Beachlovingmom's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 9/4/18 1:44 AM
I enjoy playing this game. It is pretty frustrating to work toward one strategy when it just randomly won’t let you build a ship where a ship should go. I keep checking for software updates, but none have fixed this so far. The maps just need to be playtested longer. :(. Once that gets fixed, I’ll change my rating to five stars.
betterwhale2497's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 9/30/18 4:14 PM
Very disappointing because I love Catan, but I don't love how the AI constantly pounds you with the robber regardless of who is in the lead, not to mention the broken dice roll. Just played 6 rounds in a row where both AI opponents rolled 7s and stole from me every round. I rolled one 7 the entire game.
Jkellin27's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 9/3/18 6:01 PM
I paid a ridiculous amount for this app but figured it would be worth it. I can’t even log in. The error screen that flashes for a split second before disappearing like a glitch tells me my email was already registered. Wrong - never did it before. I tried my work email which I have definitely never used wit an app before and got the same response. No clear way to resolve this problem either. When do I get my refund?
Raindrop2057's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 9/26/18 9:46 PM
i rly just spent a WHOLE $4.99 to not be able to play. please fix this or give me a refund. not a happy customer! the one star is only because zero stars isn’t an option.
Birdnest Games's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 9/23/18 8:47 AM
This game does not deliver in any way. The functionality of the game is horrific. The interface is filled with icons and buttons that have no description as to their function. I had to make multiple errors before figuring out how to play the game. The visuals are terrible! The board is difficult to read. Settlements and roads blend in to the tiles so they can be difficult to see. The game could stand to offer more interaction between the user and the dice. You will watch the system throw the dice for you and roll to the CPU’s favor OFTEN. The CPU options are not dynamic and the “unique” skill sets assigned to each CPU really become irrelevant once the robber begins nailing you regardless of your victory point total compared to the CPU. I have never played a live game of catan where we went through all of the victory cards. You can expect victory cards to be entirely gone at least halfway through your game. Once a CPU obtains 7 victory points to your knowledge, you can expect them to win soon with all of the victory point cards they’ve bought. The animations are horrible in this game. Trading is silly. You might as well select the option to not be given trade offers by the CPU every round. ( that’s the red and green arrow with a cross through it) you won’t know that because the game won’t tell you. I would not download this game if it were free. It is an absolute joke that this game cost 5 bucks. SAVE YOURSELF THE MONEY. I love Catan and had high hopes for a much better game. Carcassonne is a 10.00 purchase. That is lofty for an app but the game is absolutely fantastic. The developers of this need to take a look over there and jot down a note or two. I’m happy with my ten dollar Carcassonne. I will be deleting this Catan app even if I hadn’t had to waste 5 dollars to get it.
Picops's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 9/18/18 12:55 PM
I love the game but I didn't know that you can build a settlement on someone else's road, effectively cancelling their longest road and winning the game. Is that possible in the real rules? I'm so mad
ryannnnnn0317's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 9/16/18 4:01 AM
Every time I play the robber card game freezes. I close out and restart app and keeps happening please fix!!
VanDraGam Is Here's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 9/16/18 2:55 PM
I made an initial profile to see, “Is this any good?” And it turns out that it was not. I couldn’t sign in no matter how many times I perfectly put everything in. It just gave me error message after error message. This was a complete waste.
Matamata845's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 9/1/18 1:55 AM
I have been playing the board game Settlers of Catan for over 15 years. It's my favorite and I will never tire of real live person to person interaction. The app is nice. I don't need wifi or internet to play. That is the best of all. The number reason I can not give this app a 4 or 5 star rating is that it kept crashing when I wouldn't write a review right away. Fail! Also it would be nice since I paid for the app in the first place, that I would be able to play a full 13 point game of Cities and Knights. Thank you.
Request!'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/9/18 3:04 AM
Love the game. Please update for iPhone X screen resolution.
tinkrbell1437's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/8/18 8:24 PM
I love Catan - board version, PC version and now this iPhone app... I wish it had better customization of character avatar and i wish they had a cities and knights version, but this is a good version for an on-the-go diversion! I highly recommend it for a Settlers of Catan fan
EvBots's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/7/18 8:11 PM
Great game to play on flights because it works in offline mode. The big missing feature here is to play with your friends without requiring everyone to be actively online. I want to be able to sign in and take my turn and then check back in later or make a few rounds while we all happen to be on. right now everyone needs to be online at the same time to play. that shouldn’t be necessary in a turned based game and it isn’t how most play with your friends games work on the phone. please update!
Baconbit08's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/6/18 7:57 AM
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.
Golubowicz's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/6/18 6:31 PM
I have never played against human opponents over the board, but I think this app makes me able to. On difficult setting, this game is TOUGH to beat. Sometimes it seems like I can never get anything going because the AI keeps kicking me in the neck. The odds of humans being able to dish out that kind of punishment are quite unlikely. All the extensions in the bundle will keep you busy for a very long time. Worth every penny. I wish I never purchased it though because I waste my productivity for sure... Great app!
goy1837's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/6/18 6:20 AM
Waste of money
Captsgirl's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/4/18 3:10 AM
I love settlers but I just paid 4.99 to play this game and tried to go online and waited 15 minutes and players kept dropping out . Not wasting my time but wasted my money
Baconbit08's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/4/18 1:17 AM
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.
Gustavo cardenas's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/26/18 8:00 AM
Every time there’s an update I have to reset the information on the app all over again. Kind of a nuisance. App plays well though....hard mode is ridiculous. Every round seems to be two 7s and a Knight, impossible to retain cards after a while
hfdgxdhh's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/23/18 7:07 AM
App is full of bugs. For a $5 app you’d think they could create a more stable platform...
Jmj428's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/17/18 8:26 PM
The game itself is good. But the A.I. seems to target you over the other players in regards to the robber (almost as if it knows what resources you have) but also, I’ve noticed on multiple times the other players build and their resource number doesn’t change. I know this because I would end my turn knowing they only have 2 resources - they can’t build a settlement. But then when their turn comes around suddenly they have 5 resources and then it rolls and they get another 2 from the dice. It’s as if the AI is able to see what you have in your hand and plays against you. It’s very frustrating. I’ve learned to play against it though. For example, your placement of settlements needs to be placed on numbers that the AI is placed on. Forget about the hot numbers. The dice will land on numbers more frequented by the spaces heavily occupied by the AI.
Simonsaur's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/16/18 4:50 PM
Catan is a great game but this app is not great. The AI is designed to cheat, to gang up on the human player and the stack the robber against you. There have been numerous complaints about this but the developer has done NOTHING to fix this despite putting out many updates. Buyers beware.
gcarraig's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/16/18 11:22 PM
I’ve played the board game many times. I’m not about to argue the statistical probability of why the robber doesn’t come into play nearly as often in rl as it does on the app, but there you go. How many knight cards are in the deck, 100? Not as much fun as it could be.
BlindsideDork's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/15/18 12:40 PM
First off, game plays well. If you do an online game or pass & play with friends, this is probably a 5. As a solo game, don’t bother. Every game I play, I will get in the lead and then every computer will Robber me out of the game. Sure, pick on the person in the lead. But when the only 7’s rolled & only Knights played are when I’m in the lead then there is issues. We are talking 2-3 7’s rolled in a row each round. Add the fact that this happened multiple games in a row and it is becoming a pattern.
DMac Tennessee's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 8/14/18 4:58 PM
I am agreeing with another one star app on the list. The game set and play is a great digital version of the board game. The main issue, and reason for the 1 Star, is the AI. The computer is constantly hammering your grids with the robber, even when it doesn’t make strategic sense. Without fail, if you pull ahead early on in the game the dice will start rolling more 7s and your cities will be robbed exclusively to all others.
KONAMISUCKSASS's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/9/18 7:01 AM
The A.I. literally helps each other to win. A.I. is at 8 victory points and obviously going to win with one more road to get longest road and the other A.I. trades them the one resource he needed to win. Idiotic and in no way realistic.
Rumbl3N's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/8/18 2:55 AM
At least not the entire time. This really really takes away from the playability and enjoyment of the game. As soon as you are leading by a few points here come the endless rolls of 7s and every Knight card ever made. I understand the AI will target and attempt to cripple whoever is in the lead, I expect and welcome that. However the game is clearly controlling the dice rolls and forcing 7s to roll to “even” the playing field. This is a lazy way of “fixing” an AI that is poorly coded and would probably never win if they hadn’t written in a condition to allow it to cheat. Other than this glaring failure in programming and development the game is great. Very stable, easy to use, fun to play etc. Releasing and charging for a game that is centered around random dice rolls and then allowing the AI to cheat the rolls is ridiculous and shameful.
kathkyle's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/6/18 5:48 AM
The game is almost impossible to win. As soon as you are ahead, all of a sudden you don’t get any resources or roll a 7 every time you have more than 7 so you lose half. Games that in the board game you would easily win, somehow you lose. Rolls are not random. I’m taking a break from this game and hoping they fix this so, at least you have a chance to win.
josh-again's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/5/18 2:52 AM
For most people the lack of player color options isn’t an issue, most people can differentiate the red and green. I cannot. How hard is it to implement one more color such as white? It gets tiresome when you’ve robbered yourself for the millionth time because green is right next to your red settlement. Now that I have the developer’s attention there are other bugs relating to player comments and the treasure chest persisting on the screen too long. Even though I’ve turned off computer comments the computer still makes comments during the initial placement and during the game. During the game if any computer’s oasis are rolled the treasure chest persists on the screen blocking out the animations of the computer’s activities. Also why can’t I specify when I want to go? Sometimes I want to go second or third or last. Also why can’t I save a particular board to be played again later?
Ardiril's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/30/18 6:33 PM
Still waiting for the email, and no way to send another one.
jdjdjhehdue's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/25/18 6:01 AM
zip_zulander's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/25/18 11:05 PM
Great game/app! Not as good as going up against your family and friends but you can play anywhere and anytime.
michelleclay's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/23/18 4:10 AM
The 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.
kevoswag's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/23/18 2:09 AM
Online dosent work at all and is glitchy
Toreleg's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/2/18 2:45 PM
The app is fun and great for down time at work during break, which is when I’ve been playing for the last few weeks. I have played the regular board game Catan with a group of friends a handful of times over the past year, so I am not an experienced settler but I have experience with the basic game and one game with the seafarers expansion pack. I mention this so people can know that I’m not critiquing the gameplay. Playing on the app (campaign only) has given me a lot of experience and improved my game. It keeps me playing for 20-30 minutes at a time because of the smoothness and easy flow of the game. However I give the app 2 stars because of 2 big annoyances to me. Twice I’ve had the campaign freeze on me during a computers turn where nothing happens yet I can save and quit to come back to the same stuck game. The other issue is the blatant ai advantage. It is not fun to be one point away from victory, or one resource away from getting a vital settlement or city, and then have the computer constantly roll 7’s to steal all my resources and deny me from making my move for 10 turns. I would prefer difficulty to come from AI intelligence rather than fixed rolls. I have not tried online play, and I see that you can change the rolls in custom games. I enjoy the campaign so I would rather play that instead of a custom game with accurate rolls. I also have not tried changing the difficulty to easy to see how it changes the campaign, so maybe I’ll do that and see how the rolls change.
redwolf1991's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/19/18 1:30 AM
Great for online multiplayer gameplay, however the app is filled with bugs and issues while connecting to online games. Further game dice is totally flawed, sometimes just stick to 2-3 numbers for 10 dice rolls which is kinda annoying. Further many games when computer kicks in when somewhen leave, I have not seen any other player getting more resources than computer! Dice patterns will switch too to roll in favor of computer.
PJM105's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/18/18 9:23 PM
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.
redwolf1991's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/17/18 11:11 PM
Great for online multiplayer gameplay, however the app is filled with bugs and issues while connecting to online games. Further game dice is totally flawed, sometimes just stick to 2-3 numbers for 10 dice rolls which is kinda annoying.
Fordchevytoyota54's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/15/18 3:54 PM
Really? I have never played the board game but love playing all games. Wanting to learn how to play better after going through the minimal tutorial, I see to play the campaign but I have to pay another initial 5 dollars? Makes me not even want to play the game at all.
coolstorybro:)'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/13/18 4:41 AM
The AI in this game is awful. They will team up on you like no other. The stress this digital form of my favorite board game has caused me will take years off of my life. Purchase at your own risk. Developers, please correct.
qmanbean's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 7/1/18 2:54 PM
iPhone X update??? The screen is cropped
Catannnnnn's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/5/18 3:09 PM
If you want to learn Catan, this is a solid start. If you want to get better, this game is severely flawed. Increasing the difficulty of game play changes the parameters to: 1. Decrease dice rolls on the numbers you need (unless the robber is on your number, then that number is rolled frequently until it is moved). 2. Increasing the amount of 7's rolled by other players as well as the number of Knight cards they get. They then target you. Iam not exaggerating when I say that it's common to lose 3-5 resources in a single turn by the other players ganging up on you. 3. Eliminate the likelihood of other players trading with you. If you want to see this for yourself, play a game on advanced and watch the dice roll stats in the menu for the tiles you need. Guaranteed they are far below average. This game has potential to be great, but is employing ridiculous logic.
Theaprildukes.com's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/5/18 12:05 PM
The AI on this cheats to the point that it just isn’t fun. I’ve played on and off for years, I like the game Catan and the digital version is pretty good- but It really is ZERO FUN when you do something that puts you ahead in the game and then suddenly the AI rolls nothing but sevens and continually takes everything you have earned until the other players have caught up or beet you. How is that fun?? I get that you want to give the players a challenge, but there’s no challenge in that other than over coming a deep feeling of hate for the game. Find another game, save yourself some stress.
Hehheidjjjrjrhkf's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/4/18 12:07 PM
Please support iPhone X
Steve O.5.5's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/30/18 10:34 PM
I’ve been using this app for a long time to play online. Why after two years is it still so buggy? About 30% of games just break.
Seriouslywiththisnicknamebiz's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/27/18 10:12 PM
This app isn’t letting new people register and will not reset your password. I emailed in for help and they responded that “It happens in games” and there is nothing they can do. So they're just taking money for an app that doesn’t work!! AWFUL!!
ihavealisp's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/26/18 5:05 PM
The game is fine. It passes time how you want it too so it’s successful in that way. A couple things about the game that are dumb: The AI aren’t too bright and have very expectable and obvious directions with their settlement choices and trading options etc. (get brick and wood before any other resources during placement of settlements before game). Their design is stubborn and not human like—they’ll trade two-three different resources for one of yours but never two of the same kind? Things like that. It just seems like a bit more effort on the part of the AI would go a long way in keeping the games interesting. A second thing is a noticeable shift in frequency and numbers of specific dice rolled near end game. I’ve played the game enough (probably around 10,000 games) to notice that there is a blatant shift upwards of the frequency of 7s rolled when the user is close to winning just unnecessarily prolongs the game. I guess the creators thought it might make the game more interesting to keep it competitive near the end. But like many of you I just want the game to be realistic. Please undo this mechanism creators.
Apps fan too's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/23/18 6:25 AM
Lance Brender's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/19/18 4:58 AM
It has been years since an expansion pack, and the game doesn’t even contain a large fraction of the paper-based variants. We’ll pay for it, just give us something to play.
JQRobison's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/17/18 7:44 AM
AI is unfair...
coolstorybro:)'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/14/18 4:17 AM
This game is ridiculous. The least fun you could possibly have playing catan. Opponent plays a knight card? Every single time they’re blocking your square and taking your card. You’re constantly being teamed up on. As soon as you think you’re going to be able to make a play your next term, something miraculously comes up and you lose one or more of your cards. This game gives me more anxiety than any video game I’ve ever played. You’re better off playing online against real people if you can’t get 4 together to play in person. My god the AI are evil in this game. Wouldn’t recommend to Saddam Hussein.
TinaSabrina's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 6/1/18 10:55 PM
This issue started recently for me and it’s only isolated to Catan. The game is basically unplayable now.
th13's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/8/18 11:10 PM
Perfect 15 min while listening to music, especially on plane.
cecil christmas's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/8/18 11:04 PM
I have probably played 40 games and I would really enjoy it, if the AI cheating wasn’t so outrageous!
and_dy_lbc's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/29/18 7:46 AM
The game crashed for me every time the computer “AI” lands a number on a gold hex and it has to choose a resource. Without fail the game crashes. I’m running an iPhone 6s+. I paid 10 dollars for the expansion. Money wasted.
Kris dug's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/28/18 5:58 AM
First of all there is a glitch in the giving and receiving of resource cards. Several games I’ve bought a development card only for it to take my cards and not give me my development card. But then sometimes it will show that I have cards that aren’t really there. So weird and a tad frustrating. Second of all you can’t chat with players. That’s boring. The smiley faces are so stupid. Third of all is the way the game board zooms in when someone builds but doesn’t zoom back out which means you are constantly readjusting the board.
Sscoot's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/28/18 4:58 PM
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!!
1sawilson53's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/23/18 9:03 PM
Enjoy practice for beating friends in board game
G-oboy's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/21/18 10:59 PM
It freezes every time I play a knight card!!
aggeges's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/20/18 12:08 AM
Good gameplay but terrible ui on iPhone x
Jaredsjsnsbebdgs's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/2/18 11:24 PM
Could not get through account registration
qmanbean's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/15/18 12:16 PM
iPhone X update???
Mrs.Bannon's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/11/18 7:28 AM
Makes my phone glitch out. Most of the time I can’t tell when it’s my turn. People will quit if they aren’t winning. The computer players only turn against me.
The Enola Jay's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 5/10/18 8:36 PM
I get that good AI is hard to code but “balancing” the game with die rolls favoring the AI is terrible way to go about it. Without fail, the AI will roll whatever tile you’re not on or whatever number of yours that they just threw the robber onto. It really is not fun. The only way to beat this game is to cheat along with it. If the AI only occupies 2 or 12 tiles, then you need to ignore the real roll probabilities and occupy the same tile.
Dancermommy's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 4/7/18 7:11 PM
This game is very similar to the board game feel. I love that you can connect with other enthusiasts and play. The big problem I find, however, is when you play with friends in person, no one quits or walks away if they are losing. This happens around 50% of the time online with this game and is extremely frustrating! Designers need to put in place a penalty system for quitting. Perhaps they have a wait time to join a new game? Please add something to deter players from quitting so easily.
Ouqtinvu's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 4/7/18 3:23 AM
It’s amazing how 8 literally comes out 3 times while 6 comes out like ducking 20 times. And the computers are rigged, they know exactly what number to put the robber on and the next turn, it will be that number. Obviously rigged when it happens all the time.
OstinatoFreak's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 4/3/18 8:15 PM
It is so wonderful to be able to play this addictive but LONG game (the board game seems to take 2-3+ hours to play) in a way that doesn’t take nearly as long (more like 30-45 minutes for one game). At one point there was a bug having to do with pirate ships, but the developers fixed it. I don’t mind bugs as long as they get fixed. Overall, this app is well-written, and I’ve enjoyed the add-ons. Looking forward to trying out the new 3D version of the game that the developers so generously grandfathered this app’s users into (after I conquer the knights and cities single player campaign).
Fisherman8555's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 4/3/18 3:57 AM
Fun app. Lots of good game options. I love the seafarers expansion! The only thing I don't like is in the desert option when the computer players put cities in the middle of no where, surrounded by all desert, when the have the option to build a city in a resource tile. Not realistic to a real player and not really fair to the computers chances.
Twinmom897's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 4/16/18 8:02 PM
Love this game, it's always different so it doesn't get boring.
BRBurrjs's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 4/11/18 5:39 AM
Everytime you are ahead in this game a ridiculous amount of 7s are rolled and the computer keeps putting it on your territory. Shortly after they begin to keep to build past you after stealing our your resources. Not as fun as it could be I love Catan!!
Dalton46sd's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 4/11/18 5:00 AM
A lover of catan and avid player of the iPhone game, I definitely enjoy the game. Though it’s not likely that the things that continuously occur from game to game are logical nor likely. Want to kill a number that is rolling heavy? Build on it. Be prepared to get ganged up on by the computers (which I understand if you’re winning; not if you’re in last. Albeit I can understand the idea of having a high probability of growth due to the spaces) as well as number droughts while they catch up. I’m not as frustrated as every other player as I see it as a challenge nor do I need to win to feel accomplished. It is irritating when it occurs but it is now expected. My preference would be to improve AI strategy and not their circumstance. I’ll continue to play and am not in a temperament to throw my phone. Just annoying.
Bradenfett's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 4/1/18 1:10 AM
I have played this game for over a month. I love it. It has two things that piss me off. The first is that ever few days it resets its self. The music I have turned off and ever few days it’s back on. I also play AI and I have to reassign them. Ok that is the small issue, the dice roll takes the fun out of this game. The AI cheats so bad. I watched a game that it rolled 11 over and over, guessing ten times. My dream after a lot of games is getting the programmers in a room with the rubber hose and hit them every time it cheats.
Milfff87's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 3/9/18 5:16 PM
I was so excited when I downloaded this but first game I attempted to play crashed 3 turns in big fail!!! 😡 I literally just wasted my money on this please don’t make same mistake I did!
Not about Urban Legends's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 3/3/18 2:00 PM
As 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.
-Living Legends-'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 3/25/18 5:31 PM
There’s nothing more frustrating to invest 20 mins into a game just to either be dropped or have your opponents drop. Fix your connectivity issues!!! It’s 2018!
Jo ska Bo's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 3/2/18 2:09 PM
Great game just wish they would update it to fit the iPhone X. Also would be cool if they added more of the game variants like the volcano and such.
scuba dave2's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 3/18/18 11:20 PM
I love Catan but can’t get my friends together much and often don’t have much time to play online against real people so this app ends up being an excellent substitute. True the computer players could be better but in general the app is challenging and not buggy. End resumt is I spend more time on this app than any other app on my phone.
Joelsteam123456789's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 3/18/18 10:42 AM
Still hard to see victory points status. Wish more was already unlocked.
Joelsteam123456789's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 3/16/18 12:55 PM
When you move the robber nothing shows up to complete your turn.
Uneakone's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 3/15/18 11:39 PM
Can’t even get on. Do I have to get an online account? Tried to get one but said I already had an account so tried to have them reset my account but never got an email to do that.
BunnyFu!'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 3/14/18 9:20 PM
If you like the board game and want to take it everywhere, you'll love this. Smart AI, fun maps, the same game we know and love. Buy the full version.
thisonelife's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 3/10/18 2:21 AM
The last few updates have been horrendous. I can’t play online because it is so buggy now. A few attempts each time to get through each screen change. Then to get matched and I cannot click the green check mark. I then get booted and have a hard time finding another match or experience the same issue again and again.
