Mayfair Games News http://www.mayfairgames.com Get the latest information about games, events, Mayfair, and its partners. en-us Copyright 2014 Mayfair Games Mayfair Games Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 A new Catan World Champion has been crowned! http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=310 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=310 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p><img src="http://mayfairgames.com/pictures/CWC_2014.jpg" alt="" width="370" height="558" /></p> <p><span>Congratulations to Sander Stroom of Estonia, our new Catan World Champion!! Great game!&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>Pictured here is the 2012 Catan World Champion Herbert Schager of Austria (left) with our new 2014 World Champion, Sander Stroom of Estonia (right)!!</span></p> The Catan World Championship: coming to a computer near you http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=309 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=309 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The Catan World Championship happens every two years and alternates between Germany and the United States. This year it is being held in Berlin, Germany and will be organized and carried out by KOSMOS GmbH, the German language publisher of &ldquo;Catan&rdquo;.&nbsp;<br /><br />On October 11-12 the greatest Catan players in the world will gather in the heart of Berlin. Including 2012&rsquo;s Catan World Champion, the 2013 European Champion, the 2013 North American Champion - in total, approx. 65 players representing 33 countries will compete with the best of the best determine the 2014 Catan World Champion.&nbsp;<br /><br />And Oomba TV will be there as well! Streaming live all day Sunday the 12th. Tune into oomba.com/tv to watch. The final should commence at 8am ET. We will be replaying throughout the day as well.</p> <p>Sun Oct 12, 2014, 12:30PM - 7AM (Berlin Time)</p> <p><a href="http://www.oomba.com/settlers-of-catan-world-championship/tv">Watch it here!</a></p> <p>Berlin, Germany</p> Catan World Championship (CWC) set for Berlin October 11-14 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=308 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=308 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p><img style="float: right;" src="../pictures/CWC_2014_Promo.jpg" alt="CWC Promo" width="250" height="250" />From October 11th to 14th the greatest Catan players in the world will gather in the heart of Berlin. Including 2012&rsquo;s Catan World champion, the 2013 European champion, the 2013 North American champion and the representatives of 33 countries. Soon these contestants will compete to determine who is the best of the best and deserves the crown of Catan World Champion.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 10px;">The CATAN WC takes place every two years, either in Germany or in the USA. This year, Berlin was chosen as the host city. The 2014 international event will be organized and carried out by KOSMOS GmbH, the German language publisher of &ldquo;Catan&rdquo; since its first release in 1995.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 10px;">Klaus Teuber's worldwide hit "The Settlers of Catan" and its expansions have sold over 20 million units and have been translated into more than 30 languages. In addition to the classic Catan board game, Catan expansions, and Catan special edition product, players may enjoy still more Catan fun with Catan card games, dice games and computer games or apps.</span></p> Catan Anytime! Anywhere! http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=307 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=307 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Mayfair Games is happy to drop the beta tag from <a href="http://www.catananytime.com/"><em>Catan Anytime</em></a> on Thursday, August 28, 2014. <em>Catan Anytime </em>is a casual, free-to-play web variant of <em>The Settlers of Catan</em> brought to you by Bontom Games, in cooperation with Internet Explorer and Catan GmbH. Now the whole Catan community can connect through an evolving digital social game experience.</p> <p><em>Catan Anytime</em> provides a new way to experience Catan. Easy to play and designed for touch across any device, it gives players easy access to a Catan experience. Its turn-based asynchronous gameplay and automated trade and roll features streamline and the play flow, making it flexible and portable. Its simplified game features and open architecture make it simple to learn and permit dynamic development.