Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Record growth in 2020: ICv2

ICv2 has provided their full industry update for the 2020 calendar year. The complete details are available to subscribers only, but there’s a summary article for the rest of us. … Continue reading

July 25, 2021 · 4 Comments

A good year for Stonemaier

ICv2 reports that Stonemaier Games had a 40% sales increase in 2020. This would be a notable performance in an ordinary year, but 2020 was anything but that. Sales of … Continue reading

April 11, 2021 · 6 Comments

A close look at Kickstarter in 2020

An informative article recently went up on Medium, which takes an in depth look at Kickstarter in 2020, with a particular focus on tabletop games. The headline feature is that … Continue reading

January 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lessons of 2020 with Dana Howl

Dana Howl put up an very interesting video, reviewing her channel’s performance in 2020, and sharing some things she wishes she knew before starting. I’ve always been a fan of … Continue reading

January 16, 2021 · 3 Comments

The blog in 2020

You’ve no doubt seen my shorter review of the blog in 2020, this article is more to look a bit deeper at the stats, what they might mean, and more … Continue reading

January 9, 2021 · 10 Comments

2020 painting with Midwinter Minis

Lots of us have been doing a 2020 miniature painting retrospective this week. This video from Midwinter Minis provides a great summary of Guy’s year of painting: All up this … Continue reading

January 6, 2021 · 4 Comments

The best and worst of Magic in 2020

Tolarian Community College has a good pair of videos up now, as a review of Magic: the Gathering in 2020. The second video was difficult to watch for me. 2020 … Continue reading

January 3, 2021 · 1 Comment

2020 blog review

Purely looking at the number of page views, 2020 was a great year for this blog. 2019 was the first year I managed to break through 100,000 views, this year … Continue reading

January 2, 2021 · 8 Comments

Blood Bowl 2020 tiers and teams

In what I promise will be last Blood Bowl update before I have the Blood Bowl 2020 rulebook in my hands* there’s a new update covering the concept of tiers. … Continue reading

November 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

Blood Bowl 2020: the time of the Zoat

Some more details have been added about the forthcoming release of Blood Bowl’s 2020 edition. I’ll start with the bit no one expected or asked for: Yes, Zoats are in … Continue reading

November 10, 2020 · 6 Comments

Blood Bowl 2020 launch teams revealed

I missed the article on Warhammer Community a few days ago which revealed the teams available in the 2020 edition of Blood Bowl. The article itself was fairly bland with … Continue reading

November 1, 2020 · 9 Comments

Ludonarracon 2020

Ludonarracon 2020 will open later this week, running from April 24-27 this year. Okay, I’d never heard of this before either, but Ludonarracon is, as the name suggests, a celebration … Continue reading

April 21, 2020

2020 Challenger decks revealed.

These look like being the best Challenger decks yet. We’re only in the third year of these, but it seems that Wizards has learned the lessons of last year’s rather … Continue reading

February 18, 2020 · 5 Comments

The past is back (at today’s prices!)

Games Workshop’s previews from the Las Vegas open were interesting, and even exciting. But thinking through the previewed models I was struck at how most of the previews are re-presentations … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · 15 Comments

Magic sets in 2020

It’s been a while since Wizards of the Coast have long range notice of its upcoming sets, so many players were surprised to see the entire line up of Standard … Continue reading

September 7, 2019 · 3 Comments