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April 26, 2010

Here is an interesting article from LA Weekly


January 26, 2010

First-round Pre-registration for PREZCON ends in 5 days!

PrezCon “The Winter Nationals” Feb 24th-28th 2010. Pre-Con’s Start Feb 22nd. The Doubletree of Charlottesville Virginia. Hotel number 434-973-2121

Remember that PrezCon is pleased to host the Settlers of Catan Mid-Atlantic WWCC Pre-Qualifier Tournament!

Charles Minter will be the Game Master for this great event. Charles has attended all of the past PrezCons and is an expert in the Game Settlers of Catan! He promises to run a fun competitive event that runs smooth with as few distractions as possible. The schedule is a Heat system will all winners moving on to a Sunday Morning Semi-final!

The Winner of this Grand Event will travel to Origins 2010. The North American Settlers of Catan Championship will take place there. The winner of that event gets an all expense paid trip to play in the World Settlers of Catan Championship! Don�t miss out on your chance to take your Settlers of Catan game to the next level!

Also, we have 5 days until the 1st round of pre-registration is over! That means the free gift shirt offer for pre-reging goes away. You must have your registration paid by Jan 31st to get your free gift! You also save $10 off the door price if you pre-reg by Jan 31st! Go to the website to get started:

The hotel has all but been sold-out but we might have 1 or 2 rooms left. Go to the website to check availability:

We have just added a Junior Lounge Room on the first floor of the hotel. Yes, you can feel good that your children are somewhere safe. This new room will have a Ping-Pong table, TV, Couch’s and more for the younger folks. The age limit will be 16 for this room. Jeff Bakalchuck is our Teen Coordinator and will be checking on this room all week. Just one more way to make your vacation the best it can be!

Game Auction registration is now open. If you plan to sell games in this year’s auction you need to go to the website and upload your info. After you have uploaded your games info you just need to hit print to have all of your slips printed for you. We started the numbering system at 952 so we will accept lots up until we hit the number 1552. So let’s see the games you plan to sell at this year’s auction. Go to this link to view all current lots:

24 hour open gaming with a new Games library open to all who attend the con!

Visit the WWCC Pre-Qualifier at PrezCon homepage here:

Valentine’s Brings us Family Time with Crime

January 25, 2010
Valentine’s Day is coming up next month and my thoughts, naturally, turn towards . . . The Valentine’s Day Massacre!  Now that’s the way to celebrate a holiday.  We here at Mayfair Games have a few games that are a perfect way to commemorate your Valentine’s Day Massacre celebrations:


Gangster You and your fellow mob bosses are all competing to get your boys placed around the city of Chicago to control the important locations.  Only three days remain before the “King of Chicago” takes over the whole city.  As Al Capone used to say, “You can go a long way with a smile.  You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.”

ASI5772 Gangster™

Chicago Poker™:

Chicago PokerMake the best poker hands to take over influential businesses in Chicago and you will be “All In” for a handful of fun.

PHA2473 Chicago Poker™

Family Business™:

Family BusinessFamily Values, Mob style!  This classic card game of mob vengeance and survival is perfect to play with your family (ages 6 & up).

MFG4401 Family Business™

AlibiThe Whodunnit Card Game is for those who are more interested in solving the murder.  Use your skills of deduction to solve the who, what, where, when and why of the murder.  Score points for solving the mystery and for helping other players.  Great for 3-10 players this game is perfect for larger gatherings.

MFG0463 Alibi™

Whether you are looking for the rough-and-tumble Chicago of the 20’s and 30’s or a slouch hat and magnifying glass to solve the mystery,  Mayfair Games has something for you and your loved ones for this Valentine’s Day.

Atlantis White Glove Demo and Expansion

January 25, 2010

Atlantis White Glove Demo Video and Expansion!

This month we are pleased to present a White Glove Demo for Leo Colovini’s Atlantis™ as well as an expansion! Please view the White Glove Demo for Atlantis above or at the link on the product page. This expansion was distributed at Essen 2009 and is now available for download from the Mayfair Games website:

Atlantis™ Expansion

Product Page:

ASI5753 Atlantis™

Builder’s Duel is Here!

January 21, 2010

Builder’s Duel hits stores today!

