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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: 04 Feb Comments: 24

Bots should refuse to trade with high point winning player

https://www.reddit.com/r/Catan/comments/cpeobu/colonistio_play_free_online_settlers_of_catan/ews1mxr/
Suggested by: Esqarrouth (13 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 03 Dec, '23 Comments: 37
Done bot trade

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: 2 days ago Comments: 49
Under consideration game options trade

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: John (11 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 01 Oct, '23 Comments: 4
Done trade

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
Done bot bug trade

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
Done bug trade

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: 07 Feb 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

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
Done bot bug trade

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: 04 Jan Comments: 41

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: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0htsc0e52hf0of3/ColonistTradingSysDoc.zip?dl=0 Example flow video: ...
Suggested by: Stroom (30 May, '20) Upvoted: 09 Jun, '23 Comments: 8
Not planned idea trade ux

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, '23 Comments: 4
Done trade

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

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, '23 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

Bank Icon Not showing in trade menu

*Issue description:* When creating a trade the bank icon does not show in the trade window. *Browser & OS:* Edge for Windows 10 Home. *Size of browser (use ...
Suggested by: AlexInAuburn (01 May, '20) Upvoted: 04 Jan Comments: 10
Under consideration bug trade ui

Change Trade UI

Everyone in our game at least once got confused which way a resource trade was going. Change the UI to make it more clear which resource is being asked for and which ...
Suggested by: Jonathan (02 May, '20) Upvoted: 26 Sep, '23 Comments: 6
Done trade ui

Bank trading bugged

I had a port at 2:1 on wood and 3:1 on any and I was unable to trade anything with the bank which prevented me from winning.
Suggested by: Shots (29 May, '20) Upvoted: 04 Jan Comments: 11
Under consideration bug needs-reproduction trade

Bank trade shortcut

If you want to trade with the bank, you should be able to just put one resource and ask for what you need, and then have a popup (like a counter offer) show up from ...
Suggested by: CouchTomato (27 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 17 Jun, '23 Comments: 4
Under consideration trade

Trade accept and reject buttons are too small and too close together

I play on my iPad. These buttons are so close together and so small I have to be extra careful when hitting these buttons. Increase space between buttons and enlarge ...
Suggested by: Rich C. (25 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 17 Feb Comments: 2
Under consideration trade ui

"3 Failed Trades" - [Speed Up Game]

"3 failed trades" - trade permutations can go on forever - this encourages ADD, and discourages close tracking of game, and delays game. 3 failed trade feature ...
Suggested by: b (20 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 17 Jun, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration game trade

Should not create 2 of the same trades at same time

https://prnt.sc/peiujt
Suggested by: Esqarrouth (22 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 08 Aug, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration trade

Allow accepting of multiple trades at same time

whenever you propose multiple trades and accept one, the rest dissappear. I would like to be able to accept two seperate trades without having to reoffer
Suggested by: Schaefer (31 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 17 Feb Comments: 7
Under consideration trade

Move bank trade interface to bank part

When pressing the trade button under the bank icon a player can trade with the bank. It will have preset numbers & cards for trade as well. That will be more explicit ...
Suggested by: Demiculus (30 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 18 Jun, '22 Comments: 3
Under consideration trade ui ux

Bot Trade Game Crash

a bot wanted to trade with me, I accepted(clicked the green V) and then changed my mind and reject it (Clicked the red X). A few moments after that the game crashed.
Suggested by: Ultrawow65 (05 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 11 Aug, '20 Comments: 8
Under consideration bot bug trade

Show bank: Only display "no-one has this trade" when the numbers vs the bank do not match

"It wasn't implemented with visible bank in order to save time, so people don't ask for a resource no one has and that everyone knows there is none in the board." ...
Suggested by: Stroom (31 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 10 May, '21 Comments: 5
Under consideration trade ux

Bug when trying to trade and someone disconnects

when I am in a middle of a trade editing, and someone is exiting the game (by purpose or by accident), the trade editing popup closes. and when someone has internet ...
Suggested by: tal (29 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 06 Nov, '20 Comments: 3
Done trade

Trade requests should auto-decline if the recipient doesn’t have any cards/the asked-for cards

As a player, it's tedious to have to click the 'X' button to decline trade requests for cards I don't have in my hand anyway. It would also speed up the game and ...
Suggested by: Spencer (05 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 11 Feb Comments: 1
Done trade

Unable to trade 2:1 because "You have already created that offer before"

I found a bug that was pretty irritating. What happened was; I was unable to trade 2 Trees for a Stone. I had the Tree Port - and I was able to trade for other ...
Suggested by: Esqarrouth (04 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 30 Aug, '20 Comments: 3
Under consideration bug trade

Prevent excessive trades

I've had quite a few games now where it appears that two players are working together to have one of the two win. They often do excessive trades of like 4-5 resources ...
Suggested by: Jamster (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 06 Sep, '20 Comments: 3
Done trade

Combine trading with the bank and building something in the same action

If you have enough resources to trade with the bank and build something, you should be able to initiate building that thing by placing the object on the board and ...
Suggested by: Stroom (11 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 14 Jun, '20 Comments: 2
Under consideration trade

Bug: When countering trade offers resources are reversed.

