I am a Catan Superfan you might say, and I have always wanted to 3D print pieces to play with.
I am on a budget and do not wish to buy the full expansion of C&K, so I needed to make my own knights. This opened up room for creativity!
I have always disliked how the knight pieces in Catan work. In particular, the difficulty in telling if a player has active knights, how many, what strength, etc.
Therefore the main goals of these knights were:
- Easily view the strength and active/inactive status from all angles
- Keep the same gross dimensions as the original pieces so as to have consistency in storage, overall space required etc
So! These knights have a see-through roman numeral level indication method which seems to work well.
They have a FLAT bottom so they can STAND UP WHEN ACTIVE!!! <--- huge plus for all parties
There are two types presented here: one with a smooth edge and one with "ribs" to denote the knight's level from a perpendicular view as well (I used sharpie to highlight this in the photos).
I felt the Thingiverse Catan community was missing a simple solution to the knights. I hope you enjoy!