Plus ICv2 Bestseller Rankings
August 27, 2008
Board games and the big launch for Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition kept the game category steady to up a little in the hobby channel in the second quarter.
Results in Job Cuts
August 19, 2008
Wizards of the Coast announced today that it is restructuring “to focus on key growth strategies for core brands,” which will result in job eliminations.
August 17, 2008
Gen Con Indy, North America ’s largest game show, went off without a hitch last weekend despite the challenges posed by a weak economy, high gas prices, and the Chapter 11 filing of the show’s organizer.
On Two Core Brands
July 29, 2008
WotC has announced a decision to refocus its publishing program on its two core brands.
Will Be Available Via Distributors
June 18, 2008
Retailers will receive their WotC Pre-Release product in the same way that they normally source MTG .
CCG Sellouts Help
June 18, 2008
The general malaise that has afflicted the American economy has had only “limited impact” on the games business.
Greatly Expands Venues to Include Retailers
June 17, 2008
Wizards of the Coast is effectively opening up Pre-Release tournaments to retail locations.
Jace vs. Chandra
June 9, 2008
Wizards of the Coast has announced that it will release Magic the Gathering Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra in November, with two ready-to-play 60-card decks.
Rarity Scheme Appear to Be Same as Before
June 5, 2008
Scott Moore of Galaxy Comics in Saginaw , Michigan , saw Dan Barnett’s comments on changes to Magic: The Gathering and says the rarity scheme appears to be the same as always.
New Rarity Scheme Unnecessary
June 4, 2008
Dan Barnett of Walt's Cards in Baltimore, Maryland saw retailer Stephen Armstrong’s comments about deep discounting of Dungeons and Dragons product and observes that not only is there still discounting of Magic: The Gathering product, the new rarity scheme is unnecessary.