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

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    Joe Hawkins
    Written on December 17, 2018
    "When I want to play games directly in my browser, I always use brave! To me, it definitely loads everything faster, plus, it's anti-tracking so no spies or corporations get info about what I do online"
    1. 26
      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..."
      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"
      Demi Yilmaz
      Written on December 18, 2017
      "My brother & I are currently making this. It aims to be free, online, easy to start, simple version of Settlers of Catan. We're pushing new updates everyday so if you want to report bugs or suggest features don't hesitate to contact. support@dawnofcrafting.com"
      Demi Yilmaz
      Written on November 12, 2018
      "@Roger Fox, we've updated the whole game UI, we're now working on UX elements and lobby. Let me know any bugs, features you'd like to have. Reach out at: katan.io.sup@gmail.com"
      Katan. io
      Written on December 16, 2018
      "This is the best platform to play catan in 2019! It also features a lobby system and you can play with your friends."
      Katan. io
      Written on December 16, 2018
      "The screenshots in here look really old"
      Jenna Arruda
      Written on January 4, 2019
      "nothings happening its basically a blank screen. "
    2. 19
      Settlers of Catan Base Game online

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

      Websites

      Free

      Samuel Harper
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "Perfect settlers game esp for those who have no high powered mobile phone or high cored PC. its a small game with retro graphics so it works well on any devices that suppor..."
      Samuel Harper
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "Perfect settlers game esp for those who have no high powered mobile phone or high cored PC. its a small game with retro graphics so it works well on any devices that support its plugins"
      Katherine Hudson
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "I wouldn't recommend the Settlers of Catan Base Game. It doesn't even work on a phone or tablet and you should really just try to practice with the real thing. "
      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."
      Raymond Brown
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "I really like playing the game on this site. It is an easy way to play the game when I don't have the physical game."
      Bruce Turner
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "It the best site to play, i strongly suggest this sit, is amazing"
    3. 19
      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 S..."
      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."
      Johnny Freeman
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "Thanks for these answers, I was getting really frustrated trying to find a decent game of Settlers of Catan online, but this helped me out. My personal favourite is playcatan.com but loads of other good options!"
      Jack Hunt
      Written on January 22, 2017
      "You can find many sites to play versions of Settlers of Catan. But the best place to play is the official website from the designer Klaus Teuber, at http://www.playcatan.com."
      Chao Yang
      Written on February 11, 2017
      "This was my favorite childhood game and I had no idea where to access it. The friendly people from Quora answered my questions and now I am able to play."

    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.

    1. 18
      Catan

      In this board game, up to 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 in order to beat your enemies.

      Games

      Android, iOS, Amazon

      $4.99- with in-app purchases

      Alexander Williams
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "So glad I found this page. This game has been one of the best things to happen to my internet life. Met plenty of random people I've befriended and the game itslef is so go..."
      Alexander Williams
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "So glad I found this page. This game has been one of the best things to happen to my internet life. Met plenty of random people I've befriended and the game itslef is so good and easy to use!"
      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."
      Arjun Rangan
      Written on February 14, 2017
      "I was looking for the official app to play Catan online, and I found it. It's everything you expect rom the board game on an app. I don't know why you would go anywhere else to play this game, it's the official source. Its perfect. "
      Alan Bates
      Written on April 1, 2017
      "It might be good to have a website or a facebook page that lets gamers know when a group is playing. Of maybe even have a set time during the week that they can go on and play with others."
      César Correa
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "catan is an excellent game and a lot of fun. If you like catan this is a great solution. I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys this."
    2. 17
      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 c..."
      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."
      Joe Perry
      Written on March 30, 2017
      "Play Catan is the best place to play Settlers of Catan online, since it is the official solution. The website tracks statistics and allows multiple games to be played at once."
      Roger Hart
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "This is a great website to play Settlers of Catan if you were already a flyer. However, they are not excepting new members at this time."
      Katan. io
      Written on December 16, 2018
      "This was the best Settlers of Catan version until they shut it down."
      John Riley
      Written on March 4, 2017
      "I really enjoy this game to play with friends."
    3. 16
      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 we..."
      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"
      Katan. io
      Written on December 16, 2018
      "I must say, CU is actually the worse place to play Settlers of Catan online. It's full of bugs and crashes"
      Katan. io
      Written on December 16, 2018
      "The game is buggy and does not work "
      David Murray
      Written on January 3, 2019
      "Ignore the negative reviews. This is the best way to play online."
      Raynold Jack
      Written on December 23, 2018
      "Has nice graphics but that is it."
      Alp Akal
      Written on December 23, 2018
      "I tried this and didn't like it"
    4. 15
      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

