Asmodee North America, which is a branch of the board game company Asmodee, has acquired the license for the English language publishing and sales of Catan from Mayfair Games. Asmodee has now formed a new creative unit inside the Asmodee group called Catan Studio, Inc.
Settlers of Catan is a hugely popular board game that’s available in 30 languages and has sold over 18 million units worldwide. Klaus Teuber created the game and published it in 1995.
Mayfair Games will help Catan Studio, Inc, and Asmodee North America in the promotion of Catan, and with the coordination of some of their already scheduled tournaments and events, but Mayfair Games will continue to be an independent company publishing both Mayfair and Lookout Games.
Asmodee’s acquisition comes shortly after they merged with Days of Wonder, which is widely known for Ticket to Ride, Smallworld, and Shadows over Camelot, and Fantasy Flight Games, which is known for their Star Wars miniatures games, Game of Thrones games, and Arkham Horror games.