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 22, 2018 @ 8:44 pm CT
Column by Scott Thorne
November 19, 2018
This week, Scott Thorne reports on the events surrounding the launch of the new game KeyForge , from Fantasy Flight Games.