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Kickstarter Research for Board Game Designers

Part 1

Curtiss Patrick

By: Curtiss Patrick
April 18, 2019

Kickstarter logo

I'm planning on launching a Kickstarter campaign for our Rainbow card game in the late summer of 2019. With this plan in mind I've recently been trying to figure out what makes a Kickstarter project, particularly a tabletop game project, successful. I've read countless blog posts (Stonemaier Games Kickstarter blog series is invaluable, by the way), browsed Kickstarter itself a hundred times, and even reached out to a few project creators. Through my research I have uncovered some interesting, actionable Kickstarter data. Hopefully this article will be useful to future Kickstarter project creators hoping to better understand the tabletop games landscape.

Let's "Kick" Things Off

The very first step to knowing where and how to market your campaign is to figure out what type of game you've created. Is it a card game, a role-playing game (RPG), a roll & write game, or something else entirely? You may have to learn some acronyms that you didn't even know existed. But it's very important to know exactly where your game will fit into the crowded, often overwhelming world of tabletop games.

Once you know what category your game fits into it's time to find games like yours that have performed well on Kickstarter.

Getting Generally Specific

Rainbow is a card game. More specifically, it's a poker-based trick-taking card game. But for now I've been keeping my general research to "card games". So I started off by running a search on Kickstarter for the most-funded card games. At first I was looking for just a few things in particular:

Exploding Kittens box
Exploding Kittens - the highest-funded tabletop game of all time!
  1. What were the funding goals for successful projects?
  2. When did the campaigns launch?
  3. What were the durations of the campaigns?
  4. What kind of support did the campaigns have outside of Kickstarter?

As I scrolled endlessly through Kickstarter's search results I quickly got tired of what was becoming a very monotonous, manual process. Trying to find trends for more than a handful of projects at a time was becoming extremely frustrating. I clicked the "Load More" button about 18 times before I finally gave up.

Nerd Alert

As someone who can write just enough code to occasionally save myself some time I started searching for APIs to access Kickstarter data. I joyously discovered that their search results are publicly available by using a url like this:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/search.json?category_id=34&term=card+game&page=1&sort=most_funded

34 is the category ID for Tabletop Games and "page=1" can be switched to "page=2", "page=3", etc. if you want data on more than just the 12 games on the first page. The url will return JSON (a format) with a plethora, yes I said plethora, of data about the most successful projects related to your search term (in this case "card game").

Well, one thing led to another and pretty soon I was looping through 20 requests to get the top 240 projects for my search term. I formatted the output to include sortable metadata and eventually I was able to start pulling out some trends and insights for the top 240 card game projects as a group.

Show Me the Data

So without further ado, here are my findings:

What is the most common funding goal for highly-successful projects?

It turns out that among all of these projects that made hundreds of thousands and sometimes even millions of dollars the most common funding goal was only $10,000 USD. 33 of the 240 projects (14%) had $10,000 as their goal. Is this a psychologically safe number because it's high enough to indicate quality components but low enough to seem likely to fund? Is it the nice even number that make backers feel comfortable? Am I completely guessing? Whatever the case, $10,000 was the goal 50% more often in the top 240 than the second place amount, $20,000 USD (22 projects).

Here are the top 10 funding goals:

  1. $10,000 USD: 33 projects
  2. $20,000 USD: 22 projects
  3. $5,000 USD: 17 projects
  4. $15,000 USD: 16 projects
  5. $30,000 USD: 14 projects
  6. $25,000 USD: 12 projects
  7. $12,000 USD: 10 projects
  8. $50,000 USD: 7 projects
  9. $35,000 USD: 6 projects
  10. £21,000 GBP: 4 projects

It's also interesting to note that of the 240 most-funded Kickstarter card games ever created 135 of them (56%) had a goal of $20,000 USD or less.

Which creators have guided multiple campaigns to overfunding?
Mayday Games logo
Mayday Games logo

It turns out that there are multiple creators with more than 1 project in the top 240. Seth Hiatt (Mayday Games), David Talton Jr. (Level 99 Games) and Japanime Games lead the way with 6 projects each. What can we learn from these creators? Well, for one thing, expansions and reprints are often wildly popular if the initial game was successful. It will also be interesting to research further into these creators in an effort to identify how they were able to bring their audience over to Kickstarter. Where were they active on social media? How did they contribute to the board game community?

Here is the list of the top 10 creators and how many projects they have in the top 240:

  1. Seth Hiatt: 6 projects
  2. David B. Talton Jr.: 6 projects
  3. Japanime Games: 6 projects
  4. Cheapass Games: 5 projects
  5. Battle Systems Ltd: 4 projects
  6. Dice Hate Me Games: 4 projects
  7. Exploding Kittens: 3 projects
  8. Robert Dougherty: 3 projects
  9. David Sirlin: 3 projects
  10. Tristan Hall: 3 projects
How do timing and duration affect campaign success?

The timing and duration data has a few clear patterns. For duration anything around 30 days seems to be the magic number. Notice in the top 10 below that there are no durations under 20. In fact, only 12 of the 240 (5%) most successful card game projects had a duration under 20 days.

Here are the top 10 most common campaign durations:

  • 30 days: 77 projects
  • 29 days: 21 projects
  • 31 days: 18 projects
  • 28 days: 13 projects
  • 23 days: 11 projects
  • 21 days: 11 projects
  • 32 days: 8 projects
  • 33 days: 8 projects
  • 22 days: 6 projects
  • 24 days: 6 projects

As for timing the numbers are spread fairly evenly. Two facts do seem to emerge, however:

  1. Running a campaign in December seems less likely to succeed than other months.
  2. The August, September, October time frame seems strong.

Maybe subconsciously game buyers are gearing up in the fall for the cold winter months of gaming ahead. Here are the 12 months of the year and how many of the top 240 were launched in each month:

  • Apr: 28 projects
  • Sep: 27 projects
  • Mar: 27 projects
  • Jan: 21 projects
  • Oct: 21 projects
  • Aug: 21 projects
  • May: 21 projects
  • Jun: 18 projects
  • Feb: 17 projects
  • Nov: 17 projects
  • Jul: 14 projects
  • Dec: 8 projects
Which video reviewers seem to have the most impact on project success?
Rahdo
Unofficial Rahdo logo.

Using the YouTube API I've been able to identify the top 87 YouTube board game channels by video views. The full list of these reviewers is at the very bottom of this article. The goal was to find out how many reviews of the top 240 games were done before the end of each Kickstarter campaign by these top 87 YouTube reviewers.

Because of YouTube API query limits I have only been able to run data for the top 100 games so far. For each of these 100 games a YouTube search has been performed to find videos that were published before the deadline of the Kickstarter campaign. This avoids post-Kickstarter reviews being counted (there are many, many more of those). The goal here is to try to identify "super" reviewers / previewers who may have had an impact on the success of these Kickstarter projects. With some of these reviewers being paid for Kickstarter previews it will be helpful for game creators to look at this data as they decide which channels may or may not be worth the cost.

The Dice Tower came in at #1 with 11 projects reviewed. This was probably expected. I would say that they lead the pack in content produced and popularity. Their Kickstarter previews are paid and, without disclosing pricing that may change or vary from customer to customer, are relatively expensive. Rahdo comes in at #2 with 10 projects in the top 100 reviewed, tied with UndeadVikingVideos. Rahdo will preview for free but he only reviews games he's interested in and his bar is high - his great taste is part of the reason that he's so popular.

One fact that I found interesting is that of the top 100 most-funded Kickstarter card games only 34 were reviewed by at least one of the top 87 YouTube board game reviewers. There were also only 22 total "top 87 reviewers" (25%) who did any pre-Kickstarter-deadline reviews of these 100 games. I think a great addition to this data down the road could be achieved by manually creating a list of slightly less-popular YouTube "previewers" and running the searches again.

