We’ve covered a couple of ICv2 updates in the past, and they have told the story of ever-increasing sales for board games, card games and other hobby game we enjoy at LXG. This trend continues with their latest updates, which shows sales increases of 15-20%. People seem increasingly drawn to the face-to-face interaction that board game, card games and the like can offer. We certainly agree with that!
Settlers of Catan remains the top seller, with club favourites Ticket to Ride and http://qlegs.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/game-review-small-world/ also on the list. The Mageknight boardgame is also there. See the top 10 list here.
No change in the miniatures sales list. Warhammer 40,000 is the top dog, though unknown at LXG meetings, followed by War Machine, Warhammer and Hordes, all of which are played. Malifaux rounds out the top 5 list, and this game is being seen at the club after CanCon.
This category doesn’t include collectible games such as Magic: The Gathering. Dominion leads the list, which also includes Quarriors and Thunderstone. All three games are played at every meeitng these days. See the full list here.
Magic: The Gathering tops the collectible cards and miniatures category, no surprise given the massive growth this game has seen over the past three years. In role playing Pathfinder is top over Dungeons and Dragons and the Dark Heresy Warhammer 40,000 roleplay series.
All in all these look like good times for hobby gamers everywhere.