Catan: Traveler—Compact Edition™

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Jul 072015

Catan_Traveler_English Box_3DCatan: Traveler—Compact Edition™ $45.00

Whether you’re on the train, in the ski lodge or picnicking in the woods: This compact edition lets you take CATAN everywhere!

The space-saving box unfolds to reveal the variable board. Roads, settlements and cities are safe in their locking drawers.

Cards are held securely in holder trays. Even the dice, thanks to the practical hex-shaped shaker cannot get dropped and lost.

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Extra Extra! From Mayfair in Late March

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Feb 262015

Extra ExtraExtra Extra!

A game by Andrew Bond

For 2-5 players, 90-150 minutes, ages 12 and up

Game type: Worker placement, bidding



Stop the presses! Stories are coming in from around the world, but you have a limited amount of money, a few reporters, and a race against all the other newspapers to get your publication out first!

Stories require writing and photos, but advertising, headlines, interviews and features will all help boost your attention and your reputation!


Players place their reporters to claim stories, fit their stories into their paper’s layout, and get money from advertising or extra stories. Other reporters can bump yours if they have more money, so keeping a few dollars around will be helpful. Your newspaper has a specialty, so stories that match your readership will earn you more points. If you’re the first to press, you’ll score more points, but the best stories and the most complete newspaper will be the winner!



1 three panel double sided mounted board

94 Story tiles

54  Article cards

54 Photo cards

60 Feature cards

40 Coins/money

14 Morgue Photo Tiles

14 Morgue Article Tiles

6 double sided player boards

30 Player pieces – (5 each for 6 players)

Bonus Tokens

Gone to Press Bonus Tokens




MFG4135 Extra Extra™  $65.00

For 2-6 Players

Ages 12+

Playing Time 90 + minutes

UPC 0-29877-04135-0-06500

Case Pack 4

Designer:  Andrew Bond

Art: Andrew Bond

Made in the USA

Dimensions  11.625” x 9.375” x 3.125”

Flea Market™ From Mayfair in Late February

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Jan 262015

fleaFlea Market™    $21.00


It’s Market Day, so head down to the flea market to see what hidden treasures you can find. As a buyer’s agent, you are trying to find popular items, buy them cheap, and sell them for a profit!

If you are the first player to earn $45 you win!


Leo Colovini’s Bargain Hunting Dice Game



  • Market board
  • 3 demand dice
  • 10 player dice (2 dice per player)
  • 5 player tiles
  • 1 active agent tile
  • 16 cool item tokens
  • 60 pieces of cash
  • 1 rules sheet

Words With Bob from Mayfair Games @ Gen Con 2014

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Aug 292014

I sat down with Bob from Mayfair Games At Gen Con 2014.   Here is what we chatted about:

  • Cones of Dunshire – it’s a good story
  • Catan championship for the US seat
  • Release overview for the year – He likes Villainy
  • Future releases into 2015 4 products
  • Bob and Angus are in their 8th season
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Mad City: Plan as Fast as You Can New From Mayfair

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Jan 052014

Mad cityFG4133-cxWelcome to Mad City, where we take zoning very seriously. We’re just not very good at it.

Take on the role of city builders as you race against time and other developers, and strive to build the most lucrative city.  Arrange your city tiles in order to score for Residential, Industrial, and Urban areas.  Do you dare boast that you have the largest communities or show off your roadwork skills in order to score bonus points? Or do you play it safe to avoid the shame of being wrong? If you’re a really efficient builder, you can wrap up your building projects before your opponents and be the only one to score bonus points from your city’s ponds and parks.

Score your districts!  If you choose to focus on particular areas, you will become more efficient at building those types of districts. Clear away all the red tape and you’ll be on your way to building an empire! Or at least a really nice city.

Play the solo variant of this game to test your building prowess against The Grid!

Are you ready to build Mad City?!? Then get to work… you only have 1 minute to do it!

• 1 Wooden Tree
• 54 City Tiles
• 24 Contractor Tiles
• 54 Zoning Scoring Tiles
• 6 Player scoring Boards
• 1 One Minute Sand Timer
• 1 Large Bag
• 6 Score Cubes
• 1 Rulebook

MFG4133 Mad City: Plan as Fast as You Can $35.00
Ages 8+
For 1-6 Players
Playing Time 20-30 + minutes
UPC 0-29877-04133-6-03500
Case Pack 6
Designer: Kane Klenko
Art: Krzysztof Ostrowski, Jared Blando
Made in the USA
Dimensions 273 x 189 x 65 mm
Trademark and Copyright © 2013 Mayfair Games, All rights reserved.