If someone wants Wood and is Offering Sheep, when I click to make a counter, a wood automatically is added to the 'what they'd giving me' side despite them wanting ...
Suggested by: MikeIsMyIke (05 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 21 Aug, '19 Comments: 1
Done bug trade

Add badge icon to indicate number of cards in the trade window

When you want to trade a high number of cards all at once with the bank, it is hard to keep tab on the number of cards added to the trade when you are playing a very ...
Suggested by: Mochi (05 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 22 Oct, '20 Comments: 3

Allow to trade 4:1/3:1/2:1 amongst other players instead of the Bank

I can think of at least 2 scenarios where trading with the bank can actually harm your ability to play. One is where you need the other players to pursue either ...
Suggested by: Arty (07 May, '20) Upvoted: 26 May, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration trade

BUG: 5th Player Not Visible when Offering Trades

In 6 player game, in the little player icons where you can choose who to offer your trade to, it only shows four other players, so all trades get offered to the fifth ...
Suggested by: Sarah (13 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 24 Aug, '20 Comments: 1
Done bug game trade ui

Prevent DM collusion for trading

It's happening more and more and it's ruining games. either a guy is using two browsers and a guest account or coordinating with another player.
Suggested by: J (19 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 13 Mar, '23 Comments: 7
Under consideration trade

Disable automatic trade reject

Part of the game is tracking hands. Theres a set timeout for trades if you don't have a resource. If another player trades you for a resource you don't have, it's ...
Suggested by: Louis (11 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 18 Feb Comments: 1
Under consideration trade

Counter-offers / bidding war / +1

In trades where multiple (at least two) parties can execute proposed offer, second (slower) player should be able to +1/improve offer upon initial offer accept of ...
Suggested by: b (20 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 09 Dec, '19 Comments: 1
Under consideration game trade

Add two tickboxes in trade area (auto-accept and -refuse trades)

1) "auto-accept trades" (when you are proposing a trade) in case you just want to make the trade with whoever accepts first 2) "auto-refuse trades" when you are at ...
Suggested by: PotatoRiot (29 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 06 Jul, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration enhance feature game trade

Traded card is lost to next player when they roll a 7, every time.

If you make a trade with the bank and end your turn, if the next player rolls a seven or plays a knight card, it always seems to steal the card that you just traded ...
Suggested by: Alex Bruski (19 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 08 Oct, '20 Comments: 1

Show an expiring circle animation around the (X) of a trade offer that you cannot accept

As I understand it, if you do not have the resource they are asking for, the trade gets automatically rejected. It would be nice if there were an animation around the ...
Suggested by: bocaben (16 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 21 Feb, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration trade

Cannot request that many cards

demiculusYesterday at 9:57 PM @AlexInAuburn We shouldn't deny players from wanting to trade any amount of cards they want to.
Suggested by: AlexInAuburn (31 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 23 Oct, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration trade

Fix trade proposal UI visual bug (7-8 players)

When playing with 7-8 players and proposing a trade offer, the card(s) will overlap the green arrow.
Suggested by: Satoshi (18 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 13 Oct, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration bug trade ui

Sound alert when trade is made.

It would be great if there was an audio alert when someone accepted a trade.
Suggested by: Riebot (02 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 22 Jun, '20 Comments: 0
Under consideration sound trade

Add a sound for offers being accepted by one or more players.

With the addition of secondary approval for trades (nice add btw) It'd be nice if the game had a little audio notification (da-ding?) when one of the opponents ...
Suggested by: MikeIsMyIke (01 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 13 Nov, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration sound trade

AI Trading ideas

1. Estimate odds of the opponent having a certain combination of cards based on card counting of the last 2-3 rolls. (To mimic human memory/remove perfect memory) ...
Suggested by: Panda | Kero (15 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 15 Apr, '20 Comments: 8
Under consideration idea trade

mouse over graphics bug in trade bar

When hovering the mouse over a trade involving multiple cards, it shows the resources that are being offered/requested. If the trade goes away, then those mouse-over ...
Suggested by: Castor#1325 (20 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 15 Sep, '20 Comments: 2
Done bug trade ui

Bug: Trading adding a new item to offer will accept the previous one

There is a bug in the game, if you add a new item to and offer it will take it instead. It happens to me 2 times, a player says a wood for a stone and i say a wood ...
Suggested by: shacco (15 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 16 Mar, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration needs-reproduction trade

Bug: Acceptance of trade ignored by bots

This happens frequently to me playing against AIs. An AI offers a trade, I click to accept, nothing happens, turn ends, I don't get the card. It happens when I click ...
Suggested by: Rachel Batterson (19 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 31 Oct, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration bot trade