August 2, 2017
August 4, 2017
We visited a Best Buy because we'd heard that the chain had added games and merch in its bid to re-invent itself as its legacy home entertainment categories move online.
August 1, 2017
August 2, 2017
We re-visited the medium-sized Target store at 201 Junction Road in Madison, Wisconsin.
January 30, 2017
August 2, 2017
We visited the medium-sized Target store at 201 Junction Road in Madison, Wisconsin.
Up or Down
July 28, 2017
Availability on newer in-demand games was the biggest issue driving board game sales in Spring 2017, according to retailers, distributors, and publishers we interviewed for this report.
Despite Stock Problems
July 28, 2017
Arkham Horror: The Card Game , which launched from ANA/Fantasy Flight last fall, took the #1 slot in our Top 10 Hobby Channel Card and Dice Games chart for Spring despite problems with availability.
As 'D&D' Crushes It
July 26, 2017
Bringing together D&D -style rules via the Open Game License with the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien was a big success for Cubicle 7 and Sophisticated Games.
On the Rise, On the Slide, New Drivers
July 26, 2017
Image Comics is providing a new hit, and a possible next media star as well.
Exclusive to ICv2 Pro
July 20, 2017
This special chart reflects sales in all channels for Spring (January-April) 2017.
In 2016
July 20, 2017
Sales of hobby games in the U.S. and Canada topped $1.4 billion in 2016, reaching $1.44 billion, according to a new estimate compiled by ICv2.
Game Sales Up, But Releases Up More
July 18, 2017
A significant concern is that the increase in the number of hobby game releases is greater than the growth in the market.
Finishes, Displays, Layout
July 18, 2017
There are always nips, tucks, and tweaks you can make to make things different, fresh, and wring profit from every square foot.
From Retailer-Friendly to No Trade Distribution
July 17, 2017
Spring 2017 demonstrated the wide range of ways that games funded by Kickstarter make their way to trade.