An ICv2 Release.  ICv2 has announced the release of ICv2 Insider’s Guide #68, which was released at Gen Con, and to the trade by Alliance Game Distributors, Diamond Comic Distributors, ACD Distribution, GTS Distribution, other distributors, and is also available directly from ICv2.  According to the new ICv2 Insider’s Guide, hobby games sales improved in the second quarter of 2009.


The issue includes a category-by-category look at the game markets; hobby game Pick Hits for September through December; DVD, manga, graphic novel, and game reviews; and hobby game bestseller charts. 


For more on the contents of this issue, along with links to all of the bestseller lists, see “Hobby Game Market Strengthens.” 


 For those interested in subscribing to the ICv2 Insider’s Guide, please visit the ICv2 Online Store (click here).  Or if you are interested in ordering a single copy of the ICv2 Insider’s Guide #68, please click here.  For retailers, if your distributor is on the list above, just ask for your free copy of the Guide, or if not, e-mail Dennis Viau at or office at to request a complimentary copy.