged!!While I do love the Catan game I’m constantly frustrated at the way the AI on this game turns on you once you are in the lead. I’ve played it hundreds of times so know the tendencies. Once I get Longest Road, out come the “7” rolls and Knight cards against me. And where are the AI players getting all the cards? They’re no way getting the rolls to get the resources for the Development cards they acquire. I also watch sometimes amazed at how a player can build 4 roads and a village with only 8 resources. I also watch their trades and resource spending. Their numbers don’t match up to what they’re spending. I also know if I refuse a trade before my turn I’ll get a seven if I have 8 or more resources. Never seems to happen to the other players who seem to stack up 12-16 without ever getting robbed. And the “luck” of the rolls. I once played a game where there were SIX rolls of 7 in a row. Other times it’s other numbers but the distribution curve is anything but truly random. What this app needs is a true randomizer for the die rolls..Version: 4.7.5

Good timesIt's a fun game. Everything plays well, it's not too easy I don't always expect to win which makes it more interesting. My complaint is the price, and the expansions are just as expensive... But I suppose the real game itself is quite expensive so I understand it costing more, I just wish it wasn't so.Version: 3.0.0

App won’t allow gameplayI thought this game last night as I enjoy the board version. I went through the tutorial, yet every time I select to start the game, it crashes and closes. Were this a free app, I wouldn’t be too concerned, but having spent £5 on the game and a further £10 for the expansion, I’m very disappointed. I will be requesting a refund and looking for another game..Version: 4.7.5

Great but one major flawFantastic app. However when players leave online as you're winning, the app does not then record the win to your game record. This is frustrating and leaves you feeling like you've wasted your time. This needs to be fixed!.Version: 4.7.0

Needs improvementThe game is beautifully designed and looks exactly like the board game. But I really wish the computer played fair. At some point during every game I am ahead and then all of a sudden a certain number is rolled multiple times in a row to benefit the computer players. Or 7’s are rolled multiple times and the computer just keeps taking turns placing the robber on me. There have even been several times where it’s obvious the computer is doing everything to benefit one player just to beat me. I understand it’s strategy and it’s impossible to win all the time, but it’s really frustrating when I just keep having to pass the dice without making any moves for SEVEN turns, and then just have one of the computer players catch up to my six point lead and win with 3 victory point cards. I enjoy playing but for an app that ISN'T FREE... it needs to be more user oriented..Version: 4.6.8

Glitches and definitely some annoyingIt glitches a lot on me and their settings are so annoying. No one would ever want the music and the sound effects after every role. Also, no one would want AutoZone, so every single time I reply I have to go to settings and change it..Version: 4.8.2

I want my money back!!!This is my second review by this app is so horrible. I just quit a game by it was skipping my turn and saying I do not have sufficient resources to buy a dev card or a settlement when I had the cards. So my only option is to pass the roll and then someone rolls a 7 and I lose half the cards it just said that I did not have! Then someone rolled wheat that I had a city on and it showed the two wheat coming my way but they never registered as my wheat. It gave me two dev cards when I bought only one and then I was never able to play either of them! How can such a popular game be so poorly created online? Not user friendly and crashes often. Create a separate league for the common quitters who leave you with the AI to play. How do you get it to stop zooming in on every play! Such a frustrating game to play online. Also, lots of bugs. It would not let me build a settlement for no reason. I had the roads and the cards but it said I didn’t have the cards. Ugh. I had to wait until my next turn to play the same cards..Version: 4.7.2

Boring1. Looks like only 10% is unlocked for money you pay for the game. 2. Boring game process Doesn’t worth money they asking for this game.Version: 4.6.5

Biased diceAt first the game was really great. But...when you’re selecting a “harder” AI opponent, the dice first allows you to get the resources you need to build more and then before you know it you become a constant victim of a robber and the dice displays number that do your opponents a big favour and not to you. Then it gets worse when they buy development cards and throw robbers ONLY at you all the time. I had to wait FIVE turns before I could build a little ship. Fix this now!.Version: 4.7.2

Don't download if you love your phoneBecause you will be tempted to beat your phone with a hammer if you play this version. Yes, I've played countless games of catan with real humans and understand the drama that is catan. However, you will find that your ai opponents have a nearly unlimited supply of knight and monopoly cards and that possessing ownership of as many as 10 of the 12 numbers available in the range of possibilities may result in the other two numbers being rolled so exclusively that you go 4 rounds without receiving a single resource. You think you know how frustrating the robber can be? Just wait. In short, the programmers must have been slighted by their wages or resented the project somehow. They are quietly chuckling everyday in the knowledge that they are torturing the minds of catan faithful worldwide. To be fair, it is a beautiful interface. Very user friendly and completely addictive. Nonetheless, I happily flushed the money I spent on this game down the toilet and deleted it from my phone. Life is good again..Version: 4.6.2

