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.
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.
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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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.