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  March 2011

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In This Issue
Games this Spring!
PlayCatan on Facebook
PlayCatan Updates
German Catan Facebook Page
Games in the Media
Settlers of Catan Masters Tournament
NACC Event Updates
Quick Links
Recent Releases

2010

The Settlers of Catan™ 15th Anniversary Edition



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™


                                          Upcoming Releases
New Games Coming this Spring

Struggle for Catan™ coming this May!

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The Struggle for Catan™ is coming this May! This is a fast-paced card game between the 2-4 factions developing newly settled Catan.  

 

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 The Struggle for Catan™ $15.00

Ages: 10+, Players: 2-4, Playing Time: 30 minutes

Designer: Klaus Teuber, Art: Michael Menzel

Made in: U.S.A.

   

The Catan Dice Game - Standard Edition for Q2!  

 

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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.   

 

Get ready to toss! Challenge the odds and discover a fresh way to master Catan! Perfect for a quick, portable Catan adventure!

 


MFG3108 Catan Dice Game Standard Edition $15.00

Ages 7+, Players: 1-4, Playing Time 15-30+ minutes

Designer: Klaus Teuber

Made in U.S.A.

  


  
                                 Online/Electronic Game News
"Like" Playcatan.com on Facebook and Win a Free Month of Premium Membership Online Game Play!

PlayCatan.com is on Facebook and we want to grow the community! 


Premium

 

We're beginning a new promotion for our PlayCatan.com Facebook page. Each week, we'll be giving away a free month of Premium Membership game play on PlayCatan.com to one lucky Facebook Fan! 

 

All you have to do, is find PlayCatan.com on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/playcatan and click "Like" to enter the giveaway. If you already have "liked" PlayCatan.com on Facebook, your name will still be considered in each weeks drawing. Please tell your friends and help us build a community for PlayCatan.com on Facebook! 

 

 
  
Updates from Playcatan.com

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 Playcatan.com:

 

Community Games

 

03/02: Catan Single League 2011/Q2 starts on April 1st 

Hello Catan friends. The Catan Single League starts on April 1st, 2011 with the next round (season 2011/Q2).

 

03/08: Grand Survey with Raffle 

We are interested in your opinion! Starting on Wednesday, a survey will be conducted about the Catan Online World and PlayCatan in general, one for Free Account users and one for Premium Account users. All participants have a chance to win prizes.

 

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

 

http://www.playcatan.com 

 

  
  
Die Siedler von Catan on Facebook!

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

 

 Die Siedler von Catan - German Facebook Group


Become a fan now and win cool prizes! Simply follow the link and click on "Like" to participate in the prize drawings - from that moment on you will receive all latest updates for our German language Catan community.

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Die-Siedler-von-Catan/112390621467


 

 

                                           Games in the Media
Media Coverage February-March 

Here are some good stories about Catan and more!

 

Floors that have been converted to game boards:
http://www.purplepawn.com/2011/02/floors-that-are-board-games/
 
MTV Geek Announces the Mayfair Games 2011 release schedule(Features Struggle for Catan™):
http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/02/10/mayfair-games-announces-2011-lineup-unveils-new-family-friendly-funfair-line/
 
Brown University op-ed piece on Catan:
http://www.browndailyherald.com/waite-11-settling-catan-winning-the-future-1.2467545
 
Josh Williams of Gowalla is a Catan Fan:
http://www.austin360.com/recreation/settlers-of-catan-a-board-game-thriving-in-1249507.html
 
Settlers of Catan™ game set made of cookies:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/bryantt/settlers-of-catan-cookies-avg
 
Mayfair Games will celebrate Catan's 15th birthday at SXSW 15 in Austin:
http://sxsw.com/node/6334
 
Wired.com's GeekDad discusses the Catan™ Goodies at NY Toy Fair:
http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/02/toy-fair-stuffed-animal-plush-roundup-gallery/?pid=610&pageid=56937&viewall=true
 
Settlers of Catan™ meets LEGO:
http://www.brothers-brick.com/2011/02/24/lego-catan/

 

Gameplay vs. Gamification (Featuring our friend Brian Reynolds, Catan designer for Xbox 360):
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/710342/DICE-2011-Hot-Topic-Gameplay-Vs-Gamification-.html
 
 

 

 

                                              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-)mayfairgames.com  (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-)mayfairgames.com (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 (www.mayfairgames.com/events) or facebook page for more information on NACC tournaments.

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NACC 2011 Events in 2011:

 

PAX East: Mar. 11-13

Boston, MA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

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

 

Down the Playce: Mar. 15, 20, Apr. 2, 11

Quincy, IL, USA

NACC Pre-Qualifying Events

For details please call 217.221.1111. 

 

Cat & Mouse: Mar. 19

Chicago, IL, USA

NACC Pre-Qualifying Events

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

 

All the Kings Men Chess & Games Center: Mar. 19

Pitman, NJ, USA

NACC Pre-Qualifying Event

For details please call 856.582.8222 or visit: gamesgiftschess.com

 

Gamers Adventure Cruise: Mar. 27 - Apr. 3

Leaving from Tampa, FL USA

NACC Qualifying Event

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

AnCon: May 20-22

Hudson, OH, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: anothergamecon.com

 

Anime Central: May 20-22

Rosemont, IL, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: acen.org

 

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

 

StrategiCon: May 27-30

Los Angeles, CA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: strategicon.net

 

Contagion: Outbreak: June 10-12

Omaha, NE, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: contagionoutbreak.com

 

Origins Game Fair: June 22-26

Columbus, OH, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit: originsgamefair.com

 

Gen Con Indy: Aug. 4-7

Indianapolis, IN, USA

NACC Tournament

For details please visit: gencon.com


  

 


 
Until next month...
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Sincerely,

The Catan Team