Fun game when it works.Bought this game a few weeks after I first played the Catan board game. I love it, but I mainly bought it so I could play it with friends whilst self-isolating due to the coronavirus stuff. When we can actually connect and stay connected this app is wonderful, however we CONSTANTLY seem to either get disconnected, the app crashes, or it just will not load into the online section. If this issue could be solved this review would be a 5 star, as the rest of the app design is perfect for people who enjoy Catan..Version: 4.7.2

Fun, when you can get it to startStarted with the occasional crash but the game would still save so it was liveable, until I remembered I paid for this. Now I can’t even start a game as it just crashes as soon as I press start from the game settings page. Can’t start a single game anymore. Edit: unistalled/reinstalled the game. Was able to play again. Still not great considering I had to do this the morning after I bought and installed the game..Version: 4.8.2

Great Game - Unfair AILike many reviews, I could spell out the flaws that make this game less fun. The board game is a blast and this one is very close to great. The only problem is the users need the company to read this feedback and to make the probabilities more fair. The dice for AI players tend to roll the live players number very frequently when the Robber is blocking that spot. The ganging up of AI players against the human is extremely evident. There are several flaws that have been mentioned throughout these reviews. I plan to keep playing but hope these can get fixed to improve the game. It could be a 5 star game I shout about front the mountaintops but for these little programming needs. How about an updated version to address some of them? Maybe even a few more AI players with varying ratings in each category. I bought this for each of my family members phones and there need to be a few more novice-like players for when people are learning..Version: 4.7.5

Don't buy! It's rigged!!It's a good electronic version of the board game as far as what you would expect, however it gets incredibly frustrating as the dice rolls and robber are rigged. Once you're ahead a little the ai players constantly rob you with knights and the subsequent dice rolls always land on the square the robber is placed. It's hard to believe that the developers wouldn't keep it simple and leave the rolls random. As I said settlers of Catan = amazing board game but the app is just painfully rigged and really not worth the price.Version: 4.6.2

Catan ReviewLove the game and works great for the most part. Downside is the dice should be completely random. They are not! Freezes and get booted out a lot is my other beef..Version: 4.8.2

Waste of moneyCampaign only available for a fee, you can play the exact same game for free by downloading catan universe instead. Wish I could get my $7 back..Version: 4.6.5

Frustrating AI and unrealistic diceI’d pass on thus. So, the odds of dice mean nothing and if you’re doing well the dice will equalize and knights/7’s will destroy you. Leaving this review after being robbed 6 times in one round and, in islands, having the first 4 islands discovered take 4 of my 6 resource numbers (including 8 and 6) moved to islands as the islands started to get discovered. It’s just a waste of time when 6 or 8 is not rolled dependent of which one you’re on (the little dice tracker helps yo notice its true and on in your head). Another time 10 wasn’t rolled the whole game (standard dice setting) and wouldn’t you knows it, I would get 4 resources of brick and had a brick port on ten. And as other reviewers have said you’ll be up multiple victory points and then there will be three 11’s rolled someone will build 4 roads and 2 settlements and turn one into a city to win with 4 victory points. It’s annoying. Deleting the app now. Annoying because other than the waste of time the rigged gameplay makes it, it’s well done and just like playing..Version: 4.7.2

Can’t even play a game.I spent 8.99 for this game yet couldn’t even play a game. This was due to the online function not having enough people or people jumping on a game and then jumping off! I’m extremely disappointed in this!.Version: 4.7.2

More glitches all the timeThey added in a new feature where you have to login every single time you go to the game. The game used to be annoying because people would always get kicked out mid game and have to rejoin but now you have to log back in every time and it kicks you out more frequently, I’m currently in the middle of the game that I’ve gotten kicked out of three times in a row at the same point when the AI offers to trade with me and have logged in and this last time the game is frozen and won’t go any further to prompt me to login. I hate this new login. It makes games so much chunkier and slower and there are more opportunities for it to glitch out and ruin a game. Some thing that’s always been annoying is people who are sore losers will hijack the game by exiting the gameplay but hanging out in the lobby and then the game is essentially stopped until they leave or you leave..Version: 4.8.2

Computer cheats or game is buggyI left a one star review a month ago and it didn't get posted so consider this 2 one star reviews. This review is completely unrelated to my last review. This game is either cheap or buggy. I've had my resource cards disappear out of nowhere. Didn't trade them, didn't get robbed. They literally just leave my hand. The computer players work together against you. AI knows what cards you have. They only offer you resources you already have, never offer anything you need. AI almost never accepts offers for resources that you need in exchange for resources they have in abundance. AI almost exclusively puts the robber on your tiles. Every card they steal from you is a resource you need for your next turn. Any card you rob from them is a resource you either don't need or have a lot of already. Anytime they place the robber on your tile, that number becomes the "hot" number to roll. As soon as the robber is moved elsewhere, that number goes cold and doesn't get rolled. I paid $5 for the app and I'm deleting it for my own sanity. The $5 doesn't matter at this point. Even if you have the patience of a saint, this game will severely test your patience to the max. Good luck if you do decide to play it..Version: 4.6.8

