Gwido Idziak

Kickstarter Tabletop Games in 2018 – Trends and Numbers


Tabletop gaming category on Kickstarter has managed to outdo itself yet again in 2018. More board game campaigns have appeared again, got funded successfully and had people pledge more money per campaign than they did last year. The number of US total dollars pledged reached in said category over 165 million, setting a new yearly record – just like each year since 2013.

Games on Kickstarter

Comparing to tabletop games (including card games, miniature games, board games, RPGs etc.), video games aren’t growing on Kickstarter anymore. How to explain this? Many video game projects got some serious bad press after their releases, and discouraged backers from further pledging. Video gamer community often sees Kickstarter games as really risky projects, even though successes like Banner Saga or Shovel Knight speak otherwise.

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1nf1n1ty Supporter15 months ago | 1 point[-]

Nice article. 

I still shake my head at exploding kittens. I didn't buy it, but played it and found it to be pretty bad. I am also surprised Fireball island did as well as it did. I've seen a lot of those for sale already. It is essentially a gimmick game worthy of a play a year at most. 

I hope Tainted Grail lives up to the hype.