</p> <p>Invite friends to play <em>Catan Anytime</em> via Facebook or email. A tutorial that walks you swiftly through your first turn, so anyone can jump into the Catan experience. Whether you&rsquo;re an experienced player or simply heard about Catan, check it out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.catananytime.com">www.catananytime.com</a></p> Mayfair Games Helps Gen Con Raise Record Charity Amount http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=306 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=306 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Exciting things happened at Gen Con this year. As always there were a lot of fun and amazing games at the show. But Gen Con and Mayfair Games are also committed to giving back to the Indianapolis community which has been such an amazing host for Gen Con through the years.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to Gen Con, more than $40,000 was raised for their official charity partner, "Gleaner's Food Bank of Indiana's BackSacks program, which provides weekend food to children at-risk for hunger. This donation includes a $20,000 check provided by Mayfair Games' Cones of Dunshire event, a charitable game played Saturday, August 16 on Georgia Street."</p> <p>This is a proud moment for Gen Con and Mayfair Games is thrilled to have played such a large part in giving a helping hand to a fantastic charity!</p> <p><span> <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br /> <!--[endif]--></span></p> Designer Demos at Gen Con 2014! http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=305 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=305 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>As you know, you can get demos on hundreds of games at the Mayfair Booth in Hall J.</p> <p>But this year you can also learn a game from its designer!</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Thursday</span></strong></p> <ul> <li>5-6pm &ndash; James Ernest &ndash; Lords of Vegas / Lords of Vegas UP!</li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Friday</span></strong></p> <ul> <li>1-2pm &ndash; James Ernest - Lords of Vegas / Lords of Vegas UP!</li> <li>1-3pm &ndash; Kane Klenko &ndash; Mad City</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 10px;">Saturday</span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li>10am &ndash; 2pm &ndash; Phil Chase &ndash; Theophrastus</li> <li>1-3pm &ndash; Kane Klenko &ndash; Mad City</li> <li>1-4pm &ndash; Nicholas Trahan &ndash; Villainy</li> <li>3-4pm &ndash; James Ernest&nbsp;&ndash; Lords of Vegas / Lords of Vegas UP!</li> </ul> With Deepest Sympathy http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=304 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=304 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Mayfair Games wishes to extend its collective condolences to the family of Konstantin Krivenko and his company on his passing.</p> <p>Zvezda is a Russian company and sometime publishing partner of Mayfair Games.</p> The Cones of Dunshire Charity Event at Gen Con Indy! http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=303 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=303 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>You&rsquo;ve seen it talked about on the hit NBC television show&nbsp;<strong>Parks and Recreation</strong><strong>&reg;</strong>, you&rsquo;ve seen glimpses of the bizarre gameplay, but this is your first chance to see The Architect&rsquo;s vision in all of its conical glory! Mayfair Games, Inc. is proud to team up with Gen Con LLC and&nbsp;<strong>Parks &amp; Recreation</strong>&nbsp;to present The Cones of Dunshire<strong>&trade;</strong>&nbsp;game!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This charity event will take place Saturday, August 16 at Gen Con<strong>&reg;</strong>, in Indianapolis IN. Only 33 tickets are available for this game, which will give you the opportunity to play as one of the two Wizards, the Arbiter, or one of the other new classes of character! (The Architect is always making changes, so there will be some surprises in gameplay!) Players will be grouped into teams of three, with special sub-classes ONLY used for this event! Participants will receive special gifts commemorating the event and their participation, and other surprises are in store! And the game will be played on an oversized carpet version of the board, so that players and spectators alike can experience the Cones in all of their majesty!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There will be one other special spot in the game: The Ledgerman! Everyone wants to keep score (and wear that spiffy hat), so the Ledgerman non-player will be auctioned off LIVE at the event! ANYONE may bid for the opportunity, even if you are not attending Gen Con, since the winner will receive a badge for Gen Con 2014 (if the winner doesn&rsquo;t have one already), and a 4-day badge for Gen Con 2015!