The #1 competitive board generator for Settlers of Catan. With countless configurations, including adjacent reds, max dots per intersection, fair ports, and much more. Upgrade your app for the Expansion packs and Sea Farers.

Settlers of Catan is an exciting, strategy, social board game which is played around a randomly generated board. Players collect resources, including wood, brick, sheep, wheat and ore, to trade or build new roads and settlements. First person to 10 points wins.

Catanerator is a tool used to generate a board which distributes the odds in a fashion that allows a customizable balance. Now you can play Settlers of Catan with a board which does not give unfair advantages to certain players.

Check it out and let us know what you think or what you'd like to see!

NOTE: The difference between Catanerator Pro and this is that Pro comes with some of the in app purchases by default.


What’s New

Version 4.1

** Lots of people think this is the full game and are rating 1 star :( **
** If you're not one of those people, we'd appreciate any feedback! **

This is a minor update to fix a couple animations and the rate button.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

IronDice ,

Handy app

Nice app that saves time searching for or trying to create your own maps. For future updates I would love to see the ability to generate 5-6 player seafarers maps as that is what we normally play. Fog/treasure islands would be fantastic as well. Not sure how to work in fog islands with keeping the board setup unknown to the players laying out the board using an app. Maybe just provide the number of resource tiles and tokens to be used and the players can shuffle those face down and place at random? A variety of maps of the 5-6 seafarers size would be a helpful starting point.

adam kramer ,

New design lowers functionality

I use this app at least once a week, it's great. I've purchased the expansion maps in-app and use them often too. Last version, although a bit outdated in its design, was an awesome tool.
The design is the most obvious change in this version, it looks pretty and all, but functions far less effectively in my opinion. The color distinction is not intuitive and number legibility is low and impossible to decipher without zooming in and around the map. Please bring back a map screen that is clear and legible when viewing it in its entirety, like in the previous versions. I don't mind the flat esthetic at all, but it mandates high clarity to be part of the design as well because it is so minimal.
So basically I'd like to be able to put my phone on the table and reference it while I assemble the map, without having to do anything more than glance at it. Please?
Again this is a great tool regardless. Still recommend it.

Developer Response ,

Hey Adam!

We took your advice and have increased the font size in the upcoming release. Thanks a ton for your feedback, without you we would have no idea.

Thanks again!

Figment222 ,

Useful but confusing

I am having trouble with figuring out how to set up the ports the way the generated map calls it out. It would be useful if the ports were grouped together the way the physical board pieces are. This way, you could tell which order to place the pieces. Most of the time, we try to configure the border pieces with the ports in the locations indicated on the map, but there’s just no way to do it, so we just use the default 1-1, 2-2, etc.

Also, I see most of the time that the resources are grouped together pretty heavily (all the wood in one section of the board, etc). And even without the option to have reds together, I see reds together. (8, 8, 6 all on adjacent tiles).

The map also resets when you switch from portrait to landscape view.

I just want to generate a quick, fair map that we can use to quickly set up the board and get to playing without having to spend a half hour worrying about it being unbalanced.

Otherwise, the interface is slick and maybe I’d pay for the extra features if the free ones were a little better.


Kelsey Regan
8.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Expansion $1.99
  2. Standard $0.99
  3. Seafarers Small $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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