An interesting article by an “industry insider” that covers the Chicago Toy and Game Fair – the CES for the Hasbros and Mattels of the world. It has some interesting stats that indeed indicate if we are not in a “Golden Age” we are at least seeing a Renaissance!
An amazing stat was “as of this week Kickstarter will pass $100 million having been cumulatively pledged to board games.”
I’m finding that more “and more people strike up a conversation with me in the elevator as I bring my “Big Bag o’ Games” back to the office the morning after the “Game Nights” we have once a week in the “back room” of a local eatery. Only rarely do I get a a new member of the group, but its heartening the number of people who say “(insert game here) – I’ve heard that is a lot of fun!” Unfortunately usually followed by “I wish I had time to get into that sort of thing”.
But knowing its out there is a great first step!