After many years, Mayfair Games has announced they have sold their remaining catalogue to Asmodee.
The Settlers of Catan. Even though the newer 5th Edition is known simply as Catan, this is a game like Monopoly that even non-gamers know about.
Back in 2015, Mayfair sold the license for Catan to Asmodee North America with the intention of concentrating on their non-Catan properties.
Today, after almost 40 years, Mayfair has announced the sale of the remainder of their catalogue, including Lookout games. Lookout Games has the Uwe Rosenberg games such as Agricola and Caverna.
While the board game industry has been booming over the last few years and acquisitions and mergers have become almost a constant, the passing of a company that has done so much to help bring the gaming renaissance we are enjoying right now is something to be regretted.
At least with the sale to Asmodee, we know that these great games are going to remain in circulation for a long time to come.
You can see the announcement on Twitter here.
Today, we announce, after 36 years, we are closing our doors. @AsmodeeNA, has acquired all assets of Mayfair Games, including the @LookoutSpiele product line. This was not an easy decision, but it was necessary. We want to say THANK YOU for all your support over the years! pic.twitter.com/kPkVGtQ8mx— Mayfair Games (@mayfairgames) February 9, 2018
Until next time,