Warning - Bonifide Catan Addict I own every version this game, including the packaged board games. I play online with my sons (28 & 30 years old). This new android app is my favorite version. And the developer's support team is responsive and comes up with solutions, not excuses. Great game, from an equally great company.
Terrible AI If you plan on playing against the computer, be prepared to be frustrated. They start every round trading resources with one another at 1 for 1 rates until they all have significant stacks of development cards, then they will alternate all the knights they receive between your various properties constantly and steal your resources. You can still win, but it isn't the least bit fun to play against.
Addictive. Huge fan of the board game. This is surprisingly addictive and plays well. However the dice is stacked no matter what the developer says. The proof. When the Robber lands on your tile that number will almost always role next which is impossible if the dice is random. The AI play as a team to make up for their ineptitude. A human would win every game if the playing field was level. Despite these faults the game has kept me hooked since its release.
Eats up memory and lags The game is great, but after one-two games starts eating up the battery and causes system lags. Also dialogs content disappears, e.g. dev. cards, which makes it unplayable. Now it just hangs, nothing can do - no clicks, nothing. Clean android, no 3rd apps at all. Using android 5, nexus 10
Robber ai makes game unplayable After playing thus game for a week, I have decided to stop playing. The robber ai makes the game unplayable. You regularly get robbed 3 times a round making it extremely unlikely that you can do anything for several turns other than watch the computer play... The computer players seem to choose the human whether he is winning our not
Really nice game but... The robber really is a little overwhelming. My suggestion is a robber mode where the resources aren't entirely blocked and the robber lands on your settlement or city and takes 1 of every 2 resources received from adjacent hexes. This would keep the game from feeling like a grudge match. It gets a little frustrating at times. I wouldn't purchase expansions as is.
Catan 4.3.0 adds various Google Play Games features to Catan: Achievements add an extra challenge to the game and cloud-sync of saved games and statistics make playing on multiple devices more convenient!
- Additional HD texture set for mobile phones
- Updated scenario rules, e.g. final scoring in "Great Canal”
- New sound-engine to improve performance
- Various bugfixes, e.g. development cards as well as device-specific UI-issues
- Various smaller tweaks and optimizations
Extend the board game "The Settlers of Catan" with the Play it smart robbers!