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Card and Dice Games Gains Traction in the European Board Games Market

Published date : Jul-2018

The changes in socio-cultural habits and presence of large family gatherings are two of the major factors attributing to the demand in the European board games market.


Arizton’s recent market research report on the Europe board games market identifies Asmodée Éditions (Group), Hasbro, Mattel, and Ravensburger as the leading vendors that are likely to dominate the market during the forecast period. This research report provides detailed analysis of market segmentation by product type (tabletop games, card & dice games, collectible card games, miniature games, and RPG board games), by theme type (strategy & war games, educational games, fantasy games, sport games, and others), by distribution channel (online and retail), and by key country (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Turkey, and others).

The European board games market is anticipated to reach values of around $4 billion by 2023, growing at CAGR of approximately 6% during 2017-2023.

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The European board games market is divided into four major segments that include by product type, theme type, distribution channels, and geography.

Card & dice games segment to grow the fastest in the European board games market during the forecast period

The European board games market by product type is classified into tabletop games, card & dice games, collectible card games, miniature games, and RPG board games.

Card & dice games dominated a percentage of the market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of approximately 7% during the forecast period.

The growing demand for card and dice games across Turkey, France, and other emerging economies of Eastern and Central Europe is driving the growth of this segment in the European market. Card and dice games are the second most popular category in the European board games market. Yahtzee, Bunco, Shut the Box, Lair’s Dice, Yu-Gi-Oh, Uno, Spades, Poker, and Taboo are most widely available card & dice games in the market. The changes in socio-cultural habits and presence of large family gatherings are two of the major factors attributing to the demand in this segment in the European board games market. The joint family model across countries such as Turkey, Poland, and Ukraine will have a positive impact on the overall development of this segment in the market.

Sports games segment to grow at a considerable CAGR in the European board games market during the forecast period

The theme type segment in the European board games market is divided into strategy & war games, educational games, fantasy games, sports games, and others. 

Sports games segment occupied a portion of the market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of around 6% during the forecast period.

The games are based on the sport’s theme comprises of this category and gaining immense traction in the European market. Sports theme-based board games are mostly inspired by physical games such as baseball, soccer, and racing games. These games are mostly categorized into collectible card games and are targeted to the grade-schoolers age group. This targeted marketing strategy will boost sales of these games in the European board games market. Sports games are very popular and gaining prominence in the Western European countries in the market. The growing demand for the sports games category across other regions will fuel the growth of the European board games market during the forecast period.

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Turkey to grow at a significant CAGR in the European board games market during the forecast period

The European board games market by geography is segmented into France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Turkey, and others. Turkey is the fastest growing region in the European market, at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. 

Tabletop games are the largest segment, followed by card and dice games in Turkey.

The cultural influences from the Middle East drive the game preferences in the region and thereby, driving the demand for various kinds of products in the European board games market. The growing popularity of modern-day board games such as Axis & Allies, Settlers of Catan, Taboo, and Puerto Rico across Turkey will augment the growth of the region in the market. The advent of big shopping complexes such as Akmerkez and various bookstores such as Nezih and D&R will contribute to the sales in Turkey and European board games market over the next few years. The increasing exposure to various TV series and western movies is expected to create lucrative opportunities for leading vendors in Turkey.

The other prominent players in the European board games market are Asmadi Games, Bezier Games, BoardGameDesign.com, Buffalo Games, Clementoni, CMON, The Walt Disney Co., Fremont Die Consumer Products, Games Workshop, Gibsons Games, Goliath, The Grey Fox Games, IELLO Games, Indie Boards and Cards, INI, International Playthings, Kamings Trade, Learning Resources, Legendary Games, Loony Labs, Ludo Fact, Melissa & Doug, Mindware.com, North Star Games, Orchard Toys, Panda GM, Paul Lamond Games, Playroom Entertainment, Pegasus Spiele, Piatnik, Pressman Toy, RoosterFin, Reaper Miniatures, Rio Grande Games, Schmidt Spiele, Spin Master, Spontaneous Games, Surprised Stare Games, SunsOut, Talicor, The Haywire Group, The Regency Chess Company, ThinkFun, TREND Enterprises, Ultra PRO International, University Games, USAopoly, Winning Moves Games, WizKids, Wonder Forge, and Zobmondo.

The complete overview of the latest market research report on Europe board games market by Arizton is now available.

The report also offers a detailed study of major trends, drivers, challenges, and also provides the market size and forecast for major geographical regions and key countries.

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