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  • November 11, 2023

Nintendo Switch™ owners can purchase a copy of the globally celebrated strategy board game

Console Edition is out today on Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch owners can pick up their copies of the official console version of the hugely popular board game and play with their friends and family at home around the couch, online, or on the go, all on a live board! The game can be purchased at Nintendo.com/us/store/products/catan-console-edition-switch/ or on Amazon.com.

The official console version of the international board game hit has been in development courtesy of Dovetail Games, with help from the good folks at Nomad Games. The release of CATAN – Console Edition on Nintendo Switch means that it is now possible to play the game on all current and last gen consoles.

Players will Trade, Build and Settle on a living board, full of characters farming and mining resources, sheep roaming their range and a pirate waiting for time to go. Ships land in surrounding ports and Settlements and cities appear as players continue to build and trade with each other. Success comes with gaining Victory Points, which can be earned in a variety of ways including building a ‘Long Road’ or amassing a ‘Great Army.’ Building Cities and Settlements also earns Victory Points, as well as skillful use of Development Cards.

In addition to the standard and deluxe versions, CATAN – Console Edition on Nintendo Switch will also see a Super Deluxe version released. This version includes five competitive maps, as well as The Helpers, the game’s first official expansion. It adds an extra layer of strategy (and fun) to the basic game of CATAN by introducing 12 characters known as Helpers. Each assistant brings their own unique and special abilities to give players the opportunity to develop their fledgling communities into thriving cities. The rules and victory criteria remain the same as in the base game, but the process of getting there is simply more interesting.

CATAN has always been about playing together and with Card Companion on smartphones, players can all gather around one TV without the risk of seeing the resources others have. Online play uses Cross-play to ensure that Nintendo Switch players can enjoy CATAN – Console Edition together with players on other consoles, while solo players can face off against various AI characters based on each of CATAN’s lore its complexity in construction and trade.

CATAN – Console Edition: Super Deluxe ($29.99 USD), CATAN – Console Edition: Deluxe ($24.99 USD), and CATAN – Console Edition: Standard ($19.99 USD) will be available on all current and last consoles of the type: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One , Series X & S and PlayStation 4 & 5.

CATAN fans can subscribe to the latest news and information about CATAN – Console Edition directly from Dovetail Games here www.catanconsoleedition.com and follow them on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, Discord, YouTube and Twitch.

About CATAN®
Created by Klaus Teuber and originally released in Germany in 1995, CATAN (formerly “The Settlers of Catan”) is a classic and today is available in over 40 languages. It has sold more than 40 million units worldwide and its entire portfolio of games contains many expansions, expansions, modes, standalone games and digital adaptations. CATAN is developed by CATAN GmbH (catan.com) and released by several publishing partners around the world.

About Dovetail Games
RailSimulator.com Ltd, was founded in 2009 and was renamed Dovetail Games in 2013. Today Dovetail Games is responsible for developing and publishing the most authentic rail, fishing and digital tabletop experiences for PC and leading console platforms. As well as publishing content from other developers. For more information, visit dovetailgames.com.

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Daniel Pickett

AFi Founder and Editor-in-Chief Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his entire life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Heroes line back in the 70s.

Since then he has been surrounded by collectibles. In 1999 he was confused by the lack of information and news about some of his favorite toys that he was collecting.

Since he did not get the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking that other people might be interested in the same issues. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for the toy news site and over the years tripled the site’s daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.

He developed relationships with all the major toy makers and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a global expert recognized by the industry.

In 2004 he teamed up with fellow toy figure Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and major news outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought-after experts in the field.

Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as a key contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page linked to the USA Today “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also appeared on Bloomberg News, MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Aint It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others.

He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that sounds like fluff and he “toots” his horn – the bottom line is that Daniel loves toys and LOVES to talk about them.