Here are the top 10 pre-Kickstarter-deadline reviewers among the 100 most-funded Kickstarter card games:

  1. The Dice Tower: 11 projects reviewed
  2. rahdo: 10 projects reviewed
  3. UndeadVikingVideos: 10 projects reviewed
  4. Board Game Brawl: 5 projects reviewed
  5. theMCGuiRE review: 4 projects reviewed
  6. Board Game Spotlight: 4 projects reviewed
  7. Board to Death Reviews: 3 projects reviewed
  8. Ricky Royal: 3 projects reviewed
  9. marcowargamer: 2 projects reviewed
  10. Tied for 10th each having reviewed 1 game in the top 100: JonGetsGames, No Pun Included, HitPointsGaming, Purge Reviews, Board Game Replay, Shut Up & Sit Down, To The Table: Gaming with Family & Friends, One Stop Co-op Shop, Tantrum House, Ant Lab Games, Board, Deck & Dice, Playopolis
Where in the world is the best place to launch a Carmen Sandiego game?

I had location data so I figured I might as well run it out of curiosity. I think it's probably best to be genuine when you're adding your location to a Kickstarter project but it is interesting to note that the 4 cities with the most campaigns in the top 240 are located in the western part of the United States. Do with that knowledge what you will. Here are the top 10:

  1. Seattle, WA: 12
  2. Los Angeles, CA: 11
  3. Portland, OR: 9
  4. Albuquerque, NM: 8
  5. St. Louis, MO: 7
  6. Chicago, IL: 6
  7. Austin, TX: 5
  8. New York, NY: 5
  9. Layton, UT: 5
  10. Dallas, TX: 4
Kick Ender

That's a wrap on Part 1. Looking at the top 240 most-funded card games on Kickstarter identified some interesting trends and a few surprises. In Part 2 I'll discuss taking a deeeeep dive into a handful of projects very similar to yours and picking up some tricks and tactics along the way. Thanks for reading!

The Kickstarter Top 240 Most-Funded Card Games

Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens

Successful

2015

Jan

30 days

Los Angeles, CA

$8,782,572 / $10,000 USD ( 87,826% )

Gloomhaven (Second Printing)

Isaac Childres

Successful

2017

Apr

28 days

Lafayette, IN

$3,999,796 / $100,000 USD ( 4,000% )

Gloomhaven Random Dungeon Full Playthrough - JonGetsGames by JonGetsGames 04/04/2017

Gloomhaven Review - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 04/16/2017

Gloomhaven Overview - Got a Few Spare Years? by No Pun Included 04/03/2017

Gloomhaven Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 09/02/2015

Tom vs. Gloomhaven: Live! by The Dice Tower 03/01/2017

Gloomhaven Campaign Intro by rahdo 09/02/2015

Gloomhaven Final Thoughts by rahdo 09/02/2015

Miami Dice 215: First Impressions of Gloomhaven by The Dice Tower 02/28/2017

Gloomhaven Component Overview - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 02/28/2017

Gloomhaven Playthrough #1 Black Barrow - Intro and Rules HPG by HitPointsGaming 02/21/2017

Gloomhaven Board Game Review by Board to Death Reviews 04/05/2017

GLOOMHAVEN Board Game Review by theMCGuiRE review 02/13/2017

Gloomhaven Extended Gameplay by rahdo 09/02/2015

Tom vs. Gloomhaven, part 2 by The Dice Tower 03/07/2017

GLOOMHAVEN Board Game Kickstarter Unboxing by theMCGuiRE review 02/03/2017

Gloomhaven Review by marcowargamer 03/15/2017

Gloomhaven Playthrough #2 Barrow Lair - Boss Fight HPG by HitPointsGaming 03/05/2017

RAHDO RUNS THROUGH LIVE! #8 (Gloomhaven) by rahdo 04/01/2017

Gloomhaven 2.0: Unboxing in more Detail by Purge Reviews 02/01/2017

Joking Hazard

Cyanide And Happiness

Successful

2016

Feb

30 days

Dallas, TX

$3,246,589 / $10,000 USD ( 32,466% )

Bears vs Babies - A Card Game

Exploding Kittens

Successful

2016

Oct

30 days

Los Angeles, CA

$3,215,680 / $10,000 USD ( 32,157% )

Fireball Island - 80's Board Game, Reignited and Restored

Restoration Games

Successful

2018

Apr

30 days

Sunrise, FL

$2,810,298 / $250,000 USD ( 1,124% )

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls

Edmund McMillen

Successful

2018

Jun

30 days

San Jose, CA

$2,650,876 / $50,000 USD ( 5,302% )

Throw Throw Burrito

Exploding Kittens

Successful

2019

Feb

30 days

Los Angeles, CA

$2,559,458 / $10,000 USD ( 25,595% )

Unstable Unicorns

Ramy Badie

Successful

2017

Aug

30 days

St. Louis, MO

$1,865,141 / $10,000 USD ( 18,651% )

Million Dollars, But... The Game

Rooster Teeth

Successful

2016

May

29 days

Austin, TX

$1,353,024 / $10,000 USD ( 13,530% )

Dice Throne: Season Two!

Gavan Brown of Roxley Games

Successful

2018

Feb

23 days

Calgary, Canada

$930,501 / $75,000 CAD ( 1,241% )

Dice Throne Teach & Play by The Dice Tower 03/06/2018

Dice Throne - Board Game Spotlight - Kickstarter Preview by Board Game Spotlight 01/22/2017

Dice Throne Review by UndeadVikingVideos 02/27/2018

Edge of Darkness from AEG

Alderac Entertainment Group

Successful

2018

Feb

31 days

San Clemente, CA

$636,384 / $50,000 USD ( 1,273% )

Epic Card Game

Robert Dougherty

Successful

2015

Jun

29 days

Framingham, MA

$585,122 / $50,000 USD ( 1,170% )

White Wizard Games - GAMA 2015 by The Dice Tower 03/25/2015

Hero Realms, a Deckbuilding Adventure Card Game

Robert Dougherty

Successful

2016

Jun

30 days

Framingham, MA

$555,661 / $100,000 USD ( 556% )

The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game

Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions

Successful

2016

Apr

31 days

Silver Spring, MD

$549,486 / $48,000 USD ( 1,145% )

OrganATTACK! - a Card Game by The Awkward Yeti

Nick Seluk

Successful

2016

Jun

30 days

Detroit, MI

$526,275 / $12,000 USD ( 4,386% )

Everdell: A Beautiful Board Game of Cards and Critters

Game Salute

Successful

2018

Jan

16 days

Londonderry, NH

$473,764 / $35,000 USD ( 1,354% )

Wizard School

DFTBA Games

Successful

2015

Sep

30 days

Missoula, MT

$461,583 / $15,000 USD ( 3,077% )

SORCERER

Robert Dougherty

Successful

2017

Nov

30 days

Framingham, MA

$392,050 / $100,000 USD ( 392% )

Town of Salem - The Card Game

BlankMediaGames

Successful

2016

Apr

30 days

Austin, TX

$389,005 / $10,000 USD ( 3,890% )

Gloomhaven

Isaac Childres

Successful

2015

Sep

28 days

Lafayette, IN

$386,104 / $70,000 USD ( 552% )

Gloomhaven Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 09/02/2015

Gloomhaven Campaign Intro by rahdo 09/02/2015

Gloomhaven Final Thoughts by rahdo 09/02/2015

Gloomhaven Extended Gameplay by rahdo 09/02/2015

Gloomhaven Board Game - Gen Con by Board to Death Reviews 08/12/2015

(static cam) Gloomhaven Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 09/02/2015

(static cam) Gloomhaven Campaign Intro by rahdo 09/02/2015

(static cam) Gloomhaven Extended Gameplay by rahdo 09/02/2015

Battle Systems™ Sci-fi Modular Terrain

Battle Systems Ltd

Successful

2013

Nov

30 days

Birmingham, UK

£219,973 / £21,000 GBP ( 1,047% )

Codex

David Sirlin

Successful

2016

Feb

30 days

Emeryville, CA

$354,972 / $50,000 USD ( 710% )

Runes & Regulations: A Game of Suburban Sorcery

Ramy Badie

2019

Apr

30 days

Denver, CO

$352,292 / $20,000 USD ( 1,761% )

5-Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again! Expansion

Wiggles 3D

Successful

2018

May

14 days

London, Canada

$453,796 / $20,000 CAD ( 2,269% )