Crashes all the timeThe game is fun, but it keeps crashing….Version: 4.7.5

Rigged diceWhen playing vs computer the dice are rigged and will always roll against you. Mine just rolled a 9 and 7 ten times in a row to prevent me from collecting.Version: 4.7.5

Constantly crashing!!This game just constantly crashes. Money wasted. What’s so annoying is that it would be such a great game if my energy wasn’t burned from spending all my time trying to reconnect cause the app keeps crashes. Please please fix your game!! It’s unbearable to play with friends!!.Version: 4.7.5

Dice rolls are not randomGames start to get frustrating because you can tell that dice rolls are not being rolled randomly, but almost in favor of the AI. I have played countless games where I have an 8 or 6 spot and they HARDLY get rolled in comparison to some other slots like 4 or 5. I was 15 minutes into one game and 8 was rolled zero times whereas 5 had already been rolled 7 times and 12 had even been rolled 2 times. It’s clearly favored towards the AI and the only way I seem to win is by trying to neighbor their rolls and spread them out so when they get a decent roll I do too. With resources I also find that in most games I will get absolutely robbed for every resource I have and then the AIs have over 10 resources to play from. That’s also due to the unfair rolls and also that the AI tends to “gang up” on the CPU. I might not have the most VP but then I have one resource and a good spot so the AI says I’m gonna wreck this one spot and take that one resource even though someone else is ahead and has 10 resources..Version: 4.7.5

BuggyDoesn’t work for the latest iPhone. Can not open the menu in game play.Version: 4.7.0

Doesn’t work barely.I’m on an iPhone 14 Pro Max and right after the cut scene on campaign, it crashes every single time. Then online wouldn’t even connect. Tried making multiple accounts and keeps saying login failed. I also bought all the expansions before I tried the first game because I like Catan so much. I’m so disappointed. This is sad. I want a refund..Version: 4.8.2

Great UI, Ridiculous AI!I’ve gotta give credit for the design of the game - it’s amazing. But the AI is laughably flawed. I say “laughably” because I’ve already pushed through the confusion, denial, anger and fuming stages of playing the app. At this point I just laugh out loud when the AI players move through absurdly ridiculous scenarios to strip me of all my cards and roll anything but the numbers where I have settlements and cities (how many times can you roll only 3s, 11s, 7s and 12s in a roll!!) Oh, but then it does roll a good number, but, of course, only directly after it has placed the robber where you have a city/settlement on that number! And then it rolls it again just to add salt to the back stabbing wound!! Then it teases me by giving me a rainfall of good dice rolls before rolling a seven on my turn and depleting the supply. Wait, I’m not done! I’m in awe of the “ghost” knights - where the AI players suddenly jump all over the board using a string of knight cards that spontaneously appeared in their hands for free. And don’t get me started on the monopoly cards... aargh!!.Version: 4.6.5

Don’t pay for itAs soon as you download the paid £5 app it tells you “try exciting” new one which is free. Really not worth it and can’t get a refund from the phone. For me this is money grabbing and looks old fashioned. Free one has a kick timer but this one doesn’t so it can’t take ages when playing 3 other people. The random order of resources is the only good part. Wish I could get my money back.Version: 4.6.8

Can’t see edges of the screen on Iphone 12This app is not yet optimised for new iphones with edge-to-edg displays. Important buttons and information are now missing (covered by a speaker/front camera :( used to work fine in my old iphone..Version: 4.7.5

Doesn’t let me registerI paid for the game but I couldn’t even play it. I used more than 5 emails and yet it doesn’t let me register. It says there’s already an account with my email. It doesn’t worth the money... DON’T BUY THE GAME.Version: 4.7.2

Too biased to enjoyI absolutely love this game and the app works well but the bias is so ridiculous it ruins the enjoyment. Anytime you get anything the computer rolls a 7 and surprise surprise steals from you even though you have 1 resource to your name. What is the point if you are constantly losing?! The ai players are building and you are stuck with nothing because your numbers never get rolled or if they do lo and behold the robber is on that - don't waste your money you will just be frustrated. So so disappointed..Version: 4.7.5

Bad AI, multiplayer glitchesThe game is good at it's core, but playing against the AI is mostly unusable if you are looking to improve at Catan. The game dice fixes to allow the AI to "catch up" when behind in points. This means skill has very little to do with whether you win or lose in single player. The AI should instead be worked on to better mimic a strong human player and the dice rolls should be COMPLETELY RANDOM. In multiplayer, there are numerous glitches as well. For example, when buying dev cards, if connection lag forces the game to take time to register this buy, and you click on buy dev card again while the first one is still in process, it will give you two cards even if you do not have enough resources for them! This is game breaking and gets abused quite often online. It even allows players to do this as long as the lag lasts, sometimes buying 5-6 dev cards in one turn with only enough resources for 1! Finally, there is the problem of players constantly leaving games online. For this issue, I suggest matching players based on how often they leave games, so that players who do not leave games often are matched with similar players, and not forced to play against the frustrating AI when others leave. For the price I paid for this game, I did not expect these many issues, and therefore I give the game 2 stars..Version: 4.6.2

