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Catan Classic Negative Reviews

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Catan Classic App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2022

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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

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

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

Crashes after opening titleWhen I start the game, I see the intro “intrepid seafarers...” I click to skip, then main menu appears, then it crashes. Same if I try and skip the intro. iOS 14 on a +7 phone.Version: 4.7.2

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

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

Trading BugHuman players can’t do maritime trading at 3:1 or 2:1 eventhough you’ve built a settlement/city on a port. Human players can’t trade with the merchant at 2:1 eventhough you’ve used the progress card. However, the AI players can. Makes it really frustrating!.Version: 4.7.5

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

Doesn’t workI loved the board game hence why i bought the app but it didn't even work to start an offline game I've tried about 10 times and none worked would love a refund or a bug fix.Version: 4.7.5

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

"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

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

I want my money backI can’t even play my turn as the only thing I can do is skip my turn....Version: 4.7.5

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

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

Update required!Please update game....keeps crashing when playing online. Love the game but not worth the money if this keeps happening.Version: 4.7.5

Incompatible with iOS 14This app does NOT work with the new software. It’s my favorite game and crashes every time I try to start a game :( hope will be fixed soon.Version: 4.7.5

Developers, come ON!Listen to the reviews, and fix the app, guys. EDIT: I had originally made this review two stars, but have dropped it to one because there are so many negative reviews to which the developers do not bother to respond, and because the flaws mentioned over and over again are so frustrating. 1. It’s so obvious that the rolls are not random. A) I’ve never seen so many 2’s and 12’s roll as when I have settlements on every number except 2 and 12. B) If the AI only rolls 7’s and numbers I’m not on, and I only roll the number they have my robber on, FOR 11 TURNS IN A ROW, the rolls are not reflective of realistic statistics. C) I took a screenshot of a game in which we were 33 rolls in, and the number 8 (8!) had not come up once yet... what a coincidence that I was on both 8’s and neither AI player was on an 8. 2. Let’s not pretend your AI characters have different play styles when the only thing they all do is buy up every development card so that they hit the human player with a knight card at least once per round. 3. In the board game, you can see what resources your opponents have. There’s no reason for that not to be the case here, as well. Catan is a fun game. This app is a poor imitation of it. You have the technology. Make it enjoyable..Version: 4.7.2

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

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

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

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

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

🙁I wanted to play but it wouldn’t let me login. Playing with the computer is okay for a bit but I am disappointed overall..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

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

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

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

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

Too dificult for a beginnerIt's actually okay, but I'm only starting out and would like it much much much better if there is an option to play with less than 4 characters, or if there's an easier setting. At the moment the settings are just too dificult for someone who is still starting out..Version: 0

Not fun waitingI’ve encountered so many times the dice don’t roll. The waiting and waiting is just too much. Needs timer and waiting to get in to play sux.Version: 4.7.5

FrustratingFun is sucked out by rigged dice rolls..Version: 4.7.5

CrashesI have reinstalled and the game constantly crashes. 1 star until it is fixed.Version: 4.7.5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love the game! But won’t let me go online 😓Absolutely love the game! Really well done and works well in this version but I can’t get online it says it’s sent me a verification email but nothing in any of my mailboxes!.Version: 4.7.2

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

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

Cheap- Don’t waste your money!!I LOVE this game but, Would give this app zero stars if possible… Even if you can put aside the unrealistic dice rolls and the overly cheating AI, the game freezes EVERY TIME WE PLAY! then proceeds to kick off a player in the middle of a game.. Complete waste of time and money The app creator need to either hire someone who knows how make a proper app or sell to someone who can do better because this app is a tragedy.Version: 4.7.5

GlitchyThe app is ok, not terrible but not great. As far as user interface I think it’s about as good as it gets but the servers are glitchy so it can take forever to start a game. Also when I change my settings for some reason it never saves, the settings always revert back. The deck of development cards also seem off as well. In the real game you only have 2 monopoly cards in the deck, I’ve seen 3 played in the games also there’s only 5 victory points in the deck and I’ve seen player win with 5 victory point cards on more than one occasion, what’s the probability of that happening? So overall the downsides are minor but enough to deter from the experience that’s why it only gets 3 stars. Not bad but not great either.Version: 4.7.2

Not working after the last updateAfter the last update the quick game just crash when all players confirms. Uninstalled and installed again and after not remembering my pass it changed to German (not my language) and the forgot pass option doesn’t email me....Version: 4.7.0

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

Not randomI literally went 9 dice rolls before i got a card. Seem to get the exact same board setup over and over again. Quite disappointed. Rather play the actual board game..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 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

