Cephalofair Games’ Frosthaven, a new campaign in the Gloomhaven universe (see “’Frosthaven’ Revealed”), has taken off with a blistering start on Kickstarter, accumulating over $5.5 million in pledges from over 38,000 backers in the first two days. This puts it well ahead of Gloomhaven, which garnered just under $4 million in pledges back in 2017, and would put it at the #4 position on ICv2’s Top 10 Tabletop Game Kickstarter Projects chart if the campaign ended today (see “’Nemesis’ Breaks Into Top 10 Tabletop Kickstarter Chart”).
The Kickstarter does have a retailer level promising shipment in March 2021, which has garnered over 200 backers as of the second day. It asks for a $30 deposit which gives access to a separate pledge manager with reduced prices.
Gloomhaven has had a long and successful run at trade since its initial release via Kickstarter, selling over 100,000 copies and regularly placing in ICv2’s Top 10 charts despite its $140 price point (see “Top 10 Hobby Channel Board Games – Fall 2019”).