Collectible card and miniatures players might be interested to know that Scrye magazine, the self-proclaimed “Guide to Collectible Games”, will end its lengthy run with its April 2009 issue. Started in 1993 at the height of the Magic: The Gathering craze, Scrye was mainly known for its CCG price guides, which became the standard for many retailers. Scrye is owned by F&W Media, which shut down another of its publications, Comics & Games Retailer, in late 2007. Two difficult parts of the industry at once – collectible games, and magazines. Is anyone surprised by this announcement?
Allan, you heard what’s the word on GamingReport.com then? To change hands again?
No word yet, sorry. I’ll let you know if we hear anything.
To answer the last question of the main news post: “no” but, then again, you were being rhetorical weren’t you?
As James Mishler, former Scrye editor, stated in his blog post about the magazine’s end, the fate of long-languishing news site Gaming Report is still undetermined: