Mayfair Games' newest releases, London™ and Van Helsing™, will be on the way to retailers and distributors the first week in January, 2011. They will be available on January 20, 2011. London™, a Treefrog Games title by designer Martin Wallace, and Van Helsing™, a Sirius Products title by designer Frederic Moyersoen, will be distributed in North America by Mayfair Games. Both titles were available at Essen 2010 and have received very positive accolades and comments from both reviewers and players.
In London™, London lies devastated after the Great Fire of 1666. This is your opportunity to build a new city on the ashes of the old. Will you favor the business classes, who will earn you money? Or would you prefer to spend more money than you can rightly afford on grand monuments and sumptuous palaces? You must also deal with the problem of rising poverty and the how to employ the many paupers of the city. Almost 250 years of the city's history is recreated in this relatively simple game that can be played by 2 – 4 players, age 13+ easily within ninety minutes. Other Mayfair Games titles by Wallace include Steam™, Toledo™, La Strada™, and Rise of Empires™.
In Van Helsing™, one player plays Dracula, moving through his castle searching for his brides. The other players play Van Helsing and his associates. They move through the castle trying to avoid being bitten and searching for weapons and equipment that will help them defeat Dracula. Players bitten by Dracula become his minions and try to help him catch the other players (so no players are ever out of the game). Will Van Helsing and his brave team of vampire hunters stop Dracula before he can return his brides to his coffin or will they become his minions? This game is for 2 – 5 players, age 10+ and plays in about 45 minutes. Other Mayfair Games titles by Moyersoen include Nuns on the Run™ and Bacchus' Banquet™.