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The Economist on boardgames

The continuing growth in the boardgames market has now reached the attention of the good people at The Economist, in time for this year’s Essen.

Their article gives a good overview in the recent growth, and of course the reasons for that growth. They also talk about the size of the industry in the US, currently tracking at $880 million.

The reasons for the growth of boardgames might be well-established, mainly their emphasis on relaxed social interaction, but it’s still interesting to see a non-hobbyist look over things and the conclusions they come to. I was amused by their use of Twilight Imperium to illustrate the article – a game I’d never recommend to someone new to board games!

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