UP FRONT the card game

Rik Falch

Successful

2012

Nov

47 days

Atlanta, GA

$339,848 / $30,000 USD ( 1,133% )

Up Front Review - with Joe Steadman - part 1 by The Dice Tower 04/24/2012

Up Front Review - with Joe Steadman - part 2 by The Dice Tower 04/24/2012

Boss Monster: The Next Level

Brotherwise Games

Successful

2015

Apr

15 days

Torrance, CA

$335,619 / $25,000 USD ( 1,342% )

The Apocrypha Adventure Card Game

Lone Shark Games

Successful

2015

Apr

29 days

Seattle, WA

$333,662 / $66,666 USD ( 500% )

Pairs: A New Classic Pub Game

Cheapass Games

Successful

2014

Feb

26 days

Seattle, WA

$332,227 / $12,000 USD ( 2,769% )

To The Table - Episode 18 - Pairs Kickstarter Preview by To The Table: Gaming with Family & Friends 02/17/2014

Battle Systems™ Fantasy Dungeon Terrain

Battle Systems Ltd

Successful

2014

Aug

30 days

Birmingham, UK

£198,415 / £21,000 GBP ( 945% )

Ravine

Mathew Sisson

Successful

2017

Nov

30 days

Boulder, CO

$316,678 / $7,500 USD ( 4,222% )

Can't Catch Harry

James Rallison

Successful

2018

Oct

30 days

American Fork, UT

$314,299 / $10,000 USD ( 3,143% )

Kill the Unicorns - An Enchanted Card Game For Evil Geniuses

Morning Players

Successful

2017

Nov

30 days

Toulouse, France

$300,402 / $10,000 USD ( 3,004% )

Battle Systems™ Sci-fi II Terrain

Battle Systems Ltd

Successful

2016

Oct

29 days

Birmingham, UK

£241,517 / £21,000 GBP ( 1,150% )

Munchkin Shakespeare

Steve Jackson Games

Successful

2017

Feb

31 days

Austin, TX

$295,109 / $30,000 USD ( 984% )

5-Minute Dungeon: The Most Fun You Can Have in 5 Minutes

Wiggles 3D

Successful

2016

Nov

30 days

London, Canada

$388,347 / $40,000 CAD ( 971% )

5 Minute Dungeon Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 11/01/2016

5 Minute Dungeon Review by UndeadVikingVideos 11/02/2016

Battle Systems™ Urban Apocalypse Terrain

Battle Systems Ltd

Successful

2015

Sep

30 days

Birmingham, UK

£186,395 / £21,000 GBP ( 888% )

Dan Ariely's Irrational Card Game!

Irrational Ventures

Successful

2015

Oct

30 days

Durham, NC

$282,294 / $15,000 USD ( 1,882% )

THE AGENTS - A Double-edged Cards Game

Saar Shai

Successful

2013

Jul

47 days

New York, NY

$275,368 / $6,000 USD ( 4,589% )

"Viceroy" Fantasy Pyramid Card/Board Game 1-4 Players 45 Min

Seth Hiatt

Successful

2014

Dec

26 days

Layton, UT

$267,831 / $10,000 USD ( 2,678% )

Out of the Woods (Fairy Tale Card Game and Book)

American McGee

Successful

2017

Jul

31 days

Shanghai, China

$259,744 / $175,000 USD ( 148% )

BattleCON: War Remastered

David B. Talton Jr.

Successful

2014

May

29 days

Albuquerque, NM

$250,284 / $30,000 USD ( 834% )

Millennium Blades -- The CCG-Simulator Board Game

David B. Talton Jr.

Successful

2015

Apr

30 days

Albuquerque, NM

$249,789 / $50,000 USD ( 500% )

GROWL

Joey Vigour

Successful

2018

Apr

22 days

Los Angeles, CA

$244,489 / $8,000 USD ( 3,056% )

Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach Card Game

Zero Radius Games LLC

Successful

2015

May

34 days

Irvine, CA

$239,179 / $30,000 USD ( 797% )

Truth or Drink: The Card Game

Cut.com

2019

Mar

32 days

Seattle, WA

$232,532 / $9,800 USD ( 2,373% )

Lord of the Chords: The Punniest Music Theory Card Game!

Jonathan Ng

Successful

2019

Feb

36 days

Singapore, Singapore

$313,494 / $15,000 SGD ( 2,090% )

What Do You Meme?™

Fuckjerry

Successful

2016

Jun

36 days

New York, NY

$229,580 / $10,000 USD ( 2,296% )

VALHALLA: Card-dice game for 1-6 players

Go on Board

Successful

2018

Oct

31 days

Poznan, Poland

£178,426 / £15,000 GBP ( 1,190% )

Valhalla by One Stop Co-op Shop 10/28/2018

PREVIEW: Valhalla by Board Game Brawl 11/06/2018

Valhalla Review by UndeadVikingVideos 10/30/2018

Fugitive

Tim Fowers

Successful

2016

Jun

24 days

Ogden, UT

$228,004 / $5,000 USD ( 4,560% )

Da Share Z0ne: THE DEVIL'S LEVEL Card Game

Da Share Z0ne

Successful

2018

Jan

30 days

Columbus, OH

$227,251 / $28,800 USD ( 789% )

~✩☆ Pixel Tactics DELUXE! ☆✩~

David B. Talton Jr.

Successful

2014

Dec

41 days

Albuquerque, NM

$222,774 / $30,000 USD ( 743% )

Karmaka – A tactical card game for 2-4 souls

Eddy Boxerman

Successful

2016

Jan

30 days

Toronto, Canada

$220,853 / $20,000 USD ( 1,104% )

Yomi

David Sirlin

Successful

2014

Jun

30 days

Emeryville, CA

$217,816 / $30,000 USD ( 726% )

Yomi Review - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 12/28/2010

Boss Monster: the Dungeon-Building Card Game

Brotherwise Games

Successful

2012

Oct

31 days

Torrance, CA

$215,057 / $12,000 USD ( 1,792% )

Villages of Valeria

Daily Magic Games

Successful

2016

Feb

28 days

Seattle, WA

$214,053 / $8,000 USD ( 2,676% )

Villages of Valeria Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 02/02/2016

Villages of Valeria Final Thoughts by rahdo 02/02/2016

Villages of Valeria Extended Gameplay by rahdo 02/02/2016

Review of Villages of Valeria by Tantrum House 02/02/2016

Villages of Valeria - 2ish minute reviews by Board Game Spotlight 02/11/2016

SiegeStorm: The SiegeMode

Awaken Realms lite

Successful

2018

Jul

21 days

Wroclaw, Poland

£160,548 / £5,000 GBP ( 3,211% )

Steampunk Rally

Gavan Brown of Roxley Games

Successful

2014

Oct

32 days

Calgary, Canada

$237,215 / $42,000 CAD ( 565% )

Volfyirion

Tabula Games

Successful

2018

Oct

29 days

Perugia, Italy

€183,578 / €15,000 EUR ( 1,224% )

How to Play Volfyirion in 3 Minutes - The Rules Girl by The Dice Tower 10/15/2018

VOLFYIRION Card Game Preview by theMCGuiRE review 10/18/2018

Volfyirion - Kickstarter Preview by Board, Deck & Dice 10/17/2018

Shadows of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game for 1-4 heroes

Tristan Hall

Successful

2019

Mar

31 days

Manchester, UK

£158,640 / £10,000 GBP ( 1,586% )

Enchanters: Overlords

Gindie - LudiBooster

Successful

2018

May

18 days

Krakow, Poland

$205,926 / $27,000 USD ( 763% )

Enchanters Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 08/07/2017

Enchanters Review - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 04/25/2018

Enchanters Final Thoughts by rahdo 08/07/2017

Enchanters: Overlords Rundown by rahdo 05/07/2018

Girl Genius: The Works

Cheapass Games

Successful

2018

Mar

29 days

Seattle, WA

$194,690 / $30,000 USD ( 649% )

Potato Pirates: The Tastiest Coding Card Game

Codomo

Successful

2017

Sep

35 days

Singapore, Singapore

$258,408 / $15,000 SGD ( 1,723% )

Potato Pirates Review by UndeadVikingVideos 09/11/2017

Kharnage... Hell Yearghh !

