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Catan 3D: 20 Great Printable Ideas For Settlers of Catan

Catan 3D

Want to spice up Catan? What about making your Catan threedimensional? Now is your chance to make your own Catan 3D board and tiles…and settle it!

Catan 3D came and went in a flash. The Limited Edition of the popular board game franchise sold out nearly as fast as Fallout’s Pip-Boy-Edition. There were only 5,000 copies of the Catan 3D Collectors Edition, and they’re all long gone now. The game is now only available on eBay, prices ranging from $500 to $10.000.

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So, why not 3D print your own Catan 3D? Don’t worry, settler, there are plenty of other boardgamers in the makersphere! Fire up your printer, and prepare yourself – because makers REALLY love Catan, and there are plenty of options to choose from. And you don’t have to pay for the design files – they’re all for free.

What if I Don’t Have A 3D Printer?

If you don’t have a 3D printer at hand, you can have the parts printed by a professional 3D printing service. To get the best price available, please use All3DP’s free price comparison service.


1. Catan 3D: Start With the Basics

Wood, sheep, brick, ore and wheat tiles can be 3D printed pretty easily. Be sure to check out the pages if you find a design you like, as most of the makers have uploaded files for all resource tiles!

Image: RecklessRobbie
Image: RecklessRobbie

A Catan wood tile, “Warcraft”” style. Fantastical, gorgeous and ready for chopping. Note: This designer also made the sheep tile in the cover photo, above! Find your woody tiles here.

Image: gumnos
Image: gumnos

Above you see Sheep grazing and just being adorable. Find it here.

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Image: tedparsec

Here’s the wheat tile. It‘s artistic, realistic and perfect for development (cards). Find it here.

Image: Rodney Graham
Image: Rodney Graham

Ore looking fine, and ready to mingle with some wheat. I’d build a city from that! Find it here.

Image: tali 225
Image: tali 225

Brick, classy and subtle, for the no-frills Catan player. Find it here.

Image: MDesigner423
Image: MDesigner423

Oil Springs for the oil tycoons of Catan. Find the free design here.

Image: gunmos
Image: gunmos

This is a Desert tile, complete with a freaky skull. Because that’s what deserts look like. Find it here.

2. Catan 3D: Different Shades of Robbers

Image: Zheng3
Image: Zheng3

Robber Rex. Raawr! For the Settlers of Jurassic Catan. Find it here.

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Image: Zheng3

Green Bay Packers Robber for the Settlers of Wisconsin. Find it here.

3. Catan 3D: Keep it simple and 3D Print The Entire Set

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Image: trevorclarke

Simple, colorful, and totally respectable. Perfect for players of all ages, skill levels, and degrees of obsession. Find it here.

Image: PenfoldPlant
Image: PenfoldPlant

Globetrotter for those who want a slightly more realistic idea of how settling a world would feel. It’s also the most eye-catching “board” around. Warning: this will take a small eternity to assemble. However, you will be one of the few brave souls to master Round Catan, and that deserves serious props! Find it here.

Image: Matthew Laberge
Image: Matthew Laberge

Boarders for your Catan world. Keep those pieces from slipping and popping out all the freaking time! Find it here.

Image: Neuport
Image: Neuport

Holder to store all of your pieces in one place with some semblance of logic and order. Never lose your roads again. Find it here.

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Image: mathgrrl

Number Tiles for you to play god of resources. Find neat 3D numbers (pictured above) here and ordinary (Catan-typical) numbers here.

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Image: stockto

Port Tiles because some people actually use ports. Find cute 3D ports (pictured above) here, and ordinary (Catan-typical) ports here.

Image: 3E8
Image: 3E8

Card Holder to keep cards organized in-game. Do your overly-neat friends a favor, and add this to your game night. Please. Find it here.

Image: DolphinBen
Image: DolphinBen

Settlement Pieces for those who want classic cities and roads. Find it here.

4. Show Your Catan 3D Masterage with Unnecessary Additions

Image: saiyanslayer
Image: saiyanslayer

Magnetic Base to keep tiles from coming apart. It really doesn’t get much worse than spending ten minutes trying to stick tiles together. Just slip these babies together and use your regular resource tiles. Find it here.

Image: Trevor Clarke
Image: Trevor Clarke

China! Forget square towns and pointy cities, turn your Catan into a Chinese (-ish) world with these pieces. Build the Great Wall of Catan! Find it here. Or, you can also find the Medieval Castles of Catan here!

Image: asotinfinkbeiner
Image: asotinfinkbeiner

King of Catan Trophy because everyone who has ever won Catan knows they deserve the title. Don’t you forget it! Find it here.

5. Bonus: A Catan-themed Dice Tower

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This is a dice tower, which can be used for all dice playing board games, of course. The gate can be lifted up so the dices do not roll on the table. It’s made by maker LennartS. You can find it at Thingiverse.


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