JumboBumboWumbo's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/7/18 3:39 AM
I typically pay on my own against three computers, so I'm not speaking so much for campaign or online play, but I love this game. I play it nearly every day, and this digital version mimics the board game very well.
Mdtwnjw6's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/5/18 7:02 PM
You can only play online unless you pay more money. What a complete scam/rip off
lilredsmerkin's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/4/18 1:35 PM
Too much in-app purchase nonsense. AIs get repetitive and I don't notice much difference between the characters, though they're supposed to have different levels of skill, aggression, etc. Chunky, unattractive interface but it seems to work. Great for basic practice, but very basic.
Eddy673's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/4/18 10:14 PM
Slow controls and terrible mechanics
TiVver's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/28/18 10:25 AM
DolTrain's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/27/18 3:26 PM
Interface is seamless and resembles Catan perfectly. The gameplay is god awful though. The RNG does not seem random at all 1) if you have over 7 cards, it's almost guaranteed a seven is rolled next 2) if a CPU places the robber on your resource that number will be rolled next Also if you get the slightest bit of a lead (even 1 VP) no one will trade with you and the CPUs gang up on you.
SE fanboy number one's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/27/18 2:28 AM
Catan 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.
Arsenick's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/25/18 10:53 AM
I love Catan but I hate this game. Sometimes it can feel like dice rolls are stacked against you in games, so I persisted, but it kept on. Every time I get to a point in a game where I’ve got the resources to build something, I inevitably get robbed, and every time I get in the lead, the AI somehow manages to pull out a last-minute victory. I’m not the only one. I’ve read about this very thing in forums from many different people. I don’t understand why they would do this. Who enjoys never wining a game, and feeling like the AI is cheating? There’s no game I’ve regretted buying more than this. What a bummer.
Blossomkatie's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/22/18 4:06 AM
I love the Catan game in-person and there’s a lot about this online version that’s good, but it has a ton of work left to do. For a paid game, it’s disappointing to say the least. The best thing about an app is playing online with random people. This happens to be the worst thing about this app. There should be options for if you want to play three players or more—like you enter a room that’s set up for that. People constantly bail on games or even the set up for a game, and they get antsy if you try to wait for a fourth person. People leave in the middle of games all the time and it makes the app get a bit weird. There’s nothing enticing people to stay in the game. Also, there should be rooms that no one is the “host”, instead the app sets up the room not trigger happy people who kick people constantly. It would also give people more opportunity to jump into a game they actually want to play. “Leaving” a room/game before it begins or being kicked is annoying because there’s no quick way to jump into another one. You are basically booted from the whole game and have to relog in or select “online”. Why? You were already there in the first place. And there’s no way to stop the app from putting you back into a room you just left or were kicked out of. Online is the only way to really play this, because playing with computers is super dull, but this app makes playing online the least fun thing out there. I’m sure many of people have bailed on this game promptly after buying it for this reason. I would love to see this developed because then I’d rave about it to everyone else I know who loves Catan and there’d be a ton of people playing it.
Soccerfan06's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/22/18 2:59 PM
Ive played this hundreds of times against the CPU and its a lot of fun. The actual board game is a blast, and the makers of this app did a great job with it.
SmurfHinkle's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/21/18 11:30 PM
The algorithms for dice rolls in this game are designed to give incredibly unfair advantages to any CPU player. Probability of a dice roll should be a standard bell curve, but it is not uncommon to go several rounds without rolling any number to five you goods. 12 rolls of “10s” in a row ended my ability to play this broken game. CPUs will demand insane trades from you, but will trade with the winning player for nothing. Terrible, terrible game. AVOID!
JParkerWaine's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/2/18 11:35 PM
I love Catan and when it works, it’s a great app. But it often happens that it freezes in in the middle of a game and i just can’t take it. There’s nothing more annoying than not being able to finish the game... and on top of it... i paid for it!!!
Pandabostonian's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/15/18 2:41 AM
Played all 26 worlds against AI, the dice roll is DEFINITELY rigged. How else can I be two points away from winning and suddenly AI players roll until they all have 20+ resources and 4 cards and I have nothing.
Ethanstrongarm's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/13/18 11:37 PM
Got catan universe and it wanted me to buy a bunch of crap so I bought this one thinking it would include it all and be better... it was worse in every way(hexs are the same almost every time and I played a game where 7 was rolled almost every time) and then it notified me like a day later to try out the new one, catan universe. So I wasted 5 bucks on this trash just to have it tell me to try out the other one I initially didn’t like.
Hawgviper's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/11/18 4:22 AM
Computer generated dice or loaded. If you are close to winning, 7,s and knights come out of the wood work and robber is always getting put on your spots and nobody else. It is enjoyable but frustrating!
Aquagemseney's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/11/18 12:05 AM
I love Catan! However, I got signed out of my online account and don’t remember the password. When I enter my email, it never sends me a link. I can’t play online now. Terrible!
Sam Clemens's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/10/18 2:43 AM
The AI by itself isn’t difficult but playing against a multitude of AI and they all gang up on you. Can’t seem to trade with them either. I don’t feel like the dice rolls are truly random either. Stick to the board game.
Benny Snaxxx's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 2/10/18 2:28 PM
It’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.
AnApparition's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/9/18 12:39 PM
I much prefer this classic version to Universe but when I tried to boot it up on my new XR, it only opens in a small corner of the screen. Shame, please fix
Pine&Palm's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/9/17 2:40 PM
I was thrilled to be able to play just to get some practice in and get a leg up over my friends and family. I signed up with my username, password, and email. I kept waiting for a confirmation email that never came. I tried to sign up again, but the error returned that the email was already in use. I don’t even want it anymore and would rather have my money back.
stefro89's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/8/18 12:36 PM
The swipe up bar at the bottom goes right through your resources menu, player tabs in the corners get cut off weirdly, and the trade and cards menus are weirdly zoomed out and spread out such that you can’t comfortably reach all of the buttons when you’re holding your phone in landscape...which is the only option for this game. I hate this. I wish I could reverse update. Will definitely be playing less now :(
Paragon Oghren's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/8/18 12:36 PM
I want to give it a better rating, I’ve had a lot of fun. But the campaign is artificially more difficult, when you create a game you can modify the dice to be more realistic, but in the campaign they’ll have unrealistic rolls non stop, a great game that doesn’t need that kind of artificial time waster
Tipilot's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/6/18 12:37 PM
The latest update says the version is compatible with the new iPhones but it absolutely is not. The game screen only fills about 2/3 of the phone screen and the game is ultimately unplayable.
I play lots of catan's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/6/18 12:37 PM
I’m playing with 3 computers of varying skill, I’m in 3rd, yet 5 knights and 3 7’a in a row result in me losing 8 cards. Get a card, lose a card. I see the “friendly robber” option, but I don’t want that. I just want the AI’s to at least attack who’s first. Attacking the user is infuriating when I’m not even close to winning. Why even play? 1 star because it’s 80% of my games that do this.
Kipo_13's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/6/18 12:37 PM
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).
roteyza's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/6/17 2:54 AM
Ron Swanson 4 Prez's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/6/17 2:46 AM
Really well done game. Takes a couple games to get in rhythm for quick playing but once you do it's fast. Have played far too many but it's a great 15-20 minute distraction.
SoundyMcSound's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/5/18 12:37 PM
Latest update breaks app on iOS 12.1. Game crashes every time on game start.
Updaterobbed's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/5/18 12:37 PM
New update made the screen layout super small and worse on the iPhone xs-max. I miss the game prior to the recent update. It very difficult to play now.
Jeff121's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/5/18 12:37 PM
Each time you trade, items are too small. Constantly exit the game.
dddiotsxvbjids's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/4/18 12:40 PM
Just bought this but it doesn’t fit my iPhone XR, please fix and I’ll add some more stars
hiddenspeakers's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/4/18 12:40 PM
Latest update is not optimized for iPhone XR, the screen is small and stuck in the upper left corner.
Leigh-Ana R's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/4/18 12:40 PM
The dice don’t appear to be random, and even seem to purposely roll numbers you don’t have when you get ahead. Uncommon numbers like “3” will be rolled three or four times in a row, which is supposed to be very unlikely.. This can make gameplay really frustrating because you can go rounds and rounds where the AIs just stock up on the same resources from the same exact number and you won’t get anything. This bug definitely needs fixing.
T61234's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/4/18 12:40 PM
4 of 5 games have frozen. Definitely not worth the money
rtflesher's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/4/18 12:40 PM
The new update makes the game unplayable on an iPhone 10. Did anyone actually attempt to play the game while holding the phone? Everything is so close to the edges that every swipe closes the app or is at least hard to reach with your thumbs. The text seems much smaller now and is extremely hard to read. I love this game but this update makes it worthless.
Perigrin's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/4/18 12:40 PM
WAS an amazing game... Beautiful and immersive... My all time favorite app... THEN came the most recent update... the whole game shrunk... I can hardly see the icons... AND they now are sharing data and you CAN’T opt out. Sad.
3160's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/4/18 12:40 PM
For most of the game every numbers pop up but yours in every game.
JRootTheBoot's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/4/17 6:49 AM
Love this game on mobile format. Soundtrack in the background is a great addition too. Only flaw is playing solo against AI players. Definitely a rigged format with 7s being rolled once every full rotation, players won’t trade, knights are used to steal every valuable resource and players make outrageous moves to hinder expansion. Other than that, the game is great.
Nbadman's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/31/18 12:59 PM
This download does not format to the screen size of iPhone X. Over half the screen is black while the positive space is crammed into the top right of the screen.
Eyeless34's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/31/18 12:59 PM
Seriously, fix your AI. By far the WORST AI of any game ever. I have 3 pts and in last place, but for some reason I get the robber put on my resources every time. Please explain to me how this is logical? Please do. Also, put the difficulty on hard and same scenario. In last place and get robbed every time. By far the WORST game. Get your house in order
Nick12578842's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/31/18 12:59 PM
I paid for the expansions and they crash anytime I try to play a scenario. Their website has no support. Do not download or pay for this app.
Academic Type's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/31/18 12:59 PM
Like others, I can’t get this to display properly on my new phone.
TJMW17's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/31/18 12:59 PM
It's like they made this game in 2004 and never updated it. Weird bugs, usability issues and slow gameplay. Still, it's Catan so that's a plus.
Jgraydee's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/30/18 12:47 PM
Freezes up when I play the robber, and then I get kicked out or timed out. Frustrating!
Kait318's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/30/18 12:47 PM
The game is only half my screen and the game constantly freezes.
ShannieLiz's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/30/18 12:47 PM
I have the XR and the game takes up about 1/3 of my screen on the top left corner. It also cuts off the top, so I can’t read the beginning of sentences. Really annoying since I just paid $5 for a game that won’t even work. I’d love to be able to tell you how the game works, but I have no idea because I can’t even get to an actual game.
ermgawd88123's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/30/17 8:09 AM
Just played a game where I was 3 points less away from an AI and 2nd AI puts robber and robs from me! Literally makes no sense since AI players have same or more valuable resources, more points, and was about to win! Also AI will trade with each other even when they have 7 points but stop trading as soon as you get 7 points. Only rating it down bc it doesnt make it hard, it is downright stupid.
Weters's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/30/17 2:36 PM
It’s a fun game, but it’s not formatted for the iPhone X.
Sirwannabe's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/3/18 1:00 PM
Been playing this game for a long time. It’s me and my wife’s go-to on all our plane trips. I was happy to get the update that the game had been resized for the iPhone XS and XS max, but its made it very frustrating to play. Trading in particular is very difficult on the XS Max. The resources are placed so close to the bottom of the screen that swiping them up and down will very often lead to closing the app. Please fix!
jrc111!?'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/3/18 1:00 PM
This was a fun game until the most recent update. Now the graphics and print are so small I can barely read it. No longer any fun.
