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

(Kent, U.K.) – November 9, 2023 – CATAN – Console Edition is out today on Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch owners can pick up their copy of the official console version of the hugely popular board game and play with their friends and family at home round the couch, online, or on the move, all on the board that comes to life!  The game can be purchased at or on

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

Players will Trade, Build and Settle on the board that comes to life, populated with characters farming and mining resources, sheep roaming their respective hexes and the Robber waiting for the moment to move. Ships occupy the surrounding harbors and Settlements and Cities appear as players continue to build and trade with one another. Success comes with earning Victory Points, which can be gained in various ways including building the ‘Longest Road’ or amassing the ‘Largest Army.’ Building Cities and Settlements also earn Victory Points, as well as through the tactical use of Development Cards.

In addition to standard and deluxe versions, CATAN – Console Edition on Nintendo Switch will also see a Super Deluxe version released. This version includes five championship maps, as well as The Helpers, the first official expansion to the game. It adds an additional layer of strategy (and fun) to the base game of CATAN by introducing 12 characters known as Helpers. Each Helper brings their own unique and specialized skills to give players a strategic advantage in developing their fledgling communities into thriving cities. The rules and conditions of victory remain the same as it was in the base game, but the way to get there is just a bit more intriguing.

CATAN has always been about playing together and with the Card Companion on smartphones, players can all gather around one TV without the risk of seeing the resources that others have. Online play utilizes Cross-play to ensure Nintendo Switch player can enjoy CATAN – Console Edition together with players on other consoles, while solo players can tackle the various AI characters based on CATAN lore that each have their intricacies in building and trading.

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 gen consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Series X & S and PlayStation 4 & 5.

CATAN fans can sign up for the latest news and information about CATAN – Console Edition directly from Dovetail Games here www.catanconsoleedition.comand follow along 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 contemporary classic and today available in more than 40 languages. It has sold more than 40 million units worldwide and its universe of games consists of numerous expansions, extensions, scenarios, standalone games and digital adaptations. CATAN is developed by CATAN GmbH ( and released by several publishing partners around the world.

About Dovetail Games Ltd, was founded in 2009 and was re-branded as Dovetail Games in 2013. Today Dovetail Games is responsible for developing and publishing highly authentic train, fishing and digital tabletop experiences for PC and leading console platforms. As well as publishing content for other developers. For additional information, visit

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Daniel Pickett

AFi founder and Editor-In-Chief Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since.

In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.

He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced.

In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website

Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s
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Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many
others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows.

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