Devil Pig Games

Successful

2016

Mar

21 days

France, France

€168,718 / €10,000 EUR ( 1,687% )

Kharnage Review by UndeadVikingVideos 03/25/2016

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Shattered Timelines

GreaterThanGames

Successful

2012

Oct

30 days

St. Louis, MO

$185,200 / $20,000 USD ( 926% )

Spaceteam

Mathew Sisson

Successful

2015

Sep

30 days

Boulder, CO

$181,625 / $7,500 USD ( 2,422% )

Tanto Cuore: Oktoberfest Edition Card Game

Japanime Games

Successful

2014

Aug

31 days

Portland, OR

$173,679 / $20,000 USD ( 868% )

Coup - bluff & deception in the world of The Resistance

Travis

Successful

2013

Apr

23 days

San Francisco, CA

$166,391 / $5,000 USD ( 3,328% )

Wizard Kittens: A Magical Card Game!

Marissa Kelly

Successful

2019

Mar

26 days

Albuquerque, NM

$165,483 / $5,000 USD ( 3,310% )

Heroes of Normandie, The Tactical Card Game

Devil Pig Games

Successful

2016

Sep

23 days

Paris, France

€149,415 / €10,000 EUR ( 1,494% )

Heroes of Normandie Tactical Card Game by UndeadVikingVideos 09/25/2016

Medioevo Universalis

Giochix.it

Successful

2017

Jan

25 days

Rome, Italy

€154,524 / €20,000 EUR ( 773% )

Pretending to Grownup

Jason Anarchy

Successful

2016

Oct

28 days

Toronto, Canada

$220,267 / $6,000 CAD ( 3,671% )

Epic PvP: Fantasy

Luke Peterschmidt

Successful

2015

Jan

34 days

Lebanon, PA

$163,119 / $15,000 USD ( 1,087% )

Legends Untold: As deep as an RPG, as fast as a card game!

Inspiring Games

Successful

2016

Nov

28 days

Edinburgh, UK

£129,749 / £12,000 GBP ( 1,081% )

Legends Untold PREVIEW - PART 2 by Ricky Royal 11/17/2016

El Alamein Anime Card Game from Japan!

Kamikaze Games

Successful

2015

Sep

33 days

Portland, OR

$161,769 / $10,000 USD ( 1,618% )

Board to Death TV Presents: El Alamein by Board to Death Reviews 09/25/2015

THE AGENTS RETURN - The Double-Edged Cards game is back!

Saar Shai

Successful

2014

Apr

30 days

New York, NY

$160,336 / $30,000 USD ( 534% )

Sentinels of Earth-Prime

Chris Pramas: Green Ronin Publishing

Successful

2017

Apr

30 days

Seattle, WA

$160,103 / $40,000 USD ( 400% )

ELO Darkness

Reggie Games

Successful

2017

Sep

28 days

Cervia, Italy

€134,579 / €15,000 EUR ( 897% )

How to Play ELO Darkness in 6 Minutes - A Rules Girl Kickstarter Tutorial by The Dice Tower 09/26/2017

ELO DARKNESS Board Game Preview by theMCGuiRE review 09/26/2017

ELO Darkness, MOBA inspired board game - Board Game Spotlight by Board Game Spotlight 10/21/2017

ELO Darkness Review by UndeadVikingVideos 10/03/2017

PREVIEW: ELO Darkness by Board Game Brawl 10/14/2017

ELO DARKNESS Prototype Giveaway by theMCGuiRE review 10/04/2017

Nuclear War Card Game 50th Anniversary Edition

Richard Loomis

Successful

2015

Jun

40 days

Scottsdale, AZ

$156,696 / $50,000 USD ( 313% )

Consentacle: A Card Game of Human-Alien Intimacy

Naomi Clark

Successful

2017

Sep

33 days

Brooklyn, NY

$154,610 / $35,000 USD ( 442% )

BattleCON: Devastation - A Fighting Card Game

David B. Talton Jr.

Successful

2012

Dec

38 days

Albuquerque, NM

$154,591 / $30,000 USD ( 515% )

Heart of Crown: Deck Building Card Game

Japanime Games

Successful

2016

Feb

23 days

Portland, OR

$152,552 / $10,000 USD ( 1,526% )

Heart of Crown (Japanese Edition) review by Board Game Brawl 11/25/2014

CIA: Collect It All

Mike Masnick

Successful

2018

Apr

30 days

San Francisco, CA

$151,184 / $30,000 USD ( 504% )

Grimslingers: The Northern Territory

Greenbrier Games INC

Successful

2017

Mar

28 days

Marlborough, MA

$150,469 / $20,000 USD ( 752% )

PYRAMID ARCADE - 90 Pyramids, 22 Games, Endless Fun!

Looney Labs

Successful

2016

Apr

30 days

College Park, MD

$150,337 / $33,000 USD ( 456% )

HARBOUR - Master markets in a fantasy port

Michael Mindes

Successful

2014

Jun

31 days

Mountain Green, UT

$143,499 / $15,000 USD ( 957% )

Harbour Review by UndeadVikingVideos 06/25/2014

The Contender: The Game of Political Debate

The Contender

Successful

2015

Jul

31 days

Oakland, CA

$142,552 / $15,000 USD ( 950% )

Mr. Card Game

Evertide Games

Successful

2012

Sep

27 days

Los Angeles, CA

$142,003 / $15,000 USD ( 947% )

Paladin Card Protectors - Premium Sleeves for Gamers

NSKN Games

Successful

2017

Mar

24 days

Bucharest, Romania

$141,337 / $20,000 USD ( 707% )

The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction card game

Minion Games

Successful

2016

Jan

23 days

Milwaukee, WI

$134,376 / $4,000 USD ( 3,359% )

The Ninth World: A Skillbuilding Game for Numenera

Lone Shark Games

Successful

2015

Dec

31 days

Seattle, WA

$133,369 / $50,000 USD ( 267% )

Villages: a Construct and Conquer Card Game

Fridgecrisis Games

Successful

2014

Jan

30 days

Salt Lake City, UT

$132,637 / $1,000 USD ( 13,264% )

So Long, My World

Axis Mundi

Successful

2018

Jun

21 days

Italia, Italy

€110,128 / €9,000 EUR ( 1,224% )

PREVIEW: So Long, My World by Board Game Brawl 06/20/2018

Japanese: The Game, a language-learning card game.

Bernhard Hamaker

Successful

2014

Jan

35 days

Provo, UT

$128,809 / $5,700 USD ( 2,260% )

WARFIGHTER - World War II

Dan Verssen Games

Successful

2016

Mar

30 days

Glendora, CA

$127,127 / $25,000 USD ( 509% )

Warfighter WW2 Preview by Ricky Royal 04/25/2016

Pack O Game SET 2 - Wee Strategy Games For On-The-Go Gamers!

Chris Handy of Perplext

Successful

2016

Mar

30 days

Turlock, CA

$125,387 / $20,000 USD ( 627% )

Ninjitsu! - the Ninja card game for all ages

Blue Beard Entertainment

Successful

2017

Jul

32 days

Coral Springs, FL

$122,396 / $3,000 USD ( 4,080% )

Mega Man Pixel Tactics!

Jasco Games

Successful

2016

Nov

20 days

Las Vegas, NV

$121,364 / $20,000 USD ( 607% )

Pixel Tactics Review - with Ryan Metzler by The Dice Tower 05/21/2013

Minigame Library Review Part 3 (Pixel Tactics) - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 01/23/2013

Mega Man: The Board Game review by Board Game Brawl 03/15/2016

Pulp Detective

AV Studio Games - LudiBooster

Successful

2018

Feb

28 days

Beaune, France

$119,298 / $7,000 USD ( 1,704% )

Too Many Poops, a neat game about cats

Miguel Martinez

Successful

2019

Jan

30 days

Chicago, IL

$119,128 / $5,000 USD ( 2,383% )

Too Many Poops Review by UndeadVikingVideos 01/26/2019

SUPERHOT The Card Game

Board&Dice

Successful

2017

Jan

22 days

Wroclaw, Poland

$117,345 / $8,000 USD ( 1,467% )

Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game, 1-4 heroes, 1-3 hrs

Tristan Hall

Successful

2015

Aug

30 days

Manchester, UK

£75,249 / £48,200 GBP ( 156% )

FALLEN

Watchtower Games

Successful

2013

Jun

30 days

Beaverton, OR

$113,594 / $19,000 USD ( 598% )

Itchy Feet: the Travel Game

Malachi Ray Rempen

Successful

2017

Aug

29 days

Berlin, Germany

$113,366 / $10,000 USD ( 1,134% )

Heart of Crown: Fairy Garden

Japanime Games

Successful

2018

Apr

16 days

Portland, OR

$112,355 / $20,000 USD ( 562% )

Infected

Black Forest Studio

Successful

2017

Mar

28 days

Fort Worth, TX

$111,821 / $3,456 USD ( 3,236% )

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Infernal Relics & Enhanced Ed.

