Bulletin – Best of the Hobby Q4 2016

With a big resurgence in board games over the past few years, coupled with an increasing amount of miniature wargames on the market, it’s interesting to look at what exactly is trending and where the market is going. The wonderful people over at ICv2 have published a great analysis of just how well our little industry performed in the final quarter of 2016, listing the top games across multiple categories.

ICv2: Top 5 Non-Collectible Miniature Games–Fall 2016

Top 5 Non-Collectible Miniature Lines – Fall 2016
Title Publisher
1 Star Wars X-Wing Fantasy Flight Games
2 Warhammer 40K Games Workshop
3 Warmachine Privateer Press
4 Warhammer Age of Sigmar Games Workshop
5 Hordes Privateer Press

ICv2: Top 5 Roleplaying Games–Fall 2016

Top 5 Roleplaying Games – Fall 2016
Title Publisher
1 Dungeons and Dragons Wizards of the Coast
2 Pathfinder Paizo
3 Star Wars Fantasy Flight Games
4 Shadowrun Catalyst Game Labs
5 Call of Cthulu 7th Edition Chaosium

ICv2: Top 10 Hobby Channel Board Games–Fall 2016

Top 10 Hobby Channel Board Games – Fall 2016
Title Publisher
1 Pandemic Z-Man Games
2 Scythe Stonemaier
3 Betrayal At House On The Hill Avalon Hill
4 Catan ANA/Catan Studio
5 Speak Out Hasbro
6 Mansions of Madness Fantasy Flight Games
7 Jim Henson’s Labyrinth River House
8 Star Wars: Imperial Assault Fantasy Flight Games
9 Ticket To Ride ANA/Days of Wonder
10 Carcassonne Z-Man Games

ICv2: Top 10 Hobby Channel Card/Dice Games–Fall 2016

Top 10 Hobby Channel Card/Dice Games – Fall 2016
Title Publisher
1 Cards Against Humanity Cards Against Humanity
2 Condenames Czech Games Edition
3 Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle USAopoly
4 Arkham Horror Fantasy Flight Games
5 Superfight Skybound
6 Marvel Legendary Upper Deck
7 Exploding Kittens Exploding Kittens LLC
8 Boss Monster Brotherwise
9 Crabs Adjust Humidity Vampire Squid Cards
10 Munchkin Steve Jackson Games

ICv2: Top Collectible Games–Fall 2016

Top 10 Hobby Channel Collectible Games – Fall 2016
Title Publisher
1 Magic: The Gathering Wizards of the Coast
2 Pokemon TCG Pokemon USA
3 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Konami
4 Star Wars Destiny Fantasy Flight Games
5 Marvel and DC HeroClix WizKids
6 D&D Fantasy Miniatures WizKids
7 Force of Will Force of Will
8 Cardfight!! Vanguard Bushiroad
9 Dice Masters WizKids
10 Pathfinder Battles WizKids

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Top 3 Mass Channel Collectible Games – Fall 2016
Title Publisher
1 Pokemon Pokemon USA
2 Magic: The Gathering Wizards of the Coast
3 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Konami Digital Entertainment
4 Yo-Kai Watch Hasbro
5 Dragon Ball Z Panini

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Top 5 Collectible Games Overall – Fall 2016
Title Publisher
1 Magic: The Gathering Wizards of the Coast
2 Pokemon Pokemon USA
3 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Konami Digital Entertainment
4 Star Wars Destiny Fantasy Flight Games
5 Marvel and DC HeroClix WizKids

This data comes with the announcement that hobby related board games have been seeing a fairly substantial growth across the globe over the last eight years.

The number of people playing hobby games, the number of people shopping at game stores, the number of stores, and exposure of hobby games at major retailers were all up in 2016, reflecting the now-mainstream nature of the hobby.

Milton Griepp – ICv2

You can check out more information and a bit more analysis over at ICv2

 Source: ICv2
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