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  July 2011

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In This Issue
Catan for Android
PlayCatan Updates
Subscribe to Catan on YouTube
Catan Cake!
Settlers of America Wins!
Struggle for Catan Review
NACC Event Updates
Settlers of Catan Masters Tournament
Quick Links

Recent Releases



The Struggle for Catan 


Catan Dice Game -

Standard  Edition


The Settlers of Catan™ 15th Anniversary Edition


The Rivals of Catan™ 



Wacky Wacky West™


 Settlers of America™



Catan Dice Game Deluxe™

Dice Game

Artisans & Benefactors™

Artisans & Benfactors

Catan Geographies: Germany™

Catan Portable Edition™



 Online/Electronic Game News

Catan for Android is here!

 The Seafarers Expansion is also available!



"Catan", the legendary strategy game for mobile devices is fun to play anytime, anywhere. We're happy to announce that it is now available for Android! True to the original game, you can compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. You can trade with each other and claim the precious land with all its resources.



Learn more here: Catan for Android

Catan: The First Island Updated to Version 2.1.1

 New features and Skins!


Catan for Android - graphic sets


Catan: The First Island has been updated to version 2.1.1. The app is now available with enhanced graphics, Retina support and interchangeable graphic sets. Based on user feedback from Catan players all over the world, update 2.1 includes a number of exciting new features for all players:

  •  Retina graphics and landscape mode offer are more detailed view of the game
  •  New user interface with info ticker line: Keep track of your fellow players' actions while still keeping an eye on the game board 
  •  3 different graphic sets to choose from: Play with the classic set or select the original graphics from the US or German board game editions
  •  Game Center Achievements: Prove if you're an expert Catan player and go for the numerous achievements that have been added: Can you manage to settle every island in a Seafarers scenario or win a game without building any city?
  •  Various smaller tweaks and improvements which optimize the gameplay   

Learn more or update your app here:

Updates from

News from the Catan Online World!


Catan Online World 


Below is a list and links to a number of news stories about


Game News

Learn more and play Catan online at the link below: 




New Prof. Easy Tutorial!

Learn how to play The Struggle for Catan with Prof. Easy


Prof. Easy, Siegfried, Marlene, and Jean present a new online demo for The Struggle for Catan card game.


Join them and find out how easy it is to learn and play this exciting game for 2-4 players designed by Klaus Teuber!



Learn to play here:






Subscribe to our Catan YouTube Channel

We've updated our YouTube channel to help you learn how to play!

The Settlers of Catan - Learn to Play!
The Settlers of Catan - Learn to Play!
The Settlers of Catan YouTube channel has been updated to include all the Catan White Glove Demo videos to help players learn the game. Please subscribe to our channel and pass the videos on to new players, family, and friends who might need help learning how to play one of our games.


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Catan Creations

Catan Cake by Kalli Cakes & Confections

This Ohio baking company asked us if they could make a spectacular Catan Cake for a client. You can see in the pictures below, they delivered on their request with stunning results. 


Kalli Cake  


Kalli Cakes & Confections, LLC is a baking company out of Ohio, who contacted us about making a Catan Cake for a client's birthday. The bakers wanted the cake to be as detailed as possible, but since the cake would be sold, they also were nice enough to clear it with us first. We were impressed by their respectful gesture, so we of course granted them their wish to create a catan cake with the original art as inspiration. You can see in the pictures that they did the original Catan art justice and the cake is absolutely amazing. There was only one condition in the agreement, that Kalli make a new Catan cake every year! We can't wait to see what else they create, and, we're sure they will be delicious.


If you're interested in seeing more of the fantastic cake, you can view the pictures here on Facebook:


Games in the Media

Settlers of America Wins 'Best Historical Game"

We're proud to announce we won an Origins Award!


The Origins Award for "Best Historical Board Game" went to Catan Histories: Settlers of America-Trails to Rails™! Origins 2011 Game Fair attendees voted on games in ten different categories.  Each category can have up to five finalists.  These finalists were selected by a panel that played each of the nominated games and recommended the top five in the category.


We'd like to thank our partners Mayfair Games, GAMA, Origins, and especially all the fans who voted. Thank you very much! ReviewsThe Struggle for Catan     
Read this review of our latest card game! posted a review of The Struggle for Catan™, the 2-4 player card game version of The Settlers of Catan™. Check out the review: 


Learn more about the game here:

 The Struggle for Catan™ 




Gaming Events

NACC Events Updates! 

NACC 2011 Be looking for announcements on more NACC Qualifiers in the coming months and visit our website ( or Facebook page for more information on NACC tournaments.

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NACC 2011 Events:


Gen Con Indy: Aug. 4-7

Indianapolis, IN, USA

NACC Tournament

For details please visit:


Catan Tournament of Masters at GenCon Indy 2011!

To celebrate fifteen years of Catan, and as a special thank you to the players who have made Catan Tournaments so enjoyable and exciting, Mayfair Games will be hosting the Catan Tournament of Masters Invitational at Gen Con Indy on Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5, 2011.  This tournament is limited to thirty-two (32) players.  Participants will  receive a 4-day Gen Con Indy badge just for playing and the winner of the tournament will get a seat in the NACC Tournament being held on the Saturday and Sunday of Gen Con 2011.



Until next month...
Thank you for reading the Catan News Wire. We appreciate your readership!


The Catan Team


White Glove Demo List

Below is a list of all the White Glove Demo videos created to help you learn how to play our games:


Candamir™ - The First Settlers
Catan Histories: Settlers of America™ Trails to Rails
Catan: Cities & Knights™ 5-6 Player Extension™
Catan: Cities & Knights™ Game Expansion
Catan: Seafarers™ 5&6 Player Extension™
Catan: Seafarers™ Game Expansion
Catan: Traders & Barbarians™ 5-6 Player Extension
Catan: Traders & Barbarians™ Expansion  Pt. 1
Catan: Traders & Barbarians™ Expansion  Pt. 2  
Catan™ Dice Game Deluxe
The Settlers of Catan™
The Settlers of Catan™ 5 & 6 Player Extension™
Wacky Wacky West™