Articles About Mayfair Games

Thrift Treasure: Alibi Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Alibi Card Game

Deduction games are not new, even though it seems like it with the number of them being issued every year. Today’s market is full of great examples like Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, One Night Ultimate Werewolf and even the parody g ...
Thrift Treasure: Elixir Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Elixir Card Game

When we shop at thrift we end up passing on a lot of games we’d really like to have in our collection. Mostly because they’re either missing pieces or been treated so horribly that no amount of repair would make them playable. G ...
Portal of Heroes Card Game Overview

Portal of Heroes Card Game Overview

As a family, we’ve been into hobby board games for quite some time now. I remember one of our first experiences with something other than Monopoly or Scrabble. We were in Chicago for the annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair and noticed th ...
Agricola Family Edition Game Overview

Agricola Family Edition Game Overview

Hopefully by now you’ve figured out that we not only love board games but think they provide wonderful windows of opportunity for family bonding. Many of the games we feature may sound overwhelming, but the reality is, games aren̵ ...
Agricola Board Game Overview

Agricola Board Game Overview

When you live in Iowa for the majority of your life, you tend to have an appreciation for anything relating to farming. There are jokes that the only entertainment options in Iowa are cow tipping or tractor pulls. There is some truth to tha ...
Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

We have said time and time again that games are more than just about killing time with family and friends. In addition to quality time and bonding, games are ideal for teaching all kinds of concepts. Last month we were invited on Paula Sand ...
Mega Giveaway Day 37 – Costa Rica Game

Mega Giveaway Day 37 – Costa Rica Game

The snow has officially found Iowa and I’m ready to go someplace warm. Unfortunately, our schedule won’t permit that so we have to make due as best we can by heading on expeditions in Costa Rica. We told you about this excellent ...
Thrift Treasure: Hey! That’s My Fish!

Thrift Treasure: Hey! That’s My Fish!

What would you call a penguin-shaped meeple? A peeple? Pengle? Meepguin? I haven’t made up my mind yet either, but am happy to have finally found a copy of Hey! That’s My Fish! by Mayfair Games at our local Goodwill. I have neve ...
Worker Placement Without Meeples

Worker Placement Without Meeples

When someone talks about a “worker placement” game, they’re usually referring to a game with wooden meeples that you use to choose different actions. Placing the pawn on a certain spot on the board allows you to perform an ...
Lead Six Expeditions in 45 Minutes

Lead Six Expeditions in 45 Minutes

It is so hard to find good games that play more than four people. Oh sure, they are out there, but there is certainly a sweet spot for number of players in any game. Just because a game says it supports 2-4 players doesn’t mean it is ...