Where are you? The hotbeds of tabletop gaming! [Top 500 cities in post #32]

Where are you? Actually, don't tell me - I'll tell you where you are. Not you, specifically, of course - but "you" as an anonymised aggregate.

"What's Morrus blathering on about this time?" is probably near the tip of your tongue right now. Well, WotC recently asked if I (along with, I assume, other large web communities of gamers) would be able to pull an anonymised list from Google Analytics of where the busiest towns and countries were in terms of traffic as a tool to help them focus their D&D Encounters and other efforts. Making sure they're taking D&D where the people are, so to speak. I figured you might also find the info interesting.

These are top 50 cities and countries in terms of visits over the last month. That's not to be confused with page-views (much higher) or unique visitors (lower) - it's the number of times someone visited the site, browsed for a while, and then left.

So, if you're looking for a hotbed of gaming activity, here's one list. Other lists may exist, but this is EN World's list.

As a side note - this data is completely anonymous. It just shows totals, not individual users. Nobody is able to look at it and determine where *you* are - just which cities have a lot of gamers in them.

[h=4]TOP 50 CITIES (visits - past month)[/h]
1. New York 14,199
2. London 11,702
3. (not set) 11,289
4. Toronto 9,597
5. Chicago 8,175
6. Melbourne 7,998
7. Seattle 7,147
8. Sydney 6,279
9. Montreal 5,166
10. Athens 5,153
11. Portland 5,062
12. Houston 4,979
13. Los Angeles 4,896
14. Bethesda 4,829
15. Minneapolis 4,760
16. Brisbane 4,433
17. Columbus 4,389
18. San Francisco 4,372
19. Washington 3,625
20. Vancouver 3,549
21. Ottawa 3,419
22. Dallas 3,345
23. Boston 3,341
24. Auckland 3,316
25. Austin 3,211
26. San Diego 3,196
27. Philadelphia 3,172
28. Denver 3,157
29. Edmonton 2,947
30. Rome 2,877 %
31. Singapore 2,851
32. Perth 2,630
33. Paris 2,629
34. Winnipeg 2,609
35. Calgary 2,584
36. Copenhagen 2,429
37. Madison 2,425
38. Sacramento 2,421
39. Zagreb 2,365
40. Milan 2,359
41. St Louis 2,321
42. Atlanta 2,317
43. San Antonio 2,311
44. Rio de Janeiro 2,284
45. Helsinki 2,208
46. Indianapolis 2,190
47. Phoenix 2,110
48. Las Vegas 2,076
49. San Jose 1,928
50. Madrid 1,907

[h=4]TOP 50 COUNTRY/TERRITORY (visits - past month)[/h]
1. United States 517,986
2. Canada 72,060
3. United Kingdom 51,309
4. Australia 26,069
5. Germany 20,564
6. Italy 15,986
7. Brazil 13,032
8. Netherlands 9,319
9. France 8,780
10. Spain 8,743
11. Greece 7,435
12. Sweden 7,377
13. Denmark 7,048
14. New Zealand 6,535
15. (not set) 6,421
16. Finland 5,926
17. Japan 5,311
18. Poland 5,027
19. Norway 4,711
20. Philippines 4,168
21. Russia 3,563
22. Belgium 3,109
23. Argentina 3,067
24. Mexico 2,931
25. Singapore 2,869
26. Croatia 2,816
27. Ireland 2,718
28. Israel 2,291
29. South Korea 2,188
30. India 2,140
31. South Africa 1,975
32. Austria 1,964
33. Switzerland 1,920
34. Hungary 1,815
35. Turkey 1,798
36. Serbia 1,509
37. China 1,400
38. Portugal 1,356
39. Malaysia 1,242
40. Romania 1,189
41. Iceland 1,179
42. Czech Republic 1,132
43. Chile 1,050
44. Ukraine 972
45. Taiwan 869
46. Indonesia 824
47. Hong Kong 711
48. Bulgaria 703
49. Peru 652
50. Slovenia 642
 

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TarionzCousin

Second Most Angelic Devil Ever
[h=4]TOP 50 CITIES (visits - past month)[/h]

11. Portland 5,062
12. Houston 4,979


11. Portland 1:446
12. Houston 1:421
Spot check. How can Houston be almost the same as Portland? Houston has over three times as many people as Portland (2.1 million vs. 580,000)?

I'm not trying to be pedantic; I'm genuinely confused--and it's been many years since I studied math. :confused:
 

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Lanefan

Victoria Rules
I dunno what BC means, but on the map it looks kinda on the left of continental North America, roughly at US/Canada border level in a big splodgy kinda way.

Well, the former looks like the same big orange blodge as Victoria was. The one at #136 is.. yeah, off to the left, too, but lower. I couldn't tell you what Portland or Oregon was, or if it's there!
Somebody - anybody! - buy this man a world atlas for Yule! :)

Otherwise, [MENTION=2642]jeffh[/MENTION] explained it all about as well as it can be.

Lan-"or Morrus just needs to spend a vacation out this way"-efan
 

Dioltach

Legend
146. Leiden 885

This will be me, mostly. I'm self-employed and work from home. I have a quick look at ENWorld a couple of times an hour, pretty much every day.
 

Jon_Dahl

First Post
Firstly, I'd like to thank Morrus for the information. It's very interesting.
Secondly, I'd like to note that it's not fully correct (which is not his fault!). I went to whatismyipaddress.com/ and it says the wrong city (located 61 mi from my city, in a different region). I'm at work right now, but I'll check what info my home PC gives.

It's no biggie. We are talking about peanuts here, really, but I was just disappointed not to find my city from the list (which is not Morrus' fault).
 

Spot check. How can Houston be almost the same as Portland? Houston has over three times as many people as Portland (2.1 million vs. 580,000)?

I'm not trying to be pedantic; I'm genuinely confused--and it's been many years since I studied math. :confused:

I tried to use the general metropolitan areas for the numbers, since people in the suburbs might be considered part of the city. By that reckoning Portland has a couple million. Although I might have missed the number for the larger Houston area, which would likely tank their ratio.

It's hard to be sure without knowing how the data was collected. If it's metro area or not, and if that's consistent or varies between city.
 

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