Traders & Barbarians Development Cards

Before you read this articleyou will need to know the following terms and definitions: 

Game(-s): Noun. Singular or Plural. A standalone version of Settlers of Catan, which can be played right out of the box without making additional purchases. There is only one standalone (base) game of Catan.
Expansion(-s): Noun. Singular or Plural.  An Catan game that cannot be played by itself. It must be used in conjunction with a standalone (base) game. The 5 & 6-player expansions are a good example of this.
Scenario(-s): Noun. Singular or Plural. A small set of playing pieces and instructions that can be added to normal Catan gameplay. It cannot be played by itself--it must be used in conjunction with a standalone (base) game. The "Oil Springs" scenario is a good example of this.
Variant(-s): Noun. Singular or Plural. A set of instructions for using the pieces from a Catan game or expansion in a new way. Most variants are fan-generated and require printing and cutting out new pieces.


Remove the top “Intro Card” from the deck, shuffle thoroughly, and place beside the board on the reference sheet below (wagons and barbarians):

  • Brown:
    • 6 Road Building (2 free trade routes)
    • 6 Swift Journey (move wagon again)
    • 22 Knight (Place in front of you, same as other knight card, relocate 1 barbarian, take resource card from adjacent player)
    • 1 VP Quarry
    • 1 VP Glassmaking
    • 1 VP Toolmaking


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