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Upcoming Product Spotlight: Bärenpark
 
Over at Boardgame Geek, News Editor W. Eric Martin has a preview of Phil Walker-Harding's Bärenpark, including pictures of a game in progress, played with a prototype version of the game! 
 
Check out Eric's thoughts on the game and see some pictures of the prototype here!

Bärenpark  MFG3530 - $42
Bärenpark takes you into the world of bears, 
challenging you to build your own bear park in this quick and fun puzzle adventure.  Place enclosures, animal houses, and shops skillfully in your park.  Complete areas quickly to score a lot of points.  Cover icons to get new tiles and park sections.  Make the most interesting park for years to come! 
 
About Bärenpark: Bärenpark is brought to you by designer Phil Walker-Harding and is designed for 2-4 players, ages 8+ and plays in 30-45 minutes. 
 
Review Spotlight: Agricola Family Edition
 
Agricola Family Edition  MFG3514 - $45
 
The 17th Century Was Not an Easy Time to be a Farmer.
Agricola Family Edition is the introductory edition of Uwe Rosenberg's celebrated classic. Designed for 1-4 players, the game features no cards and simplified rules, making it a perfect entry point to Agricola for younger players, or those who simply want a more casual play experience.
Players begin play with two family members and can grow their families over the course of the game. This allows them more actions but remember you must generate enough food to feed your growing family!
Feeding your family is a special kind of challenge and players plant grain and vegetables while supplementing their food supply with sheep, boar and cattle. Guide your family to health, wealth and prosperity and you will win the game!
About Agricola Family Edition: Agricola Family Edition is brought to you by designer Uwe Rosenberg and is designed for 1-4 players, ages 8+ and plays in 45-90 minutes. 
 
Our friends over at Sahm Reviews have a fantastic look at Agricola Family Edition. They have some fantastic product shots of the game, along with thoughts about how it plays. It's definitely worth a read if you're thinking about bringing in this hot new title. 
 
Read Sahm Reviews take on Agricola Family Edition here!
 
A second review we'd like to highlight this month comes from our friend Tom Vasel and his Dice Tower review program. He also took a look at Agricola Family Edition and you can see his thoughts, as well as a good look at the game, in this video.
 
Watch Tom's review here!
 
Coming Soon!
 
These titles are not here yet, they're from THE FUTURE! Ask your friendly local retailer about these titles and pre-order them now so you don't miss out!
 
Caverna: Cave vs. Cave    MFG3525 - $28 
 
With only two pair of helping hands, you stand at the entrance to your new cave dwelling. There is much work to do and no time to lose! The nearby tribe is doing better than you and this cannot stand. Carve your way deeper into the mountain and create a cozy cave. Gather grain, flax, and building materials. Mine for precious metals and become wealthier than you, or your rivals, ever dreamed!
 
About Caverna: Cave vs. Cave: Caverna: Cave vs. Cave was designed by Uwe Rosenberg for 1-2 players ages 12 and up and plays in 20-40 minutes.  
 
 
Iron Dragon  MFG4607  - $60
 
Return to the fantasy-steampunk world of Darwinina in Mayfair Games' classic Iron Dragon! After a century of ruin and chaos, the dwarves, elves, humans, o
rcs, and trolls have begun to rebuild their world. To do this, they need to bring back the steam driven dragons of trade, they need the Iron Dragons.

Using the classic crayon rails mechanics of the Empire Builder series, you will build tracks across this magical land to deliver goods and earn money. Iron Dragon also features random events that can trigger serious dilemmas, making your job more difficult. Cross jungles, forge rivers, and bribe the orcs of the underworld in this returning classic!
 
About Iron Dragon: Iron Dragon was designed by Darwin Bromley, Tom Wham and the Empire Builder Design Team. The game is intended for 2-6 players ages 12 and up and takes approximately 240 minutes to play. 
 
Glass Road   MFG3524 - $65
 
Glass road puts the players in the role of medieval glass-makers and celebrates the tradition of Bavarian glasswork. Over four building periods, players will use their identical hands of 15 specialists and attempt to outwit and outplay their opponents. Each specialist has two abilities and if you are the only one to play a specialist, you can use both abilities; otherwise you may only use one. Make the best uses of your resources and specialists to win the game!
 