GreaterThanGames

Successful

2012

Apr

30 days

St. Louis, MO

$111,258 / $20,000 USD ( 556% )

Cubeamajigs: Reusable Gaming Packs

Hit Point Press

Successful

2018

May

30 days

Wilmington, DE

$109,324 / $5,000 USD ( 2,186% )

Legends of Signum: Battle for Vallor

Legends of Signum

Successful

2018

May

59 days

Los Angeles, CA

$109,227 / $12,000 USD ( 910% )

Legends of Signum Kickstarter Preview by Tantrum House 05/08/2018

Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection Board Game

Chaosium Inc.

Successful

2018

Apr

21 days

Ann Arbor, MI

$106,994 / $25,000 USD ( 428% )

STEM: Epic Heroes

Hologrin Studios

Successful

2017

Sep

28 days

Dallas, TX

$105,470 / $10,000 USD ( 1,055% )

Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters

Jeff Gracia: Greenbrier Games

Successful

2014

Sep

35 days

Boston, MA

$104,102 / $15,000 USD ( 694% )

SALEM: A Strategic Card Game of Deception for 4-12 Players

Travis Hancock

Successful

2015

Mar

30 days

Provo, UT

$103,347 / $6,000 USD ( 1,722% )

Moby Dick, or, The Card Game

King Post

Successful

2013

Apr

30 days

New York, NY

$102,730 / $25,000 USD ( 411% )

Drinks & Daggers - A Co-operative Drinking Card Game

Carmic Industries

Successful

2018

Sep

31 days

Rochester, NY

$102,169 / $25,000 USD ( 409% )

The Gamefolio System 2.0

Init Gear

Successful

2017

Oct

38 days

Salt Lake City, UT

$101,329 / $10,000 USD ( 1,013% )

Debunked

Stephen Woodford

Successful

2019

Feb

33 days

Portsmouth, UK

£76,739 / £10,000 GBP ( 767% )

Palm Island - Portable Card Game

Portal Dragon

Successful

2018

Feb

15 days

Redford, MI

$99,028 / $4,000 USD ( 2,476% )

Palm Island Review by UndeadVikingVideos 02/28/2018

Enchanters

Gindie - LudiBooster

Successful

2017

Aug

24 days

Krakow, Poland

$98,657 / $10,000 USD ( 987% )

Enchanters Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 08/07/2017

Enchanters Final Thoughts by rahdo 08/07/2017

Barbarossa Anime Card Game from Japan!

Kamikaze Games

Successful

2014

Mar

26 days

Portland, OR

$98,475 / $10,000 USD ( 985% )

Ultra-Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Board Game in a Card Box

Gamelyn Games

Successful

2016

Mar

7 days

Phoenix, AZ

$98,410 / $10,000 USD ( 984% )

Tiny Epic Kingdoms Review - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 08/23/2014

TDG: Tiny Epic Kingdoms by The Discriminating Gamer 11/13/2014

1066, Tears to Many Mothers - a card game of War & History

Tristan Hall

Successful

2017

Jun

28 days

Manchester, UK

£75,366 / £19,500 GBP ( 386% )

Drunk Quest

Jasn Painter

Successful

2012

Aug

32 days

Las Vegas, NV

$96,024 / $12,000 USD ( 800% )

Draco Magi

Robert Burke

Successful

2014

Jan

25 days

Charlotte, NC

$95,564 / $15,000 USD ( 637% )

Draco Magi Preview - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 02/05/2014

To The Table - Episode 16 - Draco Magi Kickstarter Preview by To The Table: Gaming with Family & Friends 02/12/2014

Zero Agents

Avatar Games

Successful

2015

May

29 days

Los Angeles, CA

$93,650 / $28,000 USD ( 334% )

Way of the Fighter

Soda Pop Miniatures

Successful

2016

Nov

14 days

Boise, ID

$91,906 / $20,000 USD ( 460% )

Innovation Deluxe

Chris Cieslik

Successful

2015

Sep

20 days

Arlington, MA

$91,770 / $10,000 USD ( 918% )

Promo Paradise

The Board Game Spotlight

Successful

2019

Jan

21 days

Chicago, IL

$91,498 / $2,000 USD ( 4,575% )

ACUTE PARANOIA: A box full of treason and summary executions

Matthew Sprange

Successful

2018

May

30 days

Swindon, UK

£68,353 / £20,000 GBP ( 342% )

Thebes

Queen Games

Successful

2014

May

17 days

Dallas, TX

$90,554 / $20,000 USD ( 453% )

Kamigami Battles: A Reimagining of Kanzume Goddess

Japanime Games

Successful

2017

Oct

23 days

Portland, OR

$90,465 / $25,000 USD ( 362% )

PREVIEW: Kamigami Battles by Board Game Brawl 11/13/2017

Viceroy: Times of Darkness

Seth Hiatt

Successful

2018

Sep

21 days

Clearfield, UT

$90,407 / $5,000 USD ( 1,808% )

The Stonebound Saga

Sky Kingdom Games

Successful

2017

Jun

30 days

Minooka, IL

$89,724 / $35,000 USD ( 256% )

Stonebound Saga Review by UndeadVikingVideos 06/28/2017

EXCEED Fighting Card Game

David B. Talton Jr.

Successful

2017

Mar

38 days

Albuquerque, NM

$89,225 / $30,000 USD ( 297% )

Exceed Review - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 08/05/2016

Exceed: Red Horizon (2p combat card game) Review by marcowargamer 05/01/2016

Ion: A Compound Building Game

John Coveyou (Genius Games)

Successful

2015

Apr

29 days

St. Louis, MO

$89,080 / $7,500 USD ( 1,188% )

Awful Fantasy: The Card Game

Awful Fantasy

Successful

2016

May

33 days

Indianapolis, IN

$88,936 / $20,000 USD ( 445% )

DrunkQuest: The 90 Proof Seas

Jasn Painter

Successful

2013

May

30 days

Las Vegas, NV

$88,874 / $11,000 USD ( 808% )

Scuttle! - The pirate card game for all ages

Blue Beard Entertainment

Successful

2016

Mar

38 days

St. Louis, MO

$87,797 / $3,000 USD ( 2,927% )

GIGA-ROBO!

Giga-Robo!

Successful

2016

Jul

35 days

Chicago, IL

$87,319 / $45,000 USD ( 194% )

Giga-Robo Review by UndeadVikingVideos 07/08/2016

Harem Wars Card Game

Dharker Studio

Successful

2017

Apr

56 days

Northamptonshire, UK

£66,796 / £5,000 GBP ( 1,336% )

Gunship: First Strike!

