Mayfair Games was founded in the early 1980s by Darwin Bromley in Chicago, Illinois. Among the first games published by Mayfair Games was the train game Empire Builder.
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By far, The Settlers of Catan (designed by Klaus Teuber) is the most popular game in Mayfair Games' catalog. Mayfair Games also published many expansions for The Settlers of Catan and other games set in the Catan universe.
Mayfair Games has published or co-published more than 190 games and expansions, a list that includes Tigris and Euphrates (Reiner Knizia, 1997), Modern Art (Knizia, 1992), The Pillars of the Earth (Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler, 2006), Domaine (Teuber, 2003), and Automobile (Martin Wallace, 2009).
Many games published by Mayfair Games have won significant awards, including The Settlers of Catan (1995 Spiel des Jahres, 1995 Deutscher Spiele Preis), Tigris and Euphrates (1998 Deutscher Spiele Preis), and The Pillars of the Earth (2007 Deutscher Spiele Preis).
Mayfair Games has co-published board games and card games with a number of other companies, including Kosmos, Phalanx Games, Hans im Glück, Amigo, daVinci Games, and others.