Template:Infobox Company Mayfair Games is a publisher of board and roleplaying games in the United States and United Kingdom. They also license German-style board games and publish them in English, most notably the Settlers of Catan series licensed from Kosmos.

History Edit

Mayfair Games was founded in the early 1980s by Darwin Bromley in Chicago.

In 1982, Mayfair released its War in the Falklands game just as the war ended, leading the English press to accuse Mayfair of "ghoulish" exploitation.[1]

In 1993, Mayfair was sued by TSR, Inc., who argued that Mayfair's "Role Aids" line of game supplements, advertised as compatible with AD&D, violated their 1984 trademark agreement. While the court found that some of the line violated their trademark, the line as a whole did not violate the agreement[2], and Mayfair continued publishing the line until the rights were bought by TSR.

In 1997, most of Mayfair was bought by Iron Crown Enterprises and restarted as Ironwind, Inc. A warehouse was purchased by a dice company. Their RPG system, MEGS, ended up in the hands of Janet Bromley.

In 2003, Mayfair started publishing games by daVinci Games, beginning with the popular card game Bang!. In 2005 Mayfair also began distributing all of the games published by Phalanx Games.

Games Edit

This list includes both games originally published by Mayfair and games licensed by Mayfair from other publishers.

Board gamesEdit


Card gamesEdit

Roleplaying games Edit

External linksEdit


  1. Jim Hind, "War in the Falklands." The Wargamer, Vol. 1, #22, November/December 1982
  2. TSR, Inc. v. Mayfair Games, Inc., 1993 WL 79272 (N.D. Ill.)
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