Mayfair Games is a Skokie, Illinois based corporation, publishing award winning board games and card games since 1980. Known for games played by hobbyist and families alike, Mayfair is the exclusive English language publisher of the Catan family of products and stands as the largest publisher of railroading games on planet earth. Mayfair Games also publishes games from partners such as Kosmos, Amigo Games and Lookout Games.
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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 The Settlers of 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 The Settlers of 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 World Without End™.
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, The Settlers of 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 The Settlers 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”.