Jan 14, 2016
We at Catan GmbH deeply regret that not all players could participate in the early access phase of Catan Universe because they either have a 32-bit system or couldn’t register successfully. For many who reported on this in the forum the early access phase of Catan Universe unfortunately had a rocky start, even though over 2,000 games were played last weekend. We apologize to all those who spent time on this and thank everyone for their feedback and patience. We know that our licensee USM and the team of programmers at Exozet commissioned by USM regret the problems as much as we do, and they will undertake everything in their power to solve the problems as soon as possible. Fortunately, the error regarding the activation emails has already been found and fixed, and for many of the 32-bit systems that weren’t working properly so far a solution will soon be available, provided that these systems are more or less state-of-the-art.
As you know, in mid-December the operation of PlayCatan was extended for a limited period. Since then, we could only operate PlayCatan in a kind of emergency mode.
However, we would like many of our long-standing players on PlayCatan to have the opportunity to be present when the switchover to Catan Universe takes place, thus allowing them to continue playing Catan.
Therefore, we have made an effort to continue operating PlayCatan in emergency mode at no charge until the end of this month – that is, until January 29, 2016 at 10am CET– in order to solve the most urgent problems before PlayCatan closes. We also discussed this with USM, our new licensee, and they agreed.
What does “emergency mode” mean? There is still a small amount of time remaining before the PlayCatan servers have to be shut down and we will use it now. However, Klaus Teuber’s Web Games must be canceled for good on the date announced previously (January 18). For PlayCatan itself, the following applies: Even though we will continue doing our best, we cannot guarantee that everything will go smoothly because the service agreements were already terminated and our service department no longer has the necessary personnel. As mentioned earlier, the definite shutdown of PlayCatan was scheduled for mid-December 2015 and had to be prepared well in advance. Unfortunately, the kind of initial technical problems occurred with Catan Universe were not foreseeable, and we deeply regret that they emerged.
On January 29, we will be forced to close PlayCatan for good. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Your PlayCatan Team
Dec 04, 2015
Catan Universe will soon start into early access and will offer a new home for all Catan players. As usual during an early access, Catan Universe will start with a core feature set that will quickly grow over the coming weeks. We invite all PlayCatan users to take the chance to participate during this time.
Nevertheless we jointly decided with USM to extend the PlayCatan service over the Holiday Season (until Jan. 18, 2016 - 10am CET). This is a thank-you to all our loyal customers: We‘ll offer PlayCatan alongside the new Catan Universe for this timeframe. The same will apply for the Klaus Teuber's Web Games.
We can assure you that this was no easy decision as the end-date for PlayCatan had to be decided and prepared carefully well in advance. An extension is therefore complex on both an organizational as well as a technical level. Therefore we’re glad that this could be made possible with a few limitations.
Nov 07, 2015
As announced in May of this year, PlayCatan will be discontinued on December 14, 2015. This also includes the website "Klaus Teuber's Web Games."
In December, Catan Universe – the new online platform for Catan games - will start its early access phase. Further information about this topic can be found in our FAQ.
With immediate effect, new PlayCatan subscriptions are no longer possible. 30-day subscriptions can only be purchased until November 14; however, day passes will continue to be available.
Current Standard or Plus subscriptions (effective: November 5, 3 pm CET) that would expire before December 14 have been extended until December 14 (free of charge).
A big thank you to all players who participated on PlayCatan. We hope that during the remaining time you’ll keep having fun on the site!
Oct 15, 2015
With immediate effect, PlayCatan users can preregister their nickname for the new Catan Universe platform. The corresponding function can be found under MyPlayCatan.
Oct 07, 2015
Probably by the middle of next week we’ll start a special service for all PlayCatan users. During the following weeks, in the MyPlayCatan area each user will be able to reserve his/her personal nickname for the upcoming Catan Universe, thus making sure that he/she can continue using the previous nickname on the new platform.
Aug 21, 2015
Starting in mid September the 7th team play league will be played. For the registration for teams with at least 2 players please visit the PlayCatan forum (boardgame section -> leagues) until Sep. 12, 2015.
Jun 10, 2015
The 4th team-game tournament will be played as a knock out tournament. Team-game teams with at least 2 members can be registered in the forum until June 19, 2015.
Apr 25, 2015
The candidates for the election of mayor are fixed. Now it is up to you to vote.
From Saturday, April 25th 2015 to Sunday, May 3th 2015, all eligible voter with a premium account (excluded day-pass) have the opportunity to determine who will be the head of their city in the upcoming six months.
Mar 02, 2015
From 03/16/2015 to 06/07/2015 the 13. Single Catan Championship takes place, organized by the community. Registration is possible until 03/13/2015. We would be happy about active participation. You can get more information in the forum in the 'tournaments / boardgames' section.
Sep 10, 2014
Until Sunday, September 21st, candidates for the 28th Election of Mayor on PlayCatan can be nominated. Elected for the office of mayor can be users with a plus-account who have been citizens of a city for at least three consecutive months. The nomination has to be posted exclusively in the appropriate election thread of each city in the forum.
Further Information can be found in the PlayCatan Froum: Mayoral Election Rules and Regulations, Guidelines for the Office of Mayor