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>All money raised from event tickets will be matched by Mayfair and donated to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, the 2014 Gen Con Official Charity. Gleaners&rsquo; BackSacks program works with nutritionists to provide kid-friendly, shelf-stable food for kids in grades K-6 in challenged economic situations. Mayfair will also be collecting appropriate canned food at the event as well as cash donations, with a special Cones of Dunshire item for everyone who contributes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This event (BGM1466786 for Gen Con attendees) is limited to 33 players, with tickets costing $100. Check-in for the event will start at 7 pm on Georgia St. (just outside the Indiana Convention Center, the home of Gen Con). Questions about the event, or requests for registered players who would like to play together as a team, should be directed to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:gencon@mayfairgames.com">gencon@mayfairgames.com</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Will you brave the Doom deck? Will you sheathe or unsheathe the Cone of Decision? Will your resource gems rule the day, or will the dreaded Teuber spell strike? All of this will be discovered at Gen Con with the Cones of Dunshire charity event!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"The Cones of Dunshire" is a copyright and trademark property of Mayfair Games, Inc. and Open 4 Business Productions, LLC. &ldquo;Parks and Recreation&rdquo; is a production and property of Open 4 Business Productions, LLC. "Gen Con&rdquo;&nbsp;is a trademark of Gen&nbsp;Con&nbsp;LLC. All rights reserved.</em></p> GTM #173 Cover Story: Become the Ultimate Villain in 5 Easy Steps with Villainy http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=301 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=301 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>GTM #173 features our latest game on the cover!</p> <p><a href="http://www.gametrademagazine.com/Home/1/1/58/581">So join us in learning how to become the ultimate villain with Villainy!</a></p> Mayfair Games and GTM Partner to Bring You Free Game Expansions http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=300 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=300 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Here at Mayfair Games, we&rsquo;ve been producing Limited Edition Promo Expansions for a while now. Each release contains expansions for one or more Mayfair Games. &nbsp;We&rsquo;ve attempted to provide them to hobby stores and customers that pre-order our games, or order them in the month of release, but now we&rsquo;re thinking bigger. We&rsquo;re so pleased with the program we wracked our brains trying to figure out a way to get them into the hands of more folks and came up with the idea of including them as inserts in Game Trade Magazine, which we think is swell.</p> <p>In the first issue we&rsquo;re providing promo expansions for Mad City&trade;, Station Master&trade; and Zen Garden&trade;. Having done this, surely we couldn&rsquo;t do it again, right?</p> <p>Well, we are pleased to announce that we will be continuing this program for the foreseeable future! In the months ahead, look to GTM to bring you promo-expansions for many of our most popular titles. Gamer&rsquo;s games like Asgard&rsquo;s Chosen&trade;, Lords of Vegas&trade;, Steam&trade;, Alchemist&trade;, Global Mogul&trade;, Urbania&trade; and Automobile&trade;. But not just games for the dedicated gamer in your life. We will also be presenting new options for our classic family games such as Ablaze&trade;, Downfall of Pompeii&trade;, Road Rally USA&trade;, Elk Fest&trade;, Nuns on the Run&trade; and Bacchus&rsquo; Banquet&trade;!</p> <p>So look forward to the months ahead because now you will not only get the latest in gaming news and previews from GTM but your also going to get expansions for new and classic Mayfair Games covering our most popular titles along with brand new favorites that will become staples of your gaming shelf!</p> FLGS of the Month: Gamescape San Francisco! http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=299 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=299 Wed, 07 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p><span>Drum roll please...</span><br /><br /><span>The first winner in our Friendly Local Game Store of the Week is...&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gamescape-San-Francisco/209123595175">Gamescape San Francisco</a><span>!!&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>After almost 29 years - the #1 reason customers shop with them... "We take pride in stocking a wide variety of games for customers to peruse."</span></p> Volunteer Quest 2014 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=298 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=298 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p><strong style="font-size: medium;">Volunteer Quest 2014</strong></p> <div><span> <div>As many of you know we are headed into our busy convention season with Origins and Gen Con Indy right around the corner.