Icv2's top 10 best-selling hobby channel boargames - Spring 2013
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Icv2 have recently released their collected sales data for Spring 2013, which makes for interesting comparison with Peter Brahan's excellent summations of BGG's monthly purchasing statistics.

Icv2's figures, gathered from publishers, distributors and retailers, principally reflect the US, rather than the global market, but I hope they will be of interest to somebody.

Note: these figures cover only board games, not collectables, cards, miniatures or roleplaying games. I suppose the card games at least probably merit a geeklist of their own.

Also note: these figures also lump together base games and expansions, so don't be surprised if this skews the figures.

If people find these lists interesting, I shall make a point of keeping up with the sales figures as they are released.
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1. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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BGG may have grown tired of trading wood for sheep, but the public at large, it seems still can't get enough of Klaus Teuber's 1995 classic gateway game, which holds onto the number one spot.
 
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2. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Perennially second to Catan in the sales lists, despite ranking above it here on the Geek, it's no real surprise to see another well-established gateway at number two.
 
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3. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:183] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
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Days of Wonder's not-wargame continues to hold the third spot it did in Winter 2012.
 
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4. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:17]
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The first change in the top ten since Winter 2012, and a new entry to boot, it's deckbuilder-strategy-roleplaying hybrid Mage Knight. Possibly a concrete sign of the return to commercial prominence of polished, theme-heavy games.
 
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5. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:325] [Average Rating:7.26 Unranked]
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Propelled into the top ten by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, it's Cool Mini or Not's shamelessly trashy riff on pop culture zombies.
 
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6. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Pushed down by the new entries, it's Matt Leacock's go-to co-operative game. It's almost a surprise not to see this higher up the charts on the back of its new edition and expansions.
 
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7. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:16]
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And at number seven it's worker placement game Agricola, still the most popular board game named after a Roman general.
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8. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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And then it's time for the tile-layer beloved of collectors of expansions: Carcassonne.
 
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9. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:226]
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A new entry at number nine, it's Richard Garfield's almost childishly silly game of battling movie monsters.
 
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10. Board Game: Relic [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1093]
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And propping up the chart at number ten, it's another new entry. Published under license from Games Workshop, Relic is Fantasy Flight Games' new take on the venerable Talisman, updated and transplanted from the Warhammer World into the you know what of the 41st millennium.

For completeness, pushed out from 2012 were FFG's Game of Thrones, Asmodee's Eclipse, Queen's Escape, and Cryptozoic's The Walking Dead.
 
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