Despite Challenges
March 28, 2023

Predictions for 2023 skewed to the positive among hobby game retailers, distributors, and publishers we interviewed, despite the challenges facing the economy and the games business.

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Winners and Losers
March 24, 2023
A Fall surge of TCG products tested the limits of the market in 2022, leaving winning and losing brands behind, according to what we heard from retailers, distributors, and publishers in the TCG business.
After Spectacular 2021
March 23, 2023
We go in-depth into sales trends in the hobby games channel in 2022.
$5 Manga, Plus Discount Funko, Games
March 15, 2023
ICv2 stopped at a Five Below store at 5630 Washington Ave. - Ste. 4 (Village Center) in Racine, Wisconsin on Thursday evening of March 9, 2023.
Orland Park, IL on March 4, 2023
March 15, 2023
We visited the Barnes & Noble store at 160 Orland Park Pl, Orland Park, Illinois 60462 on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
Geek-themed Easter Baskets on Display at Orland Hills, IL Location
March 7, 2023
ICv2 visited the Walmart Supercenter at 9265 159th St. in Orland Hills, Illinois 60487 on the Saturday evening of March 4, 2023.
Bankrupt Chain Stocks Party Games
March 6, 2023
We stopped at a Party City to see how the troubled retailer was handling games, and found a limited selection of adult party games in an apparently reduced section.
February 27, 2023
March 1, 2023
We recently visited the Warhammer store located at 15766 South La Grange Road in Orland Park, Illinois on February 27, 2023.
With Broad Range of Titles Selling
January 3, 2023
The overall market is expanding in a variety of ways.
Top Games Charts for Summer
December 28, 2022
Our charts of the top board and card games from a quiet season through the middle of 2022.
Top Summer Minis Chart
December 12, 2022
The chart ranks non-collectible miniatures lines for the May through August summer months.
Top Summer TCG Charts
December 8, 2022
The charts rank collectible game products (including collectible miniatures) sales for the May through August summer months.