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Catan – Console Edition brings the board game to life on Switch

Classic tabletop game Catan is making the leap to the Nintendo Switch, with today’s Catan – Console Edition.

Greetings settlers

A strategy game that’s been around for ages in the tabletop space, Catan arrived in video game form earlier this year. When it dropped originally, it skipped a Switch release, though that has finally been seen to with a launch today.

From Dovetail Games and Nomad Games, Catan – Console Edition plays much like you’d expect, as the hexagonal tiles of the board come to life. Fans will have to trade, build, and settle, as they craft their own fledgling civilizations in single or multiplay.

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. 

Dovetail Games press release

Along with the basic version of the game, there’s also a “Super Deluxe” version for Switch players to grab. That beefed up edition includes “five championship maps, as well as The Helpers”, according to the press release, the latter being the first expansion. The Helpers are 12 individual characters that bring “their own unique and specialized skills to give players a strategic advantage in developing their fledgling communities into thriving cities”.

Both versions of Catan – Console Edition are out now for the Switch, as well as PC, and Xbox and PlayStation platforms.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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