CrashesI’m enjoying the app, however I can’t get through a game without it crashing multiple times. It’s beyond frustrating and very disappointing for a paid app. I also find that if I’m winning there is an increase in me throwing a seven. So much so I can almost predict it, the roll of the dice should be 100% random. Please fix the bugs..Version: 4.7.5

App crashesApp crashes all the time, and asks you to sign in every time and enter full log in. Super pain and dice rolls are so bad..Version: 4.8.2

Decent but...This is a decent game (I’m playing free version), but every few games the AI will hammer you regardless if the other AI player is sitting at one VP from victory and you’re down 2+ points and have no resource cards, robber will still be played on you. I would have rated this as a 3 star game, however the recent update for iPhone X devices made the game glitchy. Choosing resources for Monopoly cards or trading, the selected resource will get stuck halfway between up/down, the resources and several options are at the very bottom of the screen now so when making a selection I invariably close the game and have to reopen it, and the text and graphics are much smaller (presumably to fit on the smaller screen, but there was no problem before the update). If they can fix this recent update then I would say it could get back to a mediocre 3 star rating. If they could fix the AI to be realistic and less “Kill All Humans,” it could easily be a 4-5 star app (just playing free, so I can’t speak to scenarios or anything else exclusive to the paid version)..Version: 4.6.9

Used to be greatWas an awesome game until the more recent update and now it often breaks your game midway, just doesn’t let you play or make any move as if it’s not your turn, but no CPU players do anything either. Restarting doesn’t fix it either..Version: 4.7.0

Glitches & CheatsThe app often resets The dice are rigged, cheats a lot!.Version: 4.7.5

Catan bug needs fixingBrilliant game. Extremely addictive and the gameplay is just like the board game. Unbelievably frustrating though when you are 40 minutes into a game and it randomly starts dishing out resources to anyone/skipping people's turns/continuously rolling the dice. For the money you are paying, this needs fixing!.Version: 3.0.0

A great implementation of the board game, doesn't autosave, takes as long as the board game to playI love Settlers of Catan as a board game, and this edition captures the fun of playing the game. However, the biggest gripes I have are: It takes about the same amount of time to play this digital version as the real board game, even against the AI characters, AND if you get a phone call or read a text message or drop back to the home screen half way through the game, it doesn't autosave like most other iPhone games. There is a save option, but you have to manually pick it when it is your turn. Needs improvement..Version: 0

Glitchy and RiggedCrashes often which to me should be instant refund until fixed. AI is a little controlling of circumstances but I guess it needs to in order to compete. Game play feels very formulated which is a shame. Everything else is great, could be a great product if crashes were fixed..Version: 4.7.0

Fun Game, Unfair A.I.Great base game, but the programmers have not taken the time to implement proper A.I. Instead of the computer using strategy and cunning, it will manipulate the outcome so the robber is constantly thrown against you, rolls on your settlements are then thrown while robber occupied. As well, even when using the Stack dice roll option, if the computer can’t outthink you, it will devolve into ignoring the Stack rule and give your numbers less roll chance (I have screenshots proving this). Lastly, and the most obvious and annoying cheap tactic is that when playing against three A.I. opponents, one of them always seems to relegated itself as the sacrificial lamb in order to trade whatever the other two A.I. players need at any given time. Again, the base game is great, the different modes are super fun, but the unfair A.I. curbs the excitement. An important note- I’m not saying this out of frustration because I’m losing, I probably win 65%+ of the time, but I want to win against an A.I. with more fine-tuned programming. Lastly, I hope the devs aren’t saving all their programming efforts for the always online, less awesome version of Catan. PLEASE just perfect this one! Thank you!!.Version: 4.7.5

Would be goodAn app that allows you to play a great game when ever you want but you need to creat a log in using your email and are required to give email verification. This only works if the verification email comes through. Given you can only use your email once the app is near useless if the system fails to do that. Couldn't find any way to get a second email either, disappointed 👎.Version: 4.6.2

AI will make you want to screamOverall the interface is good, but I absolutely cannot stand the AI. The dice rolls are absurd - the AI players somehow manage to roll every seven and produce countless knights; I have literally gone rounds where I lost 5 or 6 cards in a row because every player just kept stealing from me. Ridiculous. My numbers are rarely rolled, regardless of how good the number is (say 6 or 8). The other players constantly gang up on me, even when I'm losing! They also refuse to trade with me when I'm winning, which would make sense, except for the fact that they trade with each other even if one of them is winning. In general they're not so great at trading, but that's more of a side note. Overall this app is great, as it allows me to indulge my Catan addiction, but sometimes it's so frustrating I have to exit and come back later. Developers, please fix the AI!.Version: 4.6.2

Great game, too many bugsNot here to complain about dice rolls (which can be suspect), but framing issues persist on new iPhone 15 pro max and apps locks up or just shuts down at least once every 10-15 games. Also can’t zoom out all the way after zooming in, which is odd. I have offered this feedback directly to devs about locking/crashing only to be brushed off. This app could be so much better but there doesn’t seem to be interest in fixing it sadly..Version: 4.8.2