Bogue récidivantÀ CHAQUE fois que j’ai un 7, et que je dois déplacer le voleur, ensuite l’application bogue et ne me permet pas de dire que mon tour est terminé. Impossible de poursuivre la partie… c’est très fâchant!.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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit button locationGreat app! Love this game. But the submit button disappears off the screen on iPhones..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

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

Worst customer serviceThe sign in/forgot password system is broken. After making so many accounts so I can keep playing, even that doesn’t work anymore. I’ve reached out several times over 6 months (since April 2021) and haven’t been helped. For a paid app, it is so frustrating..Version: 4.7.5

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

Ios14 does not workSince updating to ios14 this app doesn’t work. It crashes. I deleted a d Re downloaded but same problem. No support for this. Don’t waste your money if you already have ios14. I enjoyed the game before this most of the time but it allows to many time wasters who start delaying when they are starting to lose..Version: 4.7.2

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

It’s fine but....The absurdity of the bots is unveiled and unparalleled. Initially as I would expand more rapidly than the bots (who seem to focus on development cards), I thought their systematic targeting of me was nothing more than strategy. But then the more I played and even when intentionally not acquiring victory points I realized it’s not even remotely strategy that inspires their decisions. Even while in last place I realized the bots didn’t care who was winning. They will target you no matter what. Even if you’re down by 4 victory points and the front runner is on the verge of winning, they don’t care. They WILL target you regardless. It’s infuriating because it doesn’t actually allow you to play the game as it’s meant to be played. A good app but clearly designed to target you no matter the situation..Version: 4.7.2

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

Password reset brokenThe password reset and subsequent emails send me in a loop and won’t accept the new password. It also randomly turns into German text between forgot password screens. Support won’t help fix it, very frustrating and not what you would expect from a good app developer and company. AVOID..Version: 4.6.8

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

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

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

Needs a lot of workGameplay is okay. AI is terrible. Worst feature by far is account lockout for 1 hour if you enter password wrong three times. No lock timer on screen or any way to override this with email verification. No need for this level or security for a crappy app game.Version: 4.7.5

Screen resizing issue on my XRIt’s a good game, but since loading it onto my new phone, it continually shrinks to a quarter of the screen size. Super frustrating. Hopefully you guys can fix this bug..Version: 4.6.9

No campaign?Own this on iPad and have purchased all add ons. Not happy to have to pay for this version as well. Even more unhappy that the campaign mode is locked unless I make extra purchases. Surely the basic campaigns are free with the high purchase price?.Version: 4.7.0

AI is a little bit skewedI don’t find much of a difference between the computer being on easy or hard. The difficulty setting is pretty much irrelevant..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

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

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

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

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

Settlers of Ca-rashUsed to enjoy this app, even in spite terrible dice rolling. Now I can’t even start games without it crashing..Version: 4.7.5

There are WAAAAAAAAY too many bugs!Here we go: 1. The online multiplayer service is broken and slow. 2. Sometimes the language switches to German. 3. The UI is broken and confusing. 4. Sometimes the AI’s freeze and that’s it. 5. Sometimes text boxes overlap and such with X’s and checks everywhere. 6. Sometimes when you place a road or house, it gets stuck and nothing fixes it. 7. Sometimes when you do stuff with the development cards it crashes or freezes. 8. The in-app purchases took a while to register to the app. 9. There are dozens of different unexpected exotic crashes and freezes that think of right now off the top of my head. 10. Sometimes if you have a pretty large amount of cards and you roll a 7, it crashes. 11. Most of the time when the AI has too many C&K cards and they have to give one up, it’s indecisive and it softlocks. 12. Sometimes reloading an old unfinished single-player game file crashes. 13. Sometimes the replacement AI’s when a player leaves don’t know what to do and either do nothing for the rest of the game or flat-out crash. 14. Sometimes certain C&K cards when played don’t do anything when they definitely should. 15. The Great Canal crashes all the time. It’s unplayable at this point. It’s hard to recommend friends this app to play with them when there are this many issues..Version: 4.6.5

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

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

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

GlitchThere’s a glitch where you get kicked for idling too long even though you haven’t idled at all. This happens as the dice roll at the start of my turn… please fix it, it’s very annoying, can’t even play..Version: 4.7.5

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 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

Doesn’t workI bought this for IPhone X. It loads fine and you can start the tutorial. Unfortunately that’s about all you can do. When it’s time to actually play the tutorial nothing works. You read the tutorial but when you go to lay down roads and settlements it doesn’t allow it. Hoping this will get sorted. Cost me a £4!!.Version: 4.7.2