Crazyvida's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/3/18 1:00 PM
Good game couple of glitches when trying to trade resources with other players but other than that it is fun.
TC183528's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/3/17 9:12 PM
Works great! Love the graphics and music. So much faster than playing with my friends!
cjbcub's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
My friend and I only make it through 1/3 of our online matches because the game crashes constantly. The worst.
blrose13's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
I bought this app for $4.99 awhile ago and I enjoyed it. I fell out of playing for awhile, and when I got back into it, the game only covers 1/8th of my screen. Very annoying. Then halfway through playing a game the menu to end my turn disappears, and I end up getting booted for taking too long to respond. I’m frustrated and wish I’d used my $5 elsewhere.
Divanaget's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
I tend to play the more complex versions with islands, and the AI allows computer players to build ships where I can’t. Also allows them to steal numbers from the main island in ways I can’t. Still play all the time, though.
TrevMicMack's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
I can’t believe they charge $5 for a broken game. When I open it, only the corner of the screen shows. I can’t tap on anything in the app, tried deleting and redownloading and powering off my phone. Not to mention the fact that you need to pay at least 5 more dollars to unlock the campaign mode. Stingy and lazy app creators.
Sugarbear 123's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
I’ve been playing Catan on your app for several years and love it! I just got a new IPhone XR with a nice bigger screen. The game expanded to my screen (filling the entire screen) for a week but now only opens to about 1/3 of the screen filling the upper left corner. It’s very irritating and I can no longer read the screen. Why? Is there a simple fix in settings? Please help!!!
Chandleristheguywhowrotethis's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
Just bought this for my iPhone XR and the game screen is minimized in the top left of my screen. The recent update says this is compatible with the XR yet I have tried everything to get it to work.
Lordchalis's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
So, I’ve been enjoying Catan for several months now. The game worked perfectly on all my devices, including my iPhone XR. Today after the “update”, Catan only loads in the upper left quadrant of the screen. It doesn’t load, view, play, or interface like the previous version. It’s a great game that you’re not going to get to play.
tsebavery's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
I absolutely love the idea of computerized board games. I mean, it’s just probability and basic math, right? The execution for this application has been depressing (coming from a highly optimistic professional developer who also nerds) 1. Support & updates/bug fixes have dried up 2. Platform is INSANELY buggy (i.e. app crashes >35% of games) 3. “AI” (not remotely AI but just computer players) are obscenely focused on eradicating the human player. To rather weird extremes. I’m all about the logic behind robots killing humans and all that, but if I’m the human, I’m a tad partial to a game played fairly. Maybe I’m just overreacting here, but the consensus seems to indicate that that the bots hate the squishy players, so I’m inclined to believe myself. All that aside, I’m still playing! Albeit begrudgingly, as I always have a hard time drumming up that 3rd player. While annoying and inconsistent, the app at least provides a platform and toolset to make this typically 3 player game accessible to everyone with less than 2 friends.
Alexkauff's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
Formatting is not compliant with XR! It takes up a little more than half of the screen.
Kauailover's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
I love this game and have been playing it for a couple years!! And I would have given it 5 stars! Now with the new iOS 12.1.12 update, this game crashes before I even start a game. Please fix!!!
User_of_Apps's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/29/18 12:54 PM
Firstly, would have been 4 of 5 stars except a pop-up forced this review. Very poor form. Secondly, overall good game but I’ll echo what others have said. The dice rolling and cards are far from random and the AI will periodically team up to steam-roll you, and over a few turns easily deplete your resources to zero. Odd choice.
animal_instincts_'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/26/17 6:11 AM
My 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.
gsr24's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/25/18 1:20 PM
I’ll gladly remove this review if you please fix the app! Thx! 1. The game fails to work properly online when creating a custom match. Some players can no longer see each other’s move and network connectivity doesn’t seem to be the issue... the app was working fine a few weeks ago. 2. Also the dialogs have a much smaller font size. iPhone Xs with latest OS. Happens on iPhone X too. 3. The AI player when places in the upper right corner in a custom online match has its “smiley face” covering up the AI’s road length. It’s not properly position like it used to be. 4. Buttons in dialogs are not same size. They used to be but I’m wondering how thorough QA is before updates are launched!
Axedaddy17's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/25/18 1:20 PM
App and server need hella work but the game is great. Lots of wait time and bug issues with online play and friend network is boo boo. Easy bugs they could fix
buckeyeman97's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/25/18 1:20 PM
Can’t play in the iPhone XR because it is too small in the corner
Erac509's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/25/18 1:20 PM
Chat needs to be added to the game for better communication with other players. Turns take to long. To may people quit, there needs to be a percentage by everyone’s name of their rating and stats so you can avoid entering games with people that quit often leaving you in an AI game. Still enjoy the game.
General William Murray's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/25/18 1:20 PM
The game only fills half the screen on a XR. Needs to be fixed.
hkutvjipbf's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/25/18 1:20 PM
Downloaded it today and it only shows the screen in the left corner and very small.
jf2221111's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/25/18 1:20 PM
Shrunken to the top left corner on the iPhone XR. Pretty much unplayable now...
JRG1623452025-04's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/23/18 1:00 PM
Won’t let me register and I’ve never gotten this so I wasted money
Formerly happy Catan user's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/23/18 1:00 PM
Updated the app, and the screen ratio is messed up & buggy. The whole interface is shrunken into the upper left corner of my screen. Bummer.
zzpzzp's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/23/17 2:58 PM
The dice seems fair to me. But the fact that all the bots will use robber (7 or Knight card) to target you even you are not leading is super frustrating. I just had a game that in the last 10 turns I could do absolutely nothing until I lost the game, since I got robbed EVERY TURN. Deleting this game.
Lukemasters92's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
There’s some graphical glitch where the app doesn’t cover the full screen.
dane3889's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
Hey, fix your app
kssfate's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
I don’t understand all of the complaining reviews - I love playing against the AI - I beat it frequently but I also do that with my friends playing in real life. Haven’t played online against others after having too many random people quit mid game. But love all the AI scenarios!
tek131's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
The app has always been very buggy with crashes, slowness, and glitches. Now ever since the latest update it’s just plain unusable with resolution issues.
R v k's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
Can you please make it compatible with the iPhone XR screen
Chris2948394949's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
This app is a very, very good electronic version of the game. I hope they expand it further.
Posterp's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
Great game... I play it every day. Only issue is that with the latest update, the board shrinks up and it’s hard for my old eyes to see the details on the board.
luminarie's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
I would give this at least another couple stars, but the latest update that brought support for iPhone X is buggy and seems like no one even bothered to try it. The game stretches to the screen edges now, but actually that’s worse than it was before. UI elements are misaligned, it’s hard to tap the right spot in trading screen without hitting the “swipe up” home button on the X. I would rather just have the compact version back if this is the alternative!
hdieowndiosmsbxiowks's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
New version shrinks the screen and has obvious bugs. Can’t go back to older version so game is unplayable now.
WoS1330's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
Looks horrible on an iPad. Signing up for playing online did not work. Very disappointed.
JTBBALL15's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/18 1:07 PM
The only think that holds back the game from being a 5 Star is the AI bots you play with. It’s hard to simulate a real game because the bots are either very good or very bad. I only play on hard with the 3 most skilled bots all the time and sometimes they make dumb trades in my favor or they won’t trade when they clearly need to. Also I see bots hold 10-16 cards in their hand and do nothing. Basically in a 4 player game 2 bots will do nothing and you will compete with the 3rd bot. It’s still a lot of fun but even on the hardest settings I win every game every time.
ytomk's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/22/17 5:17 PM
There is a rubber band mechanic that kicks in once you take the lead in a game. Suddenly the AI will roll 7’s and numbers that don’t benefit you. It’s not random. Additionally the AI will offer trades with you and if you don’t accept they will roll a 7 and take the resource they want from you regardless. Very frustrating and a terrible game mechanic in a game of chance.
Cedar Box's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/21/17 4:35 PM
Yup, tons o' fun and addictive!! Lots of variety and especially love the ability to play one of my favorite board games whenever I want and also fulfill my more competitive side.
Ahead send's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/21/17 12:51 AM
Can’t add friends with iPhone X. When they update it I’ll change my review
DarthFool's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/20/17 7:13 PM
Every time I play and own majority of the numbers for rolls . Always seem to still roll the same two numbers that the Cpu happen to have. Seems the game is in super favor of the Cpu
Knockout77's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/20/17 3:56 PM
It’s awesome that you are able to transfer your purchases from classic to universe! It’s awesome that you can share with your family (even though I haven’t tried this yet, so I don’t know if it works) and play together. But, it glitches ALL TIME. I have to restart each game at least 2 times. And what happened to the enchanted and canal packs? Those are so fun. Also, did the rules change? Because I thought that if you had 2 roads at an intersection, another player couldn’t build a settlement there and cut you off, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in universe.
Tipilot's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/2/18 12:52 PM
The latest update says the version is compatible with the new iPhones but it definitely is not. The game screen only fills about 2/3 of the phone screen
snowygrl255's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/2/18 12:52 PM
Recently updated and now everything is so small. So disappointed for the app I have had for years and loved
Dizzle8989's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/2/18 12:52 PM
This last update is a joke. Extremely glitchy for iPhone x
Sea sounds's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/2/17 10:40 PM
I have a number of friends who have played for awhile. I've found the app a great way to become familiar with the game's intricacies. I expect that the trading is a little less than what you would get from playing with real people. I wish there was an option to stop trading with a player during his/her turn, but still be able to trade with the next person.
Mikemc8's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/19/18 1:17 PM
I really enjoy having this game and I have played the table top game using the maps in this app. I would like to see some updates. Maybe some new AI players and they maps with random tile placing. I really love the Great Canal and Enchanted Island but the same tiles and numbers are boring after a while and I have to take long breaks to play again. If they fix that I could easily move the rating up
andrewsjackie4's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/19/18 1:17 PM
The update that is supposed to optimize the app for the iphone 10 made it horrible. The game is only 1/4 of the screen and is cut off.
Elvenviolinist's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/19/18 1:17 PM
I love this game! I played the original board game just last year, and found it in the App Store ever since its been almost impossible to put down, I love it!
chacotanlines's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/19/17 10:26 AM
Needs a big overhaul on multiplayer. People leave. Hard to get 4 people to play because automatically will begin if everyone is ready and someone drops out instead of wait for 4 to be ready. Can’t type out text. No turn limit.
Happy in Tahlequah's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/18/18 12:59 PM
I love the game. Play it whenever I have a minute. Waiting on grand kids or when there’s nothing on tv, oh wait that’s pretty often. Play it when waiting on an appointment. It makes me made when I’m building towards ore and always get cut off. But I still love it.
Majinmunkee's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/18/18 12:59 PM
Crashes after custom game settings. Looks fun but can’t play.
yodood1108's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/18/18 12:59 PM
Small screen on XR
MRPizzaM's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/18/18 12:59 PM
Small screen. Can’t play the game.
CarinaNina's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/18/18 12:59 PM
I love the UI and everything works smooth, except for the fact that it doesn’t support the iPhone XR yet, they released the last update that said it was optimized for xs max, xs, and xr, but they said that because the xr has a different kind of display they have to work on formatting it which hasn’t happened for weeks and I can’t even use it because the screen bunches up in the corner and it’s unusable. PLEASE OPTIMIZE FOR IPHONE XR!!!
