Black Diamond Games shares their top board game companies in 2016 and 2011

Five years is a good stretch of time, and if you look at the board game industry, it’s definitely not the same as it was five years ago.  With companies like Asmodee grabbing up other companies left and right, and deals being made by companies like Ultra Pro, the landscape is changing quickly.  Now enter Gary from Black Diamond Games, he shared on one of his latest blog posts two charts showing the market share of each board game company in 2011 and 2016.  Effectively showing you what percentage of sales each company was responsible for in board games for those two years.  One thing that is not surprising is that Wizards of the Coast tops both charts, more so in 2016 than 2011, and this is because of the constant presence of Magic, the release of DnD 5th Edition, and the new Magic the Gathering board game line.  Asmodee jumps from 19th on the list in 2011 to 2nd on the list in 2016, mainly because they acquired many of their competitors in front of them like Z-Man and FFG.  Needless to say it’s interesting to see how things have changed over the years, so head on over to the blog post to check out more.