CATAN Studio Announces CATAN – Dawn of Humankind Release Date and Seafarers + Cities & Knights Expansion for CATAN – 3D Edition

CATAN Studio Announces CATAN – Dawn of Humankind Release Date and Seafarers + Cities & Knights Expansion for CATAN – 3D Edition

Prehistoric fun, a beautiful expansion, and the World Championship are on their way from CATAN.


Roseville, MN – May 24, 2022 – Today, CATAN Studio and Asmodee announced their upcoming plans for the world of CATAN, including the much-anticipated Seafarers + Cities & Knights expansion for CATAN – 3D Edition, an October 1, 2022 release date for CATAN – Dawn of Humankind and dates for the 2022 CATAN World Championship.

“CATAN fans have so much to look forward to in the coming months,” said Morgan Dontanville, CATAN Studio chief creative officer and art director of CATAN – Dawn of Humankind. “History buffs can experience the story of humanity’s expansion throughout the world with CATAN – Dawn of Humankind. Component lovers will get lost in the immersive and detailed Seafarers + Cities & Knights expansion for CATAN – 3D Edition. And finally, our most competitive players will not want to miss the CATAN World Championship this fall."


CATAN – Dawn of Humankind

CATAN – Dawn of Humankind is a vibrant reboot of Settlers of the Stone Age, the Stone Age strategy game based on CATAN, which was first released 20 years ago. Dawn of Humankind sends players back to the prehistoric era for a standalone adventure charting the worldwide migration and development of the first humans. The game, designed by CATAN creator Klaus Teuber and his son Benjamin, introduces new mechanics and strategies set in the Pleistocene epoch. CATAN – Dawn of Humankind launches with a mass-market exclusive at Target and at independent hobby retailers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK on October 1, 2022.


CATAN – 3D Expansion - Seafarers + Cities & Knights

CATAN – 3D Expansion - Seafarers + Cities & Knights brings the brand’s two most popular and beloved expansions into the three-dimensional adventures of CATAN 3D in one big, beautiful box.

The expansions’ 363 individual pieces, including hand-painted terrain tiles and antiqued player figures, make the “cooperatively competitive” world of CATAN more immersive than ever before. With CATAN – Seafarers, players set sail to uncharted islands in search of valuable gold and land to settle. In CATAN – Cities & Knights, players work to improve their cities and join forces to defend Catan against invading barbarians.

The base CATAN – 3D Edition game is required to play both expansions, which can be played separately or combined for even more gameplay variety. CATAN – 3D Expansion - Seafarers + Cities & Knights will launch with an MSRP of $399.99.


CATAN World Championship

The CATAN Team invites the world’s best CATAN players to gather in Valletta, Malta, from November 18-20 for the 2022 CATAN World Championship. Fittingly set on a small island in the Mediterranean Sea, the event welcomes CATAN National Championship winners from around the world to compete for a stunning trophy and the bragging rights worthy of a strategy master.

To qualify for their National Championship, players can find local qualifier tournaments at or on the CATAN Facebook page.

Assets for today’s CATAN announcements can be found here. For more information, visit the official website for CATAN, CATAN – Dawn of Humankind, CATAN – 3D Expansion - Seafarers + Cities & Knights, and CATAN World Championship.




About CATAN Studio

CATAN Studio publishes English-language CATAN analog board game products, produces engaging merchandise, and fosters community growth through organized play and events. Our dedicated team is devoted to building an enduring, positive, premium, values-based, global brand.


About CATAN GmbH

CATAN GmbH is the IP owner of the popular CATAN® brand. Today, its primary product is the CATAN board game — a contemporary classic. The CATAN brand universe encompasses an array of expansions, extensions, scenarios, standalone games, digital adaptations, stories, merchandise and other consumer products. CATAN is available in over 40 languages and has sold over 40 million units worldwide since it was first published in 1995.


About Asmodee USA

Asmodee USA Distribution is a sales, marketing, and distribution arm of the global Asmodee Group, a leading international company dedicated to bringing great games and amazing stories to all corners of the world. Asmodee USA Distribution represents the strongest portfolio of board games in the industry, including such favorite titles as CATAN, Ticket to Ride, Spot It!, Pandemic, Just One, Dixit, X-Wing™, Dead of Winter, and many more.