Hundreds of Games from Mayfair

Last year, Mayfair Games came in as a sponsor for Worldbuilders. And to be honest, we were a little unprepared for the sheer level of awesome they brought to the table.

Some of you might remember the entire semi-trailer full of games….

It was so many games it took the Worldbuilders team 4 hours just to get them inside. (There were 18 pallets full.)

This year’s donation arrived on Monday, but this time it only took my team an hour and a half to get them inside. I like to think that it’s because my team has leveled up somehow, becoming more efficient. It’s better than the alternative, which is that over the past year they’ve somehow managed to become 200% stronger. That would not bode well for me, my position as leader and alpha male is already rather tenuous….

Anyway, today I drove down to Milwaukee to interview Jeffery Craynor and Joseph Fink, helping out with the tour they’re having for their delightful new book.

So guess what happens when I’m away? This happens….


(I wasn’t even gone 12 hours.)

You know, I’m not upset that as soon as I leave town, you all start to goof off. And I’m not upset that you made a fort out of the games Mayfair sent us….

No. It’s that you built a *square* fort. A circular fort would have been more aesthetically pleasing while at the same time being much more more structurally sound.

Also, where the hell are the crenelations?

I swear. It’s like you people haven’t been listening to a thing I’ve said all these years….

I’m not mad. I’m just…. disappointed.


 (If your game arrives damaged, blame Amanda.)

I’m going to have to come into the office tomorrow and make my disappointed dad face, aren’t I?

Anyway, as you can see, we have more than six hundred games that are going into our prize lottery. 100 of each of the following: Pillars of the Earth: Builders Duel, Dos Rios, Oceania, Patrician, Revolution: The Dutch Revolt, and Shear Panic.



That’s over $18,000 worth of games in this blog alone. Give or take a little, depending on if you value the ones touched by Amanda’s butt as worth more or less than their… uninitiated counterparts.

For every 10 dollars you chip in on our the donation page worldbuilders has set up, you have a chance to win these games, as well as everything else entered over the course of the fundraiser.

Big news tomorrow. Tune in for it.

This entry was posted in gaming, Worldbuilders 2015By Pat10 Responses


  1. imnosuperhero
    Posted November 11, 2015 at 7:08 AM | Permalink

    Amanda, pic #2: “What, you got a problem with something?”

  2. kindlebeard
    Posted November 11, 2015 at 7:12 AM | Permalink

    Where do we find a list of games donated? I only see the list of books.

  3. Kthaeh
    Posted November 11, 2015 at 10:36 AM | Permalink

    You’re sounding a wee bit curmudgeonly there, Pat. ;) So cool that all these games were donated! I’ll definitely be putting the word out among my game group.

    For those interested in the games:

    (Hope my html works!)

  4. yossarian24
    Posted November 11, 2015 at 4:13 PM | Permalink

    Dear Pat,

    If you do in fact make good on your threat to Dadface the office, please make sure it is documented and posted here as well. For science, of course.

    Never disappointed,

  5. Jsherry
    Posted November 11, 2015 at 10:41 PM | Permalink

    What are the odds on there being a game that exists about the Dutch Revolt?

    I’m sure the numbers increase exponentially if one includes the variable “that has touched Amanda’s butt.”

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