Asmodee has acquired the Worldwide English-language licensed publishing, commercial and brand rights to Catan from Mayfair Games. They’ve created Catan Studio, a division dedicated to the development of the brand content for Catan.

There will be a transisiton period where Mayfair will continue to distribute the English version of Catan, after which Asmodee North America for the U.S. and its partners outside of the U.S. will handle distribution.

Stéphane Carville, CEO of Asmodee Group said: “I am very proud and honored that through this acquisition, we are becoming a major partner to Catan GmbH and the Teuber family, with whom we share common values and vision for Catan and for board games. Our commitment is to highly contribute alongside Catan GmbH and their partners in pursuing the growth of the Catan brand through our new studio, Catan Studio Inc. steered by Pete Fenlon and his team. With Catan we are expanding our IP portfolio with an absolutely iconic board game and brand, one that will join and strengthen the gaming experience we provide.”