Polygon. That’s up 36% from the 2016 total of $101.2 million.
That money was raised for 2,016 successful tabletop game Kickstarter projects, up from 1,710 tabletop game Kickstarters in 2016, an 18% increase. Dollars/project were up to $65,418 in 2017, from $59,181 in 2016.
The growth rate must have declined a little in the second half of the year, as ICO Partners reported nearly $70 million raised through the end of June (see "Tabletop Games Driving 2017 Kickstarter Growth"), which would mean slightly less was raised in the second half of the year.
The chart of the Top 10 Tabletop Game Kickstarter Projects tells the story (see "Two of Top Three Tabletop Game Kickstarters Have No Trade Release"): five of the top ten tabletop game Kickstarter projects of all time occurred in 2017, including the record-setting Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5, which raised $12.4 million on its own.
Posted by Milton Griepp on January 23, 2018 @ 2:44 am CT
'The Demons of Darmas' and 'The Spirits of Memoria' Expansions
May 18, 2018
Two new expansion decks for Plaid Hat Games' Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn are in the works.