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Chicago Area Mayfair Games to Shutter Doors After 36 Years in the Hobby

Mayfair Games LogoI have to say this was some sad news today, although it didn’t come to me as a complete shock. Industry insiders already knew about certain things going on behind the scenes at Mayfair Games, both before and after Gen Con 50, and an acquisition by Asmodee seemed in the cards. What wasn’t expected was a complete shuttering of the Mayfair doors…

As someone who’s followed Mayfair for decades, dating back to their early years focused on RPGs, I find this to be a dark day indeed.

Mayfair’s statement:

As of today, the management team at Mayfair Games, Inc. announces we will wind down game publishing. After 36 years, this was not an easy decision or one we took lightly, but it was necessary. Once we had come to this conclusion, we knew we had to find a good home for our games which is when we reached out to Asmodee.

We are pleased to announce that we have sold our games to Asmodee North America, who have acquired all the assets of Mayfair Games, Inc. This acquisition includes the product line for both Mayfair Games, Inc and Lookout Games, GmbH.

We would like to take a moment to say – Thank You!
Thank you to the many retailers, reviewers, customers, industry partners, and volunteers, who made us a success over the past 36 years! You helped bring our games to game stores and cafes, conventions, libraries, schools, kitchen tables, backyard patios, family vacations, and more… where thousands of fans have been introduced to this great world of board gaming. Thank you!!

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