# Distribution of tokens in Standard 4 player catan?

My 4 player catan set has been mixed with my 5 & 6 player expansion set, parts have been lost, and last time I played we had 3 fields with an '8', no number '2' and a missing '10'.

Would someone be so kind as to run through the values in the standard game - i.e. A-R where A=x, etc…

• Mar 25, 2022 at 18:02

Here you go:

• A = 5
• B = 2
• C = 6
• D = 3
• E = 8
• F = 10
• G = 9
• H = 12
• I = 11
• J = 4
• K = 8
• L = 10
• M = 9
• N = 4
• O = 5
• P = 6
• Q = 3
• R = 11
• Thanks! Is that all of them? I'd better get busy with paper and scissors… Feb 27, 2011 at 20:55
• @Edd - Yup, for 4 players, that is all of them. You should be done in no time :) Feb 27, 2011 at 20:57
• Is there any meaning of the letters besides to identify them? When people ask what they mean I always have to confess that I have no idea. Feb 28, 2011 at 15:15
• The letters are just to put them in proper order. You start at an Edge with A, and continue alphabetically until you hit R. You skip the desert. The dots under the number indicate the relative frequency the number is rolled to give some at-a-glance clue to which spots are best. 6 and 8 are the most often rolled (aside from 7) so those are red. Feb 28, 2011 at 16:47
• I've marked the back of my 5-6 player ones, so I can tell them apart. Mar 1, 2011 at 19:40

Another method:

I've noticed that my 5-6 player tokens have very dark gray numbers vs the normal tokens that have black numbers. It's hard to tell, but I could separate the two if I had to.

The answer given by @LittleBobbyTables is correct, but I probably won't have easy access this webpage (unless I print it) when the blunder that mixes my number tokens occurs. If you know this trick, you'll have a fallback method. Note that this may or may not work depending on what edition your game is (mine is 4th).

• Agreed, although my expansion has brown numbers. Jun 3, 2011 at 5:16

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• Have you any experience with that? It looks interesting, but I was unable to find exactly what they're doing to ensure a better experience .. so I'm a bit skeptical. May 10, 2011 at 2:21
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