Aclèreeee's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/18/17 7:28 PM
I love this game, but recently I forgot my password. Despite requesting a new one, I never received an e-mail, and the online game here is all in German, the agreement to use and everything, without any translation. So I have had to delete the game. Tried to purchase and download a new one, but unable to do so :(. That is the reason for the three stars.
8LJ8's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
I love Catan, but the last update messed up the entire game. It is now only showing in 1/4 of my screen and cuts off a portion at the top. Please fix it.
Albert In Tucson's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
I enjoy the game but feel the dice rolling algorithm is too predictable, often as not, rolling the Number on which the robber has just been moved to.
Tolyanc's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
They need to make the way for players to chat while playing
Supa Necta's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
Please revert back or add an option to change zoom or resolution or something. Icons are too small and not registering inputs.
GolferBarbie's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
Game would be great if dice throws were truly random.
stickman61's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
On my Apple XR the graphics are all messed up - the game screen only uses half the screen and sometimes I can’t see the entire board during trad proposals!
Jamtucktuck's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
Just purchased but the game is not working well on my iPhone XR. It’s glitchy and the game is only on the top left corner of my phones screen; freezing up as well. I’m sure it will be fixed but this was $5 wasted
Archamedius's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
For the price it accurately reflects the board game and is enjoyable to fill my downtime at lunch or between meetings. The AI is reasonable but doesn't appear to cheat. Overall I have easily paid less than a penny for each hour of enjoyment I have gotten from this game.
sordini16's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
The screen won’t resize and it’s basically unreadable. I sent through a report to the iOS email to fix, but so far not a good product.
CMelGS's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
Love this game - it’s the original. I’ve been using it for years. I don’t have patience to play online with others; I just play the AI on my own. Recent upgrade has made the graphics weird on my iPhone X but it’s still playable. Like the numbers don’t line up right in the trade window and you can’t zoom all the way out
Cadoheny's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/18 1:15 PM
After recent change things are too small to read. Used to be my favorite game but now it is basically unplayable.
untcher's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/17/17 6:34 PM
Next to the game of Monopoly this is my favorite game by far. Very addictive.
randitti's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/16/18 1:08 PM
I love this game and I enjoy playing the app. But there is definitely obvious dice manipulation when a player is pulling ahead, even in the stacked dice mode. It makes the game less enjoyable, but I do you know if I wait it out I can still win. It just feels silly when dices keep reflecting a number that is blocked by the robber or only 3s and 11s come up 5x in a row.
Ace 1357911's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/16/18 1:08 PM
Its good overall. The biggest negative is that the game does very little to push the games to go faster and worse does nothing to punish those that quit before the game is finished. Most opponents do not finish the games and many quit 5-10 minutes into a game.
I was Just Here's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/16/17 12:58 PM
Everyone was at 7 or 8 vp and the ai keeps on using knight card and their 7-rolls to steal from me even though I only had 1-3 cards while all the other ai had 8-11 cards constantly. Literally didn’t play at all for nearly 7 turns.
The Queen of Catan!'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/15/18 12:58 PM
I have enjoyed playing Catan on my phone for years! I am bummed about the recent upgrade. It made the number of cards so small on my iPhone that I can’t tell how many cards of each resource I have without moving my phone around. I don’t have bad eyesight. Please change it back. I love playing but this makes it difficult.
hilaryisrad's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/15/18 12:58 PM
It renders about quarter of the screen on your new iPhone X
Subway33's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/15/18 12:58 PM
Love settlers but since the update that was supposed to optimize for XR, it sits in the upper left of the screen and makes gameplay much less fun. Please fix
Peter0424's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/15/18 12:58 PM
Goof mechanics accurately reflect board game.......But...the ai is atrocious.
chrinist's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/15/18 12:58 PM
The latest update said it supports iPhone XR. I have the XR and this game does not work. I have uninstalled and rebooted my device too to see if that would work but the game still doesn’t load on the iPhone XR screen properly. The entire game runs on about 2/3rds of the screen in the bottom right corner. It does not fill up the screen like it did on my iPhone 7+. Size wise, it’s like playing on a screen from the iPhone 4 with a 3.5” screen😡 I wish this would work again like it used to before I got my iPhone XR.
Billy DW's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/15/18 12:58 PM
The dice roll manipulation within the game is obvious and frequent, even with the stack options (not even available in campaign mode). The dice completely takes the fun out of the game and should be unnecessary. It’s a lazy way for devs to make a game more challenging. I’m usually not someone who complains about games but don’t spend you money on this, find another Catan game. It’s a shame, the interface and gameplay is good otherwise.
Hgtdsahbbbbbb's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/14/18 1:03 PM
I’ve played for quite awhile. It would be great to have some new maps.
CenPenHawkFan's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/14/18 1:03 PM
I love this game. It’s just excellent. With the possible exception of Tower Madness, there’s no other game that’s ever provided so much entertainment. Whatever I paid for it in 2012 and again in 2017 (because it didn’t transfer from my iPad to my iPhone), I underpaid.
Axedaddy17's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/14/18 1:03 PM
App and server need hella work but the game is great.
Gare-the-Pear's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/14/18 1:03 PM
Helps me go to sleep at night. Definitely agree with other reviews about AI program being obvious with the robber or rolling 7 at in-opportune times or my favorite - just not rolling the one number you need OR rolling the one number you’re not on over and over. a bit frustrating as that would not likely happen in the real board game. Also, menu is a little cumbersome. want to build 3 roads? select menu, select build, select road, place road, repeat two more times. Annoying.
Jshow9000's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/14/17 12:12 AM
Only draw back is the amount of 7's rolled when playing the computer.. statistically impossible. Also, the time to vote to kick users while playing is a bit low.
Andydeeeeez1989's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/13/18 12:58 PM
I can’t seem to figure out how to add buddy’s to play with
Jbonesucka's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/13/18 12:58 PM
I love this game and have been playing it a lot for a long time. The new update just made everything so TINY!?! Why?!
Big fan09's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/13/18 12:58 PM
The last update has cause a glitch for the iPhone XR that causes 2/3rd of the screen to show black. The rest of the screen is a miniature version of the game. The update broke this game for me!!! :(
DatBoyAyJay's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/13/18 12:58 PM
I love playing this occasionally but the AI intentionally screws you over as soon as you’re a couple of points ahead. Have major resources you need on 6 & 8, sorry bucko were only going to give you 4’s and 9’s. Have 8 or 9 points, get ready to be robbed every other CPU turn. Have resource bonus on, get ready for 3 numbers you don’t have followed by a 7 just to rob you. The game isn’t hard, but it gets frustrating when it artificially extends the game using cheesy mechanics.
DKwiththeJ's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/13/17 2:56 AM
There should be a place with-in the game to report players that are playing without integrity or quiting early. Nothing irritates me more than those that ruin gamesmanship by cheating or leaving early, especially in a paid-for game. “GersonCF” is one of these individuals that colluded with another player (I could not see their gamer name.) Please take the proper actions to allow for player reporting so those that enjoy playing can continue to enjoy playing.
The_Huth's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/13/17 12:18 AM
I never get the email no matter what I try. Can’t play the game without it. $5 down the drain.
Disgruntled Rater's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/12/18 11:15 AM
Phase11's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/12/18 11:15 AM
I have loved this app for years, but I have the iPhone XR and it won’t fit the screen. Now it’s completely unusable!!! Please fix immediately!
catandisappointed's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/12/18 11:15 AM
I recently upgraded my phone from iphone 7 to iphone XR. After downloading this app again, the game now only fills about 2/3 of the screen and the resolution does not adjust to fit the iphone XR screen. Currently unplayable.
Keerthi Chand's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/11/17 8:04 AM
It’s a well developed app. The interface is smooth and easy. But, it crashes very frequently making it unreliable and unusable.
Tuesdaymundy's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/11/17 5:36 AM
Game won’t even let me play! Keeps giving an error every time I try to start a game.
Bovlvovlv's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/11/17 1:20 AM
This used to be my favorite app. I logged over 100 hours of gameplay, effortlessly. Then, something happened, I am not sure exactly what; maybe it was because I updated to the latest iOS, or maybe it was because I uninstalled and then reinstalled the app... but whatever the cause, this app is now so frustratingly buggy. Previously, I would experience no lag on my iPhone SE, but now the simple dice animation slows to a crawl, moving the map focus stutters, etc. And, worst of all, occasionally all of the settings in the game will reset to their defaults, such as the map terrain style, animations speed, opponent comments, and even the Player 1 name and avatar, as well as all the AI players. The app on the whole just feels unreliable and flimsy, now.
Me___jenn's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/11/17 10:34 AM
Not sure what’s going on with my app. Since last night (and after doing the suggested troubleshooting steps) my Catan app is giving me this error reading every time i try and open it. Socket10error -6. Can you please help? Thank you.
Cabb5!'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/10/17 6:27 PM
I love the board game and it's very good. The only reason I put it down to 4 stars is because it seems like every time a number is blocked that number gets rolled. Other than that the game is great to play if you can't find people to play in person
Andrei...'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/1/18 12:49 PM
The last update damaged the app on my iPhone XR. When the screen “intrepid...” the window gets small and part hidden in the top left corner (landscape wise). Can’t use the app like this
yeahyeaah's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/1/18 12:49 PM
Not even worth playing. The computer will generate unlimited 7 rolls until all of your cards have been stolen by the other bots, you will consistently be targeted and refused trades while they unlimitedly trade amongst themselves, somehow they swipe up dev cards like it’s their job and pummel you with knights regardless of you being ahead or mercilessly behind. This ruins any fun you can have in this game. Don’t spend your money.
npotter's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/1/18 12:49 PM
This release is suppose to optimize the X, but screen scale is way too tiny and controls are impossible to use. While I’m at it, every time the GDRP warning come up all the defaults are reset, and it happens every few games. This has been broken for a while.
Professor9999's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/1/18 12:49 PM
Love the game but last update caused it not to fill my screen on my XR
catawa's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 12/1/18 12:49 PM
I recently updated to the new version and the images now are too small. I have to put my reading glasses on now just to see the numbers. Please fix!!!!
meat_gun's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/9/18 1:33 PM
If you go back approx one year there is a developer response to a 1 star review about the varied AI issues and a couple responses saying to change something about the dice settings. Why would there even be a setting for the dice where the AI can roll 5 7’s in a row? Why? Why was there only one response to the known AI issue? Why is there no log of it being fixed in the version history? Why have you ruined my enjoyment of my favorite board game?
Nbradley1630's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/8/18 4:48 AM
I absolutely hate games where randomness is an absolute necessity, solely because algorithms constantly stack the odds against whoever is in the lead. I’ve played hundreds of games of catan through this app over the last 3 years, and every single time the person playing from behind has an obscure advantage over the player in the lead. I can almost predict like clockwork when my numbers will stop being rolled, 7’s will pop, pitting the robber on my hex’s, and I will stop getting progress cards in cities and knights. Every time a player gets their city knocked down by the barbarians, low and behold, miraculously ore and wheat gets rolled like gravy, allowing the person (in last place) to catch up. The balancing act gets so old, especially if you’re an experienced player and are constantly getting pounded because you make good moves. Did you just build a city? The person rolling after you will roll a 7, conveniently allowing them to place the robber on your hex. Oh, you’re in the lead and have 8 cards in hand? Let me roll this 7 hereto balance this out. It is such a broken algorithm it really pisses me off. My new strategy is literally “Play from behind” so the algorithm won’t constantly screw me over. I play online with other people and sometimes I just laugh how poorly some people play, yet the AI favors them as they play from behind. There is eventually a certain point where I think there is something written in the code that basically states, “Ok, there is no way for this person to lose in the next 3-4 turns.” And then it’s like the flood gates open, resources, cards, etc. constantly in your favor. Fix the broken, borderline cheating algorithm and I’ll play again. Online is starting to become really thin of players because of the BS. *Word of advice! Play stack-5 if you don’t want the game to cheat as much and attempt to balance the victory points out, even online. I’ve noticed it helps keep the BS meter down.*
RoxyAdelle's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/8/17 5:49 PM
I think it's the first app that made it through with a board game. I love board games and I downloaded so many [bg] apps only to realize they were so crappy and a waste of time! But this app stays true to the game and you can also invite your friends to play along! It's awesome! The best one! 😃 it's worth all the money!