Steve Wood

Successful

2012

Feb

46 days

Bristow, VA

$84,786 / $8,500 USD ( 997% )

Gunship First Strike Preview - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 02/16/2012

Japanese: The Game - Tokyo Edition! A Language Learning Game

Bernhard Hamaker

Successful

2014

Oct

22 days

Provo, UT

$84,273 / $5,700 USD ( 1,478% )

The Shipwreck Arcana: Stars Below

Meromorph Games

Successful

2019

Jan

21 days

Annapolis, MD

$83,180 / $10,000 USD ( 832% )

The Shipwreck Arcana Review - with Zee Garcia by The Dice Tower 09/01/2018

GG: A mind dazzling card battle game - 11 SG Unlocked

Gizco International

Successful

2015

Dec

40 days

Milwaukee, WI

$82,873 / $4,000 USD ( 2,072% )

2GM Tactics Wargame and Expansions

Draco Ideas

Successful

2016

Jul

39 days

USA, Mobile, AL

$82,563 / $25,000 USD ( 330% )

Space Race – Interkosmos

Boardcubator

Successful

2017

Nov

23 days

Brno, Czech Republic

€69,625 / €19,000 EUR ( 366% )

Space Race: Interkosmos GameplayTalkthrough by rahdo 11/14/2017

PREVIEW: Space Race: Interkosmos by Board Game Brawl 12/02/2017

Scandinavia and the World: A Heap of Trouble

3DTotalGames

Successful

2017

Aug

30 days

Worcester, UK

£61,093 / £15,000 GBP ( 407% )

Side Effects

Pillbox Games

Successful

2017

Nov

30 days

Brooklyn, NY

$81,426 / $12,000 USD ( 679% )

Lord of the Fries

Cheapass Games

Successful

2015

Mar

24 days

Seattle, WA

$80,513 / $25,000 USD ( 322% )

Board Game Storage Chests, Tokens, Inserts & More

Bobby@Go7 Gaming

Successful

2013

Nov

37 days

Austin, TX

$79,930 / $5,000 USD ( 1,599% )

Treasure Hunter

Queen Games

Successful

2015

Aug

13 days

Dallas, TX

$79,388 / $10,000 USD ( 794% )

Magination - How does it work?

Magination

Successful

2015

Nov

29 days

Trondheim, Norway

kr686,271 / kr85,000 NOK ( 807% )

Get Lucky, the Kill Doctor Lucky Card Game

Cheapass Games

Successful

2013

Oct

30 days

Seattle, WA

$78,032 / $20,000 USD ( 390% )

Fleet: Arctic Bounty - The exciting new expansion to Fleet!

Matthew D Riddle

Successful

2013

Aug

35 days

Detroit, MI

$77,974 / $8,000 USD ( 975% )

Twilight of the Gods: Age of Revelation

Victory Point Games

Successful

2016

Dec

30 days

Costa Mesa, CA

$76,750 / $15,000 USD ( 512% )

Allegiance: A Realm Divided

Underground Games

Successful

2014

Mar

33 days

Calgary, Canada

$83,614 / $50,000 CAD ( 167% )

Allegiance: A Realm Divided Review by UndeadVikingVideos 03/26/2014

Badass Riders

Koti Games

Successful

2017

Mar

25 days

Madrid, Spain

€70,544 / €6,000 EUR ( 1,176% )

PREVIEW: Badass Riders by Board Game Brawl 03/21/2017

Puzzle Strike 3rd Edition + Shadows Expansion

David Sirlin

Successful

2012

Apr

30 days

San Francisco, CA

$74,118 / $15,000 USD ( 494% )

Sleeve Kings 60 Micron Standard Card Sleeves for Board Games

Imperial Publishing Inc

Successful

2018

Nov

22 days

Clearfield, UT

$73,916 / $5,000 USD ( 1,478% )

ORCQUEST The Card Game

MAZE GAMES

Successful

2017

Jan

45 days

France, France

€69,730 / €15,000 EUR ( 465% )

Control: A Strategic Card Game

Keymaster Games

Successful

2016

Jan

31 days

Athens, GA

$73,615 / $7,500 USD ( 982% )

Control Review by UndeadVikingVideos 02/08/2016

The World Council - A Board Game for Summit

Creator Studio

Successful

2016

Nov

30 days

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

$568,500 / $100,000 HKD ( 569% )

Walk The Plank! -Pirate Card Game (Get Bit! Prequel)

Seth Hiatt

Successful

2013

Mar

35 days

Layton, UT

$72,302 / $5,000 USD ( 1,446% )

OrgasMe! - Sex turned into a card game

Michael Neumann

Successful

2016

Jun

30 days

Leipzig, Germany

€64,832 / €20,000 EUR ( 324% )

Dead Man's Draw Deluxe Tin Box Card Game -Captain Carcass!

Seth Hiatt

Successful

2016

Jan

25 days

Layton, UT

$71,591 / $5,000 USD ( 1,432% )

Disastles - A Game of Castles, Cash and Catastrophe!

Baumi

Successful

2018

Jul

30 days

Stuttgart, Germany

€60,365 / €7,620 EUR ( 792% )

Football Highlights 2052 – Mike Fitzgerald’s New Card Game!

Gryphon and Eagle Games

Successful

2018

Sep

15 days

Phoenix, AZ

$70,276 / $20,000 USD ( 351% )

ZERO HOUR: Survival Horror Card Game

Richard T. Broadwater

Successful

2013

Jul

30 days

New Freedom, PA

$69,828 / $10,000 USD ( 698% )

Dynamite Nurse - Anime Card Game

Japanime Games

Successful

2016

Oct

23 days

Portland, OR

$68,784 / $20,000 USD ( 344% )

Dynamite Nurse Review by UndeadVikingVideos 10/04/2016

Fuzzy Mage Fight

Shadow Squirrel Games

Successful

2019

Mar

22 days

Darien, IL

$68,075 / $5,000 USD ( 1,362% )

Fuzzy Mage Fight Review by UndeadVikingVideos 03/05/2019

Tanto Cuore Card Game - International Editions

Japanime Games

Successful

2016

Jun

23 days

Portland, OR

$67,510 / $30,000 USD ( 225% )

Phoenix: Dawn Command - a card based role playing game

Twogether Studios, LLC

Successful

2015

Apr

30 days

Portland, OR

$67,284 / $38,500 USD ( 175% )

Bottom of the 9th: A Dice & Card Game of Classic Baseball

Dice Hate Me Games

Successful

2015

Mar

24 days

St. Louis, MO

$67,251 / $20,000 USD ( 336% )

AFR Sports Board Game News For 3/10/15 by After Further Review With Steve Tower 03/11/2015

AFR Sports Board Game News for 3/17/15 by After Further Review With Steve Tower 03/18/2015

AFR Sports Board Game News for 3/3/15 by After Further Review With Steve Tower 03/04/2015

AFR Sports Board Game News for 3/24/15 by After Further Review With Steve Tower 03/25/2015

Omen: A Reign of War. Omega Edition and Omega Edition Deluxe

smallboxgames

Successful

2014

Oct

21 days

Atlanta, GA

$66,861 / $8,500 USD ( 787% )

HIGH HEAVENS, the board game where gods battle in the skies!

Ryan Lesser

Successful

2013

Mar

45 days

Providence, RI

$66,610 / $39,500 USD ( 169% )

Bottom of the 9th: Clubhouse Expansion

Dice Hate Me Games

Successful

2016

Apr

29 days

St. Louis, MO

$66,309 / $20,000 USD ( 332% )

Pitchstorm

Skybound Games

Successful

2018

Jun

31 days

Los Angeles, CA

$65,961 / $5,000 USD ( 1,319% )

Gruff: The Tactical Card Game of Mutated Monster Goats

Studio Woe

Successful

2015

May

30 days

Santa Monica, CA

$65,466 / $10,000 USD ( 655% )

Gruff Review by UndeadVikingVideos 05/01/2015

I Am The Fourth Wall - Asymmetrical Cthulhu Horror Card Game

Damien Schneider

Successful

2018

Apr

29 days

Brisbane, AU

$86,521 / $13,000 AUD ( 666% )

I AM THE FOURTH WALL Card Game Preview by theMCGuiRE review 04/17/2018

I Am The Fourth Wall - Kickstarter Preview (Board Game) by Never Bored Gaming 04/18/2018

Conflicted: Survive the Apocalypse

Conflicted: The Survival Card Game

Successful

2017

Sep

42 days

Salt Lake City, UT

$64,929 / $35,000 USD ( 186% )

Expedition: The Horror

Todd Medema

Successful

2017

Aug

31 days

Pittsburgh, PA

$64,663 / $7,000 USD ( 924% )

Heroes' Tale The Role Playing Card Game

Merlino Entertainment

Successful

2013

Apr

30 days

Sarasota, FL

$64,201 / $60,000 USD ( 107% )

