Catan: The Big Game

Make history with us at Gen Con 2015!

In 2013 the world record for "the most people playing the Settlers of Catan simultaneously" was set on also Gen Con. This year, on Friday, July 31st, you have the chance to play in The Big Game™ again in an attempt to break the previous record of 922 people.

What is The Big Game? It’s a giant game of Catan played from start to the finish – to 25 points. It's a hybrid set of rules from both base Catan and the Seafarers expansion.

Patchwork Wins 2014 Golden Geek Award!

Every year the members of BoardGameGeek, RPGGeek and VideoGame Geek get together and celebrate the best in gaming.

We're pleased as punch to announce that this year, Patchwork won the award for Best Abstract Game! Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to the Geek communities for the award!

See all the winners and runners up here.

Catan Con 2015

Join Mayfair Games and hundreds of your fellow Catan enthusiasts as we celebrate the first annual International Catan Day at Catan Con 2015, April 24-26, 2015 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

Don’t miss your chance to play all things Catan, along with the entire Mayfair Games library. There will be an exciting event schedule with all Mayfair products including free open play!

Additional show highlights include:

Amy Poehler Hates Cones of Dunshire; Amy Poehler Thinks You Should Back Cones of Dunshire

In a recent zap2it article, Amy Poehler discusses her feelings on the Cones of Dunshire, which are, well, complicated.

"I hate Cones of Dunshire,'" Poehler says. "It gives me a headache. It's really cool that people are raising money for it, but I mean, it's just that it's so many rules."

"So make sure you contribute to it," she instructed the audience, if only to make her suffering during that scene worth it.

Why Play Test of Fire- First Bull Run 1861

“Education is all a matter of building bridges.” Ralph Ellison

“Building roads is all a matter of sheep and bricks.” Bob MacWordell

Why play? Perhaps, the primary reason is to have fun and enjoy ourselves, but games also offer us an opportunity to learn. Games expose us and our friends to new ideas, new people and fresh perspectives on the world.

Games help us explore history. Our minds love to explore and games can transport us anywhere, anytime through the stimulation of our imagination.

Mayfair Games Europe, GmbH

Mayfair Games is pleased to announce the formation of Mayfair Games Europe GmbH. Mayfair Games Europe, a German corporation, shall establish offices to facilitate distribution of Mayfair Games product throughout the continent.

Operations in Europe will be managed by Mr. Guenter Doil, a long time industry veteran.

The goods are expected to be in place and the program fully operational on November 1st, 2011.

Australian Games Expo Catan Champion!

Congratulations to Danny Frahm!

Congratulations to Danny Frahm, the winner of the Settlers of Catan Tournament at the Australian Games Expo 2010! Danny played well in the tournament, securing the largest army for the win against some tough competition. He will be traveling to Germany to represent Australia in the World Wide Catan Championship 2010!

Danny is a member of the Queensland League of Extrodinary Gamers in Australia. Read more about Danny's victory at the Australian Games Expo 2010 here on their blog.

PREZCON 2010 Update

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!