About this game
Developer: Exozet Games
Content Rating: Everyone
Trade, Build, Settle on Nintendo Switch™! Discover or re-discover all the fun of the strategic & social gameplay of the million-seller board game! The island of CATAN ™ is an uninhabited land rich in resources for you to settle. Unfortunately, your opponents have the same plans. Build settlements, roads and cities strategically to gain supremacy on CATAN! Some resources you have in abundance, other resources are scarce. Trade resources wisely & skillfully to stack the odds in your favor and become the greatest settler of CATAN! Play through an exclusive campaign mode with numerous scenarios, each with a unique starter situation and three levels of difficulty.
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Hopefully more expansions (or possibly even the spin-offs) will eventually make their way to the Switch version. It would certainly help with the variety. However, even if they never do, this base game will satisfy anyone looking to just play a round of Catan. Nothing here will blow you away, and there are better digital implementations out there. It does just enough to get the job done. As we’ve seen with many releases on Switch, that’s usually enough for most people.
Though Catan might be a serviceable translation of a beloved board game, it also has some glaring omissions that might make it a bit of a disappointment for those hoping to play the game locally with friends, confining its tabletop-like experience to either playing solo or against others online. While I’ll definitely enjoy the chance to curl up with a game or two on my own before bed, I can’t help but want to share the game’s best qualities with others, where this iteration of Catan comes up limiting.
Catan on Switch is serene but never boring. It’s not a pulse-pounding action thriller, but it asks for a lot of thought. You will strategize, you will win, and sometimes you will lose. But the music will continue to gently encourage you, the cartoon opponents are just begging to be defeated, and there are still so many islands to clear. I don’t know how glossy you can make a game like this, but I’m happy to report that you don’t have to. An attractive package and a clear interface are the only reminders we need- Catan is a classic and being able to play it on the go is a gift.