Hasbro's Risk Legacy, an update of the venerable board game Risk with a gameplay mechanic that spans multiple games, returned to the top of the sales charts in October as the month's best-selling games product to comic book specialty retailers.
Wizards of the Coast launched a new expansion for Magic the Gathering in October, and four products for Return to Ravnica were among the month's top ten best-sellers. The Return to Ravnica Booster Packs ranked #2, the Return to Ravnica Fat Packs ranked #6, the Return to Ravnica Intro Decks ranked #7, and the Return to Ravnica Event Decks ranked #9.
NECA/WizKids had two products in the top ten — DC HeroClix: Batman ranked #3, and Assassin's Creed HeroClix: Brotherhood ranked #5.
Also with two products in the top ten was USAopoly; the Monopoly: Doctor Who 50th-Anniversary Edition ranked #4, and the Monopoly: Marvel Comics Collector's Edition ranked #10.
Finishing up the top ten, Konami Digital Entertainment's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Legendary Collection 3: Yugi's World ranked #8.
TOP 25 GAMES
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2012
|2||5||AUG122136||MTG TCG RETURN TO RAVNICA BOOSTER DIS||$143.64||WIZ|
|3||3||AUG122141||DC HEROCLIX BATMAN 24 CT PRIMER DS||$37.88||NEC|
|4||2||AUG122147||DOCTOR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY ED MONOPOLY||$24.00||USA|
|5||6||AUG122140||ASSASSINS CREED HEROCLIX BROTHERHOOD 24 CT GRAV FEED DS||$37.88||NEC|
|6||4||AUG122138||MTG TCG RETURN TO RAVNICA FAT PACK||$39.99||WIZ|
|7||24||AUG122139||MTG TCG RETURN TO RAVNICA INTRO DECK DIS||$149.90||WIZ|
|8||51||JUN128076||YU GI OH TCG LEGENDARY COLLECTION 3 CASE YUGIS WORLD||$239.32||KON|
|9||32||AUG122137||MTG TCG RETURN TO RAVNICA EVENT DECK DIS||$149.94||WIZ|
|10||8||JUL122175||MARVEL COMICS COLLECTORS ED MONOPOLY||$24.00||USA|
|11||7||JUL112137||THE WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME||$39.99||CRY|
|12||12||JUL091739||SUPER MARIO BROS CHESS||$25.00||USA|
|13||10||JUN122174||DOCTOR WHO CARD GAME||$29.99||PSI|
|14||37||MAY128274||YU GI OH TCG RETURN OF THE DUELIST SE BOX DIS||$56.94||KON|
|15||16||JUL122177||SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COLLECTORS ED MONOPOLY||$24.00||USA|
|16||15||NOV074603||SETTLERS OF CATAN NEW ED||$42.00||ALL|
|17||19||AUG122148||SOUTH PARK COLLECTORS ED MONOPOLY||$24.00||USA|
|19||54||AUG122109||WOW TCG TIMEWALKERS WAR OF THE ANCIENTS BOOSTER DIS||$89.06||CRY|
|20||22||MAY122154||RISK STARCRAFT COLLECTORS ED||$25.50||USA|
|21||47||JUN128189||YU GI OH TCG STRUCTURE DECK REALM SEA EMPEROR DIS||$45.55||KON|
|22||13||MAY122156||SPIDER-MAN COLLECTORS EDITION YAHTZEE||$10.50||USA|
|23||29||SEP122099||RUDOLPH COLLECTORS ED MONOPOLY||$24.00||USA|
|24||59||OCT112063||MARVEL HEROCLIX INCREDIBLE HULK BOOSTER BRICK||$119.90||NEC|
|25||64||FEB121827||MTG TCG AVACYN RESTORED BOOSTER DIS||$143.64||WIZ|
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