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  January 2011

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In This Issue
The Settlers of Catan 15th Anniversary Edition
Catan Dice Game is Back
New White Glove Demos
Facebook Contests
Seafarers for iPad
Catan for Android this Spring!
Settlers of America on Geekdad
Catan on CBS Boston
NACC Event Updates
Quick Links
Recent Releases

2010

The Rivals of Catan™



Wacky Wacky West™

Wacky

Settlers of America:
Trails to Rails™

SoA

2009

Catan Dice Game Deluxe™

Dice Game

Artisans & Benefactors™

Artisans & Benfactors

Catan Geographies: Germany™



Catan Portable Edition™

 
2008
Catan: Traders & Barbarians™


                                               New Releases
The Settlers of Catan™ 15th Anniversary Edition
In Stores Now!

 

The Settlers of Catan™ 15th Anniversary Edition  

 

This special limited 15th Anniversary Wood Edition of The Settlers of Catan® is designed for 3-6 players, ages 10 to adult.  The strong, compartmentalized box contains: 52 thick, beautifully illustrated map hexagons, 144 specially designed Viking playing pieces, 6 hexagonal building costs summaries and 2 special victory point markers, 1 vile robber, 2 dice, and 28 random number chits-all made from sturdy wood. The 154 cards, like the hexes, bear fine artwork from Michael Menzel. Enjoy this special, limited production-suitable for travel or your nicest coffee table-with friends or family for many decades to come.

 

MFG3102 The Settlers of Catan™ 15th Anniversary Edition $150.00

Ages 10+

For 3-6 Players

Playing Time 90 minutes

Designer: Klaus Teuber



 
                                          Upcoming Releases
Coming in Q2 The Catan Dice Game™ Standard Edition!
 

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The Catan Dice Game™ Standard Edition is coming back in Q2 of 2011. This dice-based Catan experience is a fast, fun way to experience Catan

on-the-go, anywhere and anytime, even all by yourself!
 

You can play it in only 15-30 minutes! It's a great casual introduction to the world of Catan. With 6 colorful, high quality, embossed 16mm plastic dice, a generous pad of full color double-sided score sheets featuring two maps for alternate play. You can roll-and risk your way to victory. So get ready to toss! Challenge the odds and discover a fresh way to master Catan! Perfect for a quick, portable Catan adventure!

 

Catan Dice Game™ Standard Edition contains:

  • 6 high-quality, embossed plastic 16mm dice, each with 6 colored images
  • Pad of 2-sided, full-color Catan maps with score tracks, so you can play 2 different scenarios
  • Game rules.

MFG3108 Catan Dice Game Standard Edition $15.00

Ages 7+

For 1-4 Players

Playing Time 15-30+ minutes

Designer: Klaus Teuber

Made in USA


 



 
                                               Learn to Play
Wacky Wacky West and Domaine White Glove Demos!
 
 

There are two brand new White Glove Demos for Klaus Teuber games on the Mayfair games Youtube Channel! White Glove Demos for both Wacky Wacky West™ and the classic Domaine have been uploaded to Mayfair's channel this past month. If you aren't familiar with either of these games, these videos are a great way to get an in-depth look at the games before you even try playing them.

 


 

You can watch both of these videos on YouTube at the links below:

Wacky Wacky West™ White Glove Demo:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVsOxI4rr6U

 

Domaine White Glove Demo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeg4KhOlb-c




 
                                           Facebook Contests
Starting the New Year Off the Right Way with Facebook Contests and Giveaways!
 

We had a very successful year growing our Facebook page for The Settlers of Catan in 2010. To show appreciation for all the support we have received from our fans, we are giving away prizes to all the fans of our Facebook page.
 


We kicked off the month with a Catanimals Plush Giveaway, where one lucky fan gets a Catanimal each week! If you are on Facebook but you haven't yet come to visit us, make sure to stop by and press the "Like" button at the top of our page(http://www.facebook.com/settlersofcatan). 
 


 

Mayfair Games is also hosting giveaways from their Facebook page(http://www.facebook.com/mayfairgames), so make sure to visit them and press "Like" as well.
 

We hope to see you on Facebook. There will be many contests and giveaways with great prizes throughout the year!
 


 
                                 Online/Electronic Game News
Seafarers for iPhone and iPod Touch!
  

A fresh gust of sea air for all Catan landlubbers: "The Seafarers lite" including the new scenario "The 4 Islands" and two additional game variants, is now on board for iPhone® and iPod touch®.
 

