Mayfair Games Shuts Down, Assets Purchased by Asmodee

As of February 9th, Mayfair Games has officially announced on Facebook that they intend to "wind down" their game publishing, shifting the entirety of their assets to Asmodee North America. On their Facebook page, they noted that "After 36 years, [it] was not an easy decision or one [they] took lightly, but it was necessary." Assets from both Mayfair Games, Inc. and Lookout Games, GmbH will be transferred to Asmodee North America. 

Games published by Mayfair Games include: Agricola, Bang!, The Settles of Catan, Caverna, Isle of Skye, Patchwork, Saboteur, Steam, and Tigris and Euphrates. The relationship between Mayfair Games and Asmodee is an established one, with Asmodee previously acquiring the English rights to Catan in 2016. 

Asmodee has been particularly aggressive regarding their acquisitions in the past few years, previously merging with Days of Wonder and Fantasy Flight Games in 2014 and F2Z Entertainment in 2016. In 2017, Asmodee merged with Heidelberger Spieleverlag, and in January of this year they announced that they would acquire the Polish games publisher Rebel. Through these acquisitions and their own library, Asmodee Games currently holds the rights to Ticket to Ride, Dixit, Small World, 7 Wonders, Catan, Citadels, Pandemic, Carcassonne, Terra Mystica, and many more popular game titles.