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

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

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

An infuriatingly bad “AI” makes solo games unplayable.First, let me say that this is a great rendering of Catan as an app. If you’re playing online against other humans it’s really quite good. However, if you are attempting to play as a human against the AI just understand that you’re in the Hunger Games and the game is being manipulated in ways that make it nearly impossible to win. The computer opponents do not have advanced strategy or cunning, they have luck that defies probability and are probably gifted with development cards that they did not earn through resources. Oh, and they roll an insane percentage of sevens. Game play is tolerable until you get more victory points than the computer opponents. At that point, many of the times you earn resources, you will be stripped of them by a series of knights and sevens before you can use them. Additionally, many times while in the leading position and close to victory, I have been defeated by the AI claiming to have 3 or even 4 victory point cards. While possible statistically the probability is very low compared to the number of times I’ve seen it. The poor intelligence and high cheat factor of the AI makes this game unplayable, or certainly unenjoyable for me. I’d avoid 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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheating computerStill won’t tackle the cheating computer as it cuts off progress card use for the human player. Meanwhile the computer players get continuous progress card use. What’s also amazing is the number of times a seven is rolled if the human player won’t trade. Settlers of Catan is arguably the best board game on the market but it’s an absolute train wreck as a computer game. The developers must be very proud of their work, since they absolutely refuse to address these issues. I took their stupid advice, deleted and reinstalled the game. It did nothing except all the extra scenarios I paid for are gone..Version: 4.7.5

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

Doesn’t fit Iphone 11Fantastic game that I have been playing for years on my old iPhones but it’s unplayable on iPhone 11. Either the dice are cut off or the menu button..Version: 4.7.0

Altered purchased contentI purchased this game over a year ago and also purchased additional content. Had access to all the maps. Went to start playing the game again and the content that was purchased was changed and I no longer have access to that which I have previously paid for. The description of the content I had paid for was changed to a ‘lite’ version of additional content and if I want full access to that which I have previously paid for I would have to repurchase the content. And on top of it all there is content that was part of that which was purchased that is no longer even available. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.Version: 4.7.5

Big failedI paid 14$ to get all the extensions but since i bought it, i can’t play anymore. The appli crash down each times i try to start a new game. I wrote to them, nobody answered me. Wich could get my money back DON’T BY NEVER.Version: 4.7.5

Fix the AI rollsTotal game rape by AI opponents! So ridiculous how the AI gang up on you. The rolls are not random and completely favor the opponents. They always get 7’s and, of course, block and take from you. The AI also plays a card and moves the thief onto your resource just as the dice magically rolls that exact number that you just got blocked on. And we can’t forget how they always have the cards to play on you to take the resource that you happen to have the most of. Seriously, do you not know how to program the game so that the game is fairly playable or do you just set it up to attack to make the game difficult? The game itself gets 5 stars cuz I love Playing the game. This version of the game gets only 1 star for its programming. And that is generous..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

Game freezes after moving robberSo many great games spoiled by this bug.Version: 4.7.5

Horrible interfaceI can’t believe they still make games like this with such a horrible interface. I looove Catan but this is bad. Don’t waste your money.Version: 4.7.5

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

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

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

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

Not worth itI’m a huge fanatic of Settlers of Catan, the board game. Seeing the game available for my IPhone I was stoked! I would definitely be glad to fork over a couple of bucks to play this game against others in my free time. Unfortunately this game fell short of my expectations in many ways. First off, you have to pay so much extra just to play any of the expansions or anything other than the original map. I would be able to handle that if the game didn’t take 8 years to load. Not to mention it crashes every time someone leaves the match. Also if someone takes forever to make a play, your stuck there picking your boogers for about 10 minutes until they finish their turn. There should be some time constraint for each player, or at least don’t crash the game if they quit. Please don’t waste your money on this game. The quality isn’t even that good, and it’s a waste of your time..Version: 4.7.2

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

Full of bugsFor a game that you have to pay for and then pay even more for expansions, there are a serious amount of flaws. There are so many bugs regarding dice, collection of resources and connectivity, it’s embarasing. Sort it out..Version: 4.7.2

GLITCHESWhenever AI builds on an oasis and the number on the hex is rolled.. when AI is selecting resources the game freezes and you have to quit the game!! Very very frustrating! Please fix this glitch!!.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

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

I want to love this app…I want to love this app but there are a number of things that need fixing: - Game screen does not fit the iPhone 12 mini screen; I have to rotate the screen upside down to be able to see/click the game menu button to make moves, and other parts are cut off - The Pirate will not award a card for the human player when used against a settlement or city that does not have a ship out, but it WILL award a card if the computer/AI player plays the Pirate against the human user’s settlement or city, even if there is no ship out - The Robber is used so often against the human player, even if the other computer/AI players have many more points - The Pirate is never played by the computer/AI unless they need to free up their own ship - The dice rolls and use of the Robber do not seem natural at all, and seems to consistently favour the computer/AI players There is also never any map updates or changes, which would be nice. I never play online against other humans because it’s frustratingly slow with people not making their moves. It would be great to have a turn or “click” time limit set by the game creator. It would also be great to have the option to turn off player trades completely when playing against the computer, instead of just declining all trade for that round..Version: 4.7.5

