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  February 2011

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In This Issue
The Rivals of Catan
Dice Game is Back!
Struggle for Catan this May!
PlayCatan Updates
Facebook is Growing
Spanish Catan Facebook Page
Settlers of Catan Masters Tournament
NACC Event Updates
Quick Links
Recent Releases


The Settlers of Catan™ 15th Anniversary Edition

The Rivals of Catan™

Wacky Wacky West™


Settlers of America:
Trails to Rails™



Catan Dice Game Deluxe™

Dice Game

Artisans & Benefactors™

Artisans & Benfactors

Catan Geographies: Germany™

Catan Portable Edition™

2008 Catan: Traders & Barbarians™

                                               New Releases
The Rivals for Catan - 2 Player Card Game
In Stores Now!

Build your domain to best your rivals.   


Build your domain to best your Rivals.

The Rivals for Catan puts you in charge of one of the two factions developing newly-settled Catan. Use your under card mix to create your own principality. Explore and settle new lands, acquiring resources through card play and the luck of the dice. Use gold, response combinations, and trade to develop your domaine. Expand your settlements and cities recruit heroes, and defend your lands through politics, invention, and intrigue. Your cunning and a dash of luck decides who will be Prince of Catan.


MFG3131 The Rivals for Catan $20.00

Ages 11+

For 2 Players

Playing Time 25-90 minutes

Designer: Klaus Teuber


Read this great review of Th Rivals for Catan by the 

                                          Upcoming Releases
Coming in Q2 The Catan Dice Game™

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


The Struggle for Catan Coming this May!

The Struggle for Catan™ is coming this May! This is fast-paced game between the 2-4 factions developing newly settled Catan. Manage your resources to build settlements, cities, city improvements, knights, and roads that generate victory points or special abilities. While your settlements, cities, and city expansions remain yours, valuable roads and knights change hands. Varied expensive city improvements give you additional victory points and lasting advantages, so they're generally key to victory. As in The Settlers of Catan board game, you win by being the first to acquire and play 10 victory points.


The Struggle for Catan™ is the perfect way for 2-4 players to swiftly and casually explore, settle, trade, and build on the beautiful and ever-changing island of Catan.


MFG3141 Struggle for Catan™ contains:


67 Resource Cards

42 Building Cards consisting of:

9 Road Cards

14 Settlement/City Cards

5 Knight Cards.

9 City Improvement Cards

4 Building Cost Cards

1 Destiny Card

full-color rules


MFG3141 The Struggle for Catan™ $15.00

Ages: 10+

Players: 2-4

Playing Time: 45-60 minutes

Designer: Klaus Teuber

Art: Michael Menzel

Made in: U.S.A.


                                 Online/Electronic Game News
Updates at

There has been a lot going on in the online world this month!

Catan Online World 


Below is a list and links to a number of news stories about


Community Games


2/03: Volunteers needed for PAX Boston! 

We're looking for Volunteers to showcase the  Catan online world and demo Games at the Penny Arcade Expo in Boston.  


2/18: Catan Single League (2011/Q2) 

The Catan Single League begins on April 1st. Registration begins March 1st.


Game News


2/08: Catan Marathon - Scenarios Selected in Poll 

You helped select the new scenarios for the Catan Marathon. Read the story to find out what they are.


2/09: Update: Saving Your Personal Chat Log 

It's now possible to save your personal chat log in the COW. There are more details about this update in the story.


2/14: Catan Online World - Game Moderator Team 

We're putting together a team of moderators to help maintain and grow the community on


You can always play The Settlers of Catan base game online for FREE on Please stop by and join us for some online fun! 


125,000 Likes for Catan on Facebook
Just one month later - 25% more people - 125 thousand "Likes" for Catan on Facebook!

125,000 Likes for Catan on Facebook! 

This is beyond awesome! ... And as we are typing this, this is already old news...the most recent number is just a hair above 130k:)


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Colonos de Catan on Facebook!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Spanish language Catan Facebook fanpage!   


Spanish Catan Facebook Fansite

This month we worked closely with our Spanish partner Devir to bring Colonos de Catan(The Settlers of Catan, Spanish Language Edition) to Facebook. 

Become a fan now, check out the latest Catan news in Spain - and win a whole set of 5 Catanimals by the end of the month!  


"Like" Colonos de Catan on Facebook: 



                                              Gaming Events
Catan Tournament of Masters at GenCon Indy 2011!

To celebrate fifteen years of Catan, and as a special thank you to the players who have made Catan Tournaments so enjoyable and exciting, Mayfair Games will be hosting the Catan Tournament of Masters Invitational at Gen Con Indy on Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5, 2011.  This tournament is limited to thirty-two (32) players.  Participants will  receive a 4-day Gen Con Indy badge just for playing and the winner of the tournament will get a seat in the NACC Tournament being held on the Saturday and Sunday of Gen Con 2011.


If you have been a semi-finalist in the United States, Mexico or Canada for any North American qualifier (top 4) or World qualifier (top 16) tournaments from 2006 on, you may participate. Send your name, contact info and the year(s) for which you qualify, to events(-at-)  (put "MASTERS" in the subject line, please).  All participants must be 18 years or age or older and non-U.S. citizens must have a valid passport.  Mayfair Games will check the records, and if you qualify, we will assign you a spot in the tournament and a 4-day badge to Gen Con Indy 2011.


This offer is open to the first thirty-two (32) players who qualify.  Later submissions will be placed on a waiting list.  All submissions must be sent to Mayfair Games by June 30, 2011.  For any additional questions about the tournament, please email events(-at-) (put "MASTERS" in the subject line please).



NACC Events Updates!  
NACC 2011 Be looking for announcements on more NACC Qualifiers in the coming months and visit our website ( or facebook page for more information on NACC tournaments.

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NACC 2011 Events in 2011:


PrezCon: Feb. 23-27

Charlottesville, VA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


Total Confusion: February 24-27

Mansfield, MA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


PAX East: Mar. 11-13

Boston, MA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


Gamers Adventure Cruise: Mar. 27 - Apr. 3

Leaving from Tampa, FL USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:   

KublaCon: May 27-30

Burlingame, CA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


National Eurogames Championships: May 27-30

Bethesda, MD, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:



Until next month...
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The Catan Team