Space Race: The Card Game

Boardcubator

Successful

2016

Apr

21 days

Brno, Czech Republic

€56,617 / €22,500 EUR ( 252% )

Space Race the Card Game Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 04/27/2016

Space Race the Card Game Final Thoughts by rahdo 04/27/2016

1969 Review - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 11/15/2012

Space Race the Card Game Extended Gameplay by rahdo 04/27/2016

Space Race: The Card Game Review by UndeadVikingVideos 04/29/2016

The Catholic Card Game & More Expansions

Matt Martinusen

Successful

2018

Jul

32 days

St. Paul, MN

$63,932 / $45,000 USD ( 142% )

Vye: The Card Game

Sand Hat Games

Successful

2014

Sep

30 days

Issaquah, WA

$63,893 / $9,000 USD ( 710% )

Savage Planet: The Fate of Fantos

Imp House, LLC

Successful

2017

Jun

28 days

Fort Worth, TX

$63,803 / $12,500 USD ( 510% )

Savage Planet: The Fate of Fantos Review by UndeadVikingVideos 06/08/2017

Tesla vs. Edison: Duel

Artana LLC

Successful

2017

Apr

29 days

Southborough, MA

$63,702 / $5,000 USD ( 1,274% )

Tesla vs Edison: Duel Review by UndeadVikingVideos 05/01/2017

Tesla vs Edison Duel Preview by Tantrum House 04/18/2017

Lab Wars - The science themed card game for 2-4 competitors

Caezar and Kuly from Alley Cat Games

Successful

2016

Jun

30 days

Cambridge, UK

£49,246 / £5,000 GBP ( 985% )

Werebeasts

Bezier Games

Successful

2017

Sep

28 days

Knoxville, TN

$63,112 / $5,000 USD ( 1,262% )

Belle of the Ball: A Fancy Schmancy Card Game

Dice Hate Me Games

Successful

2013

Aug

30 days

Durham, NC

$62,983 / $20,000 USD ( 315% )

Nova Cry: Redux--A 30-Minute Sci-Fi Card Game

sjlykowski

Successful

2015

Jan

31 days

Chicago, IL

$62,716 / $10,000 USD ( 627% )

Nova Cry Review by UndeadVikingVideos 01/19/2015

Imperius

Kolossal Games

Successful

2018

Mar

20 days

Fishers, IN

$62,637 / $10,000 USD ( 626% )

Fallen Land: A Post-Apocalyptic Board Game

Fallen Dominion Studios, LLC

Successful

2016

Jul

46 days

Iowa City, IA

$62,177 / $30,500 USD ( 204% )

Atmar's Cardography: Full RPG Modules & Random Dungeon Decks

Norse Foundry

Successful

2018

Aug

22 days

Fort Myers, FL

$61,170 / $10,000 USD ( 612% )

Thieves Den

Daily Magic Games

Successful

2018

Aug

21 days

Seattle, WA

$60,977 / $20,000 USD ( 305% )

Big Games for Small Pockets: Dice Hate Me's 54-Card Rabbits

Dice Hate Me Games

Successful

2014

Mar

17 days

Chapel Hill, NC

$60,527 / $20,000 USD ( 303% )

Card City XL

AV Studio Games - LudiBooster

Successful

2017

May

30 days

Beaune, France

$60,397 / $12,000 USD ( 503% )

Card City XL Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 05/02/2017

Card City XL Final Thoughts by rahdo 05/02/2017

Dark Venture: An Adventure Card Game

Rob Lemon

Successful

2018

Oct

30 days

New York, NY

$59,913 / $12,000 USD ( 499% )

Dark Venture Review by UndeadVikingVideos 11/05/2018

Knitting - The Card Game

Lacey

Successful

2019

Feb

32 days

Perrysburg, OH

$59,678 / $12,000 USD ( 497% )

A Duel Betwixt Us

Game Salute

Successful

2013

Jul

29 days

London, UK

$59,297 / $9,500 USD ( 624% )

Herbaceous - A Flavorful Card Game

Eduardo Baraf

Successful

2016

Aug

21 days

Mountain View, CA

$59,033 / $6,500 USD ( 908% )

Herbaceous Kickstarter Playthrough and Preview by Ant Lab Games 09/02/2016

Herbaceous Review by UndeadVikingVideos 08/24/2016

Kickstarter: Herbaceous by boardgamecloset 08/23/2016

MUNCHKIN® BRICKS - Accessories for your miniature figures

Crazy Bricks

Successful

2014

May

33 days

Los Angeles, CA

$58,797 / $15,000 USD ( 392% )

The Goonies: Adventure Card Game

Albino Dragon

Successful

2016

Mar

23 days

Austin, TX

$58,382 / $10,000 USD ( 584% )

Marrying Mr. Darcy - the Pride and Prejudice Card Game

Erika Svanoe

Successful

2013

Sep

30 days

Menomonie, WI

$57,775 / $10,000 USD ( 578% )

Draconis Invasion: The Dark Fantasy Deck-Building Game

Jonathan Jeffrey Lai

Successful

2015

Nov

30 days

Toronto, Canada

$78,822 / $7,000 CAD ( 1,126% )

Preview: Draconis Invasion - Board Game Brawl by Board Game Brawl 12/11/2015

Draconis Invasion Review by UndeadVikingVideos 12/08/2015

Berserk: War of the Realms

Hobby World USA LLC

Successful

2013

May

30 days

Moscow, Russia

$57,325 / $15,000 USD ( 382% )

Hold Your Breath Card Game & 3-in-1 Walk the Plank & Get Bit

Seth Hiatt

Successful

2013

Nov

30 days

Layton, UT

$57,322 / $5,000 USD ( 1,146% )

NEW Cthulhu Bicycle® Playing Card Decks

Dann Kriss

Successful

2013

Oct

33 days

Kountze, TX

$57,168 / $12,000 USD ( 476% )

Alter Sleeves

Sleeve Alters LLC

2019

Apr

30 days

Madison, WI

$56,964 / $55,000 USD ( 104% )

Hero Master: An Epic Game of Epic Fails - The Board Game

Jamie Noble Frier

Successful

2018

Sep

29 days

Henfield, UK

£43,306 / £9,000 GBP ( 481% )

Traveller Customizable Card Game

Horizon Games

Successful

2016

Dec

31 days

Los Angeles, CA

$56,676 / $35,000 USD ( 162% )

Watchmen of Destiny

Lukas Litvaj

Successful

2016

Mar

29 days

Bratislava, Slovakia

$56,662 / $16,000 USD ( 354% )

Watchmen of Destiny Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 03/15/2016

Watchmen of Destiny Final Thoughts by rahdo 03/15/2016

Watchmen of Destiny Review by UndeadVikingVideos 03/15/2016

Watchmen of Destiny Extended Gameplay by rahdo 03/15/2016

Dare to Dream - An Asymmetric Card Game of Nocturnal Terror!

Turtle Dream Games, LTD

Successful

2017

Aug

30 days

Dublin, Ireland

€46,966 / €8,000 EUR ( 587% )

Pirate Loot, A Card Game of Treasure and Treachery

Jason Bulmahn

Successful

2014

Aug

29 days

Seattle, WA

$56,435 / $16,000 USD ( 353% )

Era: A 30-Minute Civilization Card Game

sjlykowski

Successful

2014

Oct

30 days

Chicago, IL

$56,388 / $15,000 USD ( 376% )

Rise Up: The Game of People and Power

The TESA Collective

Successful

2016

Sep

37 days

Chicago, IL

$56,180 / $35,000 USD ( 161% )

CREATURES - the card game.

Tyler Panian

Successful

2011

Sep

40 days

Long Beach, CA

$56,173 / $2,500 USD ( 2,247% )

Dwarven Smithy

Flatworks Gaming, LLC

Successful

2017

Sep

29 days

Cincinnati, OH

$55,500 / $10,000 USD ( 555% )

Dwarven Smithy Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 09/19/2017

Dwarven Smithy Final Thoughts by rahdo 09/19/2017

Dwarven Smithy Extended Gameplay by rahdo 09/19/2017

Summer Preview: Flatworks Gaming (Dwarven Smithy) by The Dice Tower 07/05/2017

Dwarven Smithy Review by UndeadVikingVideos 05/30/2017

Dwarven Smithy Game Preview by Tantrum House 09/09/2017

Dragon's Hoard

Nathanael Mortensen.

