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Overhaul the chat filter

At this point, I think most of us have experienced a run in with what has to be the most sensitive chat filter I have ever encountered. Whether it be something ...
Suggested by: ABH (04 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 15 Aug Comments: 2

Change default back to standard robber

Please change the robber back to standard robber. Friendly robber is a house rule, not catan, seems terrible idea that a 6 ore spot cannot be blocked on the player ...
Suggested by: Farmer (10 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 31 Dec, '22 Comments: 1

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

More lifelike trading

Currently, the player who accepts the trade offer first, gets the trade. The trade proposer should be able to agree to the trade being accepted and/or choose who to ...
Suggested by: Stroom (07 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 23 Aug, '20 Comments: 8

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

Logs shouldn't autoscroll after every new event

UI Enhancement Request: Please don't autoscroll the log if I've scrolled up, just give me a message that there is new stuff being added to the log (that is ...
Suggested by: Demiculus (28 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 23 Aug, '21 Comments: 21

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

Add Full Screen Option

Just like when watching a movie. It would be better to play on any device if it gave the full screen option. The advertising would be hidden, the screen would not ...
Suggested by: Valeria (16 May, '20) Upvoted: 28 Dec, '22 Comments: 5

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

All time leaderboard for ranked game

In addition to seasonal leaderboards, itโ€™d be a nice addition to add an all time leaderboard to see player progress throughout time
Suggested by: Karm (15 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 Jun, '22 Comments: 1

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

Mobile: big chat window blocks trade buttons

The latest update to mobile has an error. The chat window is to big and you can't click on the trades. ---------------------------------- Admin edit: bug fixed. ...
Suggested by: JMF (23 Dec, '21) Upvoted: 26 Dec, '21 Comments: 30

Very fast mode - 30s per turn

30s per turn
Suggested by: Swagger (22 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 26 Apr, '20 Comments: 6

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

Icons too large after v96 update

Icons on mobile are too large to use monopoly or year of plenty. The discord button is too large and does not allow me to select wood or brick on mobile. Please ...
Suggested by: Ryan (08 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 09 Jan, '21 Comments: 30
Done bug ui

Cannot edit name

I click the edit button, enter a new name and click the checkmark, but nothing happens and it goes back to the default "Ertha5066" name ---------------------- ...
Suggested by: Akshay Rao (05 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 01 Sep Comments: 14
Done bug lobby room

Release a Tournament Maps Expansion Pack (20 official competition maps)

Make a full game expansion pack with all 20 Tournament Maps, for people to purchase. What are these Tournament Maps? The tournament maps are a collection of 20 ...
Suggested by: JUAN (18 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 4
Under consideration expansion map premium tournament

Enable counter offers even when you don't have what they are looking for

Player is trying to trade for something I don't have, so I can't counter offer. But I could offer 2 or 3 of another resource, especially if they are on a port... so ...
Suggested by: player (11 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 07 Aug Comments: 4
Under consideration trade

Bug: Robber gets placed automatically by game on Seven when discard timer runs out

In one of my last games when I rolled 7 one person timed out for selecting the resources to discard. After the timer ran out the game discarded for this person and ...
Suggested by: noorg (17 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 01 Sep, '20 Comments: 12

Adjust number of roads/settlements/cities

Currently, games are fixed at 15 roads, 5 settlements, and 4 cities. This limits flexibility possibly for players who want to experiment out of the norm. If ...
Suggested by: PPP (08 May, '20) Upvoted: 24 Jul Comments: 8
Under consideration expansion game options idea

Remove/hide the hats

Remove the hats, it doesn't bring any value to the player. Worse, in early game, other users tend to put the robber on the users with a hat more often then not. Hats ...
Suggested by: Frustrated_Hat (06 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 31 Aug Comments: 18
Done idea premium

Alternate 1v1 Robber Rule

There's a lot of issues with robber rolls in 1v1 games. If one player gets the majority of 7 rolls, the other player is left stuck unless they invest in dev cards ...
Suggested by: DerfM (14 Apr) Upvoted: 12 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Disable Special Build Phase (SBP)

Set an option to disable build phase for 5-6 players. It is very boring and slow.
Suggested by: Nacho (19 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 17
Under consideration

Spectate Games

Be able to spectate a game, anonymously or not
Suggested by: Alfredo Moreno R. (27 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 17 Aug Comments: 14

BUG: hitting enter key when filling in room name kicks you out your own room

If you open the box to change the title of the room, then hit enter, rather than clicking OK and changing the title, it kicks you out of your own room. (Chrome ...
Suggested by: player (14 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 13 Oct, '21 Comments: 29
Done bug room

