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USM_Marketing  [developer] Apr 10, 2014 @ 6:38am
Online multiplayer
Hi Catan community,
Please be aware that Catan does not contain an online multiplayer. If you want to play online with your friends please use If you want to practice for the next board game night by yourself or play with friends on one device this is the right game for you.
To keep the community clearly organized we merged your feedback on the online multiplayer here.

Liebe Catan-Community,
dieses Catan-Spiel verfügt leider nicht über einen Online-Multiplayer. Ihr habt auf die Möglichkeit, online zu spielen. Wenn ihr für den nächsten Spieleabend trainieren oder mit Freunden und Familie an einem PC spielen möchtet, wird euch das Spiel aber sicher gefallen.
Damit die Community übersichtlich bleibt, haben wir euer Feedback zum Multiplayer hier zusammengefasst.
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Coco Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:24am 
Single player only?
Seriously, this is single player only? Too bad... I was about to buy this game since I loved the old Windows 98 version already. But not having the chance to play with my friends completely spoils it for me.
BattleBottle Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:24am 
Boardgame no have multiplayer - lol
I think is bed idea if boardgame :luck: no have multiplayer. Bad! Very bad!!!!!
Cheet4h Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:25am 
why no online multiplayer?
Really. All these classic board games like Risk, Game of Life and now Catan get new computer adaptions, but no online or even LAN multiplayer. Why? I live on my own for about 3 years by now and I really would like to play some of these great games with my parents and siblings ...
Please add in online mulitplayer!
Cheet4h Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:26am 
well, reading the description tells me it has a hot seat mode, but sadly no online MP :(
Cheet4h Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:26am 
well, reading the description tells me it has a hot seat mode, but sadly no online MP :(
DarkChaplain Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:27am 
God damn it, again? Come on! Those boardgames are fun because you play them with others, not on your own!

Over here, in Germany, we call those boardgames "Gesellschaftsspiele", which basically translates to something like "Social Games" - because you play them in company of friends or family rather than on your own.

THAT is the strong point of boardgames like Catan, Monopoly, Risk and the likes - being able to sit down and play with people you like. Adapting them with only Singleplayer in mind is really, really sad and wasteful. Heck, I have yet to see proper, not cheating AI in boardgame adaptions.

If this had Multiplayer, I'd probably have bought it right away, just to be able to play with friends again, even if life's keeping us from getting together to play sitting around a table. But like this? No, sorry, this is a huge turnoff.
Coco Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:29am 
Ok, but hot seat is just for the special case that your co-players physically sit next to you. However, my friends are spread all over the country, so this is simply useless for me. I'd rather play the old game I have in a virtual machine. ;-)
Last edited by Coco; Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:33am
beEZ Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:32am 
I totally agree with you DarkChaplain. I won't buy a social game without being able to play it with others. What a waste.
DarkChaplain Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:36am 
Originally posted by Picchia:
According to the description it has 'local hot-seat multiplayer mode'. But the single player tag without a multiplayer tag was also the first thing I noticed yeah.

Yeah, it might very well have Hotseat Multiplayer, but is that really worth anything at all? I mean, I'd rather take out the boxed boardgame and swallow the bit of preparation instead of sitting cramped in front of the PC, handing the mouse back and forth.

Of course, it might be enough for people who never played it before, or don't own a copy of the boardgame, but those who do and seek to have a PC copy to play with friends or family who cannot come over to play? Those don't really get anything out of this.
Bionic Dues Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:43am 
lololol good thing you can play multiplayer for FREE... this is so fail. I would have loved to play this with steam matchmaking
Last edited by Bionic Dues; Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:43am
Reyne Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:43am 
Also, if you have all the people you want to play with right at your house for hot-seat... Why not just take out the boardgame itself?
Coco Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:45am 
Very true! It's perfectly more fun than gathering around the PC.
Toranius Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:47am 
How is trading in hot seat supposed to work without constantly having to show all your cards ... espescially the developement cards ... really not practical
Deviant_Sausage Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:48am 
Couldnt agree more ! I was gonna buy this until i noticed that it only had local multiplayer... I would rather buy and play the boardgame...
Wickerbasket Aug 14, 2013 @ 2:57am 
Nearly bought this, then I realised it was single player only. Useless.
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