Scent of a Gamer

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

Late 2021 games sales changes: ICv2

ICv2 has provided sales updates for the end of 2021, and it’s interesting to see what has changed and what hasn’t from the previous update. They report steady sales continuing … Continue reading

March 13, 2022 · 4 Comments

Local Game Store tips with ICv2

ICv2 has a feature called ‘Busines 3×3’ where they ask gaming store owners to talk about 3 things they do well, three things they wish they hadn’t done, and then … Continue reading

November 19, 2020 · 5 Comments

Hobby games grew again in 2019

I almost missed ICv2’s March industry update, which was news of an overall positive 2019. The events of 2020 means this certainly can’t be repeated. However the hobby market grew … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · 8 Comments

$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 … Continue reading

August 5, 2018 · 5 Comments

Avoiding launch mistakes: Warhammer 40,000 8th edition

I’ve previously talked about the poor reception that Age of Sigmar’s launch received back in May 2015. I’ve also noted how the game warmed up after the release of the … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · 5 Comments

The Target update

In January I made my (for me) bold announcement that I would give myself a target of 100 painted miniatures by year’s end. This was motivated partly by seeing I … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

A Bard’s Tale IV update

The fourth part of the classic CRPG series The Bard’s Tale was funded on Kickstarter last year. I’m not a backer, although the series has a special place in my … Continue reading

October 2, 2016

Bones update 8

I’ve finished another four Bones models, as you can see: This was another diverse group of models. Having the rest of the family choose what I paint has been working … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fantasy Heroes Update

As with the┬ávillains, the fantasy heroes collection represents individual miniatures I have accrued over the years, often without meaning to. Some are the last remains of abandoned army ideas, others … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 1 Comment