Agricola Release Weekend!!

This weekend is the official Agricola Release Weekend and we're kicking things off with the Agricola base game, the heart of the revamped Agricola line. This game for 1-4 players features an updated and streamlined design by creator Uwe Rosenberg. The components are wood and the game features an expanded card deck with a “greatest hits” collection of cards from the original game and its expansions, newly revised and updated for this edition.

About the Catan Transition

Contact: Charles Rice
Phone: 813-707-6659

Catan Sales & Customer Service

SKOKIE, IL – March 31, 2016 – Due to the acquisition, earlier this year, of the license for the English language publishing and sales of Catan by Asmodee North America, as of April 1, 2016 Mayfair Games will no longer be facilitating commercial B2B sales for the Catan product line.

Asmodee Acquires Catan™ from Mayfair Games


Contact: Charles Rice, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 813-707-6659

**Asmodee Acquires Catan™ from Mayfair Games**

Essen Designer Signings

Mayfair Games is proud to announce that three of our brilliant designers will join us in our Essen Booth for game signings! Come meet the minds behind your favorite games!

We will be in Hall 1 F-133.

Chris Baylis: Thursday 1:30 – 2:30 pm & Friday 1-2 pm

Andrew Bond: Friday 11am – 12:30pm

Fréderic Moyersoen – Saturday 11am –12pm

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.

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.