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Open Ended Trades

It would be helpful to have the ability to offer open ended trades such as "Need wheat, but don't mind what I give," so other people can just offer what they want and ...
Suggested by: Sarah (13 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 17 Sep Comments: 19
Under development enhance feature trade

Dice stats live data

It would be nice to have dice stats live somewhere in menu
Suggested by: Jakub (24 Feb, '20) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 30
Under consideration ux

Allow name change once a month

I know we used to be able to change it endlessly and someone had issues with that because of trolling, but I didn't realize it would be changed and I changed mine ...
Suggested by: Kevin (30 Aug, '22) Upvoted: today Comments: 3
Under consideration

Playing game gives coins

Hi, since there's a store so maybe we should add a system where you get a small amount of coins after you finish a game so you can spend to buy stuff.
Suggested by: AABATTERY (22 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 15 Sep Comments: 12
Under consideration

Support for color blind players
Suggested by: (04 Sep, '19) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 40
Under consideration ui

open source the game

given the amount of community contribution in terms of input, suggestions, providing the players to actually make it happen, the game should be open source. this ...
Suggested by: Connor Beckerle (13 Sep, '19) Upvoted: 20 Aug Comments: 15
Not planned idea

3 players can kick out a 4th (for abusive language, etc).

All other players (3 in a 4 player game, 2 in a 3 player game) can kick out a disruptive player by unanimous vote.
Suggested by: Todd (25 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 43
Under consideration game

Minimize / Resize right sidebar windows: chat, opponents, game history

It's hard to see all the opponents for larger games. If there was an option to minimize the windows to make the opponents window larger. A minus/plus button in the ...
Suggested by: Mike Boardman (03 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 28 Jul Comments: 47
Under consideration enhance feature ux

Custom Design Boards

Would be amazing for hosting tournaments and creating an Esports-scene! I also think you shouldn't allow every player to be able to create these boards. So, It would ...
Suggested by: Treeckosaurus (05 Sep, '19) Upvoted: 07 Aug Comments: 22
Under consideration game premium tournament

data API or ability to export data after games for analysis

Would like to be able to query the data from a game given a game ID. Could be an API -- or a database or just CSV access
Suggested by: nick (09 Apr, '20) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 14
Under consideration idea

deleting the account

for those who want to delete their account
Suggested by: Neerav (06 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 6
Under consideration

Option to disable bot trades

I would like there to be an option in which you can toggle to disable all trading between bots and players, this is an option to prevent bot abuse as well as colluding.
Suggested by: PCChaseMe (24 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 17 Sep Comments: 48
Under consideration game options trade

Bot Difficulty (levels)

Really hope you guys add difficulties for the bot. I would say the difficulties now are at medium. syahmi opac (from email)
Suggested by: Demiculus (30 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 07 Sep Comments: 14
Under consideration bot idea room

Allow users to change Country Flag

Right now it is IP-based on an open-source package that doesn't seem to be that accurate. It's a bummer when you are from one country but appear as another. It'd ...
Suggested by: Bryan (19 Jun, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 19
Under consideration

Allow players to gift colonist coins!

Right now you have to get in contact with the team to send coins to other players, it'd be nice if there was a gifting option similarly to how Discord lets you gift ...
Suggested by: Joshua Smith (31 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 14 Sep Comments: 9
Under consideration idea

Select placement order in private games or Tournaments

When playng with friends in a private match, to have the ability to choose who goes in what position. This would be helpful for a tournament we're going to run where ...
Suggested by: Josh (20 May, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 19
Under consideration

Traders & Barbarians Expansion

Suggested by: Calvin (19 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 28 Jul Comments: 3
Under consideration expansion

We should be able to accept a trade even if we rejected it, if it's still up on the screen

Since you insist on leaving the trade dialogue up after rejecting it, we should be able to accept it after (allow us to change our minds). This would only be fair ...
Suggested by: player (11 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 3
Under consideration trade

Bot logic support for Cities and Knights

Suggested by: Andrew McComb (23 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 13 Aug Comments: 6
Under consideration

MULTI Catan Please!!

6 player version with fog of war covering the other multiple islands, fast paced, highest amount of victory points after 72 turns wins
Suggested by: MultiCatanFan (02 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 04 Sep Comments: 11
Under consideration expansion game options idea

Fun Map - Randomizer

This is a suggestion for a fun map. Players start off on the base map and as soon as the leading player reaches midway to winning (say, 5 out of 10 points to win), ...
Suggested by: Aravinda (21 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 10 Sep Comments: 5
Under consideration

Add Block Function

The block function would allow you to avoid toxic players, or a player you have just had a negative experience with. I don't believe there is any downside to this, ...
Suggested by: Davbav (14 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 8
Under consideration

Add an indicator when multiple players have the same IP

Suggested by: H (28 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 12 Aug Comments: 10
Under consideration idea room

Option to change back to default icon

After choosing a different icon (like the christmas hat), you can only choose from the other special icons but not return to the normal one (the white head). It could ...
Suggested by: Emma (22 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 13 Sep Comments: 19
Under consideration

Add PINK color to the Store

More color options, but start with Pink!
Suggested by: AuntieDawn (14 May, '22) Upvoted: 12 Sep Comments: 4
Under consideration store

End Game Command / Button

It would be nice to have an option to end the game by counting up total VP as an alternative to leaving with /disablekarma
Suggested by: Kero (23 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 10 Aug Comments: 56
Under consideration idea

Explorers and Pirates

Suggested by: Barbarossa41 (12 May, '20) Upvoted: 28 Jul Comments: 6
Under consideration expansion

Replay Mode

admin: This thread now contains all REPLAY related suggestions. Add your suggestion in the comment section below! Thank you. JUAN ...
Suggested by: Pineapple Pizza with extra pineapple (28 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 23 Aug Comments: 21
Under consideration game idea

See all 8 players in table view.

