Total dollars raised for tabletop games on Kickstarter in 2020 blew away the 2019 record, jumping 34%, or over $60 million, to a new record high of $236.629,466, according to information in a post on Medium by Thomas Bidaux of ICO Partners. The full year growth means that projects continued to fund at a furious pace in the second half of the year despite the COVID pandemic; first half tabletop game Kickstarter dollars were up 46%, and were even up 30% without considering the impact of the recordbreaking Frosthaven Kickstarter (see “Money Raised for Games Up Dramatically in First Half 2020”).
The growth in tabletop game Kickstarter dollars in 2020 continues an incredible upward trend, with growth in every year since the founding of the crowdfunding platform in 2011 except one (2014). Tabletop games were up 7% last year (see “Another Record for Tabletop Games on Kickstarter”).
The category was almost a third of all dollars raised on Kickstarter in 2020. Total projects raised $730 million, up from $616 million raised in 2019.
The success rate for tabletop games went up again, and now stands at 70% of projects hitting their funding goals: 3,163 tabletop game projects were funded in 2020, compared to 1,319 that didn’t hit their funding goals.