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Board Game Stats Sheet

Board Game Stats Sheet

Considering I’m creating a board game, and plan to do more in the future, I thought it wise to have a look at some of the stats of other successful board games. This table is just some of my research, but I thought it would be interesting to share here. These numbers are taken from Amazon and Board Game Geek (BBG) and so can vary and play time can stretch or shrink.

Name
BGG Ranking
Amazon Price
No Players
Play time
Ages
Talisman
1397
£46.08
2-6
90mins
13+
Wingspan
25
£52.99
1-5
40-70mins
10+
Ticket to Ride
157
£30.95
2-5
30-60mins
8+
Settlers of Catan
355
£37.33
2-4
60mins
10+
Monopoly
18476
£21.99
2-6
60mins
8+
Dune
834
£40.00
2-6
60-180mins
12+
Civilization Board Game
222
£29.99
2-7
6-8 hours
12+
Pandemic
84
£30.47
2-4
45mins
8+
Risk
17773
£33.99
2
60mins
10+
Extra! Extra!
5151
£24.50
2-6
60-120mins
14+
221B Baker Street Game
4090
£24.00
2-6
90mins
10+
Scotland Yard
1199
£21.99
3-6
45mins
8+
Carcassonne
163
£27.77
2-5
35mins
7+
Escape from Colditz
1626
£49.73
2-6
90-150mins
14+
Scythe
10
£66.99
1-5
90-120mins
14+
Citadels
372
£24.99
2-8
30-60mins
10+
Gloomhaven
1
£97.89
1-4
60-120mins
12+
Terraforming Mars
3
£47.99
1-5
120mins
12+
Brass: Birmingham
5
£93.96
2-4
60-120mins
14+
The 7th Continent
17
£45.00
1-4
5-1000mins
14+
7 Wonders
49
£79.99
2-7
30mins
10+



There are several interesting stats here but the one that stands out for me is that all of the games can be played by 1 or 2 players and there is no jump to 4 as a starting base. This is obviously an important aspect to consider when designing because any game works very differently at 2 players rather than 4 or 6. The game speeds up or sometimes slows down, there are no other distractions, it’s one on one. That makes it a very different premise. But I guess people enjoy having the 2 player option in case it’s well… just two people in the house. This must be a good proportion of the audience and therefore an important part of the market and something important to consider for any new game?

Let me know what you think down below in the comments section.

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  1. No Talisman game can be finished in 90min ;-)

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    1. Too right! I'm just thinking maybe that's two player?

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