Mayfair Games

As @ 09.02.2017: Mayfair Games is a U.S. based Illinois company, incorporated in 1981 and is an international publisher of board games and card games suitable for families and hobbyists. Mayfair Games has over 100 game titles in print including many long-running series of games such as Empire Builder and Catan as well as many long-running standalone titles such as Alibi and Family Business. Mayfair Games, making the “games of our generation”. Mayfair Games believes that these are games are everyone and publishes games to suit all styles of play and levels of game experience. Whatever your taste in games, Mayfair has several titles that should appeal to you. Less experienced gamers or those who prefer their games on the lighter side will enjoy Catan: Junior, Whitewater and Alibi. Those who prefer games with a moderate amount of complexity will find the perfect blend in Empire Builder, Nuns on the Run and Catan. And finally, for those who only want to play the most challenging titles, Mayfair publishes games such as Automobile, Steam, Giza: The Great Pyramid and Caverna. Mayfair Games is a leader in the hobby game industry, promoting the growth and popularity of “Euro-Style” games into the English-speaking market, transportation games and educational games. One of the most critically acclaimed games of all time, Catan is also one of the best-selling, with 30 million copies sold worldwide. Mayfair Games saw the potential for this game outside of Europe and a phenomenon was born. Since the introduction of Catan, Mayfair has continued to support the game by bringing numerous expansions and extensions to the English-speaking market, keeping the game fresh and new. Mayfair Games stands as the world leader in transportation games, a type of game that appeals to the most meticulous gamers. Its signature line, the Empire Builder series, has seen numerous geographical expansions, each adapting the game to the challenges of different regions and terrains. From China, Europe, Japan and Britain to the Moon and Mars, Empire Builder continues to take train gaming to the next level. Mayfair Games recognizes the value of games to educators as well. Games can teach socialization, critical thinking, reading, math, history and a host of other subjects, beyond the simple value of allowing a positive, structured environment for children to interact with adults as well as their peers. Mayfair strongly believes Plato’s quote, “You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Lastly, Mayfair Games is a U.S. publisher who manufactures nearly all components in the U.S., utilizing designers both domestic and international to bring games with the spark of life to our fans. So whatever your style of game, or for whatever reason you play, Mayfair Games has numerous titles that will appeal to you and your family. Mayfair Games, making the “games of our generation”.

1830 Railroads and Robber Barons

It is the dawn of the "Age of Railroading" in America. You're a wealthy investor and speculator betting that the new technology will revolutionize transport. Commerce will no longer depend on rutted roads and slow canals. Instead, it will ride the rails on swift, powerful "Iron Horses." 1830 is an acclaimed railroad investment and building game covering the years 1830 to present. You and your fellow players become the stockholders of America's first railroad corporations. Since the largest shareholder becomes president, you compete for control of the strongest firms. As president, generate revenue by building track and buying and operating trains-regardless of shareholders' needs. Meanwhile, you pay heed to the volatile stock market. You strive to invest in flourishing companies in order to earn healthy dividends. You try to buy stock in corporations that are rising in value, collect strong, and sell before the stock values drop. 1830 contains rules and components for Francis Tresham's original classic design, a faster-playing basic game, and a host of exciting new variants from some of the world's best railroad game developers. The 2-sided map lets you develop the Eastern U.S. using different art. So, get ready to be a railroad baron. Start investing and building. Become America's first great rail tycoon!
Contents: 2-sided map board with stock market, Board tiles for scenarios, Illustrated train cards, Company share cards, Illustrated company, par value, & marker tokens, 2-sided rail tiles colored by development level, Company charters &
Money. Ages: 12+ | Players: 2 - 6 |  Playtime: 180 - 360 minutes



The 17th Century Was Not an Easy Time to be a Farmer. The Agricola base game is a revised edition of Uwe Rosenberg’s celebrated classic. The game is designed for 1-4 players, features improved all-wood components and a card selection from the base game as well as its expansions, revised and updated for this edition. Players begin the game with two family members and can grow their families over the course of the game. This allows them more actions but remember you have to grow more food to feed your family as it grows! Feeding your family is a special kind of challenge and players will plant grain and vegetables while supplementing their food supply with sheep, wild boar and cattle. Guide your family to wealth, health and prosperity and you will win the game! Ages: 12+ | Players: 1 - 4 |  Playtime: 30 - 120 minutes


Agricola : Artifex Deck Expansion

Agricola: Artifex Deck contains 120 occupation and minor improvement cards for use with the revised edition of Agricola. Players: 1 - 6
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 120 mins


