From Storygames for Everybody:

Candamir is one of the spin-off games from Settlers of Catan. In it, you have a character (playing piece-style). You adventure. You get and spend Xp. You fulfill quests, buy potions, fight bad guys.
It’s not exactly a roleplaying-based game, by any stretch. But still.
I can’t help but think that having a game but much like this that starts simple and slowly stages up towards roleplaying couldn’t help but be awesome.

Sounds cool… sort like Talisman or Hero Quest (the old board game.