The complete Seafarers expansion includes more than 10 additional scenarios with an extensive campaign, and is available for purchase from the Catan In-App Store®.

 

Catan - The Seafarers Expansion for iPhone Catan - The Seafarers Expansion for iPhone Catan - The Seafarers Expansion for iPhone

 

In the elaborate new campaign, you can play your way through 16 diverse scenarios, each of them having very different goals. Become Harbormaster, discover new islands and extra game elements, such as ships, gold fields, treasures, and pirates. The iPad® version will be available soon.

 

Features:

  • Original rule set from "Settlers of Catan"
  • Local multi-player mode for up to four players
  • Smart computer opponents, each following their own individual tactics
  • Scrollable game board including zoom option
  • Freely combinable game settings
  • Comprehensive game statistics and tutorial
  • iPod® background music support
  • Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese

Catan for iPhone and iPod touch is available for $4.99/£2.99 at the App Store.

The Seafarers expansion for iPhone and iPod touch can be purchased from the Catan In-App Store at a launch price of $3.99.

 

Catan is also available for Java-based mobile phones and soon for Android.


Availble on the App Store


 
Board Game Classic "Catan" Coming to Android! 
After the big success in Apple's App Store, Catan will also become available for Android this spring.

 

Android Catan - Preview 

Android players will be able to build and trade on the go, to compete for the most settlements, the Longest Road and the Largest Army - to become the Lord of Catan!


 

In addition to the basic scenario "The First Island," the game will also feature the soon available "Seafarers" Expansion with various scenarios and an extensive campaign.


 

Look for more news about "Catan" for Android coming soon!
 


 
                                            Media Coverage
Settlers of America on the Wired Geekdad Blog!
 

Our friend at Wired Magazine, Jonathan Liu, posted a glowing review of Settlers of America for the Wired Geekdad blog. We greatly appreciate all the

support Wired continues to show us.
 


 

You can read the post at the link below:


 

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/01/learn-u-s-history-or-just-have-fun-settlers-of-america/

 

 

CBS Boston Covers Catan and Eureka Games! 

The Settlers of Catan and our friends at Eureka Games were covered in a piece called "Board Game Comeback" on CBS Boston in Jon Keller's "Keller@Large" segment. The piece is very well done and discusses why board games were a popular choice for consumers this holiday season. It's nice to see people flocking to game retailers like Eureka's Puzzles and Games in the story. Congratulations to Eureka for getting the spotlight!


Here is a link to the video:

 

http://bit.ly/CatanCBSBoston

 

Here's some more media coverage from the past month:

 

Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn) is a fan of Catan:

http://www.pehub.com/87280/want-some-time-with-reid-hoffman-just-ask-him/

 

Using Board Games to teach history:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Teaching-History-Using-Boardgames&id=5313139

 

Model Retailer review of Wacky Wacky West:

http://www.modelretailer.com/Product%20News/2010/11/WackyWackyWest.aspx

 

Washington Post features Catan in an Op/Ed cover piece:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/24/AR2010112404140.html

 
 
                                              Gaming Events
NACC Events Updates!

NACC 2011 Be looking for announcements on more NACC Qualifiers in the coming months and visit our website (www.mayfairgames.com/events) or facebook page for more information on NACC tournaments.

Find us on Facebook
 


NACC 2011 Events in 2011:


Cat & Mouse: Jan. 22, Feb. 6 & 26, Mar. 19

Chicago, IL, USA

NACC Pre-Qualifying Events

For details please visit: cat-n-mouse.com/catan.asp

 

Uncle's Games: Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19

Washing State, USA, various locations

NACC Pre-Qualifing Events

For details please visit: unclesgames.com

 

Capricon XXXI: Feb. 10-13

Wheeling, IL, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: capricon.org

 

Game Summit: February 18-20

Nepean, ON, Canada

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: gamesummit.ca

 

PrezCon: Feb. 23-27

Charlottesville, VA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:  prezcon.com

 

Total Confusion: February 24-27

Mansfield, MA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: totalcon.com

 

PAX East: Mar. 11-13

Boston, MA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: paxsite.com/paxeast/index.php

 

Gamers Adventure Cruise: Mar. 27 - Apr. 3

Leaving from Tampa, FL USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: gameradventures.com/caribbean.htm

KublaCon: May 27-30

Burlingame, CA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: kublacon.com

 

National Eurogames Championships: May 27-30

Bethesda, MD, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: nec-dc.com


 


 



Until next month...
Thank you for reading the Catan News Wire. We appreciate your readership!

Sincerely,

The Catan Team