An ICv2 Release.  ICv2 has announced the release of the ICv2 Guide to Games #53, which is being released to the trade by Alliance Game Distributors, Diamond Comic Distributors, ACD Distribution, GTS Distribution, Lion Rampant, and direct from ICv2.


This issue includes ICv2's estimates of market sales for 2007 in all the major game categories.  ICv2's survey of market conditions for 2007 concludes that "the hobby games category continued its recovery from the downtrend earlier this decade, finishing 2007 with flat to slightly up sales versus 2006" (see "CCGs and Miniature Games Up in '07").


ICv2 Guide to Games #53 also includes the 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--and for the first time ICv2 has provided separate lists of the Top 5 mass market CCGs and the Top 10 Hobby Channel CCGs (as well as a composite list of the Top 5 Overall CCGs).  Other features include coverage of all the major launches for the second quarter and a full slate of game reviews by Bill Bodden and Ward Batty.


For those interested in subscribing to the ICv2 Guide, please visit the ICv2 Online Store (click here).  Or if you are interested in ordering a single copy of the ICv2 Guide #53: Games, please 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.