At the start of this year, Marty and I wondered if 2014 was going to be an adjustment year for the board gaming hobby. Similar signs appeared in other hobbies right before they either went through an adjustment or even collapse. The baseball card hobby had a surge in manufacturers and this lead to a dilution in the product and eventually, many went under. Comic books soon become the hot collectible and everyone jumped into the market only to see the same thing occur that happened in the baseball card world. And what the heck happened to all those beanie babies? Anyway, Chaz Marler recently did a video series for Boardgame Breakfast discussing the same thing that Marty and I have discussed in previous episodes. So, we asked Chaz to join us for this episode to pontificate on what is to come for the hobby. We aren’t being doomsayers, but we are curious what will happen and how the board gaming hobby avoids history that other hobbies experienced.
One key difference that I believe is different is that people are not “collecting” and spending big bucks like they did in the other hobbies. Oh wait…
MACE Charlotte Gaming Convention, 02:00
Stronghold Diamonds Tournament, 03:30
Grey Fox Games – Captains Wager, 06:00
Tiny Epic Galaxies, 07:00
Board Gaming Glut w/ Chaz, 10:30