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Suggested by: Guido (08 Sep, '19) • Upvoted: 13 Feb • Comments: 57
Cities and Knights
Cities and Knights Expansion is out!!! Get it at the store https://colonist.io/store.html
Suggested by: John (25 Oct, '19) • Upvoted: 18 Sep, '22 • Comments: 33
Add PayPal as alternative to buy Maps and Expansions
Not everyone likes to hand out their card details.
Suggested by: Malachi (22 Nov, '19) • Upvoted: 21 Feb • Comments: 34
User Ranking/Leaderboards (ELO system)
Something like an Elo rating system or so.
Suggested by: Jesse (15 Sep, '19) • Upvoted: 12 Jan • Comments: 106
Player management: Add players as favorited/friends
I have found some really great people in games and wish I could play with them again. Maybe its coming with user profiles but it would cool to be able to have ...
Suggested by: heady (14 Aug, '19) • Upvoted: 25 Mar • Comments: 140
Add special build phase for 5-6 player
The 5-6 player extension for Catan has a "special build phase" where all players can build at the end of anyone's turn (only using cards in hand, no trades to other ...
Suggested by: Sean (23 Mar, '20) • Upvoted: 26 Feb • Comments: 36
Done enhance feature game
Add numbers to resource cards
If we have 4 wood cards with us, it would really help if there was a small indication that we have 4 cards of that resource. Maybe just a small number "4" on the ...
Suggested by: Jesse (Achilles333) (10 Nov, '19) • Upvoted: 12 Nov, '22 • Comments: 31
Pause Game Feature
In a private game, allow players to request a timeout to the other players in the session. then resuming when ready. ================ PRESS "P" TO PAUSE THE GAME, ...
Suggested by: Daniel Hanlon (23 Dec, '19) • Upvoted: 28 Jan • Comments: 31
Would love to play the original Catan Expansion! _________________________________________________________________ admin update: Seafarers is out! ...
Suggested by: Jack (23 Mar, '20) • Upvoted: 27 Feb, '22 • Comments: 9
enable changing email associated with account
Suggested by: v (07 Apr, '20) • Upvoted: 05 Feb • Comments: 7
Option for additional time for initial build phase
The game host could choose a time limit for the build phase which is separate to the time limit for the remainder of the game. For example, you could have a fast ...
Suggested by: AceVentura7 (15 Apr, '20) • Upvoted: 15 Aug, '22 • Comments: 67
Done game game options
Bots should refuse to trade with high point winning player
Suggested by: Esqarrouth (13 Aug, '19) • Upvoted: 27 May, '22 • Comments: 37
Mute and Report players
Originally suggested by THanz on 2019-10-29. Implemented in v87 admin update: Report/mute tutorial in attached image
Suggested by: THanz (14 Aug, '19) • Upvoted: 15 Oct, '22 • Comments: 5
Done chat enhance feature idea
Randomize Tiles and Numbers.
Please add the ability in game setup to have options of what you can randomize like tiles, ports and numbers. If you dont want to allow that, then please add ...
Suggested by: Connor (24 Nov, '19) • Upvoted: 25 Mar • Comments: 45
Option to select a different dice system
How does your random number generator work? Are the seeds randomized enough? Very often it seems that the same numbers are being rolled multiple times, 3, 4, even 5 ...
Suggested by: MikeIsMyIke (05 Aug, '19) • Upvoted: 15 Feb • Comments: 113
Filter Lobby by Game Type (Map, Speed, Number of players, etc)
I'm only interested in playing public 4-player games with hidden bank cards, either fast or very fast. at high traffic times I'm scrolling through soo many games in ...
Suggested by: heady (20 Mar, '20) • Upvoted: 17 Oct, '22 • Comments: 38
Done enhance feature idea lobby
Longest Road Bug: Explained Better?
The issue with longest road awarding the +2 VP inconsistently occurs when the player with the longest road loses it by getting their road length cut by a settlement ...
Suggested by: Kenny (08 May, '20) • Upvoted: 22 Feb, '22 • Comments: 111
Add more log in methods other than Google
Is there a way to create an account not via google authentication? Most sites offer the option to signup via email as well. In addition, is there a way to play with ...
Suggested by: Michael (18 Mar, '20) • Upvoted: 22 Mar • Comments: 23
Allow players to set their default color
Allow players to set on their profiles their default color. An addition to this would be to let players rate the colors in case they join a room/game where their ...
