annual report from ICO Partners. This is the fifth consecutive year of growth; tabletop games dollars have grown eight of the nine years since Kickstarter launched in 2011.
The growth rate accelerated in the second half of 2019; dollars raised in the category was only up about 1% in the first half of the year (see "Tabletop Game Kickstarters Still Growing").
The number of projects funded grew faster than the dollars: 2,712 tabletop game projects were funded in 2019, up 16% from the 2,336 projects funded in 2018 (see "Record Amount Raised for Tabletop Games on Kickstarter in 2018"). The number of failed projects actually declined slightly, to 1,332 from 1,356 in 2018, continuing a long-term trend toward greater efficiency. Fully two thirds of all tabletop game projects on Kickstarter were funded in 2019, also a record.
The bulk of the growth was in projects raising between $100,000 and $500,000, as well as projects raising between $10,000 and $50,000. Big projects (over $500,000) were stable in number (68) and dollars raised (about $83 million).
Once again, over ten times as much money was raised for tabletop games as was raised for video game projects.
Dollars Up 7% Over Previous Record
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