Settlers of Catan Travel Edition is, as the name says, a Travel Edition of The Settlers of Catan. The rules of the game are the same, but there are some changes between the two editions:
No Expansions: In the Travel Edition it is not possible to add any expansion for the regular game, so it is a 3 or 4 players game only. Pre determined Desert location: The hex containing the Desert is always the one in the middle of the board. Pre determined numbers: The numbers for production are also pre determined in the board. That is a natural follow up of the previous item. Pre determined port location: Although the individual ports locations may vary, the place where they can be is pre determined. So the numbers for production where exist a port is always the same, and there is never a port near the Desert. Snap in bits: The roads, villages and cities are all snapped in the board during game play, so it is difficult to mess with the board. But the Robber still on the loose at the board, and as you need somewhere to throw dice, will still need a table to play this Travel Edition.