      Joe Holmes
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "The name fits the game lol. Deffo better than Settlers than the actual game in terms of fairness and gameplay. It's cool and plays well on my device...."
      Joe Holmes
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "The name fits the game lol. Deffo better than Settlers than the actual game in terms of fairness and gameplay. It's cool and plays well on my device."
      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."
      Benjamin Thomas
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "I love playing Settlers of Catan with my IRL friends, but sometimes the games run a little short or seem unfair. This companion software allows me and my friends to enjoy Settlers the way it was meant to be played!"
      Christopher Perry
      Written on February 1, 2017
      "I want to play settlers of Catan and this app is exactly that, a way to play on my phone"
      Nathan Hoffman
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "I like how the app is used especially for those who play catan."
      Raynold Jack
      Written on December 23, 2018
      "Simplistic catan game that works"
    5. 14
      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

      Julia Montgomery
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "Absoliutely love this game! Been looking for a good place to find a Settlers game on the internet for a long time when my friend pointed me to this. Game's pretty much how ..."
      Julia Montgomery
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "Absoliutely love this game! Been looking for a good place to find a Settlers game on the internet for a long time when my friend pointed me to this. Game's pretty much how the original tabletop went. It's cool and it's smooth, and it lets you play with friends or random people"
      Jonathan Sullivan
      Written on February 10, 2017
      "The website does not really offer much to visitors of the site. The site lacks any real call to action and seems rather sparse in the information it presents."
      Katan. io
      Written on December 16, 2018
      "I must say, CU is actually the worse place to play Settlers of Catan online. It's full of bugs and crashes"
      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!"
      Philip Vargas
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "I absolutely love playing Settlers of Catan but I have always had problems finding other people to play with me. Recently, I found out that a site called Catan Universe had decided to begin offering an online way to play the game. After using the site, I have found many games to join and play online. All in all, Catan Universe is a great way to play this wonderful game with other people. "
      Billy Henderson
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "Yes this is a great site to play Catan online. There is also a chance to download the game to play as well."
      Raynold Jack
      Written on December 23, 2018
      "This seems like the same game as https://en.softonic.com/solutions/games/catan-universe-pc"
      cozy lin
      Written on December 23, 2018
      "It always crashes and bugs"
    6. 14
      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..."
      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."
      Yuan Li
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "This amazing game has helped me cope with many boring waits at doctor's offices and the grocery store. Game play is very quick and you become absorbed in the various quests you can do. I particularly love the idea that you can achieve new levels as you progress."
      Harold Hudson
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "This is a great app for playing Catan with my friends. The only problem with it is it doesn't support online play at all. But it's really useful when you're playing a game in person around the table."
      Matthew Guerrero
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "I love Settlers of Catan, and now I can play with my friends really easily. Best of all, the app is free!"
    7. 13
      Xplorers - Aso Brain Games
      Xplorers Settlers is a java based version of Catan.
      Websites

