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In-Game Audio channel

I think it would be great to have an in-game audio channel with each player having the option to mute/un-mute their mic and speaker to that channel. Spectators would ...
Suggested by: Alex Bruski (23 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 5
Under consideration chat enhance feature

Mute lobby sounds > Would be nice if I could mute game sounds from the menu, the ...
Suggested by: Esqarrouth (12 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 05 Sep Comments: 3

Colonist TV

Have a featured broadcast of the highest rated game going on at the moment. Allows for easy, shared spectating experience. Goals: -create a more spectator ...
Suggested by: Grubdubdub (23 Feb) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add more languages

Translate the game in different languages, maybe adding a way to submit a new language
Suggested by: Bruttagente (19 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 04 Jun, '22 Comments: 10

Easier font to read for player names

I don't understand why the font was changed for player names in a game lobby. It's way more difficult to read. It would be easier to have a bold/bigger font or go ...
Suggested by: Brian (KellyC) (05 Feb) Upvoted: 17 Feb Comments: 2

Reduce Extension Prices

Hi there, like many casual players I considered purchasing an extension as something new. however when I saw the prices of these I genuinely laughed at how overpriced ...
Suggested by: Matt (20 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 07 Aug, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration

kick afk players after 2 rounds of being afk

Players are going afk and are not being kicked. Everyone must wait out their turns and have their turns auto-decided by the bot. There was a suggestion that was ...
Suggested by: Frank (06 Mar, '22) Upvoted: 11 Sep Comments: 17

Harbormaster (variant)

It would be awesome if the Harbormaster option could be added as an option to be turned on for any game. This could easily be a paid-for option as well. I imagine it ...
Suggested by: Christian (29 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 1
Under consideration expansion

C&K: Event die rolls postgame data

Extend the histogram in the postgame data to include the frequency for event die rolls (black, yellow, blue, green).
Suggested by: CouchTomato (16 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 19 Aug, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration

Profile not displaying correctly

On Safari (macOS Catalina), profile is displaying weirdly, regardless of how I scroll, alter the size/shape of the window, or if I (including hard) refresh. (Checked ...
Suggested by: Coletta (11 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 18 Jan, '21 Comments: 16
Done bug profile ui

Dice and Bots unfair

Having read a lot of suggestions regarding the Dice and Bots and they all point to the same thing- Bots get an unfair advantage over players. Here are some instances ...
Suggested by: Player33 (03 Apr, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 6
Not planned

If a Player Leaves, Allow a Human to Replace their Bot after 3 Rounds

Lots of people don't want to play against bots (because they don't know what they're doing). But human players often leave a game for one reason or another. To ...
Suggested by: Mahal (13 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 6
Under consideration

12 and 2 numbers should be smaller than 6 and 8.

In the official Catan game, the attached image shows that the numbers with a lower probability are smaller than numbers with a larger probability. When playing ...
Suggested by: Vaderico (16 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 03 Feb, '22 Comments: 5
Under consideration

Allow bank trades at unfavourable rates (3-1 instead of 2-1)

If I occupy a 3-1 port AND 2-1 port, please allow me to trade my resource at a 3-1 rate if I so desire. Currently I'm not able to trade the bank at a 3-1 rate.
Suggested by: Andrew (22 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 24 Jul Comments: 14
Done game idea trade

BUG: Trade can proceed without required cards

Description: When a trade is created, anyone can accept the trade if they have the required materials. However, even if the person initiating the trade uses their ...
Suggested by: Ray Redondo (06 May, '20) Upvoted: 27 Jun, '20 Comments: 12
Done bug trade

spectators with link to the game should be allowed access to the chat window

Spectators with game link should be allowed to post msg in the chat window if the host allows the particular spectator to do so...there is no fun for the spectator ...
Suggested by: Caleb (27 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 8
Under consideration

Overlapping VP and Knight

The image is self-explanatory. #bug
Suggested by: Ivan (06 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 10 Oct, '20 Comments: 5
Done bug ui

Yap Island Map

What is better than adding random islands of the world to the game? Nothing. Now out of all the islands you could add, what would be better than adding the island ...
Suggested by: Joey (12 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 3
Under consideration map

Remove Bot Games from Win Rates

Win rates hold little value when they are inflated with games with bots, they should not be accounted for in the win rate percentage.
Suggested by: Richard (16 Mar, '21) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 2
Under consideration

allow the statistics to be viewable during a game.

