New Games for the Summer!|
All of us on the Catan team are excited
for the summer releases of Settlers of America: Trails to Rails™ and
Klaus Teuber's brand new game, Wacky Wacky West™! Read more about these games which celebrate historical American western themes below.
Settlers of America: Trails to Rails™ - Street Date July 8, 2010:
The Settlers of America: Trails to Rails™ combines the two strongest categories of the
Mayfair Games product line, train games and Catan games, to create the
first ever Catan train gaming experience!
This new addition to the Catan Histories series of games utilizes the familiar Catan hex-tile
grid to present a map of
the United States. Players collect and trade resources, in
order to purchase, migrate and build settlements, forge railroads and
acquire locomotives. Railroads are used to distribute goods to the
interconnected cities. As westward locations are settled, old sources of resources
deplete. The addition of gold adds to the depth of play and increases
options for the players.
Settlers of America: Trails to Rails™ (3-4 players, ages 10+, 60-90 minutes,
will be available only in
English from Mayfair Games)
Wacky Wacky West™ - Street Date July 22, 2010:
In Wacky Wacky West™ you and your fellow townfolk place track tiles,
street tiles, and river tiles hoping to destroy your rivals' buildings.
Every time someone tries to build over a precious outhouse, the town
votes! You try to enlist your supporters (represented by cards) to vote
with you to stop or encourage the play of certain tiles-perhaps saving
some of your buildings or taking out those of your dastardly opponents.
Wacky Wacky West™ (2-4 players, ages 8+, 30-45 minutes,
| Online/Electronic Game News|
Catan for Sony PlayStation®3 on PSN!|
We are excited to announce that Game Republic, Ltd. is bringing Catan to the PlayStation® Network. The game is available now in Asia and will be hitting the North American PlayStation® Network June 15th!
There are several special features exclusive to the
new PlayStation®3 version, which are:
For more information and screenshots, read the story on Catan.com at the link below:
- Three variations for the artwork - including the traditional Kosmos
and Mayfair editions, as well as a 3D edition.
- Flexible rule set lets you set games featuring any of the official
rules or alternate house rules.
- Supports both text and voice chat - allowing you to communicate with
- Play online with players from around the world. "Catan" plays with 2-4 players online and 1 player in offline mode
Catan for PlayStation® Network
Look for more information about Catan for PlayStation®3 in our next newsletter!
News from the Catan Online World!|
There has been a lot of excitement on Playcatan.com over the past couple months. We founded
three new cities, released new versions of the COW, and continued to hold
Three new COW cities have been added to service the growing COW communities of Canada,the Netherlands, and the Central United States. Read more about the new cities: Katimavik Bay(Canada), Kolonistenpolder(Netherlands), and Conestoga Creek (Central US) at the link below:
Three new cities for the Catan Online World!
New versions of the Catan Online World for Mac OS X and Linux! Free download for the Catan Online World on PlayCatan.com here:
Catan Online World Free Download
Read more about the Catan Online World and come join us at PlayCatan.com!
New Blog Posts from Catanism!|
Part 5 "The Introductory Game" from Klaus
Teuber's blog post series about the reform of the Catan Card Game - with 36 card motifs!
In Part 5, Klaus Teuber introduces readers to "The Introductory Game", titled "The First Catanians." The post explains how the "introductory" game is intended to teach players how to play and prepare them for the Theme sets.
New cards and rules changes in "The Introductory Game" and Theme games alike, are presented to give readers more insight into what they can expect from the reform of the Catan Card Game™.
Read more on the Catanism.com Blog at the link below:
The Reform of the Card Game in 2010 - Part 5: The Introductory Game
In addition, community manager Jim Plane has also made a new post in
his blog series on Catanism.com, "To Germany and Back: An
American's Quest for Opponents - Part 4." You can read this blog entry at the link below:
To Germany and Back: An American's Quest for Opponents - Part 4
"Starship Catan Light" from PlayCatan.com on Google Nexus One with Android 2.2!
Pulpgamer.com's Family Night Podcast 15!
In this episode, our friends at Pulpgamer.com dive into some great games that focus on geography, including Catan Geographies: Germany™! The Pulp Gamer team explores this topic by sharing their experiences with games rich in geography and by identifying the important educational opportunities found in geography games. Mayfair Games' Empire Builder™ and Catan Geographies: Germany™ are covered in the latter portion of the podcast.
Please enjoy "PGFN015: Geography" by following the link below:
The folks at Pulpgamer.com have just released a new website. Give it a visit @ pulpgamer.com
|Player Events and WWCC Events Updates!|
Mayfair Games has added several new pre-qualifying rounds to the 2010 World Wide
Catan Championship program. Below is a listing of
upcoming WWCC events, several new events have been added recently. Please visit the Mayfair Games website for complete event details and more WWCC and general gaming event information:
World Wide Catan Championship Events 2010:
UK Games Expo June 4-6, 2010
WWCC Qualifier Event sponsored by Heron Games
Winner travels to Germany for the WWCC 2010!
Location: The Clarendon Suites
Edgbaston, Birmingham B16
Cape Fear Games WWCC
Pre-Qualifiers - Jun
Winner travels to GenCon Indy WWCC Qualifier
3608 Oleander Dr. Ste. Wilmington, NC,
Game Summit Eastern Canadian WWCC
Pre-Qualifiers - Jun
Winner will go to Kingston in July for the WWCC Eastern Canada Qualifier
Minotaur Games Eastern Canadian WWCC
Pre-Qualifiers - Jun
Winner will go to Kingston in July
for the WWCC Eastern Canada Qualifier
237 Ontario St.World Wide Catan Championship - Sept 17-20, 2010 Leibertingen, Germany
WWCC Finals - Winners from both Origins and GenCon Indy travel to Germany to compete in the World Wide Catan Cahmpionship 2010
Burg Wildenstein Castle, 88637 Leibertingen, Germany