Friday, February 22, 2008

Top Games (30 Days)

I haven't posted one of these for a while:
  1. Warhammer 40K
  2. Magic: The Gathering
  3. Warhammer 40K RPG
  4. Dungeons & Dragons (WOTC)
  5. Warmachine
  6. Rio Grande (board games)
  7. Mayfair Games (board games)
  8. AT-43
  9. Warhammer Fantasy Battles
  10. Naruto
Magic outsells 40K in gross sales, but 40K is more profitable. Blame it on discount boxes. The Warhammer 40K RPG is Dark Heresy, which is currently sold out. Warmachine continues to languish, while AT-43 becomes more popular. Naruto would be climbing the chart if there was enough supply of product.


  1. It figures that AT-43 takes off after I leave the area.

  2. I did the math on AT-43 last week and what I really like is the "turn rate," or the frequency of selling each item. It's very high, which is unusual for a miniatures game. A store might say 40K is their top game, but at what price? AT-43 inventory works very hard.

  3. Another observation: Every one of the top 10 games has an in-store event tailored to it.

  4. Maybe in store events are the way a 3300sf store "hand sells" games.

  5. That's an interesting point, but it tends to cater to established gamers without bringing in new blood. I used to be able to get new gamers into the hobby, especially board gamers, when I had time to talk with them.

    I still consider the store under-staffed for the size. Hopefully that will be temporary until we ramp up our sales at the new location.

  6. Having two staff, at least at peak times, would help with a lot of things in the store - to include hand selling and "shrink" control.