Board games market value worldwide from 2017 to 2023

The global market value of board games, alternatively known as tabletop games, was estimated to be around 7.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017 and was forecast to reach a value of 12 billion U.S. dollars by 2023.

What are tabletop games?

Tabletop games are games which are typically played on a hard surface or table. These types of games usually include a board, game pieces, figurines, cards, dice, and an assortment of other accessories which vary depending on the complexity of the game in question. Chess is one example of a two-player board game. Tabletop games can also be group oriented with the number of players varying according to the capacity and rules of the game. These games can be strategy based but may also have an element of chance.

Who are the key players in this market?

There are several dominant players within the toy industry. Board games do not form the core business for many of these companies, but are typically part of their diversified product offerings, which are spread across the toys and gaming industry. Hasbro, who have the well-known board game Monopoly as part of their product offering, also manufacture and sell action figures and plush toys, as well as many other types of toys and games.

Global board games market value from 2017 to 2023

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Source

Release date

August 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

*Figures from 2017 to 2022 are estimates based on a CAGR of 9 percent provided by the source. **Figure is a forecast from the source.

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