Peteball's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/8/17 2:07 AM
I love Settlers and all the expansions, and this is a great app adaptation of the board game. If you enjoy Settlers then you should enjoy this game.
Grumplebaby's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/6/17 6:13 PM
Just wish computers were even smarter. They're pretty good.
MatPat100's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/30/18 12:36 PM
Catan now launches in a tiny window on my iPhone XR
oakreviewer's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/30/18 12:36 PM
No longer fills screen on XR
scooterpies's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/30/18 12:36 PM
I play Catan Classic every day on my iPhone X and I was excited to see that you updated it for iPhone X/XS/XR. Unfortunately, there are some issues. The map itself looks good overall, but the bottom where your resources are occasionally gets covered up by the iOS home bar. The main issue is that all of the modal screens (trade, build, etc) now have tiny text. Even worse, on the trade screen, you cannot easily drag a resource from the bottom back to the middle or top without accidentally exiting the app. With a few tweaks, this could be a great update. But as it is, it's borderline unplayable.
Lordchalis's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/30/18 12:36 PM
So, I’ve been enjoying Catan for several months now. The game worked perfectly on all my devices, including my iPhone XR. Today after the “update”, Catan only loads in the upper left quadrant of the screen. It doesn’t load, view, play, or interface like the previous version. It’s a great game that you’re not going to get to play.
JW 245's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/30/18 12:36 PM
Loved playing this game for years until I downloaded the update to v. 4.6.9 yesterday. The description said they had optimized it for the iPhone X models. I have a new iPhone XR so I thought it would improve performance. Instead, when I started the app, the screen had been downsized to about 33% of full screen causing the text to be too small to read and some buttons to overlap. Basically, the app is now unplayable.
SrGuapo's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/30/18 12:36 PM
Please fix for iPhone XS-Max
Mom3plus1's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/30/18 12:36 PM
The update today is a failure. Try to start a game and it just closes. Please fix it —- ASAP.
Jkiiiiii's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/30/17 9:30 PM
This app is so buggy. The online lobby system is antiquated and clunky. It crashes all the time if people leave a game. There is no incentive to finish a game if you're losing so people bail frequently. Purchases in the game do not transfer to other devices with the same username. I really can't believe how subpar the app is. At least they have a good game to rest their crap design on otherwise I would have deleted it the first time I used it but alas I love playing Catan.
Jgpavlik58's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/30/17 7:33 PM
Best on phone game I have ever purchased.
Roark08's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/30/17 2:56 PM
My friends and I play this game in real life, I enjoy playing this game when I want some quiet time. It's a good game and there are other free boards to play as well. I recommend it.
Neal J Cassidy's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/3/18 5:44 AM
How do I get a refund?
Hergy7's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/3/17 8:00 AM
Creators of this app dropped the ball here. Maybe 1/10 games you get a fair chance.. otherwise it's just the computer messing with you and giving you false hope with unrealistic strings of bad fortune. Can't even work on strategies on this app because the rolls are so predictably in favor of the comp... as you sit there and watch them trade with each other so they can buy development cards and build, you're forced to sit idle with no resources after a flurry of 7s every time you start to gain momentum. I'll stick to the board game where we get to experience untampered probability. P.S. User games take too long.
Kehour's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/29/18 12:37 PM
The game play is fine, but the AI is impossible to beat. It refuses to make trades that you suggest. When you are in the lead, you are ganged up on and made unable to attain cards, even on easy. Every time I have tried to play online the game has crashed for someone or someone leaves the game. I am a medium experienced player and was looking to get some extra practice, but the game is no fun when you can’t win at all. This last game I just played, I was in the lead so the AI stole all my cards and kept me at 0 cards for 3 turns in a row, which ensured my loss. 😡
brewkob's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/29/18 12:37 PM
I really wanted to like this game, but it's useless! AI difficulty means nothing when they are all conspiring against you! The artwork is cool, but this is not fun to play in the slightest.
benfl1's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/29/18 12:37 PM
Just got my iPhone XR and like playing games with that big display. But when I went to use this app it did not fill the screen, not even close. Update: They tried to optimize it but now it is just a smaller square in the top right corner. Plus when I tried to start a game it crashed. This is very frustrating paying for a game where it seems like the developers don’t what they are doing.
Ockham2255's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/29/18 12:37 PM
The window is smaller than on the previous update, and it won’t get to the game play screen without crashing on my iPhone XR.
Jasehall's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/29/18 12:37 PM
The November 28 update has made the game only display in the upper right 50% of the screen. Before the update, it filled the entire screen. None of the settings buttons are available, the only selectable buttons are the gameplay buttons.
rrekaj's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/29/18 12:37 PM
I absolutely love this game. I can now easy play whenever I want, no set up or clean up. I’m not sure about the complaints with AI... my guess is the game does tilt a bit, but that’s part of a computer game. I’ve won plenty of times despite harder settings. Overall, super fun & happy I paid for the full version
Uuungfrrvbh's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/29/18 12:37 PM
Game is not random most of the time.
henjax02's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/27/18 12:40 PM
The game play and everything is excellent but the AI is ridiculous.....no matter if you have lead or have 1 resource card they will steal from you which is very unrealistic.....AI clearly geared to hammer you while you play. Makes for unrealistic game scenarios, not sure why people who make games always slant it like that....make it tough but make it realistic
Way too many ads! Boo's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/25/17 5:01 AM
Love Settlers in real life and even spent the money to get the expansion pack. With that being said, this app is $5 and only comes with one map and very limited features. The graphics are terrible and the functionality is also poor. Don’t make the same mistake I did by wasting $5, save your money.
Live4MyHappiness's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/24/18 12:44 PM
With the latest revision, the programmers of this game have ruined it with the unfair advantage given to the AIs through the distribution of Resource Cards that are now doled out & used as weapons of mass destruction. Today, how the Resource Cards are distributed is anyone's guess. Historically, in the digital realm (such the early Oughts on MSN's GameZone), it was based on the role of the dice & who owned property associated with the number rolled. Not anymore. Now, the dice are rolled & the AIs are given, pretty much, one of three cards: Resource Monopoly, Trade Monopoly, & Inventor. So, they can steal everything from you -- including the assigned numbers on the board. Also, historically, when expanding onto the islands after the initial 3, 4, 5, 9, & 10 are assigned, you start pulling numbers from the main island, and if you had a Knight attached to a plot, you could pull that number over. Not anymore. The programmers decided to rewrite those rules, as well. I do not believe that the programmers have ever played a board game a day in their lives because then they would know that the rules are written, published, & every player must abide by those rules. It's time that the programmers return to the board rules, stop making up their own, & giving highly unfair advantages to the AIs. If you want to make the AIs more competitive, then code in a better strategy than just building Metropolises.
Buccaneerman813's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/24/17 6:03 PM
Can easily lose a couple of hours playing this game!
Cdkesq's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/23/17 1:55 AM
The game is fine. The game play is fine. But as previously stated, if you start winning too early the game totally turns against you. Also, when you try and sign in to play online, it sends you to some foreign language page and prevents you from using your password...very irritating.
Nbradley1630's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/22/18 12:36 PM
I absolutely hate games where randomness is an absolute necessity, solely because algorithms constantly stack the odds against whoever is in the lead. I’ve played hundreds of games of catan through this app over the last 3 years, and every single time the person playing from behind has an obscure advantage over the player in the lead. I can almost predict like clockwork when my numbers will stop being rolled, 7’s will pop, pitting the robber on my hex’s, and I will stop getting progress cards in cities and knights. Every time a player gets their city knocked down by the barbarians, low and behold, miraculously ore and wheat gets rolled like gravy, allowing the person (in last place) to catch up. The balancing act gets so old, especially if you’re an experienced player and are constantly getting pounded because you make good moves. Did you just build a city? The person rolling after you will roll a 7, conveniently allowing them to place the robber on your hex. Oh, you’re in the lead and have 8 cards in hand? Let me roll this 7 hereto balance this out. It is such a broken algorithm it really pisses me off. My new strategy is literally “Play from behind” so the algorithm won’t constantly screw me over. I play online with other people and sometimes I just laugh how poorly some people play, yet the AI favors them as they play from behind. There is eventually a certain point where I think there is something written in the code that basically states, “Ok, there is no way for this person to lose in the next 3-4 turns.” And then it’s like the flood gates open, resources, cards, etc. constantly in your favor. Fix the broken, borderline cheating algorithm and I’ll play again. Online is starting to become really thin of players because of the BS. If you’re a good catan player, don’t play this game. You will become easily frustrated when the AI helps lesser skilled players.
996739's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/21/18 12:45 PM
Who ever developed this game is sorry. They made the AI crazy unrealistic, every time you get close to winning, all the uncommon numbers that the the AI have cities on (2,3,11,12) get rolled back to back to back to back to give the AI the resources they need to win. Not to mention they generally win with several victory point cards. I understand victory point cards are part of the game, but if an AI buys 5 cards in the game and wins with 3 victory point cards that’s a bit ridiculous. I love Catan but absolutely hate playing this Catan app.
yadeeeeegzaaaaa's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/20/18 12:38 PM
I didn’t like it at all, you can’t speak to the other players, you don’t roll the dice, it has pre made dumb phrases every time someone throws the dice, you can’t play all the games included, CATAN UNIVERSAL is much much better, and free. I really want my money back
stgause's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/20/18 12:38 PM
Game becomes unresponsive, causing me to give up and exit the app for another which works.
Hivee's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/20/18 12:38 PM
I read the reviews before purchasing the game, almost didn’t buy, but glad I did. Maybe the AI has been updated, because I haven’t experienced unfair play. I have played a custom game 10 times now (hardest difficulty), classic game mode, and won 8 times. The AI plays mostly how I would, doesn’t trade with me when it will give me the win, and places the robber on the person who is winning, or has a needed resource. The roll data at the end of each game is fairly accurate with the probabilities. Seems fair to me. Aside from all that, I haven’t payed for the rest to unlock everything, and haven’t played anything but classic mode with the AI. It’s not quite like playing live with friends at the table, but still fun.
valuesleuth's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/20/17 4:34 PM
Years ago this app was buggy. It still is. Performance is poor, and you’ll be stunned at how poorly the controls work(oh, you think you’ve pushed the right button alright, but NO). Multiple years, multiple phones, multiple operating systems. Not an isolated incident. The best game ever is made lame by a company more interested in finding add-ons to sell you than making the core thing work well. Again, not an isolated incident - a habitual focus that belies a leadership decision that isn’t about you.
gotexaslonghorns's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/19/17 12:34 PM
The app keeps crashing when entering the Catan Universe info
Worried user's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/18/17 4:53 PM
I don’t play any game but this one, pretty sure I’m top 10 users of Catan :-) It’s great game. If any improvements, it would be: 1 - the app only remembers your settings like 10-20 games then you are reset and need to set up again. 2 - wish I could have choice to build my own game and chose how many victory points. 3 - can you increase the victory points on the custom games. Maximum is 21 but it’s possible to get more..
