What are the best places to play Settlers of Catan online?

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16 solutions
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    #1Katan.io

    Katan.io

    Katan.io is a website where you can play Settlers of Catan online and completely for free. The way this website works is extremely simple, and will quickly provide you a good game.

    Websites

    Free

    Roger Fox
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "This used to work for me yesterday, but the buttons dont work no more. wtf. fix this and ill give 5 stars"
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    #2Play Catan

    Play Catan
    This site will be operated for existing users of PlayCatan for the duration of the early access phase of the new Catan Universe.
    Games

    Other Platform

    Free

    Grace Powell
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "Recently I was searching for the best places to play Settlers of Catan online. I tried Play Catan which is the official portal for the game but it is very limited and it is constantly experiencing downtime. I was sad to see how useless the official website actually was."
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    #3Settlers of Catan Base Game online

    Settlers of Catan Base Game online

    Play online and Learn Catan Rules immediately with this introductory Settlers of Catan web game. 

    Websites

    Free

    Jason Richards
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "I found this site to be a nice idea in principle, but frustrating to use in practice. It's Flash-based, so won't work well in modern and mobile browsers, and the low-res, simplistic interface makes the gameplay difficult to navigate without a learning curve. It's more suitable for the die hard fanatic than the casual player like me."

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that there is a historical fiction novel based on The Settlers of Catan? The creator of the popular German-style board game, Klaus Teuber, collaborated with award-winning German novelist Rebecca Gable to write the novelization of the board game. Teuber read Gable’s book, The Smile of Fortune, and decided while reading it that Gable would be the perfect person to write the story of how the settlers reached the island of Catan. The novel was originally published in German in 2003 as “Die Siedler von Catan,” and an English translation was released in 2011. Aside from the novel, the board game, with more than 22 million copies sold worldwide, has inspired a lot of other spin-offs and adaptations.

Video game versions were released for computers and consoles, as well as for Android and iOS mobile devices. Catan, as for how it’s often shortened, also exists as a card game and a dice game. There's also a version to Settlers of Catan online and there are a lot of best places to play this game! Its popularity online paved the way for Settlers of Catan expansions. This game is such a hit that crossovers were made with different franchises. There's the “Star Trek Catan” released in 2012. It also took inspiration from a successful TV show released as “A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch.” This proves just how this multi-award-winning board game has continued to capture the hearts of many since its inception in 1995.

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    #4Catan

    Catan

    Catan is a board game where 4 players compete against each other to see which one can build the longest roads, the most settlements, and the bigger armies. Trade your resources wisely to build cities and roads to beat enemies.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Amazon

    $4.99- with in-app purchases

    Gloria Ward
    Written on June 10, 2017
    "I play Settlers of Catan a lot. I often find myself wanting to play when no one is available to play with so I decided to search for the best places to play Settlers of Catan online. I decided to try the official Catan Android app. This was a huge mistake. It could have been a great way to play the game at my convenience and anywhere but it is full of bugs. It was very frustrating to try to play when things would break with almost every update."
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    #5Catan Universe

    Catan Universe

    Catan Universe is an online take on the classic Settlers of Catan tabletop game which allows players to compete, trade, battle, and race against other players to become the Lord or Lady of Catan.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Marilyn Parker
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "Despite the negative reviews on Steam, I tried the game since it was free to play. I enjoyed it, it's a good edition of the old tabletop game we all grew to love when we were kids. It isn't perfect, but it's good enough for me"
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    #6Better Settlers

    Better Settlers
    The Better Settlers Board Generator is for use with the offline board game Settlers of Catan. Not only does it allow for faster game setup, it generates a fair and engaging game.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ying Shao
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "I am always looking for the best places to play Settlers of Catan online. I recently found the app: Better Settlers. It is way too balanced for my taste. It makes the gameplay very tedious and boring. The interface is also very clunky and not intuitive at all. I will have to find other ways to curb my Settlers of Catan addiction."
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    #7Catan Universe

    Catan Universe

    Catan Universe is a strategy game based from its original tabletop predecessor Settlers of Catan. Compete, trade, duel, and race against other players to become the Lord or Lady of Catan.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Arjun Powar
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "If you're a boardgame fan like me, you know Settlers of Catan is one of the most fun and complex party games out there. No matter if you have two, four, or six players, Settlers is one of the best games. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned about Catan Universe - all of my favorite parts about growing settlements and hoarding resources, now online and across multiple platforms? I was sold. Immediately. The developers need to hurry along and release this game in full, because I'm dying to play some Settlers online!"
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    #8Catanerator Lite

    Catanerator Lite
    Settlers of Catan is an exciting, strategy, social board game which is played on a randomly generated board. Players collect resources, including wood, brick, sheep, wheat and ore, to trade or build new roads and settlements.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Alice Morgan
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "I love playing Settlers of Catan. I recently began looking for places to play Settlers of Catan online. Eventually I came across Catanerator Lite. At first I was excited about this app but then I discovered the limitations of it. You can only access three to four player games. They charge for other options. Needless to say, I'm still looking for better options."
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    #9Where is the best place to play Settlers of Catan online?