Great game but need serious updatesCatan is great game. However this app needs serious updates. It is a paid app but it’s UI and user experience is worse than the free app the Catan Universe. Most of all though, it needs serious updates on online game connection issues. The online match with other players is painful as it is too slow and often get bugs!.Version: 4.7.5

Trade doesn’t workDiscounted trade from ports doesn’t work. When looking for answer I found in the small print this app is no longer being developed. It’s essentially a broken app still be sold. What a rip-off..Version: 4.7.5

EggedGame is rigged; anytime I get ahead, 7’s always come up..Version: 4.8.2

Computer cheatsComputer will constantly target you. Unless another computer player is out right winning, the computer will constantly target you when placing the robber. It’s very frustrating..Version: 4.7.0

Good but not worth it.It's a good app but unless you're happy playing nothing but the base game, this app is not worth the money. Especially seeing as it has paid dlc on top if you want to play anything other than the base game. I'd suggest the actual board game over this. Play it with friends rather than bots. A good app but by no means worth the money..Version: 4.6.2

Frequent crashesLove the game but the app crashes frequently..Version: 4.8.2

Dice roles unrealisticI love this game but the Dice roles are unrealistic. Continually rolling in favour of the opponents. At times I can’t get a resource. It seems the better you play the harder it is to win..Version: 4.7.0

Still fun, but the dice randomness could use some workI have had to develop a whole new strategy to pivot from real life strategy. The dice and subsequently the robber will almost certainly fall out of your favor after you earn a single additional victory point. The AI is hyper fueled to gain development cards and the robber is constantly working against you. If you try to acquire a dev card, it is almost never a knight card. ANYTIME you have over 7 resources someone rolls a 7. EVERYTIME. There have been games where the robber has been thrown 4-5 times in a row and then knight card are tossed around. I had 6 resources go down to zero after the robber was tossed back and forth on my hexes in tandem by AI. This would very rarely happen in real life. Unless I stole someone’s dog and the table responded John Wick style to my aggression. My strategy has been basically to clear my hand every turn. AI also never trades, ever. Have to rely soupy on ports. If you can get over the fact this doesn’t play life real life, then it does get fun. You still have that same sense of accomplishment when you see “Lord of Catan” populate..Version: 4.7.5

Good app but REALLY needs to be updated!Great version of Catan, but the app hasn’t been updated in years and is very unstable (i.e. constant crashes). Given they are still charging full price for the app they really need to invest a little money in fixing the bugs. When it’s working, it’s great..Version: 4.8.2

CrashesGames crashes all the time. Even after uninstall. Would be a fantastic version of the game….. if it didn’t crash all the time. And not just me. If I play with friends they are also always having to go back in. I can’t get through 1 game. Online or campaign without it crashing at least twice..Version: 4.8.2

Meh...While many people will play most of their games online with random opponents, I prefer to not have to constantly wait for people to play their turn. That means I've played a significant number of games against the AI. I really tried to give this app a chance, and I may come back to it for the occasional game if I feel like I can handle the frustration--but the AI is just so infuriating to play against! The AI is not nuanced or well-developed, which means that it relies on screwing with the dice rolls to give the AI players an advantage. A game that is essentially about probability management is broken when you lose that very capacity. It takes all the fun out of the game. In fact, I'm only rating this app x3 stars because I can see how I might enjoy online games against random strangers if I was another person... This app is really disappointing to me..Version: 4.6.2

Was so excited but so disappointed!!!I was so excited to ply Catan again, as I haven’t played for a very long time, and so purchased the game (something I don’t do very often on my phone!). But imagine my annoyance that after paying for the app, I then have to buy something else to gain access to the campaign?! Not happy at all and I’d like a refund if this isn’t a glitch!.Version: 4.7.0

Buggy with weak AIBut still entertaining when it works.Version: 4.7.2

Computer biasLove the game but when playing against the computer opponents not only do all the opponents use their Knight cards against you, even when you only have one resource, but as soon as your over seven cards the dice thrown is inevitably a 7 thus losing half your cards. This makes for an extremely frustrating game.Version: 4.8.2

Pros and consThis is my go-to game for passing time, so obviously I like it! I like that you can set the speed to turbo when playing the AI (the only way I play) so you can play a fast game, and that the game is challenging when you have a variable board set up. That said, there are some annoying parts too - every single thing (rolling dice, trades, actions, etc) covers the board so you don't get to see it except on your turn. Like when An opportunity to trade comes up, but you can't look at the board to see what you need most. And it takes more steps than it should to build things, especially if you are - for example - building multiple roads in one turn. Looking at other reviews, many complain that the game favors the AI, I feel that way sometimes, but I've won enough times that I'm not convinced. Overall, this is the only way I usually get to play Catan, as the rest of the family is not as hooked as I am, so I'm happy!.Version: 4.7.5

