Boardgames are “Trendy Again”

Did you know that in the last 2 weeks there was a few TV coverage on national television in France and Belgium about boardgames in society ?

BGFIn Belgium we had the Brussels Games Festival review done by RTL-TVI during both the 13H00 and 19H00 television news. This was then relayed via the written press in Le Soir and La Libre Belgique. If you don’t know yet what the BGF is about, have a look at the BGF Facebook for some pictures of this successful event ! Some nice videos made by Digital Transmedia are also worth seeing over here. If you didn’t make it this year, no worries because my little finger told me you will be able to make it up most probably next year.

France2-JeuxSocieteNow also in France you have some TV news around boardgames. On France 2 there was a dedicated topic at the 13H00 news (scroll through the video at 16:48 min). In this short sequence the journalist is explaining how modern boardgames are played by individuals, a family or group of friends.  Nicolas Benoist is interviewed and specify also that the company Asmodee is generating a yearly revenue of 70 millions euros in France (with a non-communicated net-revenue). While Asmodee is looking after a revenue of 130 millions euros this year on the global boardgames market.

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