Poorly designedI’ve been playing the Catan Universe (free game in the App Store) for a while but was frustrated that it can’t be played offline. Hence purchasing this app, Catan. The graphics and game play are not well designed for iPhone - over detailed graphics, too many option menus during play. I’m back to playing my free app Catan Universe. Don’t bother paying for this..Version: 4.7.0

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

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

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

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

Crash way too oftenOne of my favorite game but darn, crashed so many times and it’s kind of frustrating when you’re about to win! Could improve the randomness of the dices.Version: 4.7.5

Great game, terrible softwareCatan on iOS is fantastic and addictive. Sadly, the implementation is horrific. The app/server hangs. Numerous bugs cause the game to lock up, presumably on the sever side. For instance, often when a human player leave that is replaced by a computer, if the computer have to choose a resource from a gold tile, it never does it and it just spends and spends and spends waiting waiting waiting. Another flaw is that somehow when you play the deserter card, sometimes there is no desertion the card simply disappears and the opponent keeps their night. No idea why this happens. Often, the client app will tell you that everyone is waiting for you, when it’s someone else’s turn and there’s no prom for you to do anything. The whole game hangs and all you can do is leave. Frankly, I’m shocked at the very poor execution. I’m also sad that I paid money for the expansion packs..Version: 4.6.5

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

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

App constantly crashesDon’t bother paying for this app. I only managed to play 2 or 3 games about a year ago, and nothing but constant crashes since..Version: 4.7.5

??It refuses to let me play the game. It will not let me log in and after one attempt it changes everything to a different language and I have to close it down. Is there a way to get money back from App Store?.Version: 4.7.5

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

Confusing - campaignI purchased an expansion "The Islands" today, as it says that you must purchase an expansion pack in order to activate the campaign. It does not say which one, I would like a REFUND for the expansion pack because there as it it does not activate the campaign, and I can not use it to create new games. I enjoy the game, there are too many 7's and there is no way to see your online opponents stats, which leads to people leaving games if they don't get the tiles they want and then being stuck with random computer players. Lastly during set up - if the player before you takes a long time you can get kicked immediately if they say "x is taking a long time". I enjoy the game - but lack stats on game play and opponents and fleeing players makes it frustrating..Version: 4.6.2

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

Can’t use online modeI downloaded this app to play against my family during lockdown but I can’t get my account set up. I have now tried it on two different email addresses and it keeps saying I will get a verification email but nothings come through for either, it’s not in my junk and it’s been 24 hours. Truly fed up..Version: 4.7.5

So many bugs in this game!As much as I like playing Catan, this game can be soooo frustrating, and the obvious bugs never seem to get fixed. The computer randomly matches you to other players, and more than half the time, there is one dormant (unresponsive) player that never indicates he is ready so the game cannot start for anyone. You‘ll cancel out of that game and get assigned to a new one, and the same thing will often occur. I’ve had it happen 4 times in a row, and it’s very common to try for 10 minutes just to get a game started. In addition to that bug, there is the frequent occurrence of a player going offline in the middle of a game and hanging up the game for everyone else for 2-3 full minutes, and sometimes permanently. Actually completing a game successfully (after finally getting one started) happens only 2/3 of the time. Then there’s the issue of playing against the computer. Even at the medium level of difficulty, the computer player frequently benefits from inexplicable dice roll odds which can drive you nuts! I hope the developers will fix these bugs to make the electronic game as much fun as the board game..Version: 4.7.5

Worst Game EverDon’t waste your money. The computer has no idea how to play. It’s you vs three robots. Round after round you collect nothing and the computer works together against you. The rolls are rigged as well. You can go an entire game without one of your numbers ever being rolled. I can’t believe I spent my money on this terrible game..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

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

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

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

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

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

GarbageGame is total garbage don’t waste your time and certainly don’t pay for it..Version: 4.7.5

HorribleThe game is built for you to never win. I can never build a settlement let alone a city. No matter how many roads I build and how many resources I have I’m never able to build a settlement other than my original 2. Only the option to build a road is ever highlighted. The dice are also ridiculous..Version: 4.7.5

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

Can’t play/ instantly crashesBought the game earlier in the week, yet to actually play it. Game crashes on launch every single time, whether I’m trying to play online or a custom game. Very disappointing, especially considering the price!.Version: 4.7.2

Good functionality, weak AIThe game works well and is easy to get used to and navigate. Playing against the computer is far to easy though, and the AI makes some silly moves and trades. A difficulty setting would be great..Version: 4.7.5

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

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