When playing with more than 4 players, it is hard to see all the details of all the players as you have to scroll the player displays to be able to view all the ...
Suggested by: Alex Bruski (19 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 24 Jul Comments: 4
Under consideration

Time Bank

My thoughts on how a time bank could function: Let's say: you have 3 minutes for placements and 1 minute for regular turns (default times) On top of that, you ...
Suggested by: Treeckosaurus (24 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 23
Under consideration idea

See other players' responses to trades

In real-life Catan, you see other players' reactions to trades, which adds leverage to the trade. For instance, a leading player wants to get brick for a ...
Suggested by: Aleksandra (24 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 18
Under development

2 vs 2 ... and other Team Games

Some rules to suggest Consider when doing team games, that victory points are combined. I.e. both players in combo need 20 VPs, not each player get to ten (this way ...
Suggested by: Andrew (19 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 07 Aug Comments: 9
Under consideration

Play with friends

It is possible to add someone as a friend on this site, but there is no way to send game requests to those friends. It would be cool to be able to invite other users ...
Suggested by: KG (12 Nov, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 4
Under consideration

Boost discord's Competitive Leagues

I believe that Discord's competitive leagues are an important part of the Colonist community, and lately I noticed a big loss of advertising space for them. My ...
Suggested by: Shanks1700 (16 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 17 Jan Comments: 13
Under consideration

Allow proposing trade when it is not your turn

The downside of this will be spam, but that can be overcome by muting a player or limiting the amount of offers an opponent can give per turn
Suggested by: Demiculus (26 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 11 Mar Comments: 8
Not planned trade

If player has a port, don't post trade if they "select" more cards than required for bank trade

Habit to click the resource i'm getting rid of 4 times. Instead of offering it to trade to other players, if i have a 3 for 1 can it not post the trade offer? ...
Suggested by: ERROR/Admin/Bruh before it was stolen (12 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 14 Oct, '22 Comments: 11
Not planned enhance feature trade

Unlimited Mode

Hello me and my friends were playing the Lord of the Rings Map. We set the VP to 20 and we all realized we had a problem. There was no way for us to win the game. The ...
Suggested by: Derkerb (04 May, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 9
Under consideration

Don't make Balanced dice default in Ranked 1v1 games

Random dice should be the default option.
Suggested by: anonymous (10 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 19 Sep Comments: 11
Under consideration

Add more feminine Icons.

There are many female players that don't align with farmers, swords or knights. How about Carmen Miranda - lady with fruit on her head? Or, adding male and female ...
Suggested by: Elise Erdmann (17 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 11 Mar Comments: 14
Under consideration

Bug: bank won't accept 4:1 card trade

I've noticed a few times over the course of the past week or so that during certain games, the bank will not allow me to trade in 4 cards (but other players can). ...
Suggested by: B (07 Sep, '19) Upvoted: 30 Aug Comments: 41

Return to previous trading UI

Hi - love the site, active (addicted) user. The new trading UI has increased the number of clicks required to trade with the bank, covers the lower 1/3 of the board ...
Suggested by: CatanAddicted (28 Jul) Upvoted: 07 Sep Comments: 18
Under consideration

12s and 2s Option in the start lobby- Collect on either or when rolled

When you roll a 12 it's as if a 2 was rolled too and vice versa.
Suggested by: Redseahorse (07 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 18 Mar Comments: 16
Under consideration

Track statistics

- Win% for each placement position (1st player to place, 2nd position, etc.) - Win% for all 5 resources start - Win% for lacking ore - Win% for lacking wheat - ...
Suggested by: Treeckosaurus (19 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 6
Under consideration

Filter Profile Stats: bot games, game modes, maps, etc.

When I was first starting out, I played with bots to get a feel for the UI and understand the game better. But now I realize the bots are easier to trick and wins ...
Suggested by: Vamsi (10 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 16
Under consideration profile

Improve trading system (similar to PlayCatan)

Full requirements and images: Example flow video: ...
Suggested by: Stroom (30 May, '20) Upvoted: 09 Jun Comments: 8
Not planned idea trade ux

Add Card Stack as an Option Instead of Random Dice Rolls

Keeping in mind this would only be an option and regular dice rolls would be the standard. This comes from an older version of PlayCatan. Basically, instead of ...
Suggested by: OatmealKing (12 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 28 Jul Comments: 10
Not planned game game options idea

Please add board position lock back into the options.

Yeah, I could double click faster. But playing with the mouse or touchscreen still moves the board frequently enough. (Default it to off if you must)
Suggested by: player (24 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 08 Jul Comments: 15
Under consideration game game options map ui

Dark mode - reduce background brightness

Reduce background brightness outside of board to spare my eyes. Especially when playing during nighttime.
Suggested by: b (20 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 08 Sep Comments: 3
Under consideration ui

Add a "Streaming now" Section on Lobby just like "Tournaments" and "Videos"

It may take some work to have the list update constantly, but it is a nice way to encourage people to stream. Best if it can get integrated with Twitch so that ...
Suggested by: Puzzles (07 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 05 Nov, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration lobby

Ability to set Password for Private room

The only way to gain access to a private room is via link - it would be helpful to have the ability to set a password if you choose to have a room privation the match ...
Suggested by: heady (31 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 16 Feb Comments: 3
Not planned idea room