CATAN – Console Edition is out today on Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch owners can pick up their copy of the official console version of the hugely popular board game and play with their friends and family at home round the couch, online, or on the move, all on the board that comes to life! The game can be purchased at Nintendo.com/us/store/products/catan-console-edition-switch/
The official console version of the international board game hit has been in development courtesy of Dovetail Games, with help from the good people over at Nomad Games. The release of CATAN – Console Edition on Nintendo Switch means that it is now possible to play the game on every current and last gen console.
Players will Trade, Build and Settle on the board that comes to life, populated with characters farming and mining resources, sheep roaming their respective hexes and the Robber waiting for the moment to move. Ships occupy the surrounding harbors and Settlements and Cities appear as players continue to build and trade with one another. Success comes with earning Victory Points, which can be gained in various ways including building the ‘Longest Road’ or amassing the ‘Largest Army.’ Building Cities and Settlements also earn Victory Points, as well as through the tactical use of Development Cards.
In addition to standard and deluxe versions, CATAN – Console Edition on Nintendo Switch will also see a Super Deluxe version released. This version includes five championship maps, as well as The Helpers, the first official expansion to the game. It adds an additional layer of strategy (and fun) to the base game of CATAN by introducing 12 characters known as Helpers. Each Helper brings their own unique and specialized skills to give players a strategic advantage in developing their fledgling communities into thriving cities. The rules and conditions of victory remain the same as it was in the base game, but the way to get there is just a bit more intriguing.
CATAN has always been about playing together and with the Card Companion on smartphones, players can all gather around one TV without the risk of seeing the resources that others have. Online play utilizes Cross-play to ensure Nintendo Switch player can enjoy CATAN – Console Edition together with players on other consoles, while solo players can tackle the various AI characters based on CATAN lore that each have their intricacies in building and trading.
CATAN – Console Edition: Super Deluxe ($29.99 USD), CATAN – Console Edition: Deluxe ($24.99 USD), and CATAN – Console Edition: Standard ($19.99 USD) will be available on all current and last gen consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Series X & S and PlayStation 4 & 5.
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