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Mobile App

iOS https://apps.apple.com/us/app/colonist-io/id6444831129 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.colonist.colonist&hl=en
Suggested by: Guido (08 Sep, '19) Upvoted: 20 May Comments: 58
Done idea ui ux

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: 01 Dec, '23 Comments: 32
Done game ui

Support for color blind players

http://prntscr.com/p1i4y0 http://prntscr.com/p1i50g
Suggested by: Demiculus (04 Sep, '19) Upvoted: 20 Apr Comments: 40
Under consideration ui

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: 30 Apr Comments: 31

Make robber more visible

Robber is hard to see sometimes, especially when playing larger boards.
Suggested by: Ryan Layton (26 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 24 Apr, '23 Comments: 24
Done ui

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
Done lobby ui

Make card counter number BOLD if over 7 cards (or any card discard limit)

When a player has more than 7 cards in hand, make the number (8, 9, 10, etc) be in bold, as shown in the attached images. The point in which a number is made bold ...
Suggested by: JUAN (03 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 19 Mar, '21 Comments: 6

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: 17 Apr Comments: 4
Under consideration ui

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: John (24 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 04 Dec, '23 Comments: 15
Under consideration game game options map ui

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: 06 Mar Comments: 29
Done room ui

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make 6's and 8's red

Multiple people suggested this. https://www.reddit.com/r/Catan/comments/cmsqlt/katanio_play_free_online_settlers_of_catan/ew4tav9/ ...
Suggested by: Esqarrouth (12 Aug, '19) Upvoted: 05 Oct, '20 Comments: 5

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

Victory Point Goal displayed prominently on screen

Would be good to have VP goal shown more prominently on the screen, it's been a source of confusion anytime it's different than the standard 10
Suggested by: kjs (20 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 17 Jun, '23 Comments: 6
Under consideration ui

See complete player's list + move chatbox to the left side of the screen

Move chatbox to the left side of the screen so when talking to other players it isn't neccessary to scroll up to read 4 lines. Zooming out chatbox helps, but to a ...
Suggested by: JUAN (22 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 06 Jun, '23 Comments: 5
Under consideration ui

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

you cannot see the black players chat

Suggested by: bongboy (24 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 16 Apr, '20 Comments: 2
Done ui

Improve Card Holder UI When Too Many Cards

The card holder UI does not appropriately display cards when a player's hand has too many cards. This can sometimes result in a problematic UI as it becomes more ...
Suggested by: L (21 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 06 Mar, '21 Comments: 9

BUG: (minor UI) Graphs still accessible when "viewing map" on final screen

When the game is over you can return to map to view the game board. If you carefully move your mouse around, looking for to change, you can still find the spots to ...
Suggested by: John (08 May, '20) Upvoted: 29 Jan, '21 Comments: 6
Done bug ui

Make timer green/bold when it's my turn

I dont know if it will help, but sometimes i dont see that its my turn and everyone has to wait because of it. Maybe if the time box here was green while its my turn. ...
Suggested by: Freakz (01 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 07 Feb, '22 Comments: 2
Under consideration ui

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

Can't see start button anymore... can't play game.

The start button can't be scrolled to depending on the size of the screen. UGH! I resize my browser window and sometimes it will show up.
Suggested by: mega (16 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 23 Oct, '19 Comments: 19
Done bug room ui

Bug: Monopoly animation so slow you time out

On very fast mode, the animation is so slow that by the time the cards from your monopoly are in your hand to trade to the bank, you time out, and there's no action ...
Suggested by: tooch (02 Jan, '20) Upvoted: 27 Mar Comments: 3
Under consideration performance ui ux

Make End Game Data More Presentable

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/639699834567393281/639699852762021901/unknown.png ...
Suggested by: Demiculus (01 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 16 Mar, '21 Comments: 2

Repeated player colour in steal selection box

Sometimes, when things are particularly bad, you want to place the robber on a spot that you have a settlement/city on (i.e. if someone close to winning has one of ...
Suggested by: Castor#1325 (20 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 30 Aug, '20 Comments: 3
Done bug ui

White Background is BETTER!

