Merchants from Catalyst Game Labs is the English version of an earlier German game by prolific designer Reiner Knizia. It’s about trade but does not involve trading. Instead, each turn players adjust the goods carried by their ships, play cards to change the market price of goods, and collect payment. There are also special cards to do things like purchase additional ships. Merchants has the trappings of a Euro-style strategy game, but actually isn’t very deep. More of what hobbyists would call a filler or transitional game.