About Glass Road: Glass Road was designed by Uwe Rosenberg for 1-4 players, ages 13 and up and plays in 20-80 minutes. 
 
 
  
 
Le Havre    MFG3518 - $70

The place is the south coast of the English Channel, in the Normandy region of France. Here rests the magnificent port of Le Havre, gateway to Europe. In Uwe Rosenberg's classic board game, Le Havre™, each player is vying to become the preeminent shipping magnate, outshining their competitors. 

The game takes place over several years and players will need to acquire materials, build ships and buildings, and feed their workers. The player with the most money wins! 
This version will also include some extras, like the Le Grand Hameau expansion and some other promos cards that have never before been included in the base game. 
 
About Le Havre: Le Havre was designed by Uwe Rosenberg for 1-5 players, ages 10+.
 
Our Latest Games
 
Ask your friendly local game store about our latest and greatest titles. You won't want to miss these!
 
 
The Colonists  MFG3519 - $90

This strategy game by Tim Puls allows you to decide how deep you want your experience to be. The full game covers five eras and is one of the deepest, densest strategy games around. However, you can play only a single era if you wish, or several, to get just the game experience you want. 
 
NOW AVAILABLE!!
(Solo Scenario)
"The Imperial Post" is the first solo scenario for The Colonists, and it is all about the Envoy Colony.  Your goal is to establish relations with it and fully develop the relationship over the course of four eras, while also completing specific objectives in each Era.  Follow the link above to download your copy today!! 
 
 
Saboteur: The Duel    MFG5716 - $15
 
This two-player version of the classic card game is sure to please fans of Frederic Moyersoen's fantastic original, as well those seeking a quick, humorous duel. And if you can't find a second dwarf, you can always try a solo game! Will you be able to build an efficient tunnel and avoid all obstacles? 
 
 
Portal of Heroes   MFG5717 - $18
 
Summon a roster of legendary heroes and become the chosen one in this fast and frenetic card game for 2-5 players! Use magic pearls to summon allies and be the first to build a winning roster. 
 
 
 
 
2017 Agricola National Championships

Do you love Agricola?
Are you the best farmer in town?

Then don't miss your opportunity to compete in the Agricola National Championship tournaments. 

US Agricola National Championship - Qualifiers:
Flat Con: May 28. 
Nexus Game Fair- Milwaukee, WI - May 26-29
 Origins Game Fair- Columbus, OH - June 14-17
Wolf Con - Chicago, IL - July 8
Gen Con - Indianapolis, IN - August 17-20

Winners from each of these qualifier tournaments will have the opportunity move on to play in the National Championship tournament at Gen Con.

The winners of UK Games Expo - UK National Championship and Gen Con - US National Championship will represent their country in the next Agricola World Championship. 

For more information, visit the convention websites for tournament details (hyper links above). 
 
Upcoming Events
Come see us at these upcoming events and learn a new game! All images are clickable links to learn more about these events!
 
Now in its 11th year, UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK. A fun event appealing to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast.
June 2-4, 2017 in Birmingham, England
 
Origins Game Fair is one of the longest-running game conventions for people who enjoy playing games. Whether you attend for one day or all five, you can take part in open gaming or a wide variety of scheduled games, including tabletop, miniatures, role-playing, live-action role-playing, card games and more. 
June 14-18, 2017 in Columbus, OH
 
 
Gen Con is the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world!
Featuring 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 16,500 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™! 
August 17-20, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN

Gen Con is expanding to Lucas Oil Stadium and Mayfair Games will be hosting it's normal ticketed events and evening Git-Togethers in this new space. 

Gen Con events will be available for planning starting May 14th and registration opens May 29th at 12 noon EDT.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are heading into our busy convention season - Origins and Gen Con will be here before we know it. These conventions wouldn't be possible without our many volunteers who run demos and assist in the Mayfair event space.
 
Are you a fun, friendly and enthusiastic person who loves playing Mayfair games and might be interested in being part of the volunteer Game Shepherd team? Then email us at volunteer@mayfairgames.com or visit the Volunteer page on our website.
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