Australia Rails

Rail fans can experience the thrills of owning, building, and operating railroads in the land down under! Explore the outback, build your rail empire across mountains and deserts to build a fortune. But beware dangerous sandstorms and flooding rivers as you stretch your rails across this vast continent! Australia Rails is part of the award-winning Empire Builder series of games, but is a complete stand-alone adventure in the world of railroading. Using a specially designed board, you will use crayons to draw your rail lines. Contents: 1 Game-board , 100 Load Chips , 1 Sheet of Load Labels , 138 Demand Cards , 18 Event Cards , 12 Locomotive Cards , 6 Wipe-Off Crayons , 6 Pawns , 1 Pack of Money , 1 Rulebook. Ages: 10+ | Players: 2 - 6 |  Playtime: 180 - 240 minutes


Bacchus Banquet

It is 37 AD and Caligula is the extravagant Emperor of Rome! It is a time of excesses. It is a time of intrigue. And the latest gala in Caligula's short reign is starting tonight: Bacchus' Banquet! As a player, you are one of the nine honored guests each with his or her own secret objective. You might be a glutton who is only there for the food and wine. You might be an avaricious opportunist longing for the presents that are often bestowed. You might be a conspirator in one of the many plots to kidnap or assassinate the Emperor. You might even be Caligula himself, exploiting the all too human foibles of his groveling subjects. Whatever your true goals, you fully participate in the orgy of rich cuisine, fine wine, and elaborate entertainments. Caligula is watching! But be careful, accompanying every course is the potential of a drunken stupor, a subtle poison, or an assassin's dagger any one of which can destroy you and your aspirations. So, put on your best toga, cleanse yourself, and hire a food taster. You have an engraved invitation to Bacchus' Banquet, and you are in for the night of your life! Game Components: 110 Cards (93 Action, 9 Guest, and 8 Privilege) , 5 Player Displays , 5 Belt Buckles & 1 Rulebook. Ages: 8+ | Players: 3 - 5 |  Playtime: 30 minutes



Treasures of all types! But the hard part is not capturing the ship’s bounty, but dividing it fairly to the pirates! Players take turns splitting each round’s booty into shares for the other players. Different types of treasures have different values, and of course there’s the hidden items to keep people guessing. Will you be the quartermaster to give everyone their fair share–but giving yourself the best share? Each round, cards representing treasures are revealed. Some are worth points immediately, some items cancel others, some give you a chance, but not a guarantee, for a big payday. The quartermaster (a job that travels from player to player) divides the treasures into shares, and also includes the order of picking treasures in the next round. Balancing what you need, what others might want, and trying to get a little extra into your treasure pile is the key to success! The building cards provide many special benefits that allow for a broad range of strategies every time you play Contents: 108 cards , 54 player flag tiles (9 of each color) , 6 player turn order tiles , 6 turn selection tiles , 4 stock market markers , 1 quartermaster token , 1 Quartermaster token , 5 islands tiles , 12 legacy tiles & 1 rulebook. Ages: 10+ | Players: 3 - 6 |  Playtime: 60 - 120 minutes


Catan : Extension 5 - 6 Player

Extend your Catan game to include more players and more scenarios.
More tiles, more resource cards, more development cards, and components (settlements, villages, roads) for two additional players.
Allows for two additional players to be added to Catan. Contains: 11 Unique Terrain Tiles , 2 Frame Pieces with Harbors , 2 All-sea Frame Pieces , 10 Wooden Settlements , 8 Wooden Cities , 30 Wooden Roads , 25 Full-color Resource Cards , 9 Full-color Development Cards , 28 Die-cut Number Tokens & 5 - 6 Player Extension Rules. Requires ownership of Catan to play. Ages: 10+ | Players: 5 - 6 |  Playtime: 60 - 90 minutes


Catan : Scenario - Oil Springs

Eureka! Oil has been discovered on the island of Catan.
The great engineers of Catan have learned ways to improve production using this valuable new resource, both by converting it into other materials and enabling the upgrade of cities into metropolises.
But oil is scarce and its use does not come without cost.
Using oil produces pollution, as well as climate changing emissions, which bring with them the threat of coastal flooding—and absolute disaster.
With the discovery of oil on Catan, the Settlers face a new challenge: deciding whether the common good is worth limiting oil usage or whether the pursuit of victory is worth the risk of ruin. Ages: 12+ | Players: 3 - 4 |  Playtime: 60 minutes