Suggested by: Russ Trosin (22 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 13 May Comments: 2
Under consideration

White Player Color like original Catan 5-6 player

The origin back Catan game has white, which is quite different from the other colors, and with the bronze pack I'm forced to use the settler player color, which is ...
Suggested by: Kyle (19 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 30 Sep, '20 Comments: 2
Done ui

bot trading is biased

bot will never ever trade with human when human is leading (maybe if player offers 3 for 1 or more) but will do 1 for 1 with leading bot giving the leader more ...
Suggested by: otmar (25 Apr) Upvoted: 31 Jul Comments: 0
Under consideration

Ticket to ride

Can you guys make an IO version of Ticket to Ride? :D
Suggested by: Boitboyleo (08 Feb, '22) Upvoted: 09 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Road Building Card Glitch

I used my Road Building Development Card. Placed 1 road. My connection dropped. When I refreshed/re-entered, the game wouldn't allow me to place my 2nd road.
Suggested by: TalkSick (04 May, '20) Upvoted: 27 Nov, '20 Comments: 12
Done bug game

Get back to old display info

With the last update, we cannot see how many settlements, roads, etc. we still can build. It doesn't make sense.
Suggested by: Bruno (21 Apr, '21) Upvoted: 04 Aug Comments: 10
Not planned

Suggestions to improve bots' AI

Why not try some of the following: 1. Stop bots trading with the leading player if the leading player only needs 1 or 2 VP to win. [DONE] 2. Stop bots trading 2 ...
Suggested by: CatanJawad (17 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 19 Mar Comments: 4
Under consideration bot

People cheating

Please keep track of players playing together as people play together and defeat games purpose in multiplayer as people donot know while they silently play with their ...
Suggested by: Nandan (13 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 08 Aug Comments: 4
Under consideration

Players Re-Joining a Re-match should keep same color

Suggested by: ERROR/Admin/Bruh before it was stolen (12 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 28 Mar Comments: 3
Under consideration enhance feature rematch

Turning OFF keyboard shortcuts (or change them, please)

TURN OFF KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS CLICKING THE SETTINGS BUTTON: ===================== I have, three times now, ended turn accidentally ...
Suggested by: Caetiri (11 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 25 Oct, '22 Comments: 0

Mobile app screen not rotating

Mobile app screen not rotating, forcing me to play portrait instead of landscape
Suggested by: JT (12 May) Upvoted: 22 May Comments: 27

BUG: end game graphs not scaled correctly (dice stats, res card stats, etc)

So i can only click on overview to click on the other tabs again. macOS Catalina 10.15.4 / Safari 13.1 edit: end game graphs break if you zoom in/out during the ...
Suggested by: agoston (30 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 15 Aug, '21 Comments: 19
Done bug ui

Add option to disable language censor at lobby/game level

The censor is annoying and it should be a private room-level setting that allows you to enable or disable it for the lobby/game in question. ...
Suggested by: Trash Developer (02 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 24 Jul Comments: 9
Under consideration

Remove country flags in Unranked games

I would like to have the option to toggle showing my country flag at the end of the game, for privacy reasons.
Suggested by: FishingPole (11 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 08 Jun Comments: 3

Bot game not showing in games list

When I go to the site on my iPhone 8, the only game options are ones already created or the free map. There’s no option for a bot game, or even creating your own. I ...
Suggested by: Jaime (13 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 27 Nov, '21 Comments: 13

