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Catan: Traders and Barbarians Expansion

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  • This expansion requires the Settlers of Catan game
  • Adds depth and complexity
  • Tons of replay value
  • Compatible with all other expansions as long as the base game is used
  • Includes four variants and five scenarios
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 11.6 x 9.4 inches ; 2.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • ASIN: B00187MWH8
  • Item model number: MFG3067
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 - 14 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,694 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Immerse yourself in The Settlers of Catan, with this deeply rich set of four variants and five compelling linkable scenarios. Delve deep into Catan. In Catan: Traders and Barbarians, you’ll find lots of cool new ways to explore Klaus Teuber's award-winning game series. You can now play with just two players. Add a harbormaster, a friendly robber, or special events. Play with a wealth of new wooden pieces and capabilities. You can even link your games to create an intriguing campaign. Use these four variants and five scenarios to reinvent your Catan experience. Five challenging new scenarios -The Fishermen of Catan- Fish in the great lake or try casting in rich coastal shoals. A fresh, expanded, and updated version - The Rivers of Catan not one, but two, great rivers invite flourishing commerce. Bridge them en route to glory and wealth. The Caravans- Nomads of the oasis seek wool and grain. Camel caravans offer trade. Barbarian Attack- Eager for booty, vile barbarians land and occupy Catan's fertile shores. Brave knights unite and ride to battle. Traders and Barbarians- your wagons transport fine marble, glass, tools, and sand to help restore Catan's castle to splendor. Combine these rich scenarios to create a compelling campaign. This contains: twenty four wooden knights, twelve wooden bridges, thirty six wooden barbarians, twenty two wooden camels, four wooden wagons, forty coin counters, fourteen new region and water tile pieces, 120 new cards, special victory point cards and tokens, variants and scenarios booklet. Also comes with 98 new wooden game pieces in five colors.

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Immerse yourself in The Settlers of Catan, with this deeply rich set of four variants and five compelling linkable scenarios.

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We play this game as a family a lot!
Doc Hum
You can play one way or combine three different game components!
Gamer429
I like also because you can play 2 player.
Vivian

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Ben on January 11, 2011
If you've read my other Catan reviews, you know by now that my friends and I are some pretty advanced Settlers of Catan players. If you've added Seafarers and Cities & Knights expansions, then here is the final expansion to Catan. This one is different than the others though. This expansion presents you with different scenarios or storylines, if you will, to the game. I'll outline them and tell you what we think:

Fishermen of Catan: This adds fishing ports and a lake to Catan. You can use the fish to trade for things or take small actions. Easily added to any other expansion. We often do, just to throw something extra in.

Rivers of Catan: This actually came out a long time ago; the pieces were in a gaming magazine. But there are elements added in this set to make it more interesting. Build along the river and you get gold coins; bridges can be built over the river, as well. But the main challenge is the idea of "poor settler/rich settler". If you have the fewest gold coins you lose victory points; maintain the most and gain a victory point. We don't play this one too much because the river really doesn't add anything to the game.

Camels: This is our name for the scenario. Basically there are desert nomads that must come out and trade for wool and wheat, things that are hard to come by in the desert. When you build a settlement, a camel may be placed like a road, except that everyone bids wool/wheat on the camel. The person who bids the most gets to place the camel. Camels let your road count twice for Longest Road, but more important, if your settlement/city gets a camel on both sides, it is worth an extra Victory Point.

Barbarian Attacks: This is a variation of a scenario that was also previously released.
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120 of 139 people found the following review helpful By Rene Gonzalez on March 26, 2009
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First of all, you must already have the original Settlers of Catan to be able to play this expansion. If you are here reading this than chances are you do. With this expansion it presents different campaign scenarios to the Catan story. Many scenarios. This is like having several games in one box! You can choose to play the Fishermen of Catan, or the Rivers of Catan, or the Caravans, or Barbarian Attack, or Traders & Barbarians. The new pieces include wagons, bridges, camels, etc. You also get new game hexes with rivers, swamps, etc. But the best part is you can now play with just two players. It gives you the tools and rules so you and a friend can play Catan for two! All these campaigns are available in a two player version as well as up to 4 players. The only game you can't play in a two player version is Cities and Knights if you own this expansion (sold seperately). Another great thing is that if you are not lucky at rolling dice it has event cards that replace having to roll dice if you choose to do so. Not mandatory but it eliminates the randomness of dice. On your turn you don't roll the dice but instead you turn the top card of the Event Card deck face up. Not only does the card determine what number is "rolled", but it also causes an event. There are 11 different events, and almost half of the cards have events. (36 event cards are included) The statistically correct distribution of the numbers on the cards reduces the randomness produced by dice rolls. In exchange, the events inject new elements of chance into the game. Producing a slightly different ambience. The events are: Robber Attacks!, Epidemic, Earthquake, Good Neighbors, Tournament, Trade Advantage, Calm Sea, Robber Flees, Neighborly Assistance, Conflict, Plentiful Year, and New Year (you reshuffle).Read more ›
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Johnston on January 7, 2009
If you love the original Settlers of Catan, then you will love the expansion, Barbarians and Traders! The additions to the game make it more interesting and involves a lot more strategy then luck. There is also a family friendly addition if wanted. One of the fun things is the HarborMaster card. Like the Longest Road and Largest Army, the player with the most harbors (beginning with 3) gets the HarborMaster card. This game is worth buying!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Renbutsu TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 9, 2013
This is probably the best of the large expansions for Settlers of Catan. I think so because it contains both simple variants to improve the base game as well as slightly more complex scenarios also. If you look at my base Catan review, you will see the variants that I highly recommend others try out for the base game. Specifically, Tournament Set up and Welfare variant.

This Traders and Barbarians expansion has additional simple variants to add to those two, Harbormaster, Fishermen's of Catan, River of Catan, Event cards. These are simple enough without requiring flipping through the rules and generally do not increase the game play time. Traders/Barbarians of course still offer more complicated scenarios, such as Caravans, Barbarian Attacks, and Traders and Barbarians. These last scenarios will increase the game play time of the game. Majority of the time, we just play with the earlier described variants in this expansion, but it's nice there are of these deeper scenarios included. We also include the Tournament and Welfare variants in every game.

Like I stated earlier, in my opinion, if you asking which expansion I recommend, it's this one. From reading all the rulebooks from each large expansions, this was the one I felt will get more play value for the general player. If you are a hardcore Catan player, your opinion may differ from mine.

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