Suggested by: Paulo Roxas (16 May, '20) • Upvoted: 10 Mar • Comments: 9
Not enough resource to give to all should mean no resources distributed
When there are not enough resources in the bank to distribute to ALL parties, the game should not distributed. Example: Red has 2 cities on a (6) wood. Blue has a ...
Suggested by: aztechunter (13 Aug, '19) • Upvoted: 20 Feb, '22 • Comments: 51
Bots shouldn't build too much unnecessary roads
It could create more settlements with all that resources http://prntscr.com/p1hzx5 __________________________ admin edit: Fixed in v99. Bots shouldn't build so ...
Suggested by: Demiculus (04 Sep, '19) • Upvoted: 28 Jan, '22 • Comments: 38
Add confirmation button / double click
2 possibilities: -for main actions (BUILD, END TURN, BUY DEV) -for initial placements Problem this feature solves => Missclicking and double clicking How to ...
Suggested by: JUAN (01 May, '20) • Upvoted: 09 Oct, '22 • Comments: 58
Done enhance feature game ux
Keyboard shortcuts [PRESS SPACEBAR TO ROLL DICE & END TURN]
ROL DICE: SPACEBAR END TURN: SPACEBAR PAUSE: P MUTE SOUNDS: M VOLUME: UP/DOWN ARROWS ↑/↓ https://i.imgur.com/4NhWV9J.jpg ______________________ I think ...
Suggested by: Podvin#8781 (15 Jan, '20) • Upvoted: 2 days ago • Comments: 17
Room: Kicked people should stay kicked and not rejoin
Feature request: Not sure if it's easy right now, but if we kick someone out of the room before a game starts, it would be great if they can't immediately re-enter ...
Suggested by: Esqarrouth (04 Aug, '19) • Upvoted: 15 Nov, '20 • Comments: 21
Done enhance feature room
Rematch function does not work
Nothing happens when you click the rematch button. Cannot hold a rematch.
Suggested by: AM34 (09 May, '20) • Upvoted: 06 Oct, '22 • Comments: 34
Option to reset zoom to home?
Not sure if it already exists, but if the map becomes out of view there should be an option to reset the zoom so that the map is centered back in the middle again
Suggested by: fiskman (22 Mar, '20) • Upvoted: 26 Nov, '22 • Comments: 25
Bots give away when a player is leading due to VPs
Bots always steal from the player leading, which gives away who has hidden vps. Bots see the total score despite VPs not showing for the other players, that means VP ...
Suggested by: JUAN (24 May, '20) • Upvoted: 13 Aug, '22 • Comments: 53
CPU/GPU usage optimisation
The game is perfect, but while playing on the laptop, the battery discharges quickly and the fan tries to fly away from it.
Suggested by: Muhyng (05 Sep, '19) • Upvoted: 18 Aug, '22 • Comments: 31
Done game performance ui
Make robber more visible
Robber is hard to see sometimes, especially when playing larger boards.
Suggested by: Ryan Layton (26 Mar, '20) • Upvoted: 04 Feb • Comments: 24
AFK / inactive Players Should Be Kicked after 2 rounds
Player will AFK and others must sit through the clock every turn. It's often vindictive. Players should be kicked and possibly docked 1 karma for such action.
Suggested by: marshal (29 Apr, '20) • Upvoted: 14 Mar • Comments: 42
Display if Karma System is active or not
The notification for the Karma System (if the penalty is active or not) gets lost in the chat log. It would be helpful if that was displayed somewhere other than the ...
Suggested by: heady (18 Aug, '19) • Upvoted: 09 Mar, '22 • Comments: 20
Done chat enhance feature game ux
Player Profile Info not Loading
Chrome on PC. When I see mine or other player profile Info it appears blank even it says palayer not logged een when I now for certain I'm, or the other player is.
Suggested by: Ozz (08 May, '20) • Upvoted: 25 Feb, '22 • Comments: 68
Please add room speed back to the lobby
There's no way to easily distinguish rooms, click in to the rooms we want to be in or play with the names we usually see.
