Play your favorite game CATAN anytime and anywhere: the original board game, the card game, the expansions and ‘CATAN – Rise of the Inkas‘, all in one app!

After a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. However, other explorers have also landed on Catan: The race to settle the island has begun!

Build roads and cities, trade skillfully and become Lord or Lady of Catan!

Go on a journey to the Catan universe, and compete in exciting duels against players from all over the world. The board game classic and the Catan card game bring a real tabletop feeling to your screen!

Play with your Catan Universe account on the device of your choice: You can use your login on numerous desktop and mobile platforms! Become part of the huge worldwide Catan community, and compete against players from all over the world, and on all supported platforms.

The board game:
Play the basic board game in multiplayer mode for up to three players free of charge. Master the free “Arrival on Catan” to permanently unlock the single player and custom match modes for the “Arrival on Catan” scenario, to play against the AI or your friends anytime.

For even more variety, unlock the complete basic game, the expansions “Cities & Knights” and “Seafarers” and the stand-alone variant ‘Rise of the Inkas’ as in-game purchases. Defend yourself against barbarian invasions, journey to new shores, and compete against cunning computer opponents.

The game edition ‘Rise of the Inkas‘ is another exciting challenge for you, as your settlements are doomed in their heyday. The jungle swallows the signs of human civilization, and your opponents seize their chance to build their settlement at the location they crave for.

The card game:
Play the introductory game of the popular 2 player card game “Catan – The Duel” online free of charge or master the free “Arrival on Catan”, to permanently unlock the single player mode against the AI.

Get the complete card game as an in-game purchase to play three different theme sets against friends, other fans friends or different AI opponents and submerge yourself into the bustling life on Catan.


- Trade – build – settle – Become Lord of Catan!
- Play on all your devices with one account.
- Faithful to the original version of the board game “Catan”, as well as the card game “Catan – The Duel” (aka “Rivals for Catan”)
- Design your own avatar.
- Chat with other players and form guilds.
- Play to earn numerous achievements and unlock rewards.
- Get additional expansions and play modes as in-game purchases.
- Get started very easily with the comprehensive tutorial.

Features in development:

- Compete in tournaments as guilds or for your own glory.
- Prove yourself in numerous additional expansions.

Free-to-play content:

- Basic game free matches against two other human players
- Introductory game free matches Catan – The Duel against a human player
- “Arrival on Catan” – permanently unlock board game custom-match mode against friends as well as single-player against the AI for board game and card game
- Registration bonus of 100 gold and 2 scrolls – unlock expansions and complete access to auto match, single player and custom matches with scrolls for a limited time
- Further scrolls by levelling up

Catan Universe supports iOS 10 or higher, and devices from the iPhone 5S.

Questions or suggestions for improvements:
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What’s New

Version 1.8.4

Catan Universe 1.8.4
-Resolved issue when initiating Auto-Match causing them to not start properly
-In-game store will now load properly every time
-Players won´t get stuck in the in game store anymore
-Custom-Match initialisation now works reliable again
-Player can again change setting for the special scenarios if they only bought them
-Rejoin issue is fixed at the beginning of a match

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
660 Ratings

660 Ratings

E-D05 ,

Excellent game :)

I am running on iphone 8 plus and looks great, plays very well. The AI is more realistic in this one and the dice algorithms seem more realistic. Also the visuals are impressive and moving the board around while finicky is excellent. The one thing i cannot workout is how to share it with my family. I make the majority of app purchases in the family and we have sharing on, but i can’t get a second device to access what i have already bought as additional apps, other apps
allow me to restore purchases i can’t see it in this one... can you please advise if i need to buy all packs and expansions on each device?

jasmwamba ,

Sooo frustrating

This game has so much potential but is driving me crazy-it is fun til it freezes or glitches which is nearly every game. Other players say it is the same for them so not a device issue. iPad, pc, same deal. Such a shame because I love playing it and it would be such a good game if it worked reliably. I see another reviewer has said you can’t see what is happening very well but I find the graphics fine. It just has lots of problems with working! Nearly every game a player has connectivity issues and is replaced by a bot and if the game continues for a period without freezing it will usually stop working near the end. When it’s frozen on me I’ve tried reloading and that works sometimes but most of the time it still doesn’t work and boots me out. Please work on stability or there’ll be no one left to play. developers, You have done a great job setting it up now I hope it can start to work reliably

Rohnfvkr fnhxdvgnkb ,

Server needs an update

Great game, just like the board. AI are a bit simple always plenty on people on to play. Problem is the servers though. Too often there are issues with connection dropping out or lags.

Need to pay for the expansions, but it’s hell of a lot cheaper than the real board game.


United Soft Media Verlag GmbH
631.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. 100 Catan Gold $1.49
  2. 400 Catan Gold $5.99
  3. 900 Catan Gold $12.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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