&nbsp;&nbsp; And these shows wouldn't be possible without dedicated volunteers to help run demos and help facilitate scheduled events.&nbsp;</div> </span><span> <p>Do you love to play games, enjoy teaching games to others and play well with others?</p> <div><a>Register</a><a>&nbsp;to volunteer with Mayfair Games today! &nbsp;</a>We are looking for great volunteers&nbsp;at:&nbsp;</div> </span><img style="float: left;" src="../pictures/Volunteer%20pawn%20with%20shirt.jpg" alt="Volunteer Pawn" width="150" height="226" /><span> <ul> <li>Origins Game Fair&nbsp;-&nbsp;June 12-15 in Columbus, OH</li> <li>Gen Con Indy&nbsp;-&nbsp;August 14-17 in Indianapolis, IN &nbsp;</li> </ul> </span><span> <p>Benefits include free Game Shepherd t-shirt, convention badge&nbsp;(20+ hrs), earn game credit and receive discounts on Mayfair games and SWAG and more!</p> </span><span> <p>Click the image above to be taken to a printable version suitable for flyers!</p> <p>We are asking our retailers and fans to print off a copy (or two) of the recruitment flyer and hang it in your game/hobby store, library, game group, college bookstore, etc...</p> <p>If you or someone you know are interested in volunteering -&nbsp;visit the&nbsp;<a href="../page.php?id=29">Game Shepherd Volunteer Page</a>&nbsp;for more information and to set up a user account today!</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </span><span><a href="mailto:volunteer@mayfairgames.com"> </a> <div><a href="mailto:volunteer@mayfairgames.com">For questions send us an email!&nbsp;</a></div> </span></div> Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) of the Month http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=297 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=297 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p><strong>Friendly Local Game Store of the Month!</strong></p> <p>We are looking for the best of the best when it comes to Mayfair Authorized Retailers.&nbsp;</p> <p>Just follow the link below to find out how to enter your store for a chance to be the Friendly Local Game Store of the Month!</p> <p>Based on qualified entries received we will draw one lucky winner each week that will be highlighted on our website and Facebook. From those weekly winners we will then choose the best of the best from those entries that will be showcased on our website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+. Pinterest, Instagram and in the next Consumer and MAR newsletters.</p> <p>This is a great opportunity to increase the visibility of your store and share those things that make you great with a wider audience.&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t miss out!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>So, what makes your store unique, successful and the best of the best?</p> <p>To be eligible we are asking you to submit the following information with 8-10 photos from your store.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1. Store Name:</p> <p>2. Store Owner(s):</p> <p>3. Store Manager(s):</p> <p>4. Store Address:</p> <p>5. City, State, Zip:</p> <p>6. Store hours:</p> <p>7. Social Media Sites</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;a.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Facebook:&nbsp; &#9744; yes &nbsp;&#9744; no&nbsp; If yes, account name is:</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;b. &nbsp; Twitter:&nbsp; &#9744; yes &nbsp;&#9744; no&nbsp; If yes, account name is:</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;c. &nbsp; Pinterest:&nbsp; &#9744; yes &nbsp;&#9744; no&nbsp; If yes, account name is:</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;d. &nbsp; Google+:&nbsp; &#9744; yes &nbsp;&#9744; no&nbsp; If yes, account name is:</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;e. &nbsp; Instagram:&nbsp; &#9744; yes &nbsp;&#9744; no&nbsp; If yes, account name is:</p> <p>8. Date your store was established:</p> <p>9. Number of employees:</p> <p>10. Why do you love running a retail store?</p> <p>11. #1 reason your customers shop with you?</p> <p>12. What makes your store unique/different from othergame/hobby/toy stores?</p> <p>13. Please submit 8-10 photos including the following:</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;a.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Store front</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;b.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Staff photos (owner/manager/employees) &ndash; pleaseinclude names/positions in email</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;c.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Demo/game play area</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;d.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mayfair product displays</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;e.