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how big is the "board game market?"

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Anonymous

what i mean is how many copies does a popular game sell?

games like carcasonne, settlers, puerto rico, ticket to ride, etc?

Zzzzz
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Re: how big is the "board game market?"

evernoob wrote:
what i mean is how many copies does a popular game sell?

games like carcasonne, settlers, puerto rico, ticket to ride, etc?

Here are a few I know about

Settlers is reported to be over 2million copies sold.
Ticket to ride is over 320k sold.

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how big is the "board game market?"

Here are some figures for the hobby market:

http://www.spielboy.com/printrun.php

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how big is the "board game market?"

"The premium does not seem to be a turnoff. Strong DVD board game sales are helping to fuel the whole board game category, which is a bright spot in the struggling toy industry. Year-to-date board game sales are $456.7 million, up 4.2% over the period last year, according to NPD. In 2003 board game sales climbed 2.3% over 2002 to $1.04 billion, while toy sales overall fell 3% to $20.7 billion. "

This is from this site:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2004-12-06-bored-games_x.htm

The article is supposedly from 12/6/04 so I would assume that when it says year to date it must mean June 12th or Dec 6 and hte fiscal year starting in April or something...not sure. Either way this helps narrow the number.

Also here it has a figure:

http://www.toydirectory.com/monthly/article.asp?id=1022

Anonymous
Re: how big is the "board game market?"

thanks for the responses guys

Zzzzz wrote:
Settlers is reported to be over 2million copies sold.
Ticket to ride is over 320k sold.

holy cow that is encouraging. i really thought that the market for quality board games was much smaller.

Anonymous
how big is the "board game market?"

FastLearner wrote:
Here are some figures for the hobby market:

http://www.spielboy.com/printrun.php

thats a cool article.

it places settlers (including all editions) at 10 million sold 8O <--supposed to be a smiley with big eyes

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