The already available 'Rival for Catan' special cards are now also useable in the tournament mode of the game, if the corresponding game option is activated at the beginning of the game. To include these cards in your own deck, a new version of the deck editor for Windows (1.2e) is available for download. Alternatively you can use the web browser version, which you find in the bath house in the city view on the website.
The next official board game tournament for users with a Plus account starts Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m. CEST on PlayCatan. During this tournament, each day three different board games will be played in the official tournament area of the Game Manager. The tournament ends Monday, June 15 at 10 a.m. CEST. In the online instructions you can find more on this subject. Good luck at the tournament!
Since more than 12 years, PlayCatan is the online platform for Catan fans. In the fast moving online gaming market, this is a very long time, and we are proud of our achievement. Today we want to inform you in the news section of this site regarding the future of our online platform.
The first official Rivals for Catan tournament for users with a Plus account starts Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. CEST on PlayCatan. During this tournament, each day different theme games including the Duel and the Tournament Game will be played in the official tournament area of the Game Manager. The tournament ends Monday, April 27 at 10 a.m. CEST. In the online instructions you can find more on this subject. Good luck at the tournament!
The Rivals for Catan deck editor can now be accessed directly from the PlayCatan website. To this end, we have completely reworked and considerably simplified the editor's design. Today, on Monday, March 30, we have activated an already fully functional beta version. For now the new deck editor can only be accessed in the city view (via the bath house) but there will also be a link in the main menu later. If necessary, you can open a help page explaining the operation by clicking on the '?' in the upper right corner of the deck editor. At the moment, it is not yet possible to load decks from the hard drive or to store them; however, you can access all card decks stored on the server, and use decks saved or modified with the new version afterwards in your games. It is also possible to print out decks on a local printer.
Starting March 25, you can play the Desert Sons Single Player Game (SPG) in your web browser. So far, the game could only be accessed via the PlayCatan access software, but now you will also be able to play it directly in your browser. Like the Catan Dice Game, you can play it in the Bathhouse (the left house at the bottom in your city's downtown area on the website). Desert Sons SPG is a special single-player version of the "Realm of the Desert Sons" board game. For now, it is a fully functional beta version; the final version will be released a little later. In addition, you can still use the PlayCatan access software to play the game.
Spring is coming and also on PlayCatan the snow is already melting on Tuesday, March 24th. The garden objects will be changed accordingly. It may be necessary to delete the browser cache in the web browser version to display the changed graphics.
The next official board game tournament for users with a Plus account starts Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. CET on PlayCatan. During this tournament, each day three different board games will be played in the official tournament area of the Game Manager. The tournament ends Monday, March 9 at 10 a.m. CET. In the online instructions you can find more on this subject. Good luck at the tournament!
The schedule for the upcoming official tournament season is set and can be viewed on the tournament page in the PlayCatan help section. We have increased the number of Catan boardgame tournaments from 4 to 6 (plus, as before, 2 'Rivals for Catan' tournaments). The season starts on January 23 with a Catan Board Game Tournament. We have focused the game selection on the most popular game scenarios. More information on this topic can be found in the PlayCatan online manual. Have fun!
Based on user feedback we have revised the canned chat messages. Messages, which have been proven to be less useful, were removed, while others were added. Beside that we have included a time lock, which only allows sending a canned chat message every 10 seconds in the Global and Global-Premium chat channel. This time lock is noch active inside the games or other chat channels.