Stonemaier Games Sales Up 33% in 2019").
Stonemaier Games Unveils ‘Pendulum’") sold 35,600 copies in 2020.
Stonemaier plans two new games (Red Rising, see "Stonemaier Games Unveils ‘Red Rising’", and Rolling Realms), expansions for Between Two Castles and Tapestry, and hopefully the Wingspan box/organizer in 2021.
The company devoted some effort to improving retailer and distributor relationships in 2020, according to the report, including developing direct sales relationships with "a small number of retailer" when they were unable to get supply of Stonemaier products from distributors. Stonemaier also began working more closely with distributors to plan supply, allowing for shipments directly from China.
Last September, Stonemaier announced that it had begun dealing directly with distributors and had hired Alex Schmidt, who’d formerly handled Stonemaier distributors for then broker Greater than Games (see "Stonemaier Takes Distribution Brokerage In-House").
Stonemaier was a good corporate citizen, reporting over $80,000 in donations to charities, coronavirus direct support, BIPOC support, and Australian wildfires.
Two New Games and Two Expansions Planned for 2021
Posted by Milton Griepp on April 9, 2021 @ 1:42 am CT
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