Board Games are Quietly, Nerdily, Becoming Big Business
The board game industry has seen steady growth in the past couple of years, and it doesn't look like it's going to go away anytime soon. GenCon the most popular board game convention in the US saw a record high number of attendance last week at over 200,000 people! The Essen convention in Germany (arguably the largest board game convention in the world) saw a 10% increase in attendance in 2016 and expect to break that this year.
“Without a doubt,” said Nick Meenachan, founder of the YouTube channel Board Game Brawl, in an article published in Vice this year, “We are in the middle of the golden age of board games.”
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