    Where is the best place to play Settlers of Catan online?

    An online forum discussion wherein players discuss sites where users can play an online version of the Settlers of Catan.

    Websites

    Free

    Aaryan Rathore
    Written on August 19, 2017
    "While quora is a place that you might get your question answered. This particular posting does not offer much towards answering the question "where is the best place to play Settlers of Catan online?" Most of the answers provided are no longer relevant and the post is over 6 years old."
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    #10Xplorers - Aso Brain Games

    Xplorers - Aso Brain Games
    Xplorers Settlers is a java based version of Catan.
    Websites

    Free

    Gloria Nichols
    Written on July 31, 2017
    "Settlers of Catan is one of my favorite games and I spend a lot of my spare time playing it with friends. The other day all of my gaming friends were busy so I decided to look for the best places to play Settlers of Catan online. It was then I that ran across the game Xplorers - Aso Brain Games. It is a java based version of Catan. It was fun at first until I realized how limited it is. It was also hard to get paired with anyone who was actually good at the game. Ultimately it was a huge waste of my time."
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    #11Java Settlers of Catan

    Java Settlers of Catan
    Build settlements, roads, and cities by taking commodities from the land around you.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Frank Barnett
    Written on September 5, 2017
    "I would not recommend Java Settlers of Catan to anyone. I came across it while trying to find places to play Settlers of Catan online and this was horrible. Keep searching and pass this one up. "
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    #12Solito Settlers of Catan

    Solito Settlers of Catan

    [No longer available]

    This Settlers of Catan online game is a remake with variants of the 'Settlers of Catan' board game. It is a multiplayer game programmed in Flash.

    Games

    John Garza
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Solito Settlers of Catan isn't the greatest website to use. A lot of the time the website is down, and it's not like the original. Because it uses Flash, you have to enable flash on the website on most browsers and it's quite inconvenient as flash is slow compared to other solutions in the modern time. "
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    #13Catan: Creator's Edition

    Catan: Creator's Edition
    [No longer available]

    Play the board game classic and its expansions "Seafarers" and "Cities & Knights" and create your own empire on Catan including individual maps and scenarios.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $16.13

    Rodrigo Salas
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "I was interested in the game Settlers of Catan. I wanted to be able to play it online but this website only offered a download version. Ultimately I was fine with this as I could purchase it and download it to computer which was somewhat similar to playing online. Download worked fine."
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    #14JSettle.rs

    JSettle.rs

    JSettle.rs is a website platform for playing Settlers of Catan online. This website requires logging in or signing up first before going into the Catan game. All content of the website was copyrighted by Ruud Poutsma.

    Websites
    Ruud Poutsma
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "Offers a 3D board rendering, and a very nice user interface. It currently only supports the base game, but extensions are planned in the near future."
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    #15Rivals for Catan

    Rivals for Catan
    Be the Prince or Princess of Catan and decide on the fate of its settlers!
    Apps

    Mark Perez
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "I'm a huge fan of card games, but a lot of them are so similar - that it gets quite boring playing the same game over and over with only slight variations. Settlers of Catan is totally new and unique. It's very unlike any other card game out there. It's also so incredibly addicting. I've been playing it nonstop for the past few weeks, and it never gets boring. I also got my girlfriend pretty hooked on it as well. "
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    #16Catan Introductory Game

    Catan Introductory Game

    An introductory game for players who are new to the mechanics of the Settlers of Catan game. This is the where ideal site where beginners can hone their skills and learn the basics of the game.

    Websites
    Brian Rose
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "I live in a small town with nobody who knows of or has interest in playing Settlers of Catan, so I turned to the online game to seek out the challenge I sought. The introductory game is very easy to get into and walks you through the game step by step. Once I had the basics of the system down, I was on PlayCatan.com in no time, playing with people from all over the world. You want to get into Catan and play with people from all over? Check out Catan's introductory site and get going! NOW! Do it now!"

Summary

Best What are the best places to play Settlers of Catan online
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Katan.ioWebsites 29 Free
2Play CatanGames 17 Free
3Settlers of Catan Base Game onlineWebsites 17 Free
4CatanGames 16 Paid
5Catan UniverseGames 16 Free
6Better SettlersApps 15 Free
7Catan UniverseGames 15 Free
8Catanerator LiteApps 14 Free
9Where is the best place to play Settlers of Catan online?Websites 13 Free
10Xplorers - Aso Brain GamesWebsites 12 Free
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