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  May 2011

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In This Issue
Struggle for Catan
Rivals Contest!
Mayfair Needs You
Catan for Android
PlayCatan Updates
Bob & Angus Ep. 2
Catan at McDonalds ??!
Games in the Media
NACC Event Updates
Settlers of Catan Masters Tournament
Quick Links

Recent Releases


Catan Dice Game -

Standard  Edition


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
Struggle for Catan - The New Card Game     
Struggle for Catan™ coming  June 9!

The Struggle for Catan™ releases June 9! This is a 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 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.



                          Rivals for Catan Card Editor Contest!!
Win a RIvals for Catan in the Rivals Editor Contest!

Contest ends on May 19th!


Use the Rivals for Catan Editor to create your own Rivals for Catan Hero card, save it, and post it to the wall on our Facebook page to enter to win prizes! All entries must be submitted by May 19, 2011 by posting the card pic to our Facebook page wall. The top four cards picked by our judges will receive prizes for their creations. The entries will also be grouped into an album for all our fans to see.


The prizes for the top four card creators are:

1) Grand Prize: A copy of The Rivals for Catan™ and a "Wood 4 Sheep" t-shirt by Offworld Designs(

2) Second Prize: A special edition die cast metal Catan robber figure and a "Wood 4 Sheep" t-shirt.

3) Third Prize: A "Wood 4 Sheep" t-Shirt by Offworld Designs. 

4) Fourth Prize: An official "Catan Logo Water Bottle."

The Rivals for Catan Editor can be visited



The Contest will be held on our Facebook page here:

 Email for inquiries/questions

To learn more about The Rivals for Catan visit the product page on our official website here:



                                 A Word from Mayfair Games
Mayfair Needs You!

We're looking for demo volunteers for Origins

Mayfair Games needs Demo'ers at the Origins Game Fair, June 23-26.  We desire a number of volunteers to help us teach games at the show.  


We can teach you or your folks how to teach one or more titles while working a shift of no more than 5 hours - Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday - for a total of no more than 20 hours.    


We'll provide volunteers a 4 day show badge, 4 "Mayfair Shepherds" shirts for daily uniform wear, promotion items, product compensation and access to our evening game room events in EPod 170-173.    


Those able to help are encouraged to contact Jim Miles our event co-coordinator at as soon as you can. We need to finalize the badge list by May 27th.    


Thanks for supporting Mayfair Games!    


Bob Carty,  VP Sales & Marketing-Mayfair Games


                                 Online/Electronic Game News
Catan for Android!

Catan for the Android platform will be releasing early June!

Catan for Android 
The popular mobile phone app Catan: The First Island™ available for the iPhone and other mobile devices, is coming to Android. The game will be available in early June. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on our website and our Facebook page. 

The release has been slightly delayed, we apologize to all our eagerly waiting fans.


Updates from

News from the Catan Online World!

Catan Online World 


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


Game News


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


The Bob & Angus Show Episode 2

The Bob & Angus Show - Arkham, Massachusetts

The Bob & Angus Show - Arkham, Massachusetts
The Bob & Angus Show - Arkham, Massachusetts

Please enjoy the second of installment of Mayfair Games' "The Bob & Angus Show." In this episode, beings from beyond this plane again threaten Arkham, Massachusetts. Famed Witch of Salem is called to alleviate the situation. Angus takes a close look at the Merchant in Catan: Cities & Knights on 'The Finer Things.'


Watch here:

                                           Games in the Media
New Catan College Humor Sketch  

Catan at McDonalds???!!!!!


catan Mcdonalds 

When was the last time you finished a game of Monopoly? Our friends at College Humor have produced another amazing Settlers of Catan sketch. This time they take Catan into McDonalds. Follow the link below to watch the video: 





Media Coverage May

Here are some good stories about Catan and more!


Boing Boing reviews Settlers of Catan - Portable Edition™:


GAMA Announces the Origins Awards Nominees:


MTV Geek features The Bob & Angus Show:


Rivals for Catan™ review:


And another Rivals for Catan™ review:


The Peeps of Catan™:


Catan numbering used as Table Numbers at a wedding: 




                                              Gaming Events
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.

Find us on Facebook

NACC 2011 Events:


Board Game Barrister: May 12 & 14

Gurnee, IL & Glendale, WI, USA

NACC Pre-Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


AnCon: May 20-22

Hudson, OH, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


Anime Central: May 20-22

Rosemont, IL, 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:


StrategiCon: May 27-30

Los Angeles, CA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


Gnome Games: June 4

Green Bay, WI, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


Contagion: Outbreak: June 10-12

Omaha, NE, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


Origins Game Fair: June 22-26

Columbus, OH, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


Anime Expo: July 1-4

Los Angeles, CA, USA

NACC Qualifying Event

For details please visit:


Gen Con Indy: Aug. 4-7

Indianapolis, IN, USA

NACC Tournament

For details please visit:




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).



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


The Catan Team


White Glove Demo List

Below is a list of all the White Glove Demo videos created to help you learn how to play our games:


Candamir™ - The First Settlers
Catan Histories: Settlers of America™ Trails to Rails
Catan: Cities & Knights™ 5-6 Player Extension™
Catan: Cities & Knights™ Game Expansion
Catan: Seafarers™ 5&6 Player Extension™
Catan: Seafarers™ Game Expansion
Catan: Traders & Barbarians™ 5-6 Player Extension
Catan: Traders & Barbarians™ Expansion  Pt. 1
Catan: Traders & Barbarians™ Expansion  Pt. 2  
Catan™ Dice Game Deluxe
The Settlers of Catan™
The Settlers of Catan™ 5 & 6 Player Extension™
Wacky Wacky West™