Rigged AIRolls are not random. If you are doing well against the AI you will hit the worst run of bad luck ever. The AI isn’t programmed to be strong on harder settings, it just cheats by hitting the perfect numbers at the perfect times. Save your money..Version: 4.7.5

Full of bugsI love Catan but this is so full of bugs :( I haven’t yet been able to finish a game as without fail the dice or the return menu just disappears after a few turns. There is no in-app messaging system so I can’t tell my opponents about the problems, I just have to bail, which isn’t fun and affects my rating. Big disappointment so far..Version: 4.6.9

An expensive crashI know this classic game well, very disappointed to see it crash while trying to load different scenarios. You can’t sell something that doesn’t work, it’s fraud..Version: 4.7.2

Game is always stacked against you, more frustrating than funDefinitely looks like Catan, definitely does not play like Catan. Any strategy you try to play should get thrown right out the window. Sure, the first few rounds may be “random” but the rest of the game plays as if it’s trying to make sure you lose, no matter what. Have a settlement you need to upgrade? Don’t worry, you’ll never roll what you need. Finally get that brick, on a 6 of all numbers? It sure seemed like it took 10 full rounds to roll but no, you didn’t, the computer will roll a seven and steal THAT 1 BRICK from you. This doesn’t just happen once, it happens every. Single. Time. I thought I was crazy when I bought this a few years ago and it seemed like it was always stacking against me but after reading all the reviews it’s good to know I’m not the only one who feels this game is rigged. If you want to be annoyed that the computer players have massive favor on their side and you’re constantly digging out of holes, buy this game!.Version: 4.7.5

Something needs to change or don’t bother getting itThe queue times for online need to change. They constantly cycle through the same people god forbid its someone who you just played with and quit either mid game or at the very end because they’d rather run away than see someone else win. There should be like a 30 minute temporary ban for ditching before the game ends too many times in a row. 5 out of 6 games I have played today have ended due to someone quitting; thats the only reason anyone can play 6 games to begin with and its irritating. Also rolling a 7 is 100% not random and neither are the rolls after. You could go through the whole game without your piece being rolled once but as soon as someone uses a knight or rolls a 7 that number will be rolled more often than not until the robber is removed and then once again returns to never being rolled. I kept trying to give this version a chance but can’t continue playing this until they fix something..Version: 4.7.5

Great gameGreat game but is in urgent need of a update, it hasn’t had one for well over a few years and is very glitchy! Also I think you make it to easy for people to leave the game.. a player should get rated on this and when finding players for a game, you should be able to select the percentage rate of a player who finished the game!.Version: 4.7.5

Willing to pay to fixI don’t know what bugs they were fixing, but the developers have made the app virtually unusable: (1) game crashes at least once per round, (2) the computer characters now pick on players who are far behind in points rather than those who are leading or close to leading, (3) the robber disappears from the board and is inaccessible (because we can’t see it) when we re-enter the game after a crash. We’ve been playing Catan with this app for more than a decade and have absolutely LOVED it. It’s the best Catan app on the market. We would be 100% WILLING TO PAY for this version to keep going if only they would fix the bugs!.Version: 4.8.2

Not good, not badDecent replacement for the real game but anything above the easy mode, while playing with the AI is pointless. The moment you are in the lead, the robber starts to land on your hexes and you can’t get any resources because it seems impossible to roll your numbers (even if they are high probability numbers in red). I really like catan but it’s getting a bit boring as I already know I will loose if I play moderate version..Version: 4.7.5

Great game butWhen you buy the game the expansions should come with it or like the single player game maps instead of just a few for 8 bucks seriously.Version: 4.7.5

Not able to roll on iPhone 8I downloaded this for the online multiplayer option, which works in theory except for the fact that I am unable to roll the dice on my turn, which basically makes it pointless. Will be disputing this with apple as I do not feel £4.99 to watch other people play online is what I was supposed to be sold!.Version: 4.6.5

Good, but updates requiredAwesome game. Way better vibes than Catan Universe. -Too many crashes -Not enough interaction between players. It would be awesome if you could send messages and trash talk a bit. -should be a ranking system so that when people dropout, because things aren’t going their way, they should be penalised. -dice seem loaded as hell sometimes! Please keep us lords of Catan happy and throw an update our way every now and again. Cheers.Version: 4.7.5

Please update for iPhone notch!!!I love using your app with my friends but it’s getting a bit annoying not being able to view the full screen due to iPhone notch. Seems really weird this hasn’t been addressed years ago as it’s not a new feature. Would very much appreciate a fix. Thank you.Version: 4.7.5

Could be betterI have loved playing this game but I am getting extremely frustrated as the game keeps crashing. Majority of the time it will take you back to the game but a lot of the time you completely lose your game, always seems when I’m close to winning too. Finding it quiet annoying, don’t know why I paid for the game when I can barely play it. Fix the crash issues and i would give it 5 stars for sure!.Version: 4.7.5

