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Settlers of Catan was perhaps the first board game I ever played that made me think board games were cool. The goal? To rule the fictional island of Catan. In order to do this, you build roads, settlements and cities with resources like brick, wood, sheep and ore, all while hoping you don't get ro...

February 20th 2015 at 9:14am 0 Comments
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Microsoft has something of an extracurricular activity: When it's not releasing Office for iPad or updating Windows, it has a habit of helping other companies build websites. Its latest project is a web version of Settlers of Catan, the popular board game, which it co-developed with Bontom Games....

July 25th 2014 at 5:38pm 0 Comments
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Catan (US$16.99) is the Mac app incarnation of the well-known board game Settlers of Catan. If you haven't played Settlers (as my family refers to it) before, you're in for a real treat. And a whole lot of stress too. Oh, and did I mention the strife? Settlers is, in a way, similar to Monopoly,...

August 2nd 2013 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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Labeling The Settlers of Catan franchise a success might just be the biggest understatement of our generation. The award-winning game evolved into several expansions, online communities, and an iOS version -- heck, even a prototype for the Microsoft Surface was shown off. But will Android fanboys...

May 20th 2011 at 11:55pm 0 Comments
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Catan. If you've ever visited, there's a good chance you're passionate about it. First unveiled as a traditional board game in 1995, the now-classic trading and settlement game has evolved over the years to include dozens of scenarios, expansions and reworkings, from limited edition game maps to b...

January 30th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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We're curious ... when you're not playing the DS, what are you playing instead? Are you filling your non-handheld time with the Wii, or even -- gasp -- another system? That's where this blogger tends to fall of late; between the Halo 3 Beta and the recent release of Catan on the Xbox Live Marketplac...

May 27th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Sure, the so-called Queen of Cake made this tribute to Settlers of Catan (cleverly dubbed Settlers of CaKEtan, here) way back in November 2005, but with the board game's recent release on Xbox Live, we couldn't think of a better time to relive pastry goodness. We're done with gaming cuisine for now...

May 4th 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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THE CATAN GAZETTE -- 30 APRIL 2007 Six Corners City, Island of Catan. The astonishing rate at which the settlers of Catan have transformed the previously uninhabited and decidedly unimpressive island into something civilized is set to slow down this week, when primary construction on the Xbox Live...

April 30th 2007 at 1:52pm 0 Comments
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For the last two weeks in a row, Microsoft has put out two Xbox Live Arcade titles each Wednesday. This week, however, they're changing it up by giving is three titles! Well, two and a half, really, but still, it's pretty badass. We got some retro love with Centipede and its sequel Millipede, packed...

April 30th 2007 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Big Huge Games has announced that Catan, the Live Arcade version of the classic board game, will be arriving on Xbox Live Arcade in the 1st quarter of this year. While this was somewhat expected, given Microsoft's recently announced lineup of Arcade games, it's still a good sign that the game should...

February 9th 2007 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Joystiq readers have long asked for Settlers of Catan to be brought to Xbox Live Arcade. When Microsoft confirmed that they're working on the game, some readers rejoiced: "Now THAT is cool. It almost makes a Nintendo fanboy like me want to buy a 360." -- RiemannMeetLebesgue "A dream...

January 2nd 2007 at 2:30am 0 Comments