Originally produced by Lookout Games in 2008, Le Havre is set in the bustling French seaport of the same name. The players are shipping magnates competing to build the most profitable business. Using a worker placement style mechanic, players acquire and sell goods from incoming ships, and use the proceeds to construct buildings and ships in the port. La Havre was a big hit for Rosenberg, earning awards in a number of countries, but it has been out of print for some time.
Mayfair’s version of the game will include 110 cards, 420 tokens, 3 game boards, and 10 wooden playing pieces. The game is recommended for 1 to 5 players, ages 10 and up, and takes between 30 and 150 minutes to play, depending on the length chosen by the players. MSRP is $70.00.
Mayfair acquired a controlling share of Lookout in 2013 (see “Mayfair Acquires Lookout Games”), and has been bringing English-language versions of Lookout titles to the U.S., most recently the Agricola 5 – 6 Player Extension, another Rosenberg title (see “‘Portal of Heroes,’ ‘Saboteur: The Duel,’ and ‘Agricola Extension’”).