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Special events</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;f.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Other things that make your store unique</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> </ol> <p>Once your information has been received, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know you&rsquo;ve been entered into the drawing for the upcoming month.&nbsp; Please note, your entry will not be submitted into the drawing without the above information &ndash; please send all info requested.</p> <p>For questions and to submit your entries, email Julie Yeager at <a href="mailto:julieyeager@mayfairgames.com">julieyeager@mayfairgames.com</a></p> Let Zoey Explain Catan Jr. to you http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=296 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=296 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Zoey is a young lady who knows how to play Catan Jr. and explains it in the most delightful way, with a little help from Dad.</p> <p>Give this a watch. Even if you already know how to play Catan Jr. you just might end the videos with a smile on your face.</p> <p><a href="http://theroarbots.com/2014/04/01/catan-junior/">Watch, read and be delighted.</a></p> Canadian Catan World Championship Qualifiers! http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=295 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=295 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p><strong>FOR</strong><strong> IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mayfair Games is happy to announce the locations of the Canadian Catan World Championship (CWC) Qualifiers. The winner of each qualifier will represent Canada at the 2014 World Championships in Berlin, Germany.</p> <h1>Western Canadian Championship</h1> <p>The Western Canadian Championships will take place at the Trilogy Gaming Club May 31, 2014. Information about Trilogy Gaming Club can be found at <a href="http://www.trilogygamingclub.com/">http://www.trilogygamingclub.com.</a> Please contact them for further information about the format of the tournaments. Specific events are also listed on the Mayfair Games website.</p> <p>Pre-Qualifier Events for the Western Canadian Championship:</p> <ul> <li>February 28 - March 2, 2014 GottaCon</li> <li>March 29, 2014 Trilogy Games</li> <li>March 29, 2014 Meeples Board Game Caf&eacute; April 19, 2014 Trilogy Games</li> </ul> <h1>Eastern Canadian Championship</h1> <p>The Eastern Canadian Championships will take place at Games for All August 24, 2014. Information about Game Summit can be found at <a href="http://www.gamesforall.ca/">www.gamesforall.ca</a>. Please contact them for further information about the format of the tournaments. Specific events are also listed on the Mayfair Games website.</p> <p>Pre-Qualifier Events for the Easter Canadian Championship:</p> <ul> <li>August 28 - 31, 2013 Fan Expo Canada</li> <li>April 6, 2014 Games for All</li> <li>April 12, 2014 The Dam Charity Tournament </li> <li>May 9 - 11, 2014 Ottawa Comic Con</li> <li>May 16 - 18, 2014 Rideau Curling Club</li> </ul> Greg Schloesser reviews Global Mogul http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=294 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=294 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Greg Schloesser has reviewed Global Mogul for an upcoming issue of <a href="http://countermagazineonline.wordpress.com/"><em>Counter</em>&nbsp;Magazine</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>He was kind enough to give us permission to quote his conclusion about the game:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote> <p>Global Mogul is a challenging and tense game, one that tests players&rsquo; abilities to properly balance numerous factors and adapt to the actions of their opponents.&nbsp; Players must keep their eyes on a multitude of different areas.&nbsp; It isn&rsquo;t enough to concentrate on filling contracts.&nbsp; Controlling markets and regions is important, as is gaining those valuable end game bonuses.&nbsp; To do this, one must continuously build their resource production so that contracts can be filled and markets can be dominated.&nbsp; Income can be gained from those venture capitalists, but consistently fulfilling contracts can reduce or even eliminate the need for using a valuable action and agents to obtain money in that fashion. &nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p>Thanks so much to Greg and Counter Magazine for the thorough and thoughtful review! If you want to read more of the article, and there is a lot more with detail on the game, go visit <a href="http://countermagazineonline.wordpress.com/">Counter Magazine</a>.