This expansion is not a standalone game. Requires the CATAN base game
While expansion is the hallmark of Seafarers and Cities & Knights
stands out because of its intricacy, Traders & Barbarians is characterized
Well-tried variants such as CATAN Event Cards, Harbormaster, and Catan for
Two offer alternatives for customizing the game to your own needs. In addition,
the 2-player variant allows you to play the Base Game as well as all scenarios
of this expansion against only one opponent.
Over the course of a campaign with five scenarios, the story is told of how
things develop on Catan after the first settlements and cities are built.
As the Fishermen of Catan we experience how fishing not only adds to the menu
but also opens up completely new tactical possibilities.
In the second scenario, The Rivers of Catan, the rivers prove to be true
lifelines. If you build roads and settlements adjacent to the rivers, you can
easily make a fortune. If you arrive too late, you may well become a poor
settler and have a hard time trying to get rid of this disadvantage.
In the third scenario, nomads have settled in the oasis. Since they are
lacking wool and grain, they send out caravans to barter for the coveted
resources. Of course, everybody wants to profit from the Caravans, but sending
the caravans to one’s own settlements isn't all that easy.
Catan’s wealth doesn’t go unnoticed. And thus it doesn’t take long
until the Barbarian Attack descends upon Catan’s coasts. Now it is imperative
that the Catanians close ranks and train knights. The knights rally for
battle – not altogether selflessly, because each captured barbarian is worth
half a victory point.
The last scenario is titled Traders & Barbarians. The barbarians have
been driven off, and now it’s time to repair the damage. Soon,
Catan’s roads and paths are bustling with baggage trains – marble and
glass must be delivered to the castle, sand to the glassworks, and tools to the
marble quarry. Successfully carrying out a delivery is awarded with a victory
point and gold. Unfortunately, some scattered barbarians interrupt the smooth
flow of the transports…