Suggested by: Aj (23 Dec, '21) • Upvoted: 06 Jan, '22 • Comments: 24
Pay to remove ads
Can we have an option to pay to remove ads? Game with no ad banners at the sides: https://prnt.sc/1gbc7jh
Suggested by: Mark (30 Oct, '20) • Upvoted: 25 May, '22 • Comments: 16
Super slow mode should extend time for robbing, rolling the dice, and playing a knight.
In super slow mode, you have 3 hours for each turn but only 30 seconds to play a knight. You also only have 10 seconds to roll the dice. These are drastic differences ...
Suggested by: DylLighted (28 Mar, '20) • Upvoted: 20 May, '21 • Comments: 7
sometimes you are watching some Unbox Therapy (Youtube) or some Sport game while playing Colonist withtout removing the sound, but its too loud. I would suggest to ...
Suggested by: keelby (23 Jul, '20) • Upvoted: 19 Mar • Comments: 12
Add word filter to room titles
admin edit: Done. Will go live next update JUAN
Suggested by: MAL (08 Jun, '20) • Upvoted: 10 May, '21 • Comments: 20
allow counter trades to be accepted
the active player should be able to accept a counter offer admin edit: fixed in v94. Going live 11/11 JUAN
Suggested by: leso (05 Mar, '20) • Upvoted: 15 Aug, '21 • Comments: 11
Bot trading bug/request thread
If a player leaves the game for whatever reason and a bot takes over, people can abuse the bot for very favourable trades. This can ruin any kind of balance in the ...
Suggested by: KettlerSatan (14 May, '20) • Upvoted: 15 Nov, '22 • Comments: 59
Option to switch back to the old design
Hi, I love the game! But I personally find all the new graphics really distracting. I loved the simplicity of the older design. It would be awesome if there was an ...
Suggested by: Kat (09 Jan, '20) • Upvoted: 05 Nov, '22 • Comments: 28
Cannot click "Start Game"
Unable to click start game after all players are ready
Suggested by: michelle (17 May, '20) • Upvoted: 25 Mar • Comments: 32
If no one has a resource, when trading it shouldn't tell you "Error: No one has that..."
It's not up to the AI running the game to tell players that no one has a resource requested. It's a players job to try to keep track. As it is, it can save a person ...
Suggested by: Aracknid416 (18 May, '20) • Upvoted: 26 Jun, '22 • Comments: 27
Remove Balanced Dice as Default Setting
Can we please make the default random dice and make balanced dice optional please. The game upon which it is based is played with physical dice which is never ...
Suggested by: Former (11 Nov, '22) • Upvoted: 14 Feb • Comments: 6
When placing the robber and accidentally selecting a player with 0 resources, don't penalize
One thought, and it may have been mentioned before, but when you place a robber on a position that has multiple players, you shouldn't be penalized with getting 0 ...
Suggested by: Pottsitive (05 Dec, '19) • Upvoted: 09 Mar, '22 • Comments: 31
Spectate games: search or jump to one directly
With thousands of games running, it's impossible to find a friend's game. If they provide the 4 digit ID, there is no way to join that game directly. We should be ...
Suggested by: Neil (13 Apr, '20) • Upvoted: 27 May, '22 • Comments: 17
swap Trade menu button with Buy Dev button
The order remains logically correct, and now the Trade menu opens/closes from same position. This also prevents accidentally buying dev cards when closing trade menu. ...
Suggested by: IwannaRock (30 Apr, '20) • Upvoted: 06 Mar, '21 • Comments: 18
Done enhance feature ux
Make ranked games free to play
Suggested by: PenarBoy (28 Jun, '22) • Upvoted: 22 Mar • Comments: 4
Internet Connection Broken Refresh Browser
Keep getting this message over many days now with bot games. Different devices iOS. New tabs. Doesn’t seem to matter. It also seems to be getting worse, before I ...
Suggested by: Steve (08 May, '20) • Upvoted: 18 Mar • Comments: 26
Lock username once created to prevent trolling
players are changing their usernames to get into games that they were kicked from and then trolling/targeting.
Suggested by: J (18 Aug, '19) • Upvoted: 27 Feb, '22 • Comments: 27
Done enhance feature ux
Bot Embargo Bug
If embargo is started against Bot (or player that becomes bot after leaving) and bot offers trade, it waits out the entire timer before turning dice over. Suggestion: ...
Suggested by: Camille (29 Nov, '19) • Upvoted: 04 Dec, '20 • Comments: 20