Terrible appKeeps closing the game, need to sign in every single time and enter username and password. Super slow, half of the buttons in the app dont work. Extremely frustrating. Deleting it.Version: 4.8.2

Fun, but super buggyIt's a fun game, but it's painfully buggy..Version: 4.6.2

Very disappointed in this gameWow, where to begin, the free version is better, plain and simple, not with 4.99 by any stretch of the imagination, super 2D graphics with barely the element of a 3-D interaction I was very disappointed to say the least for a 30 year old game you think they would give a little bit more love to the development now had they charged a dollar for the game like a $.99 game maybe I could see that before 99 it’s just completely out of the question I was kind of gypped on the original game that I downloaded for free got one game and then they wanted to charge me $1.99 to play the game I was just honest I said well I might as well get the other game that I can play endlessly well turns out this game is even worse than that game when it comes to graphics and how to play and all that stuff now the game is miles ahead and that one’s not even that good so Catan you really need to put this game on sale and the other game you need to give other people a chance to play it not just one every 24 hours y’all are ripping people off.Version: 4.7.5

Latest version introduced new bugsThe more irritating are the robber bugs. The Catan developers are very slow with the bug fixes. And if you figure out where to report the bugs, if you get a response it’s normally to deny that those bugs exist. It wouldn’t be so bad if fixes came out monthly, but they don’t. I might just have to delete this app off my ph for another year..Version: 4.6.8

RegisteringI have just signed up to this game and tried to register and still haven’t received the verification email. After paying £4.99 I would expect the developers to create a more reliable system. I note the update on the app but that doesn’t help me as the supposed email hasn’t arrived in my junk or inbox. Further I can’t try again as the app tells me that my email is already being used. There is no way to ask for a new registration email either. Poor if you ask me.Version: 4.7.2

Not random diceMost of the times times the number 7 comes up they will put it in your place even if you are loosing. When they move the robber to your place, casually the next rolled dice will most likely that spot. If you are winning the game will start rolling the least probable numbers constantly as you do not have settlements there. The dice are not random in this game. Nothing is random, therefore I would not recommend this to anyone.Version: 4.7.5

Great game butThere is a glitch that needs to be fixed and I’ve reported it many times. The bots can use the master merchant card against a player with an equal number of points. However a human can only use it against someone with more points- unfair and frustrating!.Version: 4.8.2

Free version is much better, this is just poorThe free version is much better. It’s easier to use, has more features, and looks better than this version. This app is also super buggy and will crash every couple of turns, you also can’t see the entire board which is a pain. Not what you’d expect from a paid version. You also don’t get all the expansions or additional content, this is the base game with everything additional requiring more $$$.Version: 4.7.5

CatanGood game but was very disappointed to find that after paying $6.49 for the game you have to pay another $6.49 to unlock most of it. Scenario games are locked without the seafarers expansion and even in the standard games 3 quarters of the maps are locked. If I had known that the $6.49 was only going to get me 2 hours of fun before I had to pay more I wouldn't have paid it..Version: 2.1.7

BugAfter you move the robber, the game gives you no option to make next move, end up having to reboot..Version: 4.6.8

Slow and crashesI love playing the Catan board game and purchased the app when my sister moved abroad so we could continue to play against one another. However, the app is incredibly slow when trying to register and set up an online game. Once the game was finally ready to start (after approx. 25 minutes), the app crashed and I had to try again - I gave up waiting the second time. Also, the app would occasionally change the language to German with no option to switch back to English!.Version: 4.7.2

Make it harderI have really enjoyed playing Catan both on my iPhone and as the actual board game. When I tried the latest update I found the first 2 maps in campaign mode to be quite challenging. However, after this the maps seem to way to easy and the AI players don't put up much of a fight. I would really like to see more options for changing the difficulty level and overall lift in AI difficulty..Version: 2.1.6

GlitchyThey just changed it so now you have to sign in every time which is a pain when it kicks you out sometimes twice in a game..Version: 4.8.2

Good butNeeds frequent updates!!!!! Too many crashes, players can deliberately manipulate game to their advantage by switching off their personal “wifi” it’s Annoying!!!! be better if you could choose "pace" as some puzzles require 'thinking time' & then all of a sudden game players can vote for you to be "kicked" from your game! Not impressive as this can happen even if you are winning!! Considering It's around $13 Aus then another $13 to unlock all other levels hopefully developer will look into this issue. Needs update for bugs! 21st October 2017! Update! Update!.Version: 4.6.2

Game is great. Shame about the crashesHaving got the board game for Xmas my kids were keen for me to learn. I don’t do losing so for the app to play and learn. Really addictive game. App itself is fairly user friendly except for the annoying habit of it crashing. In 24hours I’ve managed two complete games whilst the other 4 have crashed. 😞.Version: 4.7.5

Lots of BugsMe and my partner is playing together this one but when we play with random computer it takes a long time and then the screen freezes and we need to quit the app and reconnect but the third time we reopen it I wasnt able to come back in the game. We paid the full game for it but it is so slow when it has 4 players on it. The game isnt fluid please do some update on it.Version: 4.7.5