The Pillars of the Earth: Builder’s Duel
Builders Duel™ is a two player card game based on Ken Follett’s award winning book Pillars of the Earth. Fans of the book, the game Pillars of the Earth™ or Stefan Feld (designer of Notre Dame, In the Year of the Dragon, and The Name of the Rose) will be interested in this release!

MFG4119 Builder’s Duel™ $25.00

Games Kicking off the New Year!

January 12, 2010

Builder’s Duel and Glenn’s Gallery are the first to come this new year!

The Pillars of the Earth: Builder’s Duel – Street Date January 21
Builders Duel™ is a two player card game based on Ken Follett’s award winning book Pillars of the Earth. Fans of the book, the game Pillars of the Earth™ or Stefan Feld (designer of Notre Dame, In the Year of the Dragon, and The Name of the Rose) will be interested in this release!

MFG4119 Builder’s Duel™ $25.00

Glenn’s Gallery™ – Street Date February 4
“This is my balance sheet. It tells me what kind of art I like.” – Glenn McFluxus, sole proprietor of Glenn’s Gallery.

Glenn’s Gallery™ is our latest release by legendary game designer Reiner Knizia. Fans of Knizia games, especially Modern Art™, will enjoy this game of prediction and obfuscation.

MFG4108 Glenn’s Gallery™ $35.00

Facebook Settlers Tourney!

December 18, 2009

The Facebook Settlers of Catan Tourney II wrapped up last night!

Facebook Settlers of Catan Tourney II FINALS

Sarah Smith of Facebook has been organizing Catan tournaments over there this year. Last night was the final for the second tournament this year!

Three competitors from three different departments competed in Facebook’s CafeX. In the end, Kari Lee of search was victorious.

Sarah and the Facebook tourney’s were also recently featured in the front page Wall Street Journal article that just came out!

Here’s the tournament details: 27 original competitors, 3 departments remaining, 1 Wall Street Journal article with 10 points between them, and the championship. Who will win? Kari Lee did!

Settlers of Catan in the Wall Street Journal

December 18, 2009

The Settlers of Catan was on the front page of The Wall Street Journal yesterday!

A wonderful article in The Wall Street Journal by Pui-Wing Tam, called “An Old-School Board Game Goes Viral Among Silicon Valley’s Techie Crowd ,” was on the front page of the publication December 17th! We were very excited to learn about Catan’s popularity in Silicon Valley. It appears Facebook, LinkedIn, Mozilla, and others are all having a blast throwing tournaments. Is it possible we’ll start seeing some more contestants from the high-tech crowd in the WWCC this up coming year? Read this article at the link below:

“An Old-School Board Game Goes Viral Among Silicon Valley’s Techie Crowd” by Pui-Wing Tam

1853 and World Without End are Here!

December 17, 2009

Just in time for the holidays! 1853™ India and World Without End™ in stores today!

Visit the product pages below each game to learn more about these exciting new releases!

1853™ India
1853™ India is a railway building game using the 18XX game system, set in imperial India. It was originally published in 1989 by Hartland Trefoil. Contrary to many other 18XX games, 1853 does not require aggressive stock trading, but skills in engineering the best possible routes.

MFG1853 1853™ India

World Without End™
Journey to Knightsbridge, England, where 200 years ago Prior Phillip oversaw the building of the cathedral renowned as “The Pillars of the Earth.” Now farmers, wool dealers, and builders seek wealth and prestige amidst a rivalry between the priory and merchants. As the plague reaches town, nothing remains as it once was. World Without End™ is based on Ken Follett’s best-selling novel.

MFG4118 World Without End™ $49.00

Rules Variants and Designer Notes

December 15, 2009


Starting in 2010 Mayfair Games will be regularly publishing rules variants and designer notes on our website. At the beginning of the year we anticipate posting rules variants for Horus™. We are working with some of our designers on additional rules variants, designer notes and “expansions” so keep an eye on this newsletter and the website.

To whet your appetite, here is a rules variant for one of our newest games, Le Boomb™:

If the die holder has the boomb and roles a boomb on the die, the player may give the boomb to any other player.

MFG73101 Le Boomb ™ $4.50