2017 Was The Biggest Year Yet For Tabletop Games On Kickstarter

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Tabletop Games were BIG in 2016, But this year was a MONSTER

2017 got off to a strong start thanks to epic dungeon crawler Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5, which first overtook previous record-breaker Dark Souls: The Board Game to become the most-funded board game ever launched through the platform, before toppling Exploding Kittens in early January to claim the crown for the biggest tabletop Kickstarter of all time with a truly staggering $12.4 million in pledges.

 

 

It was followed by Eric Lang’s much-anticipated follow-up to Blood Rage, Rising Sun, which added over $4 million to the pot, and the combined expansion and reprint campaign for The 7th Continent towards the end of the year, which brought in another $7 million.

 

 

Kickstarter’s head of games Luke Crane tweeted that the combined games category – which includes both tabletop and video – saw more successfully funded projects than ever before, with 2,997 achieving their goal out of the 7,033 launched. In 2016, 2,595 projects were successful.

 

The total amount of money made by funded campaigns increased last year by 29% compared to 2016, raking in a huge $163 million against the previous year’s $126.7 million.

Analyst ICO Partners estimated that tabletop projects had been responsible for almost a quarter of all the money made on Kickstarter as a whole during first six months of 2017, making close to $70 million in just the first half of the year.

How much bigger can it get in 2018?

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