The battle for Gotham City continues with NECA/WizKids' DC HeroClix: Batman Streets of Gotham, an expansion for the popular tabletop miniatures game and the best-selling game to direct market specialty retailers in December. Also in the top ten were the DC HeroClix: Batman Streets of Gotham Fast Forces 6-Pack at #2 and the DC HeroClix: Batman Streets of Gotham Organized Play Kit at #6.
Mayfair Games' popular Settlers of Catan entered the final frontier in December with Star Trek: Catan, the #3 best-selling product for the month.
Other publishers in the top ten include Cryptozoic Entertainment, Hasbro, USAopoly, and Wizards of the Coast.
TOP 25 GAMES
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012
|1||1||SEP122103||DC HEROCLIX BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM 36 CT DISPLAY||$53.71||NEC|
|2||2||SEP122104||DC HEROCLIX BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM FAST FORCES 6PK||$8.98||NEC|
|3||3||AUG128353||STAR TREK CATAN BOARD GAME||$55.00||ALL|
|5||4||JUL112137||WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME||$39.99||CRY|
|6||6||SEP122106||DC HEROCLIX BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM OP KIT||$25.00||NEC|
|7||8||JUL112185||WALKING DEAD COMIC BOARD GAME||$39.99||ALL|
|8||13||AUG122147||DOCTOR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY ED MONOPOLY||$24.00||USA|
|9||7||JUN122173||DC COMICS DECK BUILDING GAME||$40.00||CRY|
|10||34||AUG122136||MTG TCG RETURN TO RAVNICA BOOSTER DIS||$143.64||WIZ|
|11||10||AUG128203||DC HEROCLIX NO MANS LAND MONTH 2 OP KIT||$18.00||NEC|
|12||17||NOV122045||STAR WARS RPG EDGE OF THE EMPIRE BEGINNER GAME||$29.95||FAN|
|13||30||AUG128204||YU GI OH TCG ABYSS RISING SPECIAL ED BOOSTER DIS||$56.94||KON|
|14||20||MAR043750||TICKET TO RIDE||$50.00||DAY|
|15||9||JUN122183||STAR WARS X-WING MINIS GAME TIE ADVANCED EXP PACK||$14.95||FAN|
|16||11||JUN122184||STAR WARS X-WING MINIS GAME TIE FIGHTER EXP PACK||$14.95||FAN|
|17||12||JUN122186||STAR WARS X-WING MINIS GAME Y-WING EXP PACK||$14.95||FAN|
|18||15||AUG128351||DC HEROCLIX DC SUPERHEROES TAB APP PACK||$9.00||NEC|
|19||16||AUG128350||DC HEROCLIX DARK KNIGHT RISES TAB APP PACK||$9.00||NEC|
|20||21||OCT101792||DR WHO FAMILY BOARD GAME||$34.99||DIA|
|21||32||FEB054010||TICKET TO RIDE EUROPE||$50.00||ALL|
|22||18||SEP122105||DC HEROCLIX BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM MARQUEE PACK 10CT||$9.00||NEC|
|23||40||JUN121834||WALKING DEAD PLUG-N-PLAY TV GAME||$33.25||JAK|
|24||36||MAY101820||CATAN HISTORIES SETTLERS OF AMERICA TRAILS RAILS||$55.00||ALL|
|25||23||SEP122052||LOTR WAR OF THE RING LORDS OF MIDDLE EARTH EXP||$29.90||ALL|
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