White Background is BETTER!
Suggested by: Aeolian (16 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 22 Oct, '19 Comments: 8
Done game ui

Fix empty color player icons

Sometimes when I am in a game, the icons for the players are just colors, without any icon. iOS 14, Safari browser No clear patterns that might trigger the issue. ...
Suggested by: pumana (09 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 14 Oct, '20 Comments: 1
Done bug ui

Add numbers to building icons

A few examples in the image attached. It varies according to each player's colour. https://i.imgur.com/yjAANxR.png https://i.imgur.com/7AFkX1b.png ...
Suggested by: IwannaRock (25 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 05 Dec, '20 Comments: 1
Done ui ux

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

BUG: No color on usernames beginning with a parsed word ("wheat"/"knight"/"city")

When someone with a username that begins with a word that gets parsed into an icon ("wheat"/"knight"/"city"), the color of their chat and activity log is black and ...
Suggested by: bocaben (15 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 01 Jan, '21 Comments: 2
Under consideration bug chat ui

"Bot is selecting cards to discard for..."

Just had it that a 7 rolled and "the bot" chose to discard (0, thankfully) cards for a number of players that had fewer than 7 cards. edit: full screenshot of the ...
Suggested by: Chris (27 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 08 Sep, '20 Comments: 2
Done bug ui

BUG: Tooltips blocking trading window

Go to select a card, it pops up that it's a wheat card, go to finish my trade and I can't see what I'm trying to trade without having to wait for the tooltip to go ...
Suggested by: John (15 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 21 Feb, '20 Comments: 2
Done ui ux

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

Difficulty scrolling the >4 player list.

When there are more than 4 players in a game the player list can scroll to view the additional players. Unfortunately, the scrolling is blocked by mouse-over pop-up ...
Suggested by: Guenette (06 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 26 Mar, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration ui

Display Support for Ultra-wide monitors

Game elements do not display correctly on ultra-wide monitors, resizing window does not fix it either. You have to resize the window, then refresh, then reconnect ...
Suggested by: Andernut (03 Sep, '19) Upvoted: 09 Mar, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration game ui ux

ipad/tablet optimization

i’ve been playing on my tablet (10.2 in ipad) recently and the board fits the screen weird. also created a shortcut from safari to play and its a zoomed out pic of ...
Suggested by: heady (14 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 19 Feb, '21 Comments: 5
Done ui

Bug in Fun Map - missing tile number

Created a 6p game on the large fun board, top right brick tile never populated a number (pic attached). Thanks!
Suggested by: Jimmy (31 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 09 Sep, '20 Comments: 3
Done bug ui

Allow custom images for tiles/cards/etc.

Myself and others have made custom Catan games in the past, would be cool if we could upload our tile replacements to be used either for everyone in the match, or ...
Suggested by: Kyle (18 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 24 Jun, '23 Comments: 2
Under consideration ui

Please make brown hat player text white or magenta or periwinkle or rainbow but not brown

Can't read it =(
Suggested by: J (18 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 01 Oct, '20 Comments: 2
Done ui

Bug: can't change settings in remake lobby

When joining a remake made not by you and the player that made it leaves, making you the new host. It's impossible to change the drop-down settings (game speed, bot ...
Suggested by: Matias (30 Dec, '19) Upvoted: 26 Nov, '20 Comments: 2
Done bug room ui

Blue screen

When loading the game, I see only the background. In incognito, the situation is the same, but in other browsers everything works. ...
Suggested by: olo (27 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 04 Feb, '23 Comments: 1
Done bug ui

Add 'game details' info (VPs to win, Friendly Robber, etc) to game

Include details on top of board—victory points needed to win, friendly robber, etc.
Suggested by: Keev (13 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 17 May, '21 Comments: 1
Done game idea ui ux

5-6 Players interface, show player's play order

On 5-6 players mode, I can't see where I scrolled at the players part, I need to see a #1 #2 kind of ordering to know who is next. Can also do this for 4 or less ...
Suggested by: Esqarrouth (03 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 03 Aug, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration ui

GUI doesn't refresh to resizing of browser

If you start a game and then change the size of your browser window (half screen to full screen or vice versa), the GUI of colonist.io doesn't refresh unless you quit ...
Suggested by: Tiffany (12 Oct, '19) Upvoted: 03 Jan, '20 Comments: 1
Under consideration bug game ui