      Free

      Katan. io
      Written on December 16, 2018
      "The game is good but too old. It was made more than 10 years ago and the UI isn't updated. Also sign up process takes a month!..."
      Katan. io
      Written on December 16, 2018
      "The game is good but too old. It was made more than 10 years ago and the UI isn't updated. Also sign up process takes a month!"
      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."
      Larry Richardson
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "I love the selection of games available to me at Aso Game! I really enjoy board games and often find myself with no one to play against. Now I can find players from all over the world ready to play immediately or I can even play against AI. This has been awesome for me since I became home-bound last month due to illness. I never have to be lonely again."
      Wei Xie
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "I was looking for a place to be able to play Settlers of Catan online. I found Xplorers - Aso Brain Games and found they had the games I was looking for. They also have many other games to play and a great community for games like Settlers of Catan online."
      Patrick Simpson
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "as a bloke who doesn't have any of those fancy schmancy tech and gamin laptops, im glad i found this game that runs well even on my shitty laptop lmaoo"
      Tommy Hinde
      Written on February 17, 2018
      "Hands down the best way to play catan online. Ive been playing for ten years, and love the user generated maps. Highly recommended. "
      Mark Gonzalez
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "I was able to play a cheap imitation of Settlers of Catan here (Xplorers). I would not recommend this game and would look elsewhere."
      Raynold Jack
      Written on December 23, 2018
      "Sign up process is a pain"
    8. 10
      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 an..."
      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. "
      Charles Gibson
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "This is an easy to understand way to play Settler of Catan online. I was quickly able to start playing both a practice game and then on a server. Thanks for the advice."
      Juan Hayes
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "This game is so fun! It keeps me engaged for a long time and I never get bored of it."
      Israel Zamora
      Written on March 2, 2017
      "An easy place to play java settlers of catan! couldn't ask for more"
    9. 9
      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 co..."
      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."
      Justin Kim
      Written on August 14, 2017
      "An unremarkable website design that offers little to no information regarding the game or where to play. The site design looks like something that crawled out of the early 2000s."
      Steven Butler
      Written on February 9, 2017
      "I downloaded this game and it allowed me to play by myself. However, I am looking for a place to play Settlers with other people. I would look elsewhere if I were you."
      Jose Williamson
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "I didn't like this! but after some snooping I found a Catan game for Nintendo DS. Not the most elegant or efficient solution."
    10. 9
      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 fl..."
      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. "
      Katherine Wilson
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "I don't have enough friends. Certainly not enough to play Settlers of Catan. I'm so happy I found Solito where I can play online with strangers!"
      Shirley Douglas
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "The link for this website is no longer available. "
      Solito Delima
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "Free Settlers of Catan online multiplayer game"
    11. 8
      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...."
      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."
    12. 6
      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 Ca..."
      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. "
      Randy Gibson
      Written on April 7, 2017
      "The iTunes store is a great place to find most any game, even if it has to be a substitute like "Rivals of Catan". There is no place to play "Settlers" online that I am aware of but iTunes is a good place to look for the app."
      Phillip Roberts
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "A friend of mine showed me this game on his Mac and I fell in love with it so I downloaded it myself. I think that Rivals of Catan, even if it can be improved a lot, it's still a very funny and entertaining game!"
      Sean Hoffman
      Written on March 8, 2017
      "A redirect to the iTunes Store does little or nothing to inform visitors of the best places to play Settlers of Catan online. This takes into no account if the people intend to play use either iOS or Android."
    13. 5
      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 introducto..."
      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!"
      Samuel Martin
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "A friend of mine showed me this game on his laptop and I fell in love with it so I downloaded it myself. I think that Catan Introuctory Game, even if it can be improved a lot, it's still a very funny and entertaining game!"
      Christopher Mason
      Written on August 30, 2017
      "A rather unoriginal website design that offers very little information to a visitor. There is no call to action on the site, and very little information to help out user who might experience technical issues. "
      Philip Gardner
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "This product will help your skill level for Catan. Perfect for beginners who want to learn a lot of tips and tricks for the game. You will soon play like a professional with this convienant helper."

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    Best places to play Settlers of Catan online
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Katan.io Websites 26 Free
    2 Settlers of Catan Base Game online Websites 19 Free
    3 Where is the best place to play Settlers of Catan online? Websites 19 Free
    4 Catan Games 18 Paid
    5 Play Catan Games 17 Free
    6 Catan Universe Games 16 Free
    7 Better Settlers Apps 15 Free
    8 Catan Universe Games 14 Free
    9 Catanerator Lite Apps 14 Free
    10 Xplorers - Aso Brain Games Websites 13 Free
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