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The Fall of Pompeii™ from Mayfair August 2013

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Jul 072013

MFG4125-cxThe Fall of Pompeii™  $35.00

Can you escape the inferno?

It’s the year of the Consulship of Augustus and Vespasianus. The rich, beautiful Roman city of Pompeii sits at the foot of majestic Mount Vesuvius.  Renowned for exotic, easy, and ample luxury, the wealthy town attracts the best of Rome’s proud citizens.

But a terrible secret lies deep beneath the slopes of the mighty mountain. A primeval secret is about to unleash unspeakable horrors on this fateful afternoon. The mountain, so very long asleep, is finally reawakening…


Come to beautiful Pompeii! Use your cards to attract your Roman friends and relatives to visit select sites. But beware! The dreaded Vesuvius card means the mountain is awake, spewing fiery lava onto the unsuspecting city.

Now you must struggle to get your compatriots out of the doomed town before they are engulfed. Rushing to avoid lava flows, your people must flee before Vesuvius explodes and ash seals their fate. Lead the most survivors to safety and you win !


Designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, the talented creator of “Carcasonne”

A historically rich, fun game for 2-4 players age 10+, “Pompeii” plays in ?45 minutes


Includes 3 dual vent tiles and a new “Dual Vent” variant!


“Pompeii” contains:

• 120 wood pieces

• 62 game cards

• 45 lava tiles

• 3 dual vent tiles

• 1 volcano

• 1 cloth bag

• Game board

• Simple rules


MFG4125 The Fall of Pompeii™  $35.00

Ages 10+

For 2-4 Players

Playing Time 45+ minutes

UPC 0-29877-04125-1-03500

ISBN      1-56905-269-7

Case Pack 6

Designer:  Klaus-Jürgen Wrede

Art:  Oliver Freudenreich & Guido Hoffmann

Made in the U.S.A.

Dimensions   10.875” x 7.5625” x 2625” (approximate)


Pompeii and The Downfall of Pompeii are trademarks of Mayfair Games, Inc. All rights reserved.

Copyright © 2013 by Mayfair Games, Inc.

Development with AMIGO Spiel & Freizeit GmbH (Germany)


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Global Mogul™ From Mayfair Games In July

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Jun 202013

MFG4127-cxGlobal Mogul™ $55.00


Welcome to the heady days of global finance! Money and deals are flowing like water. From sparse beginnings build your empire across the globe, sending agents far and wide as you expend capital and gain access to valuable resources needed to fulfill lucrative contracts. Struggle to dominate world markets and control resources regionally. Expand your interests, acquire companies that provide an edge on the competition and more efficient use of resources.

The venture capital market is giving away money, you don’t even have to pay it back—but it does tie up valuable agents until you do.  You can always use an extra agent on your quest to dominate the world


Global Mogul™ is a limited action, worker placement, resource acquisition, and opportunity management game. Win by being best at balancing your short term goal of fulfilling contracts for cash with your long term goals of building corporate infrastructure, controlling markets, and regions. So, what are you waiting for? The world awaits…


Global Mogul is an ever-exciting game for 1-4 players. Explore it solo, or share it with friends or family


Global Mogul™ contains the following components:

• 1 turn marker

• 1 1st player token

• 32 market cards

• 40 company cards

• 30 private contract cards

• 20 government contract cards

• 88 wood cubes (22 x 4 colors)

• 20 wood double cubes (5 x 4 colors)

• 60 round wood markers (15 x 4 colors)

• 72 resource markers (24 x 3 types)

• 75 money markers (25 x 3 denominations)

• 8 market research markers (2 x 4 types)

• 6 used/not used markers

• 4 Base Game action/production charts

• 4 Base Game summary/VP charts

• 4 Standard Game action/production charts

• 4 Standard Game summary/VP charts

• 3 venture capital/resource market charts (for 2-, 3-, and 4-player games


MFG4127 Global Mogul™ $55.00

Ages 14+

For 2-4 Players

Playing Time 120 + minutes

UPC 0-29877-04127-5-05500

ISBN      1-56905-273-5

Case Pack 4

Designer:  Bill Crenshaw

Art:  Pat Raubo & Morgan Dontanville

Made in the U.S.A.

