Scent of a Gamer

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

ICv2: 14 years of hobby industry growth

ICv2 have published their sales data for hobby games in 2022, and the news is good. 10% growth in 2022 would be considered a good year at any other time, … Continue reading

March 25, 2023 · Leave a comment

2021 early sales update from ICv2

It’s premature to call 2021 a post-COVID year, but it feels different from last year at least. Of course, 2020 saw record sales for hobby games across the board, and … Continue reading

August 1, 2021 · 5 Comments

The best selling board game during a pandemic is…

Yes, it’s Pandemic! Irony aside, Pandemic is a good choice of board game for those either stuck inside or simply choosing to spend more time at home. It’s a cooperative … Continue reading

August 29, 2020 · 4 Comments

Industry update: Warhammer 40,000 and Magic continue their rule

Icv2 have updated their industry sales charts again, and the two top games continue their dominance. These charts are based on sales through the hobby retail channel in North America. … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · 3 Comments

Games Workshop riding high

Games’ Workshops’s success story of recent years continues with the release of ICv2’s latest North American game sales charts. These charts are from Fall 2018. The miniatures chart doesn’t just … Continue reading

March 10, 2019

Eighth year of growth for hobby games. In a row

ICv2 have updated their sales charts for early 2017, and there are some interesting movements afoot. For those who aren’t aware, ICv2┬áhas been tracking game sales through hobby stores in … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · 3 Comments