An ICv2 Release.  ICv2 has announced the release of the ICv2 Guide to Games #44, which is being released to the trade by Alliance Game Distributors, Diamond Comic Distributors, ACD Distribution, GTS Distribution, Lion Rampant, and direct from ICv2.


The issue includes an over-view of the 2007 market to date, which is continuing the up-tick begun last year (see 'Strong Spring Strengthens Game Retailers').  Longer term trends, such as the ongoing decline in roleplaying games and how successful retailers are adapting to the change, are also explored. 


It also includes ICv2's best-in-the-business bestseller lists in five game categories -- CCGs, CMGs, non-collectible miniature games, board, card, and family games, and RPGs.  Other features include an interview with pop culture renaissance man John Kovalic (a regular cartoonist contributor to the ICv2 Guide), reviews, and overviews of sales in each category. 


For those interested in subscribing to the ICv2 Guide, please visit the ICv2 Online Store (click here).  For game 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 our office at to request a copy.