Fellow,'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/17/17 5:01 AM
I love the app, love the game!
BDCCJE's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/16/18 2:05 PM
Hope u like being robbed the entire game and if your numbers aren't touching the computers numbers, they won't roll. I've NEVER seen such obscure numbers rolled my entire life! I wish there was another developer that could make a version of this, it's so irritating! I love the game, but I HATE this cheating version.
dmelan12191's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/16/18 2:05 PM
A quick and good rendition of the game. The computer players always have the upper hand, if you get in the lead they will repeatedly roll 7’s and target you to take your cards every time. The worst is when you are several points in the lead (1 or 2 points from winning) and then suddenly one of the computer players will win the game with 4 victory point cards. Very frustrating. The game would be more fun if it were actually accurate to the normal distribution of dice rolls.
dreamboat420's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/16/18 2:05 PM
After buying this I realized over half of its features are in app purchases. There’s literally nothing to achieve or unlock without paying and after a few games it gets pretty boring with only a couple maps to play on. Total rip off.
$&Winning 1's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/14/17 1:43 AM
Love the strategy required to play and win. Catan never gets boring.
El Matadore Gato's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/13/18 5:47 AM
What a crappy platform. I’ve never been so unimpressed in a long time. I couldn’t even place the robber it was such a crappy setup. I’ve already deleted this and won’t give it another look.
Hivee's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/12/18 2:40 AM
I read the reviews before purchasing the game, almost didn’t buy, but glad I did. Maybe the AI has been updated, because I haven’t experienced unfair play. I have played a custom game 2 times now, classic game mode, and won both times. The AI plays mostly how I would, doesn’t trade with me when it will give me the win, and places the robber on the person who is winning. The roll data at the end of each game has almost a perfect bell curve, which is what you should get in the long run. Seems fair to me. Aside from all that, I haven’t payed for the rest to unlock everything, and haven’t played anything but classic mode with the AI. I will update the review once I do.
ectonmom's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/12/18 12:07 AM
We play a great deal of the board game Settlers of Catan along with most of the expansions. I am really enjoying the online game. It is helping me sharpen my skills so that maybe one day I can beat my teens. I have encountered glitches a couple of times but reloading the app seems to have fixed the problem.
jrt7337's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/12/17 6:51 PM
I’d never played the game before and thought the mobile version would be a good way to try the game since I don’t have ready access to two other people to play with. I wasn’t disappointed. The comments about the dice being weighted for the api so far seems completely unfounded. The numbers that you roll should peak towards the center and fall off towards the extremes. That’s exactly what I get. If there is any cheating it’s extremely subtle.
Babakanoush's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/11/17 12:09 AM
Mainly punish people for dropping out or show their dropout rate. We all played call of duty and halo like 10 years ago right? I know we’re original settlers here, but let’s modernize some aspects of this game a little.
Gman9653's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/10/17 9:39 PM
This is a waste of money. Do NOT buy it!!!
benfl1's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 11/1/18 9:46 PM
Just got my iPhone XR and like playing games with that big display. But when I went to use this app it did not fill the screen, not even close.
#snowflakes's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/4/18 3:40 AM
As in all the other reviews, the AI reigns supreme with the luck. They amazingly ALWAYS roll for what they need, conveniently never roll for what you need, and I don’t think I have EVER played a regular board game where everyone gets roads, cities, ships AND development cards. Yet every game it happens. You WILL lose all your resources to 7 rolls every other roll, and a seemingly unlimited supply of knight and monopoly cards. Every. Single. Time. Even if you aren’t anywhere near the lead because your measly two settlements are either u def the robber or your numbers mysteriously never, EVER, get rolled. Sit with zero in your hand, and watch the robber still move over all your spaces. While it is sort of ok to play, after a few games, it’s just boring to loose over and over.
Titan fall veteran4775's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/31/17 2:25 AM
The game is so fun I even beat the AI the dice rolls were good but I couldn't register for multiplayer it said my username was taken Everytime and I even tried putting in random numbers.
Jazz64160's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/30/18 8:13 AM
I’m super into board games and I’m not one to ever give up, but man the AI in this game! They always have the best positioning and I mean the best. No matter where they start their number will come up 3/4 rolls even if it’s a ridiculous number like 12 or 3. I’ve played a total of 20 games in one day because they beat you so fast. They won’t even let you get near the numbers they choose. The AI will gang up on you. They never trade with you, and they slam you with the robber more often then not. The last game I played, the AI rolled 7 threes in a row and every time they didn’t roll a three they rolled a seven. I literally watched as the computers played an entire match without me. This game is fun, but brutally unfair. They need to fix the AI!
SamSokol42's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/29/17 7:44 PM
Good implementation of a great game, but ultimately the AI is too weak and has some patterns/blind spots that allow you to win 2/3 of solo games.
buckabee123's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/26/17 2:34 AM
About halfway through each game the development cards or progress cards disappear. They are still in the game and you can activate them by tapping around on the screen. That’s the only really bad part.
Guinea pirate's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/25/18 5:14 PM
Yes, the AI algorithm is ruthless, but you can beat it once you figure out how it works. The algorithm heavily prefers development cards, so you have to adjust your strategy to fit that. And yes, the AI will aggressively target you if you’re ahead, so be sure to have plenty of dev cards to counter. The only drawback to the AI is that you really can’t win sympathy of the other AI players if one is being particularly aggressive. No teaming up against the player who just robbed everyone with a monopoly card. Would be a welcome feature.
Rasptuin X's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/25/18 4:33 AM
Good classic euro game. The interface is perfect. Had trouble with buying expansions, but otherwise everything worked well.
Cookyme7's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/25/17 1:10 AM
I’ve tried every conceivable username and email combination (of the couple that I have), and the app continues to say that either my user or my email has already been used and cannot be used again. There is evidently a glitch in the app. I can’t believe there would be such a fundamental glitch in an app that costs $5. Awful.
RR230953's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/24/17 2:45 AM
Bought to play with friends in other states. Does not work.
Sillydiabetic's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/21/18 10:36 PM
I’ve put hundreds if not (seriously) a thousand hours into playing this app. I’ve had it for years and still play frequently.
Itr1023's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/20/17 12:19 AM
Great game that allows me to play my favorite game when I am not at home to play with friends. Great for travel or home play!
Jobi006***'s Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/19/17 1:29 PM
Boring, seems slanted to the computer and I have tried everything to get an online acct going to no avail! Ugh, don't grow away 5 bucks like I did. Wish I could return it!
Smokey567853's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/17/18 11:09 PM
Updated my phone and lost what I bought. Support is no help help, they did not even return emails.
House of dogs's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/17/17 2:17 PM
Still some light bugs but once I could contact the developers they were a big help.
Zeroplustwo's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/15/17 7:31 PM
Do not buy! Game does not work! I’m so frustrated! I paid $5 for the game, expect it to be legit. And I have to register, but I’m not getting any email confirmations and I can’t log in. They are just after your money. Do not buy!
House of dogs's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/15/17 2:25 AM
Due to a bug with the robber I cannot play the AI in custom game. I cannot play online because the log in will not send the reset password email. The link to App support here on the purchase page will not work and Apple redirected me to another email and the reply I got said students could not purchase apps and that they thought my message was spam. I am not on any kind of student anything and am left baffled, without help, and unable to play. Guess I should be glad I only wasted 5$ and didn’t get the whole package. What a let down.
Will in Austin 's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/14/18 7:53 PM
The AI absolutely cheats on the more difficult mode. I have no doubt of this. Yet, this game is still great. I never lose when I play in real life, because I’ve played against the cheating AI and learned how to win regardless. The only other quibble I might have is that the computer won’t ever trade multiple of the same resource. Ever, that I’ve seen. It will occasionally trade you, say, one wheat, one brick, and one stone, in exchange for one sheep, but it will never trade, for example, two or three wheat for one stone. Meanwhile, you can see if the computer will trade for something, then just keep adding the other resources from the AI. Usually, you can get extra resources that way, whereas in real life, it never works that way. People in real life are far more likely to walk away from trades in real life if you try to renegotiate. The computer will always just give you more, assuming it has more. That is sort of the opposite of cheating, and it’s way too easy and tempting to avoid. That could be randomized or fixed somehow, I’m sure, based on how people play in real life. Maybe make different characters play that differently. Again, there are annoying aspects of the AI, but it’s a great game, and I am shockingly good in real life now because of it.
Sir Picasso's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/14/17 8:55 PM
App lags really bad, no tactical feedback so it’s hard to tell if it’s registering what I’m doing. Half the interface is cramped / cut off and half of the text is in German
Zombiesharkbait's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/14/17 7:19 AM
This game needs a AI mode for 5 bucks it should come fully loaded but if you are gonna charge 12 bucks then maybe have a emote system to each other as well as a chat. A way to make the other players phone vibrate when there turn is up. The xbox version has all this so why not phone its not much. Please fix its so frustrating waiting a year to play. Get this game together.
Jelopez1991's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/14/17 10:34 PM
Online play is not what you think or want
Jdizzle00107's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/13/18 8:54 PM
I 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.
Jaques crusoe's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/13/18 7:42 PM
Don’t ever take the lead. The AI will hammer you until it wins. Most frustrating version of the game I’ve ever played.
Xcosray's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/13/18 3:27 PM
AI is pretty good, they win almost half the time. I find the dice fair (check the global stats) and the AI bots aren't hard to beat once you realize they'll easily give you 2 for 1 trades and act like friendly robbers toward you ( no thefts till you have 3 prs) and regular robbers to each other, at least in the 4 person game
Nbradley1630's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/12/18 2:20 AM
I absolutely hate games where randomness is an absolute necessity, solely because algorithms constantly stack the odds against whoever is in the lead. I’ve played hundreds of games of catan through this app over the last 3 years, and every single time the person playing from behind has an obscure advantage over the player in the lead. I can almost predict like clockwork when my numbers will stop being rolled, 7’s will pop, pitting the robber on my hex’s, and I will stop getting progress cards in cities and knights. It is such a broken algorithm it really pisses me off. My new strategy is literally “Play from behind” so the algorithm won’t constantly screw me over. I play online with other people and sometimes I just laugh how poorly some people play, yet the AI favors them as they play from behind. There is eventually a certain point where I think there is something written in the algorithm that basically states, “Ok, there is no way for this person to lose in the next 3-4 turns.” And then it’s like the flood gates open, resources, cards, etc. constantly in your favor. Fix the broken, borderline cheating algorithm and I’ll play again. Online is starting to become really thin of players because of the BS.
Sday115's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/10/18 10:29 PM
I love settlers of Catan, and used to love this app. However, there are so many glitches now that cause the AI to win. Victory points allotted change throughout the game, I just played a game where I had 11, then 9, then 10 victory points and I had earned 11 and didn’t lose any by the rules. An AI had 3 more victory points than they were supposed to and won the game, which both decreased then increased without losing or earning them. (And these wins are NOT from victory point cards) I love a challenge and play on hard but it’s so frustrating to lose after a long game from a glitch. Rude.
AnReBu's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/1/18 5:49 AM
Hard to see everything at once. Pass and play is impossible.
