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Catan: Die Erste Insel is an adaptation of the popular board game The Settlers of Catan. It features a 3D environment that simulates playing the board game against several AI opponents. After a simple introduction to the gameplay, a campaign of 12 missions is waiting for the player. Several of these missions were developed by the board game designer . Some free game variants of the board game and the expansion Die Seefahrer (The Seafarers of Catan) are also included. Multiplayer is available on the same computer or over a LAN or internet for up to 6 players.


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Alternate Titles

  • "De Kolonisten van Catan" -- Belgian/Dutch title

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PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun PlayStation Aug, 2000 79 out of 100 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jan 31, 2002 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Joker Windows Nov, 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Zone Benelux Windows Mar, 2002 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1999 73 out of 100 73
Video Games PlayStation Jul, 2000 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Feb 08, 2002 71 out of 100 71


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In 2000, Catan: Die Erste Insel (Windows) won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


  • VUD
    • 2000 - Gold Award (Windows version)

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