Catan: Traders & Barbarians | 5-6 Player Extension


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DesignerKlaus Teuber
ArtistVolkan Baga, Tanja Donner, Michaela Kienle, Harald Lieske, Michael Menzel
Publisher999 Games, Devir, Filosofia Éditions, Galakta, Hobby World, Ideal Board Games, KOSMOS, Mayfair Games
Year Published2008
# of Players5 - 6
User Suggested # of Players Best with 6 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 6 players
(5 voters)
Playing Time90
Mfg Suggested Ages12 and up
User Suggested Ages10 and up
(4 voters)
Language DependenceModerate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(3 voters)
CategoryCivilization, Expansion for Base-game, Negotiation
MechanicDice Rolling, Hand Management, Modular Board, Network and Route Building, Trading
ExpansionCatan, Catan: Traders & Barbarians
FamilyGame: Catan, Players: Expansions Changing Player Count
Primary NameCatan: Traders & Barbarians – 5-6 Player Extension
Alternate NamesCatan: Handelsmän & Barbarer, Catan: Händler & Barbaren – Ergänzung 5 – 6 Spieler, Catan: Kupcy i Barbarzyńcy – Dodatek dla 5-6 graczy, Catane: Barbares et Marchands – Extension 5 & 6 joueurs, Colonistii din Catan: Negustori & Barbari – Extensia pentru 5&6 Jucatori, Los Colonos de Catán: Mercaderes y Bárbaros – Expansión 5-6 Jugadores, De Kolonisten van Catan: Kooplieden en Barbaren – 5/6 spelers uitbreiding, The Settlers of Catan: Traders & Barbarians – 5-6 Player Extension, Die Siedler von Catan: Handler & barbaren – Erganzung fur 5&6 spieler, Die Siedler von Catan: Händler & Barbaren – Set für 5 und 6 Spieler, Колонизаторы: Купцы и Варвары – Расширение для 5-6 игроков

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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. This game is an extension which allows you to add players to the expansion.

Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 22 × 17 × 5 cm


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