Bestselling Games of 2010

We just posted the best-selling board games of 2010 on our site.  It’s an interesting list of games, with the usual suspects dominating the list – Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan& Citadels.  It’s also interesting to note the continuing interest of what I believe will be modern classics – Pandemic, Dominion & Agricola.

Of the three; I feel Pandemic might be most at risk from it’s close (and cheaper) cousin Forbidden Island.   Still, if we look at the number of actual games sold; Agricola might be most at risk – we actually sold less this year than last year (by 2 games); so it might be an indication of a down-trend.  Certainly, every other Top 10 evergreen game sold more for us this year.

You might be wondering; where’s Carcassonne?  The first sighting of the game is No. 23 on our list.  Quite a drop; though it should be noted that the number of games we actually sold went up.   In addition; if you include the Carcassonne Big Box 2 and Carcassonne Big Box 3 in the sales total, the game would definitely be in our Top 10.   In many ways, the release of the Big Box’s seem to have upsold more customers to those Big Boxes.

When you look at our Top 10 releases of 2010; you realise that the last 3 games released (the Big Box 3, Dominant Species & 7 Wonders) all went out of print very fast. In fact, we couldn’t get enough copies of any of them in.  So, the full sales potential of those games is unknown – we’ll certainly see more of them this year I’m sure.

February Newsletter

Contest Winner Announcement

This month’s winner is Chris Morris with his review of The Art of War.

Ongoing Contests
The monthly review contest is continuing this month and the winner of each monthly review contest will receive a $20 gift certificate. In addition, the winner is enterred into end of the year draw for the Grand Prize of $250 of board games! So start writing your reviews now, since every review is an individual entry into the monthly contest.
Site Updates
We’ve added some new categories to the site to make it more convenient to browse and also added information on the category pages to indicate how quickly orders normally ship.

Lastly, we’ll be at GottaCon Feb 5- 7, 2010 so we will not be shipping on Friday and will be slow to answer queries over the weekend. If you’re at Gottacon, make sure to drop by and say hi!

Upcoming Games
Tons of great games have arrived, so only a few new games expected this month including Mecanisburgo, Days of Steam and Pressure Matrix .

We expect the next few months to be pretty quiet in terms of big name games, though a ton of reprints should be arriving later on in this quarter.

New board game stock and inventory

New Board Games
Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition
Black Sheep
Descent : Tomb of Ice Expansion
Duel In The Dark Early Nights
Dungeon Twister: Fire & Water
Formula De (’08)
Ghost Stories
High Bohn Plus
Living Labyrinth
Memoir ’44 : Operation Overlord Expansion
Munchkin Quest
RISK Reinvention
Rorschach Inkblot Party Game
Warrior Knights

Back in-stock
Blokus Travel Edition
Carcassonne the River 2
Catan Traders & Barbarians 5&6 Player Expansion
Hive Mosquito Expansion
Memoir ’44 : Mediterranean Theater Expansion
Memoir ’44 : Winter/Desert Board Map
Monty Python Fluxx
Munchkin 6 Demented Dungeons
Mystery of the Abbey
Power Grid : Card Expansion
Race for the Galaxy
Reef Encounter
Mystery of the Abbey
Power Grid : Card Expansion
Say Anything
Scrabble Deluxe Edition

Settlers of Catan
Settlers of Catan 5&6 Expansion
Sorry !
Stargate SG-1 Board Game
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe

New stock and inventory

Tons of great games in stock now. The list is as follows:

New Board Games
Memoir ’44 : Hedgerow Hell
Memoir ’44: Mediterranean Theater
Mr. Jack Extension
Middle Kingdom
Cthulhu Rising
Arkham Horror: Black Goat of the Wood
Race for the Galaxy Gathering Storm
Carcassonne Cult, Siege & Creativity

Dominion Card Game
Wooden Farm Animal Set (60pcs)

Back in-stock
Memoir ’44
Heroscape Master Set
Scrabble Deluxe Edition
Ouija Board
Red Dragon Inn 2
Last Night on Earth

Last Night on Earth :Growing Hunger Expansion

Chrononauts: Lost Identities Expansion
Wits and Wagers 2nd Edition
Arkham Horror : the King in Yellow Expansion

Galaxy Trucker

Price increases and new stock

As mentioned in our previous posts, due to the huge fall in the exchange rates, we have had to finally acknowledge that we are not getting our games at parity any longer.  We have now increased prices for all our games.  New prices are reflected on the site.

Also, we just got in our latest order from our US distributors including:

4 copies of Agricola
A Touch of Evil : the Supernatural Game
New World : A Carcassonne Game
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Last Night on Earth
and a lot more at our board games stock information page .

Stock update from V-Con

We just restocked everything we had from VCon into the system, including a couple of new board games that we had come in during the weekend.

No major changes in stock, just a lot more of the best sellers that we have. We expect to put another order through for some new stock that has arrived at our distributors within the next couple of days as well.