</p> Pompeii: Play the game, see the movie! http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=283 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=283 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>A new movie starring Kit Harrington (<em>Game of Thrones</em>), Emily Browning (<em>Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events</em>) and Kiefer Sutherland (<em>24</em>) will take viewers to the fabled city of Pompeii in AD 79.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year, as you know if you've played Mayfair Games' Downfall of Pompeii&trade; is the year that Mount Vesuvius erupted. So if you want to see first hand what being at ground zero of one of the worst days in human history was like, or if you just like stirring movies set in the ancient world, you should dust of your copy of Downfall of Pompeii&trade; then go see Pompeii!</p> Meet the man behind the game: Klaus Teuber http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=293 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=293 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>There was a very nice article in the New Yorker on the 12th spotlighting Klaus Teuber, creator of everyone's favorite game, The Settlers of Catan&reg;!</p> <p>If you ever wanted to know a little more about the creator of Catan&reg;, this article is a perfect place to start!</p> <p><a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2014/02/klaus-teuber-the-settlers-of-catan.html">Read it here.</a></p> Mayfair President Larry Roznai Headed to Nerd Nighters http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=291 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=291 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>What is Nerd Nighters, you ask? They are a youtube show that interviews industry luminaries, discusses games and helps out worthy charity events. Board game insiders cover the entire industry: game designers, artists, publishers, distributors and store owners. Their interviews allow viewers to get a personal look inside the board game industry but the true purpose of the show is to support worthy charitable causes.</p> <p>Larry Roznai&rsquo;s, Mayfair&rsquo;s President, will be on the show February 5<sup>th</sup> at 9pm Central Time. So drop by and learn about the history of Mayfair, Catan&reg;, upcoming events and games and even a few questions from the live audience!</p> <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/dfwnnpodcast/live">http://www.youtube.com/user/dfwnnpodcast/live</a></p> Mayfair Games Extends Sponsorship Agreement with Gen Con Through 2017 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=292 http://mayfairgames.com/news.php?id=292 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Mayfair Games is pleased to announce they have extended sponsorship agreement with Gen Con through 2017!</p> <p>Mayfair Games is a world leader in the hobby board game industry and has been a major sponsor of Gen Con Indy since 2011.</p> <p>&ldquo;Whether teaming with our charity partners, running record-breaking events, or delivering a world-class Exhibit Hall experience,&nbsp;Mayfair&nbsp;Games has taken every opportunity to amplify the excitement of Gen Con,&rdquo; said Adrian Swartout, CEO of Gen Con LLC. &ldquo;Given their amazing performance as Co-Sponsors during the prior three years, we know that they will be an integral part in our ramp up to Gen Con 50, taking place in 2017.&rdquo;</p> <p>Last year was one of the finest collaborations between Mayfair Games and the &ldquo;Best Four Days in Gaming&rdquo; yet. Throughout Gen Con 2013 Mayfair held numerous groundbreaking events. Such as the Warp Speed Tournament, where the winning three faced off against Wil Wheaton in a challenging charity Star Trek Catan&trade; game. With player events involving nine mammoth floor games, thirteen giant games and a nightly &ldquo;Git-together&rdquo; providing gamers entertainment value. Most dramatic of all though was The Big Game&trade;, where the Official Guinness World Record&reg; for most players in a single Settlers of Catan&reg; game was established at 922 players.</p> <p>This is the power of Mayfair Games and Gen Con working together and this agreement will set the stage for future Gen Con conventions to be even bigger and better.</p> <p><strong>About Gen Con</strong></p> <p>Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, sci-fi and adventure game convention in North America. It was acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, who owns the company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and community. Follow us at facebook.com/genconindy, and for more information visit <a href="http://www.gencon.com/">www.gencon.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Mayfair Games</strong></p> <p>Mayfair Games was founded in 1981 and is a publisher of the finest analog and social board and card games suitable for families and hobbyists. Mayfair Games is an Illinois-based company making the games of our generation. For more information visit <a href="http://mayfairgames.com/">mayfairgames.com</a></p>