Hide Bank Cards as Default Setting

Self-explanatory. In real life, there is no counter of cards as we have on katanio.
Suggested by: b (20 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 08 Mar, '22 Comments: 3
Done game room

Bug: Port Graphic Wrong on 5-6 player maps

this one is only a graphic issue, on the 5-6 expansion map it appears that both a 3:1 port and a sheep port land on a single spot. There is no gameplay issue, as i ...
Suggested by: Schaefer (31 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jan, '21 Comments: 20
Done bug ui

Total game time displayed ingame

A timer whilst ingame showing the current amount of time that the game has been running for, similar to that which is currently shown at the end of the game.
Suggested by: TheXnator (06 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 10
Under consideration idea ux

Board numbers in 5-6 players are wrong (2s and 12s)

Board has three tiles with 12 and only one with number 2. it should be two 12 and two 2s
Suggested by: Joaquin (28 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 11 Aug, '20 Comments: 9
Done map

add vote surrender

sometimes one player just gets ahaed too fast and everyone agrees it is a matter of time until he wins. so we could add to the chat a "/votesurrender color" to end ...
Suggested by: tuga (08 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 09 Sep Comments: 9
Under consideration chat idea

Reveal all hidden fog at the end of the game

If someone wins before all the fog tiles are revealed, when the score board is shown also show what the fog tiles would have generated
Suggested by: Beth (11 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 28 Aug Comments: 4
Under consideration

Icon Customization

Is it possible to give us the ability to change icons? Give free players a small choice, and get the choices larger for logged in players, larger still for paying ...
Suggested by: Christopher Fisk (04 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 9
Under consideration

Santa Claus Scenario

Santa needs wool for his new coat and the coats of his elves. If you give Santa Claus wool on your turn, you may move him to a hex on the island of Catan. Once he ...
Suggested by: James (23 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 23 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

Ads cover game screen and buttons (pc and mobile)

Today I started a game and there is an ad covering all buttons between Ore and End of turn. When I enable adblocker, buttons are still covered by semitransparent ...
Suggested by: Muhyng (21 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 09 May, '21 Comments: 12

While counter-offering in the first rounds, no resources are displayed

The problem is that at the beginning of the game (not sure how many rounds this lasts, maybe 1 or 2), no resources appear in the resources bar while counter offering ...
Suggested by: JUAN (24 May, '20) Upvoted: 03 Nov, '20 Comments: 7
Done bug trade

Auto-No to trade instead of Embargo

Can there be an option for trading where you just elect to have an automatic no? sometimes setting the embargo is dramatic and sets a different tone in the game. I ...
Suggested by: heady (03 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 24 Jul Comments: 5
Under consideration

Disable Karma for Games where someone has already quit

People who don't like playing with bots will want to exit the game after someone leaves. People who like playing with bots may not care enough to /disablekarma so ...
Suggested by: Akshath (25 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 2
Under consideration

Fishermen of Catan

add the fishermen of Catan expansion
Suggested by: Ralph Parker (18 May, '20) Upvoted: 28 Jul Comments: 1
Under consideration

The 5-6 Player Expansion Pack should be comprehensive

When someone buys the 5-6 player extension pack, they should gain access to all extensions for expansions. For example, if I choose to buy the 5-6 player extension ...
Suggested by: Peter Burbery (12 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration

option to remove lobby chat

There are really inappropriate conversations going on. This used to be a site I let my child play this great board game on but I don't anymore because people are ...
Suggested by: Amber (20 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 11 Oct, '21 Comments: 15
Done lobby


Lots of lag during the game and my plays wont execute.
Suggested by: badb (02 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 10

Remove player activity notice for development card usage

Users can see when another player is "using monopoly card" or "selecting 2 resources" BEFORE the card is actually used (there is some text to the left of the timer ...
Suggested by: Michael (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 03 Mar, '21 Comments: 10
Done bug game

Dice should automatically roll if player has 0 development cards

There is a wait time before dice rolling to allow players to use a knight prior to rolling If a player has a development card, it should not be revealed which card ...
Suggested by: Pete Evans (19 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 28 Jul Comments: 8
Under consideration idea

Adblock is turned off, still not able to play ranked sometimes.

Even with Adblocker disabled i often can not connect to ranked games. It seems to be random since sometimes it works fine without me having changed anything, then i ...
Suggested by: y (25 Mar) Upvoted: 27 Aug Comments: 5
Under consideration

Add "Volcano" option (instead of the desert hex)

Create the game board in the same manner as a normal game but replace the Desert tile with the special Volcano tile (see image). Randomly assign a number token (in ...
Suggested by: CatanJawad (16 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 28 Jul Comments: 5
Under consideration