Karma Penalty notification interferes with game play

When the karma penalty notification appears, it interferes with game play. I was in the middle of discarding cards after a 7 and the discard pile reset itself. Then ...
Suggested by: Niki (03 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 20 Sep, '20 Comments: 11
Done ux

Save game settings for future setups

By clicking 0 through 8 at the bottom of the game set up lobby, a settings profile can be loaded. It can then be modified and used or modified and saved. If saved, ...
Suggested by: Alex Bruski (26 May, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 10
Under consideration enhance feature room ux

Anonymous games (for example for tournaments)

I would be nice to have as a feature for games the possibility of playing an anonymous game: - Players get a random colour and the usernames are hidden during the ...
Suggested by: PotatoRiot (15 May, '20) Upvoted: 13 Apr Comments: 8
Under consideration idea

Add more colors

Some suggestions: Rainbow (premium) Fancy (premium) Gold Teal/turquoise White Pink Make orange and red a little more distinct to help colorblind players
Suggested by: Bob Bob (01 May, '20) Upvoted: 18 Mar Comments: 8

Shareable expansions!

Just like in real life, players should be able to use expansions they personally own to play together. For example, if I own the Cities and Knights expansion and my ...
Suggested by: Karel (29 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 28 Jul Comments: 3
Under consideration

Prevent reconnecting as spectator instead of player

When you disconnect from the game (which currently happens quite a lot), it says something like “Internet connection lost. Please reload the page.” If I do that, I ...
Suggested by: Hippo (24 Jan, '21) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 15
Under consideration bug

Remove pop-ups on home page and game lobby

The pop-ups to become a member or buy coins is extremely frustrating and ruins the experience. Please remove this!
Suggested by: Anora (05 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 26 May Comments: 9

Watching Ads for Free Colonist Coins

An additional option within the "Get Colonist Coins" Store, which allows a player to watch an ad (or perform some other action which can earn money for ...
Suggested by: Noah K (28 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 2
Under consideration idea

Include a dice roll distribution in the final screen

Not necessary, but I'd like to see what the dice roll distribution was for the game at the end and how close it is to a normal distribution. This could be a line or ...
Suggested by: Schunkadunka (08 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 05 Feb, '20 Comments: 2
Done game idea

Show total count of players on each leaderboard list

Tell us how many total people are on each leaderboard list when you look at it. Am I #15 of 100 or #15 of 10,000? Big difference.
Suggested by: Fromper (22 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 May Comments: 1
Under consideration leaderboards

C&K: Modify player info

Revamp the player info so that progress cards depict the color distribution, so that VP cards depict the appropriate colors, and ideally put all this in one box ...
Suggested by: CouchTomato (12 May, '21) Upvoted: 21 Feb, '22 Comments: 1
Not planned

C&K Printer and Constitution more visable

It is easy for the Printer and Constitution points to go un-noticed in games where a player is awarded a VP. Can we make it a banner like when someone unlocks a level ...
Suggested by: AJ (02 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 19 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration

Catan Frenemies Scenario

Hark, friend! Let us... help... each other. We live in a time of altruism on Catan. We give away resources to help lagging players. We move the robber to isolated ...
Suggested by: James (23 Jun, '21) Upvoted: 20 Jan Comments: 0
Under consideration

Improve the fair dice (random dice) mechanics

It is blatantly obvious for any player that plays a lot of game in this website that there is a built in biased dice written in the game code especially in the bot ...
Suggested by: NightHawk (31 Mar, '22) Upvoted: 26 May Comments: 14
Not planned

Lag and loading/disconnection issues

Last two weeks i cannot play catan anymore because it is SUPERslow. Sometimes the board does not even get loaded. Before this I had no problems. Anyone has an idea ...
Suggested by: ILoveSeafarers (18 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 23 Apr Comments: 14

Make 6's and 8's red

Multiple people suggested this. ...
Suggested by: Esqarrouth (12 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 05 Oct, '20 Comments: 5