What were the most funded and popular board game Kickstarter campaigns over the past few years?
2016 had Dark Souls and Massive Darkness.
2017 was dominated by Kingdom Death: Monster, 7th Continent and Gloomhaven.
2018’s chart was led by Tainted Grail, Zombicide: Green Horde and Batman.
In 2019 Etherfields is topping the rankings with Bloodborne close behind.
How is the next year going to look like? While guessing the winners of 2020 is near to impossible, we can already see some huge, ambitious projects slowly taking shape. Let’s look at them today!
The 7th Citadel
If the name didn’t already give it away: it’s a new game from the creators of The 7th Continent. Bruno and Ludovic from Serious Poulp could finally share something about their next project, as the final wave of shipments is complete.
The 7th Citadel seems to continue the gameplay concepts known from The 7th Continent, while also reaching new heights. The game won’t be connected to the older title by its story. Instead, we’ll explore a world that the authors describe as dark fantasy.
The gameplay is supposed to get enhanced. How? Most likely there will be a different focus, while exploring. 7th Continent’s motto said “Explore. Survive”. Finding food and shelter during your adventure were vital to completing any curse.
Late pledges are a great way to get board games and accessories you’ve missed during their Kickstarter campaigns. With small exceptions, late pledges allow people to get every single product that was available when the project was running. And that’s not all. Many popular board game publishers add new items to their pledge manager websites, so even the people who backed the game in time have something to check out apart from filling their backer surveys.
There’s plenty of PM services available for board game fans but the majority of campaigns use Backerkit, Crowdox, Gamefound and PledgeManager. Certain publishers (like CMON) also create their own systems or decide to choose local websites like the Italian Giochistarter. There are also some cases when the creator uses their newsletter system to announce that some copies are left from the campaign and will be available in limited supply (example: Serious Poulp with their 7th Continent).
Today we picked 23 board game projects, most of which were funded this year and still have to get shipped to backers. All of them have active late pledge systems and can still be ordered if you missed them!
1. HEL: The Last Saga
2. Time Of Legends: Joan Of Arc 1.5
3. GEEKNSON’s The Megan Board Gaming Tables
Highly customizable Megan board game tables with tons of features and add-ons. Each Megan table gets a £ 296 ($ 396) (€ 333) worth of accessories!