Feb 10, 2018
Asmodee continues to acquire game publishers at an astronomical rate. This time it’s Mayfair and Lookout Games!
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!!
December 27th, 2016
Le Havre has been out of print for a while but soon it will be sailing back into hobby game stores courtesy of Mayfair and Lookout Games!
Each turn, players will reveal goods coming into the harbor. From there they take one of two main actions, either to take all the goods from one dock (all the accumulated wood or clay, for example) or to use their worker. Alternately, players can take special actions, to buy buildings, sell buildings or repay loans.
After 7 turns, the game advances to a new year, which requires players to feed their workers and allows them to take a harvest. During the harvest, players with 1 grain will grow an additional grain and players will two cattle will breed one additional cattle.
As the game progresses, players will begin to build ships, both for exporting goods but also to import food to feed their workers. Players will also build a variety of buildings allowing their workers to take more actions, such as converting grain into bread, or smoking fish to making each a more valuable source of food.
At the end of the game, players will add up the value of all their buildings, plus their gold on hand and whoever has the most gold is the winner!
November 1st, 2016
WizKids is excited to announce a new licensing partnership with Lookout Games GmbH to expand on their global hit board game, Agricola.
The new product line (Agricola Upgrade Kits) will include new cards designed by Uwe Rosenberg and five highly detailed pre-painted figures for use with the Agricola base game. Each of the six expansions will contain figures for one player, and unique cards in each of the expansions.
“We’re excited to work with Uwe and Lookout Games to bring new content to the Agricola franchise,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “Lookout Games brings a legacy of quality, style and innovative game play to the table and we couldn’t be happier to enhance Agricola with detailed, pre-painted figural & gameplay content.”
“We’ve been wanting to do painted figures for the family members for a while now and thought it would be great to couple them with new content for the game. We’re excited to be working with WizKids to make this a reality,” said Grzegorz Kobiela, editor at Lookout Games.
Designed for 1-6 players, the revised edition of Agricola features all-wood components, new imagery and an updated card selection. The Agricola Upgrade Kit is great for both veteran players looking for a quality upgrade and new players jumping into the game fresh. Players can expect to find the new Agricola Upgrade Kits at their friendly local game store beginning in 2017.