Board Games and Card Games: Leading the Learning Game Field in 2018

If past is prologue, the learning game industry is set for a wild ride in 2018. One of the most interesting trends and developments across the gaming industry is the surge in the popularity of both board and card games. From my personal observation and interactions with clients, the board game, card game trend is heading straight for the learning game industry as well.

Resurgence of “Analog” Games

According to an article in The Atlantic titled “The Invasion of the German Board Games”, U.S. sales of board games grew by 28% between the spring of 2016 and the spring of 2017 and revenues are expected to rise at a similar rate into the early 2020s. In fact, in 2017 over 5,000 board games were introduced into the U.S. market according to an article in The Washington Post titled “Board Game Nights are having a Moment.” Here’s how to join in.”

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