Board games outpacing video game titles on

Traditional board games are outselling video games here in the UK, according to the results of’s latest consumer survey.

The online trading place has seen Scrabble top the list as a nation’s favourite, selling 800 Scrabble related products each day, nearly three times as more than its leading video game title Super Mario Bros.

The Nintendo title has sold 260 products each day over the last three months, outpacing the studio’s fantasy game The Legend of Zelda by 200 items a day, and only outselling the popular traditional game of chess that sells 200 products each day.

Monopoly is also in the money at third place selling seven items an hour on the site, while the 80s arcade classic Tetris slides to bottom place in the video game ranking, having sold only 4000 related items over the last three months.’s traditional game ranking:

  1. Scrabble
  2. Chess
  3. Monopoly
  4. Risk
  5. Draughts’s video game ranking:

  1. Super Mario Bros.
  2. The Legend of Zelda
  3. Mortal Combat
  4. Street Fighter
  5. Tetris

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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