Catan: Traders & Barbarians (2007)

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2007
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2 − 4
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
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Catan: Traders & Barbarians
Alternate Names
Catan: Händler & Barbaren
Catan: Kereskedők és barbárok
Catan: Mercaderes y Bárbaros
Catane: Barbares et Marchands
I Coloni di Catan: Mercanti e Barbari
Colonistii din Catan: Negustori & Barbari
Colonistii din Catan: Negustori & Barbari
Los Colonos de Catan: Mercaderes y Bárbaros
De Kolonisten van Catan: Kooplieden en Barbaren
Naseljenci otoka Catan: Trgovci in barbari
Osadníci z Katanu: Kupci a barbaři
Osadnicy z Catanu: Kupcy i Barbarzyńcy
Settlers fra Catan: Handelsmenn & Barbarer
Settlers of Catan: Traders & Barbarians
The Settlers of Catan: Traders & Barbarians
Die Siedler von Catan: Händler & Barbaren
Οι Βάρβαροι του Κατάν
Колонизаторы. Купцы и варвары
Колонизаторы: Купцы и варвары.
カタン 商人と蛮族版
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Traders & Barbarians is distributed as the third major expansion for The Settlers of Catan, although it is actually a compilation of small expansions and variants. (It is independent of the Seafarers and Cities & Knights expansions, but can be combined with them.)

All of the variants and three of the scenarios have been available from various sources in Europe and the United States or through official websites. The Great Rivers and the Fishermen of Catan have been expanded somewhat for this expansion through extra tiles and player pieces.

This compilation includes 5 scenarios:

  • The Fishermen of Catan - Originally released in the 05/2006 Spielbox magazine and then subsequently released in Games Quarterly magazine. Expanded in this edition.
  • The Rivers of Catan - Originally released in the Atlantis scenario box, then subsequently in Games Quarterly magazine as "The Great River". Expanded in this edition to include two rivers, one occupying 4 tiles, and one occupying 3.
  • The Great Caravan - Originally released as a free expansion in Germany.
  • Barbarian Invasion - New in this edition. - Barbarians are invading Catan and the players have to try to stop them with new knight pieces. This plays very similarly to the flood mechanic in the Atlantis scenario from the Atlantis and Das Buch scenario packs.
  • Traders & Barbarians - New in this edition. - You get new hexes, one for the castle, one to produce glass, and one to produce marble. You try to rebuild Catan after the invasion. You get gold and victory points if you finish tasks in the castle, but to do so you have to travel back and forth to the castle on roads and undeveloped paths. There are still some barbarians around who interfere with trade routes.

It also includes 4 minor variants:

  • 2-Player Rules - Use the new "Commercial Chips" to force trade with your opponent. Use 3rd and 4th neutral player to block your opponent. Also available online: Klaus2player.pdf
  • Catan Event Cards - Originally released in the Atlantis scenario box, then subsequently released for sale separately. Replaces the dice with a deck of cards to minimize randomness.
  • The Harbormaster Card - Originally released in the Atlantis scenario box, then subsequently available online: harbormaster.pdf. Gives two victory points to the player with the most harbor points.
  • Friendly Robber Rules

This game belongs to the Catan Series.

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For wooden editions: Wooden figures can be bought at catanshop.de CatanShop

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Catan: Händler & Barbaren
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German edition 2015
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2015
Size: 11.73 x 11.73 x 2.91 inches
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Release Date: Mar 2015
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Catan: Traders & Barbarians
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English second edition
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2015
Product Code: MFG3079
Size: 11.62 x 9.38 x 3.12 inches
2.10 pounds
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Release Date: Apr 23, 2015
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カタン 商人と蛮族版
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Japanese edition 2015
Publisher: GP Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2015
Size: 11.73 x 11.73 x 2.36 inches
2.20 pounds
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Release Date: May 15, 2015
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Settlers fra Catan: Handelsmenn & Barbarer
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Norwegian 2013 edition
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Tanja Donner, Michael Menzel
Year: 2013
Product Code: 4500026277-NO
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Osadnicy z Catanu: Kupcy i Barbarzyńcy
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Publisher: Galakta
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Year: 2012
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Jul 2012
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1 Costes Mercado de Pescado 6 jugadores
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2 Rivers of Catan - Mayfair 3rd Edition Adaptor
Print this file and attach to the back of your 4th Edition Traders & Barbarians to make the pieces fit the art and style of your 3rd Edition base game. Sorry I'm 7 years late on this one.
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3 Fish Resource Cards
5-6 Player Mayfair 3rd Edition Style. Includes 1 extra "tile" of each number to make up for the 3-4 Player version's deficit.
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8 Fishermen of Catan - 3, 11, & 2/12 chevrons (Lake Free Variant) and Fish Chits (Deep Sea Variant)
NOTE: This is a redesign that I did 1 year after the first for aesthetic purposes. It includes a better scanned image and allows the chevrons to be randomized with the others. I made it gearing up for my next project, Cities & Knights II. "Lake Free Variant" - When playing "The Fishermen of Catan", have you ever been bothered by the fact that 12 spots on the coast don't receive fish? What if you are trying to combine it with another scenario, but you need to include the desert and the lake at the same time? The Lake-Free Variant tiles add some much needed versatility to the Fishermen scenario, allowing it to be more easily added to Catan, Cities & Knights, and Traders & Barbarians. "The Deep-Sea Fishermen of Catan" - Adds a set of 18 number chit tiles that allow you to more easily...
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7 Catan: T&B Hex Box
This file contains a template for you to create a box for your hex tiles from the Catan: Traders & Barbarians extension.
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2012-05-20
1 Catan: Traders & Barbarians rules in Croatian - pravila na hrvatskom
Pravila igre na hrvatskom jeziku
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2 Traders & Barbarians: Traders and Barbarians Development Cards Tuckbox
Another simple tuckbox that I made for my own use (using http://tuckbox.gameupdates.com/) that I figured others might find useful
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2011-09-11
3 Traders & Barbarians: Barbarian Attack Tuckbox
Just a simple tuckbox that I made for my own use (using http://tuckbox.gameupdates.com/) that I figured others may find useful.
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2011-09-11
4 Traders & Barbarians: Baggage Train Tuckbox
A simple tuckbox for the Baggage Train cards from Cata: Traders and Builders. I made this at http://tuckbox.gameupdates.com for my own use and figured others may find it useful
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2011-09-11
10 Combinaciones al español de Mercaderes y Bárbaros
Parte 2 de 2 Versión 1.1: Corregido errores de traducción, de imágenes y de diseño. Mayor calidad en algunas imágenes. Añadidos nuevos extras, tales como un marcador de puntos de victoria y otra carta de costes.
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