Catan : Scenario - Rickshaw Run Map

Catan : Senario - Rickshaw Run Map
As part of the April 2015 Rickshaw Run rally, 10 people from Catan, Mayfair and Kosmos traveled more than 2700km at the mercy of India’s legendary traffic—in 4 rickshaws—raising money as they went. They started in Jaisalmer, Rajistan and 12 days later they arrived in Shilong, Meghalaya. Based on their tour this scenario was created. The sale of this scenario supports the work of Childaid Network. Further information about the Catan Players: 3 - 6
Playtime: 74 mins
Ages: 10+


Catan Adventures : Elasund - The First City

Gather 2-4 players and build Elasund, the first city on the island of Catan. This may sound like a peaceful endeavor - but it isn't.
In a city that seems to have far too little space, soon a fierce struggle ensues: everyone wants to snatch the best building sites, build the buildings that generate the most income, and secure as many victory points as possible. Elasund is growing rapidly and Catanians are streaming into the city, eager to make a fortune! You are appointed to help the city develop. You heed the call to drive the city's growth and prosperity. Hire workers, acquire building materials. What will your next build be? The competition is eager to excel and claim all of the credit! Limited resources early on will limit players to a few small buildings.
Your influential connections will provide you with all the necessary building permits. In Elasund, nothing works without building permits!
Once buildings are constructed, they can generate either gold or influence for you. Soon you can start going after bigger projects! Soon enough you may become involved in grander projects, such as building the church or the city walls. But beware of your competitors! They may try to leverage their way into your neighborhood with their own permits! If you don’t watch them closely enough, they might attempt a hostile takeover of your buildings! Ages: 10+ | Players: 2 - 4 |  Playtime: 60 - 90 minutes


Catan Histories : The Settlers of the Stone Age

Roughly 100,000 years ago, homo sapiens left his African homeland and settled the entire world. In this game, we accompany our forebears on their adventurous journey. Come join in the adventure that is the dawn of humankind! Will your tribe journey far and fast? Will they surmount the pain dangers of this world? Will they bring you victory and survival? Are you ready to play in this newest creation of master game designer Klaus Teuber? Based on the award-winning Settlers of Catan game system, but presenting players with all-new challenges unique to the dangers and opportunities of the Stone Age. The first branches of this family began a journey that spanned thousands of years, eventually leading them to Australia and America. In this exciting game, you will guide the journey of one of these branches. You must struggle to spread your people over the whole world. In order to expand your branch, humanity you must develop certain talents: advances in the preparation of food will allow your people to spread faster and wider, while new hunting techniques can protect Ages: 10+ | Players: 3 - 4 |  Playtime: 90 - 120 minutes



In this game, you are the bearded leader of a small dwarf family which lives in a little cave in the mountains. Together, you cultivate the forest in front of your cave and dig deeper into the mountain. You furnish the caves as dwellings for your offspring as well as working spaces for small enterprises. It’s up to you how much ore you want to mine. You will need it to forge weapons , that allow you to go on expeditions to gain bonus items and actions. While digging through the mountain, you may come across water sources and find ore and ruby mines that help you increase your wealth. Right in front of your cave, you can increase your wealth even further with agriculture: you can cut down the forest to sow fields and fence in pastures to hold your animals. In the end, the player with the most efficiently developed home board will win the game. Play the solo variant of this game to make yourself familiar with the 48 different furnishing tiles for your cave. Contents: over 300 wooden pieces for animals, resources and dwarfs , over 60 acrylic nuggets for Ore and Ruby , 16 game boards , 16 punchboards with over 400 pieces , 30 Cards , I score sheet , 1 rulebook , 1 appendix. Players: 1 - 7
Ages: 12+
Playtime: 210 mins


Mystery! Motive for Murder

When a body is discovered in the courtyard of a stately English mansion, the weapon and location are obvious: the only questions the investigators need to answer are who and why. Every guest may have a motive, and every one of them has secrets they’re trying to hide! Your reputation as a detective will be assured if you’re the one who makes the final arrest. One by one, you interview and re-interview suspects to establish the strengths of their relationships with the victim. Which of the guests had the greatest motive to commit murder? Contents: 1 Start Player marker , 22 Suspect tiles , 30 Motive cards , 10 Detective cards , 2 Body tokens , 11 Motive markers , 98 Relationship tokens , 3 Secret Relationship tokens , 15 2nd Interview tokens , 30 Interview cubes , 15 Status discs , 5 High Status markers , 6 Special tokens , 1 Starter Rules sheet , 1 Rule Book-includes solitaire rules. Ages: 10+ | Players: 2 - 5 |  Playtime: 30 minutes


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