Friday, July 3, 2009

[Retailer Report] Castle Perilous June 2009

From Castle Perilous:

Castle Perilous
Scott Thorne, PhD
207 West Main St.
Carbondale IL 62901-2919

Board Games: Axis & Allies from Wizards of the Coast; people are buying the various sets in anticipation of their going out of print when the new edition launches.

Card Games: Gloom from Atlas Games; the release of Unfortunate Expeditions has stiffed interest in the game

Collectible Miniature Games: Star Wars Miniatures from Wizards of the Coast; again, as last month, having a dedicated group twice a week to play sure helps move product.

Miniature Games: Warhammer 40,000 from Games Workshop; the Lucky 13 campaign is creating interest among players.

Roleplaying Games: Shadowrun from Catalyst Game Labs; the announcement of the revised edition has gotten people looking at the currently-available products.

Trading Card Games: Magic: The Gathering from Wizards of the Coast; what can I say? Day in and day out, it sell steadily.

Wargames: Strategy & Tactics magazine; we picked up a good sized collection of these and have been moving them out slowly.

Other Game-Related Products: Chessex dice in boxes sell a little better than dice in bags.

Comic Books: Batman and Robin #1 from DC Comics; there is some interest in this but not as much as I had figured.

Did you participate in Free RPG Day, and if so, how did it go in your store? Yes, but it went slower than last year. Despite more in-store promotion and signing, we only had about six people specifically come in for the event. Everyone else, we pointed it out to them as they came in.

What cool events are coming up in your store in the next month? We have a Legend of the Five Rings Celestial tournament on July 5th. We are running the Magic 2010 pre-release on July 11th and 12th and a 40K ’Ard Boyz tournament on the 12th. There are also two Apocalypse Lucky 13 tournaments, one on the 18th for those that can make it on Saturday and another on the 22nd for our regular Wednesday crowd.

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