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Traders & Barbarians (German: Händler & Barbaren) is the third official expansion for The Settlers of Catan that was released in July of 2008 in the United States. It has also been released in Germany and the Netherlands.It can be expanded with the 5-6 player extension.

On the Box[]

No Cataner will ever say that life is boring, because new adventures always lie beyond the horizon.

As soon as you come near the coastline, you see dark smoke climbing into the sky. Once again the predatory barbarians are attacking the coastal cities. Where are the courageous knights who will stand against these wild hordes?

Meanwhile, in the north, a place for the rules—the Catan council—must be built. Marble, glass, sand and tools are needed, and you’re in charge of the wagon trains.

In the south, caravans pass through the desert, nomads trading valuable wool for merchandise. Will you direct the caravan to your advantage or dry up in the desert?

But that’s not all—on Catan, there’s always more to experience! Make your fortune by being adventurous. Great wealth or bitter poverty—Catan will reveal all!

English Mayfair 4th Edition[]

Delve deep into Catan! In Catan: Traders & Barbarians you'll find lots of cool new ways to explore Klause Teuber's award-winning game series. You can now play with just 2 players! Add a harbormaster, a friendly robber, or special events. Play with a wealth of new wooden pieces, board tiles, and capabilities. Even link your games to create an intriguing campaign. Use these 4 variants and 5 scenarios to reinvent your Catan experience.

Out of the Box[]

  • 98 game pieces
    • 24 knights (6 of each color)
    • 12 bridges (3 of each color)
    • 4 wagons (1 of each color)
    • 36 barbarians (bronze color)
    • 22 camels (bronze color)
  • 120 cards
    • 1 set of cards for “Catan Event Cards” variant
    • 4 cards for “The Fishermen of Catan” scenario
    • 1 set of cards for “Barbarian Attack” scenario
    • 2 set of cards for “Traders & Barbarians” variant
  • 17 terrain tiles, fishing ground tiles, and sea frame pieces
  • 40 gold coin counters (25 small, 15 large)
  • 1 special victory point card 'Harbormaster'
  • 4 special tiles 'Wealthiest Settler (1)' and 'Poor Settler (3)'
  • 21 trade tokens (Catan chits)
  • 36 commodity tokens
  • 30 fish tokens
  • 1 "Variants & Campaign Scenarios" booklet

Included Variants[]

Included Scenarios[]