In the 20 years since Klaus Teuber revolutionized game design with the original Settlers of Catan, a worldwide fandom has developed around the game. The original game, plus its expansions, have sold more than 22 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages.
The influence of Mayfair Games’ Settlers of Catan on the world of tabletop gaming is irrefutable. Now, after 20 years of the game’s success, Mayfair Games has announced that the game’s name will be officially changed to simply Catan. What’s more, they will be releasing a 5th edition of the game, along with all of its expansions and 5-6 player extensions. The new edition will be fully compatible with the 4th edition of the game, yet with fresh and intriguing new artwork. Additionally, there will be a new clarified rules set, which will be the official tournament canon and will be available in PDF form online when the new edition is released.
For more information on this new edition, visit the Alliance Alert for Game Trade Magazine article here.
Today, Mayfair Games announced that those very cool Limited Edition Promo Expansions will continue. If you have pre-ordered or obtained new board game in the game’s release month, then you might have been on the receiving end of this nifty bonus. Now, GTM and Mayfair have teamed up to include these promo expansions in the Game Trade Magazine.
Well, we are pleased to announce that we will be doing it again for the foreseeable future! In the months ahead, look to GTM to bring you promo-expansions for more than a dozen of our most popular titles. Gamer’s games like Asgard’s Chosen™, Lords of Vegas™, Steam™, Alchemist™, Global Mogul™, Urbania™ and Automobile™. But not just games for the dedicated gamer in your life. We will also be presenting new options for our classic family games such as Ablaze™, Downfall of Pompeii™, Road Rally USA™, Elk Fest™, Nuns on the Run™ and Bacchus’ Banquet™!
So look forward to the months ahead because now you will not only get the latest in gaming news and previews from GTM but your also going to get expansions for new and classic Mayfair Games covering our most popular titles along with brand new favorites that will become staples of your gaming shelf!