Dimensions   11.625” x 9.375” x 3.125” (approximate)


Copyright © 2013 Mayfair Games, Inc. and William Crenshaw. “Global Mogul” and the “Global Mogul” mark are trademark properties of Mayfair Games, Inc.  All rights reserved..

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Catan Europe From Mayfair

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Oct 062012

In the late Middle Ages, trade flourished in Europe. Economic groups like the Hanseatic League, the Welser and Fugger families, and merchants from Northern Italy established trading posts and factories in all of the important cities throughout Europe. These businesses provided the population with goods of all kinds, such as fur from the north, cloth from Flanders, wine from the south, and spices from India. The most important commodity of all was salt. In the Middle Ages salt was highly prized it was used to preserve food.

You are a powerful merchant! Start your trading posts in three cities. Recruit new merchants and send them to distant cities to establish trading posts and expand your interests. The more trading posts you have, the more commodities are at your disposal which you can sell profitably in foreign cities.

To ensure that your commodities arrive safely at their destination, you must open up trade routes and equip caravans. You win the game if you are the first to deliver all of your commodities to foreign cities.

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Mayfair Games to Stream the Catan World Championships Live

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Sep 112012

Mayfair Games is ecstatic to announce the Catan World Championships (CWC) will be live-streamed around the world this year!

With the 44 best Settlers of Catan™ players from 27 nations around the world, live music from world-class folk group The Fiddlers of Catan and even an appearance by Bob and Angus, the invitation-only World Championship is one of the hottest tickets in gaming.

But now, you can watch the event LIVE over the internet at starting September 15th!

Streaming times are (all times are EST): Saturday 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM (rounds 1-2); Saturday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (rounds 3-4); Sunday 10:00 AM (semi-final); Sunday 2:00 PM (final). Contestant introductions and other content will be interspersed between these broadcasts.

Mayfair Games is a publisher of fine board games and card games suitable for families and hobbyists. An Illinois-based company, founded in 1981, with more than thirty-one years of experience producing “The Games of our Generation”.


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A House Divided Coming in June from Mayfair Games

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Mar 202012

A House Divided™

The War Between the States 1861-1864.


A House Divided simulates the epic struggle of the American Civil War that was fought over the twin issues of slavery and state’s rights. The period from 1840 to 1861 saw these issues brought to a boil, and in 1861 the nation became tangled in a terrible war that lasted four long years.


The game depicts the war between North and South from the First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas Junction) to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse (or Grant’s surrender at Harrisburg…).  Each player leads one of these two nations and makes the strategic decisions which determine the outcome of the war.


The game board represents the United States, north and south and from the Atlantic coast to just west of the Mississippi. Including Missouri,  Iowa, Illinois Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.  The play map contains a number of boxes, each representing a city, town or locations important to the war.  These boxes are connected by transportation lines – blue for rivers, tan for roads and black for railroads – which provide the paths to victory or defeat.


Will you keep the Union whole or force the separation of the United States?


A House Divided ™ contains

  • 234 die cut markers representing armies, leaders and specials

o   48 miscellaneous 5/8” counters

o   45 Veteran Infantry ¾” counters

o   18 Veteran Cavalry ¾” counters

o   21 Crack Infantry ¾” counters

o   15 Crack Cavalry ¾” counters

o   42 Militia Infantry ¾” counters

o   6 Militia Cavalry ¾” counters

o   21 Utility ¾” counters

o   4 General counters

  • 2 Order of Battle forms
  • 1 game board 21” x 20.50” (6 panel)
  • 6 dice (3 blue, 3 gray)
  • 1 tray
  • 1 box
  • 1 rule book – containing basic, standard and advanced rules.


A House Divided™ $30.00

Ages 12+

For 2 Players

Playing Time 60 + minutes

Designer: Frank Chadwick

Artist: Jason Just & Franz Vohwinkel

Made in the U.S.A.

Dimensions 2.625” x 10.875” x 7.5625”


Copyright © 2012 Mayfair Games, Inc. A House Divided is the trademark property of Mayfair Games, Inc. ( All rights reserved.

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