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Catan: Traders & Barbarians Expansion 4th Edition
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 4, 2014
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If you get bored of playing standard rules, add in some fishes, barbarians, caravans, rivers, or trading to keep boredom away from you. The Event Cards are not as random as the dice but it gives random events to whatever you rolled.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2011
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My boyfriend and I play this in the two player mode and its really great. It takes a bit of getting used to after playing with other people, but its great that there is now a decent way to play with just the two of us. We plan to go on and buy the rest of the expansions as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2014
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This expansion introduces no less than 8 play modes, There are whole scenarios, mixed play scenarios, and adds 2 (Thanks god) player game mode. well worth every penny
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2014
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There are a lot of rules and that's saying a lot for a game like Catan. It's not my favorite expansion. Seafarers or Cities and Knights are a lot better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2011
This expansion mostly adds new scenarios to the basic Catan game. If you're looking for a more world-expanding experience, then Seafarers is the expansion you want, although many of the variants in Traders & Barbarians will play nice with Seafarers.

As for the variants themselves, they are quite fun and add a lot more to the Catan experience. The basic theme of all the variants is to put more emphasis on the lesser used resources. The core variant, Traders & Barbarians, is focused very heavily on board control and road building. The really neat thing about T&B is that the tried-and-true Catan strategies you've been using won't work here; you're forced to adapt and figure out new strategies for domination. Some of my players find this to be TOO different from core Catan, and sadly T&B doesn't see as much play as I would like.

If your group is open-minded and regular Catan is getting stale, T&B is a great way to shake things up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 2013
The final expansion (I've heard of, at least), and instead of adding one new aspect, like "Sea Travelers" or "Cities and Knights," this expansion is actually a consolidation of about ten scenarios--ranging from caravans, moveable knights, barbarians, trade wagons, and fishing. Personally, I think the scenarios somewhat simplistic and combine them, but they are all fun by themselves as well. A novel aspect to Settlers of Catan once you've tired of the original game play, "Traders and Barbarians" allows new strategies and pieces. However, the actual amount of new pieces is minimal (with only a few new resource tiles), and I wish I could've gotten a little bit more for the amount of money I spent. If you can find a deal on it then definitely buy it, but I'd be wary of putting down the full price for just a few new adventures that aren't as thorough or well thought out as "Sea Travelers" or "Cities and Knights."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2009
Settlers of Catan is great fun. The expansion is equally great. Traders and Barbarians provides five new game scenarios, ranging from just slightly more involved than the original to some of the most advanced and complex board game play I've seen. This expansion also introduces Event cards to (optionally) replace the dice, along with other fun stuff that provides range of new options for both the expansion and original. The rules for two-person play also increase the diversity of this game, even though 3-4 person play remains best. This expansion is a great addition to the game, especially for those who have mastered the original and are looking for more complexity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2013
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You can use this expansion with the Original Settlers of Catan (4th Edition, Red Box) I guess you can use with older version, but you'll need to buy the pre-2007 adapter kit and the graphics won't match. So, you're better off to just buy the 4th edition of Settlers of Catan.

Bunch of more scenarios! If you have the Seafarer Expansion (also 4th edition), you can combine it too. Since the Seafarer expansion creates additional smaller island and allows you to use ships as roads. And more Fish!

Have fun!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2011
Dominion!

This Game Rocks. Catan is so much fun to play and anyone I can get to play it is instantly hooked. The Traders and Barbarians expansion is the most complex expiation and probably my least favorite to play. But with that in mind, it is stall a lot of fun.
My only complaint about the company who makes the game is, why would you not create a new insert specifically for the game? They re-use the Dominion base plastic insert in all of the other versions of Dominion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2011
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We've only tried a couple of the variations so far, but this expansion pack has much more in it than I expected. It's the first expansion pack I've purchased for Catan and I wasn't expecting to get so much. There are 4 or 5 completely different variations to the main game plus several variations on the main game and the expansions. Catan is a great family game and now it's like having 6 games in one. We look forward to trying out all the different scenarios.
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