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$1.5 billion for hobby games in North America

ICv2 has once again updated their sales charts for hobby games, and the new is both good and surprising.

Firstly, the market size has increased compared with previous years, to $1.5 billion. This is with the largest single segment – collectable games – actually going backwards and dropping 3%.


Miniatures led the growth by going up 32%, which makes it not so surprising that Games Workshop is now a billion dollar company itself.

Speaking of GW, their Warhammer 40,000 game regains the crown it lost years ago to Star Wars X-Wing to once again rule the miniatures segment:


Board games was another surprise, with Gloomhaven taking the number 1 sales spot, something I would not have expected of a niche game, but clearly people are happy to pick up a big game box that represents hours of play per session. And the number one seller can hardly be called niche.



Elsewhere Codenames tops the card/dice games charts, while Dungeons & Dragons keeps its place at the top of RPG games.



See more at ICv2.





5 comments on “$1.5 billion for hobby games in North America

  1. Bookstooge
    August 5, 2018

    Where, if at all, does MTG fit into this kind of thing?

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