Uuungfrrvbh's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 10/1/18 12:15 AM
I don’t mind getting slammed with the robber when I’m winning, but the amount of 7’s that come up is abnormally high when.
SFGiantsChamps's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/9/18 10:49 PM
From the rules, If the pirate is used, a resource can only be stolen if it is placed next to a ship. Resources cannot be stolen if it is placed next to a coastal settlement. The game doesn't let me steal from the AI when I place the pirate next to a coastal settlement without a ship and so it follows the rules, but when the AI places the pirate next to my village and there is no ship, it steals a resource. This isn't fair.
Trash Goddess's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/7/18 5:36 AM
Are people not actually looking at any of the game settings that appear literally prior to every new game you create? I’ve only ever played versus AI bots (usually 2 at a time to make a “three-person” game), and I’ve never once felt that a game was in any way reconfigured, set up to end in a certain manner, or otherwise tampered with by the AI setting. I always leave my games set to use the Randomized dice option, as opposed to either Stacked option—it seems like this might be the crux of most negative reviews and complaints I’ve read so far. All three dice settings provide an explanation (if you tap the small “?” symbol next to each setting name) for what exactly the options entail as far as the automated dice rolls are concerned. If you select either Stacked option, you’re choosing to have the dice rolls “equalized” to a certain extent, which is precisely what so many reviewers have stated to be a major flaw in the app overall. To these reviewers it appears as though all the games are somehow “fixed,” and therefore, ultimately, that one’s individual player stats during any given game (those of the AI characters included) won’t be the primary factor in determining which player wins—i.e., no matter the score/resource distribution/development card distribution at the end of a game, one’s own skills and strategies won’t necessarily end in a win since the AI component is programmed to “make sure” each game includes a certain number of rolls of each total number, so more 12s and 2s and 7s than seem to occur in IRL board game play (to summarize the issue). To reiterate: if you select either Stacked option for your dice rolls when choosing each new game’s settings, you’re OPTING to play with the AI “equalizing” mode turned on. Just select the Random dice roll setting, and you can play with the assurance that there isn’t any AI funny business messing with your game outcome (the Settings page also includes the option to grant resource bonuses after so many dice rolls have passed without a player receiving any of her / his numbered resources, as well as the choice of whether you want settlements to have to precede the building of cities or if you’d rather be able to start off with building cities instead, plus a few other optional or adjustable game settings). Last, I’ll say that for someone as abysmal at math as I always have been, it’s impossible not to realize that, basically, *of course there will be a lot of 7s rolled during a game played with two dice.* Insofar as basic probability goes (again, I barely passed my math courses throughout HS and undergrad), there are simply more possible ways to roll a 7 than there are any other number; hence the seeming frequency of 7 (and 6 and 8, obviously) in any Catan match—app-based or classic board setup. This shouldn’t need explaining, so I’m going to assume everyone has already put this together with the “problem” of games getting equalized and figured out that at least part of that particular issue is totally resolvable in one easy tap. This game is great! It has probably contributed grossly to my non productivity over the last year, likely to a degree I’d find embarrassing and shameful, but oh well. It def beats a whole bag of other ways I could choose to procrastinate (is what I tell myself every day when I’ve played 12 Catan games and finished 0 pages of reading or research...).
Jiggle bot's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/5/18 5:22 AM
It really amazes me how I can be five points ahead and then somehow the computers have six nights and switch the robber onto my number, they always get the resource they need, and then the next turn the number that the robber got put on is rolled. I love Catan but it is VERY frustrating to play in the APP when it’s obviously stacked.
ZackSmithwood's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/5/18 5:19 PM
I like app
Pack mule 9 88's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/4/18 2:23 AM
Fun but I mean come on guys this game is so stacked! I could be up with 8 victory points and the closest person to me has 2 VPs and they come back to win it??? You can tell me this was just the odds of the game, with a ridiculous amount of 7’s and numbers not commonly received it frantically tries to put you down and bring your opponents up! Again this is a fun game but really only when the odds aren’t stacked against you every round you play, just get the board game if you can. In conclusion I DO NOT RECOMMEND that you pay the staggering price of the game until it’s problems have been salved by the editors.
Rebel Yellz's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/31/18 6:44 AM
When you spend 4.99 on a mobile game you kind of expected a quality and full game. But with this one the online service is poor and to play anything but the classic setup with 4 players you have to pay even more making it easy to spend $15-$20. You have to purchase the campaign which is not included as well. Really bummed because I was really psyched to play with my pals when I am traveling. I would probably stick with the physical game.
Tim06094's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/31/18 3:55 PM
The creators pull some EA level scamming by making you buy the game and then STILL make you pay to play the Campaign. Online has to be done live so all players must be 100% available throughout the entire duration of the game.
Texan gaming's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/30/18 5:43 PM
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again. This game cheats, and they aren’t even subtle about it. I love Catan and the way it makes monopoly look likes child's play, but this app makes me want to punch babies. I’m begging the developers to listen to us and fix this horrible bassackwards bullsh@!. I know I’ll probably be ignored and that’s upsetting. Maybe if they choose to do so I’ll redownload this. It’s just a shame they’ve got my money and stolen my happiness.
Jo ska Bo's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/30/18 5:30 PM
Great game just wish they would update it to fit the iPhone X. Also would be cool if they added more of the game variants like the volcano and such.
Toomuchdrp's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/3/18 8:26 PM
So far it’s been pretty good, but it doesn’t give me resources for the first settlement I build in every round. All the other players get them and so I’m at a disadvantage! The graphics, speed, and ease of use are all great, but it’s far less fun when you feel cheated.
Theonedudge's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/3/18 1:57 PM
The game is amazing the graphics are good it is definitely worth the money
Brad879's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/29/18 10:36 AM
Classic game done artfully for mobile. Solid user interface. I love the AI variety and different map options. It keeps the game fun and challenging even without other humans around. As a side note, I am a bit baffled reading some of the reviews that expect an equal distribution of rolling every number between 2-12. The fun part about Catan is jockeying for position around high probability hexagons like 7/8/9 and avoiding low probability ones like 2/12. So, if you spend your precious resources to build that city bordering a 12 hex and find yourself losing, well friend, I recommend a quick google refresher on 2-dice probability distributions rather than leveling blame at those poor, helpless little AIs people for cheating.
Amexae's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/24/18 10:38 PM
Excellent game experience , love this app!
htecwik88's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/22/18 2:43 AM
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.
Chead36's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/21/18 2:22 AM
I love the app! It’s user friendly and gives options for sound or not, pass and play, or online play. Can’t complain
Turtlelover2018's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/2/18 5:12 PM
I love the online mode (besides everyone leaving the game.) However, I am forced to leave EVERY GAME if I ever roll a 7. After I throw the robber, my black arrow is gone and I don’t have the option to pass my turn or build or anything!
Cambam1090's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/19/18 6:07 AM
If you are playing against AIs and get 10 points, the game doesn’t acknowledge it and plays until an AI wins. Also, the trading is annoying and graphics are very poor. I also bought Catan Universe and it constantly freezes and won’t play while I am in a game.
djc2938's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/19/18 3:23 PM
I’ve got about 30 hours play time. The reviews about how the game finds ways to “even out” are true. I consistently find myself when I’m a single roll away from winning, the AI will beat me, getting 3-5 points in one go, like magic. I just played the campaign and I lost 4 times consecutively to that exact scenario. If you find yourself in a winning posture, or are on a clear tear right out of the starting gate, the AI will catch up to you I’d say, 4 out of 5 times. Through a combination of getting robbed, rolling the robber to just plain terrible rolls, 3 sometimes 4 cycles around, the AI will find a way to beat you when you’re one turn away from winning. I’ve used all the different dice types, normal, stack and stack5 and stack5 seems to be the best but in the campaign, prepare your anus for the onslaught that is the AI opponents.
DroooLives's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/19/18 12:52 PM
App now spams for Catan Universe /every/ use and (as a result?) loses user settings after /every/ use, which then must be set again to user preferences, including turning down game music to avoid disruptions and needing to reenter in-game username and pick opponents again. At least it doesn’t drain 40% of my battery per game like the windows app version on my surface pro.
Stockett's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/19/18 12:03 AM
Nearly impossible for me to play online with my friends. My first game was successful, so I was so excited to continue playing. Since then, however, I haven't even been able to get back online except for one time when the kicked me out of the game. It said "???" Is taking too long to respond, would you like to kick him out? So I clicked yes, and it kicked me out. Haven't been able to get back online to play a game since and neither has my boyfriend. AI is fairly fun to play with though!
Darkguyver0's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/18/18 10:30 PM
I love this board game, and I have all the expansions, And as some one who plays lots of online games and dice games, I will say the unfairness level in this game is so badly broke it makes you want to just reset the game to have a better chance. If you do to well earlier on in. A game I promise you will gang**** by the npc’s every turn. The seem to always roll 7’s more then I’ve ever rolled a 7’s in my life they will have so many knight cards to re-rob you after they have just robbed you. It’s such a broke r&n on dice favoring the computer over you. It isn’t a bad game. It plays almost like the board game. But the odds are forever NOT in your favor in this game. Before you buy it read the countless forums online about all the players talking about it’s unbalanced dice roll system. I’m not saying don’t buy this game. Just saying you WILL want to throw your phone after two games, right at the makers heads. Buy on your own risk just know it’s not just a single persons rant here but a lot..
Disgruntled Rater's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/17/18 2:36 AM
Will upgrade to a 3 star once online is back up and working. Need to do something about people abandoning a game, once u go back to the game lobby they can't be booted
GamerBrahDoood's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/17/18 2:05 AM
I'd like a refund because this app worked great for three days and now I can't play online at all, my player profile won't save, and only the basic levels work- the more complicated levels make the game freeze, and it won't allow me to buy development cards (in all cities & knights versions), even though I purchased the full expansions!! I want my $15 back, this app is a glitchy ripoff!!!
JuanChocoPlasta's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/15/18 3:16 PM
Crashed when i tried unlocking my expansion bundles. It eventually let me unlock them for use in Catan Universe but it still crashes, especially if you tap the green checkmark again. The area that won’t work at-all is the section of Catan Classic on the right where it says Online. It won’t accept my login information nor reset my password. I don’t know why the App Store won’t post my reviews here btw.
xerafin's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/15/18 11:27 PM
When I can't find the players and the time to play the board game, this version sates my desires and sharpens my skills.
JW Tomekin's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/14/18 4:58 AM
Game glitches so much. Can’t check stats during turns. Feels dated. No way dice simulator is accurate. I see a 5 rolled 6 times in a row. Yeah right, this stuff happens all the time.
Its me playing the game's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/13/18 3:18 AM
Please fix the fact that 7s are literally the most commonly rolled number in the game. I have had times that 4-5 7s in a row are rolled. The computers only strategy is to buy devo cards and play them against the human player and they get victory points and the math does not add up when it says they win with 3 victory point cards. They are typically short by 2-3 points of an actual victory. That glitch needs to be fixed. The catch up feature is ridiculously crippling. Please make the game feel like you are actually playing a real game on a board game. The real percentages for a 7 to be rolled is 18% this game rolls more like 24% of the time with 7s. This is really disappointing because the design is so nice and flawless.
Mistertwister14's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/10/18 10:57 PM
Haven't played the board game yet, but I think the app has prepared me
Mstapes30's Review of Catan ClassicReviewed on 1/1/18 3:50 PM
You already pay an absurd amount for the game itself but then you don’t get the campaign mode. You only have a few maps and that’s it. They force you to our chase expansions for a full game experience. I do not recommend.