Fun but frustratingIt’s a good game but hard to beat the AI due to roll of the dice always going in favour of the AI, robber comes in que always seem to steal your resources as soon as you go over 7 cards or about upgrade, robber wreaks the game,AI takes all the development cards and the dice never goes your way. Maybe a few faults here that need to be fixed including crashes, this game might fustrate some 2stars.Version: 4.6.8

Should be 5 starGreat game but connection issues and instability is inexcusable for a paid app with add-on purchases. UI is subpar and having to reconnect after every denied quickmatch is annoying. Please someone give this some update love. Could be a best seller..Version: 4.7.5

Love Catan but it has a lot of instability issues ++The Catan boardgame is a great game but it’s a pity this app doesn’t deliver the same experience. It crashes a lot, the interface is cluncky and it stalls frequently in game play. There no accountability in gameplay (no player rating system). A lot of players quit early if they don’t get got placement locations. It happens all the time. From the main screen there is like a 4 second delay in progressing to the next screen. Delayed sync issues. It’s frustrating. The developers need a total rebuild. My 5c.Version: 4.7.0

Game crashes constantlyGame crashes every 5-10 button selections. Impossible to get through a single game without restarting over and over, which negates any fun or positive features. Can live with no new game boards or expansion packs but the game has to be supported on current devices (iPhone12) and operating systems (iOS 16.5) as a bare minimum..Version: 4.7.5

Good game ruined by crappy AI.Nice distraction except for a useless artificial intelligence for the computer players. That alone would make the game a 1 star, however I would rate the game a minus 10 because of the ridiculous lack of random dice rolls the developers have used to compensate for the lack of AI to make the game “difficult”..Version: 4.7.5

Stolen moneyThieves stole money from me I a want my money back for this game..Version: 4.8.2

Such a shame!Overall this app is great, still the best experience as a portable game. However it has one catastrophic flaw - the dice rolls are not random. Almost without fail every time a robber lands on a number, that number will be rolled next. I tested this with some friends and I assume it was done to add to the drama, but it does not reflect the experience of playing the board game. In addition, playing against bots will often cause suspicious frequencies of the same roll, in order to keep AI in the game. This really limits how much enjoyment can be had in the campaign mode. The only silver lining is when you beat the AI DESPITE the algorithm based rolls, it does feel good. But this should be patched as it can become very annoying in multiplayer. So close and yet so far..Version: 4.7.5

Robber cannot be moved with out crashing the game!I am very disappointed! Call me a fool and a glutton for punishment! First I purchased Catan HD, thinking it was the newest and would be the best Catan game. Wrong, as the robber would freeze the game if I put it in the obvious advantageous place for me. Frustrated, I purchased Catan Classic, thinking it would be different. Wrong! It also crashes, where the selection to go ahead with the game disappears when you move the robber to the most advantageous place. You have to cancel out of the game completely, and restart, saying you want to continue... but the same thing will happen if you try to move the robber in the most advantages spot again. Yes, you may be able to move it to a location that doesn’t help you, and still continue the game, but if you are hoping to win, you are at a distinct disadvantage. Unless this flaw is repaired, I definitely do not recommend this game. Today is May 8, 2020. If there is an update after today, you may want to try it. Otherwise, choose another game to download..Version: 4.7.2

Great game, good challengeAs a long time Catan player I have enjoyed this game, it offers a good challenge and is fun to play. It could do with being a little bit harder at times but if you do get to far ahead on points you do become a target. I don't know how it could become harder without blocking and stealing tactics. I have just one complaint, the HD version on iPads requires a whole new purchase of the game and the expansions. I thought the whole point of apple was one purchase across all devices, Catan is the only app I have come across that has this issue. 4 star review otherwise..Version: 4.6.2

Good game, frustrating AIAs other reviewers have said, the game is good...but the AI and scripting are frustrating to the point that it ruins the game play. I thought it was just me being a sore looser, but the post game stats show otherwise. Put your settlements on an 8 - watch as the 8 becomes one of the least rolled numbers. Get ahead by 5, watch as the others miraculously come from behind to win. Get one point from victory and watch as the other players store up 12+ cards for several turns without anyone rolling a 7 so they can catch up. The work around is that you have to match up your settlements with that of the computer players. Also, you have to hold off on getting points so you aren’t too far ahead (leave breaks in your longest road, hold knight cards, etc). I don’t know why developers think this makes it better. I would not recommend this game based on my experience..Version: 4.6.5

Faulty algorithmsKeep getting ridiculous runs of numbers, twice in one game 26x7's on row, 5x5's three times and 8x6's regularly at one point in a game with the same players. Many obvious dice patterns and repeats of numbers that would bankrupt a casino. The banal commentary is irritating at best and not removable. Poor job guys. Could be so much better although the two better players in this iteration are more interesting to play against. Get the stupid dice algorithm sorted and the rest is tolerable, I love to play Catan so these are irritations I live with especially now you have actually randomised the board.Version: 4.6.2

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