Board Games and the Rise of a Tabletop Industry

Everyone is familiar with what a board game is, we fondly reminisce on times spent with family over classics such as Monopoly or even recent mainstays like Catan, but did you know that there is now an entire industry around tabletop gaming that produces an estimated $7.2B annually? Encompassing board games, roleplaying games, card games, miniature games, the tabletop industry is harnessing disruptive technologies and marketing platforms to grow and reach new audiences globally. With a projected value of $12B by 2023, the industry is now on the cusp of a major revolution that is set to take place in 2020 and beyond. Join tabletop industry experts as they discuss lessons learned over a decade in retrospective and trends to be aware of for the future of board games.

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Scott Gaeta

Renegade Game Studios

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Carly Mcginnis

Exploding Kittens

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