Successful

2013

Jan

60 days

Ashland, OR

$54,950 / $10,000 USD ( 550% )

Dragon's Hoard Preview - with Tom Vasel by The Dice Tower 02/05/2013

Dreamkeepers SKIRMISH- Shadow Wars of Anduruna

David & Liz Lillie

Successful

2017

May

30 days

Monroe, MI

$54,812 / $14,700 USD ( 373% )

Super Hazard Quest

Ben Famiglietti, Mike Mendizabal

Successful

2016

Apr

30 days

Queens, NY

$54,762 / $25,000 USD ( 219% )

The Metagame. Discuss.

Colleen M, John S, & Eric Z

Successful

2013

Oct

37 days

Brooklyn, NY

$54,467 / $25,000 USD ( 218% )

A Thief's Fortune - by Artipia Games

Artipia Games

Successful

2018

Aug

23 days

Athens, Greece

$54,101 / $15,000 USD ( 361% )

A Thief's Fortune Rundown by rahdo 06/18/2018

1st Play - A Thief's Fortune by Board, Deck & Dice 08/29/2018

A Thief's Fortune - Kickstarter Preview by Board, Deck & Dice 08/30/2018

PURGE: Sins of Science- The 1st Real Time Strategy Card Game

Nova Forge Enterprise

Successful

2012

Oct

30 days

Atlanta, GA

$54,063 / $40,000 USD ( 135% )

Sparkle*Kitty Nights

Breaking Games

Successful

2018

May

30 days

Burbank, CA

$53,975 / $4,000 USD ( 1,349% )

SPARKLE KITTY NIGHTS Party Game Preview by theMCGuiRE review 05/01/2018

Archon: Glory and Machination

MAGE Company

Successful

2013

May

30 days

Belmont, MI

$53,862 / $15,000 USD ( 359% )

Archon: Glory & Machination Review by UndeadVikingVideos 06/02/2013

Monster Lab

Liam McIntyre

Successful

2016

Feb

30 days

Los Angeles, CA

$53,737 / $10,000 USD ( 537% )

Wolfed (werewolf card game)

Nikolay Nedev

Successful

2015

Dec

30 days

Berlin, Germany

€47,997 / €10,000 EUR ( 480% )

The Champion of the Wild (Second Edition)

Tom Clare

Successful

2019

Jan

25 days

Oxford, UK

£40,295 / £4,700 GBP ( 857% )

The Champion of the Wild - Shut Up & Sit Down Review by Shut Up & Sit Down 11/02/2018

Get Bit! Deluxe Tin Box Set -The Shark/Pirate Card Game!

Seth Hiatt

Successful

2012

Sep

33 days

Layton, UT

$52,264 / $5,000 USD ( 1,045% )

Best Treehouse Ever by Scott Almes and Green Couch Games!

Jason Kotarski

Successful

2015

Mar

29 days

Flint, MI

$52,132 / $15,000 USD ( 348% )

oddball Aeronauts: Pirates vs. The Pendragon

maverick:muse

Successful

2014

Feb

29 days

Southampton, UK

£30,907 / £15,000 GBP ( 206% )

Oddball Aeronauts Gameplay Runthrough by rahdo 02/02/2014

Oddball Aeronauts Final Thoughts by rahdo 02/02/2014

Oddball Aeronauts Extended Gameplay by rahdo 02/02/2014

Bodcast - EP27: oddball Aeronauts by Ricky Royal 02/02/2014

oddball Aeronauts Review by UndeadVikingVideos 02/14/2014

18Lilliput

Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler

Successful

2018

May

30 days

Vienna, Austria

€43,998 / €12,000 EUR ( 367% )

Zombie World: A Card-Based Tabletop RPG of Zombie Horror

Brendan G. Conway

Successful

2018

Jul

27 days

Albuquerque, NM

$51,150 / $5,000 USD ( 1,023% )

Release! the Game

Alex Papadimoulis

Successful

2014

May

30 days

Berea, OH

$50,922 / $2,500 USD ( 2,037% )

Key Flow

R & D Games

Successful

2018

Sep

18 days

Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

£38,454 / £10,000 GBP ( 385% )

EXCEED - Card Fighting Evolution

David B. Talton Jr.

Successful

2015

Sep

47 days

Albuquerque, NM

$50,591 / $30,000 USD ( 169% )

Master of the Galaxy - a 4X board game of galactic expansion

Ares Games

Successful

2017

Jul

24 days

Fulton, MO

$50,502 / $20,000 USD ( 253% )

Dragon Brew - Make Beer, Not War!

August Games

Successful

2017

Jan

32 days

Las Vegas, NV

$50,466 / $25,000 USD ( 202% )

Dragon Brew Review by UndeadVikingVideos 01/31/2017

Pack O Game™ - TINY card games that are FUN to play ANYWHERE

Chris Handy of Perplext

Successful

2014

Aug

26 days

Turlock, CA

$50,105 / $30,000 USD ( 167% )

The Top Board Game Reviewers as Ranked by YouTube

Here is the list of the top 87 board game reviewers. I compiled this by running a channel search through the YouTube API for "board+game+review" and ordering the results by video views from most to least.

  1. The Dice Tower
  2. rahdo
  3. Shut Up & Sit Down
  4. marcowargamer
  5. Board Game Brawl
  6. Board to Death Reviews
  7. TheBoardGameFamily
  8. UndeadVikingVideos
  9. Ricky Royal
  10. No Pun Included
  11. JonGetsGames
  12. SingleHandedWarfare
  13. Board Game Replay
  14. Ant Lab Games
  15. Seth Skorkowsky
  16. One Stop Co-op Shop
  17. Actualol
  18. The Discriminating Gamer
  19. Tantrum House
  20. Board Game - Topic
  21. Bonding With Board Games
  22. The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast
  23. Danny C - Gaming, Fandom, and Science
  24. HitPointsGaming
  25. 3 Minute Board Games
  26. After Further Review With Steve Tower
  27. The Tabletop Engineer
  28. Boardgame Digger
  29. Board Game Museum
  30. Board Game Spotlight
  31. boardgamecloset
  32. The Broken Meeple
  33. BoardTheShow
  34. The Dragon's Tomb
  35. Girls' Game Shelf
  36. Mark O'Reilly
  37. To The Table: Gaming with Family & Friends
  38. Board Game Sanctuary
  39. Game Vine
  40. Würfel Reviews
  41. theMCGuiRE review
  42. All the Games You Like Are Bad
  43. Purge Reviews
  44. Never Bored Gaming
  45. Adam's Boardgame Wales
  46. The Board Game Hut
  47. The Board Game Vault
  48. The Dicey Review
  49. The Pumper Jones Tabletop Gaming Network
  50. Miss Hiss Productions/Table for Two Show
  51. D&E miniature and board games
  52. Board Game Base
  53. The Board Game Kaptain
  54. Meeple Leaf Reviews
  55. Table Top Reviews
  56. Board Game Knights
  57. Board, Deck & Dice
  58. Board Gaming Ramblings
  59. Top Shelf Board Games
  60. Yet Another Board Game Channel
  61. Lone Shark
  62. Board Game Crusaders
  63. Board Game Essentials
  64. Board Crazy
  65. AthexTube - Board Games & 3d Printing
  66. The Game Shelf Reviews
  67. IELLO USA
  68. Nights Around a Table
  69. This guys life / board game nation
  70. Boardgame Heaven
  71. Always Board Never Boring
  72. Boardgame Corner
  73. Board Game Coffee
  74. Evren Adventures Toys Review
  75. How it's Played Board Games
  76. U-BOOT: The Board Game
  77. The BoardGame Renegade
  78. Creaking Shelves
  79. Board Game Couch
  80. Board Game Versus
  81. The Game Guy
  82. Games Across The Board
  83. Tabletop Troubadour Games
  84. Playopolis
  85. I Heart Board Games
  86. Broken Prism Reviews
  87. Talking Board Games
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