Figures released by Kickstarter show that since the site’s launch in 2009, tabletop games — mostly board games — have raised $196 million in funding from eager backers, with 93% of that going to successful projects.
That number is bigger even than the money raised by video games on Kickstarter, which caps out at $178 million since 2009.
This funding is spread out across 3,870 different tabletop game projects, with more projects now being funded each month than ever before. It’s commonly agreed that tabletop and board games are in a bit of a Renaissance period, and this data only confirms it.
These figures were provided to FiveThirtyEight by Kickstarter as part of a report into the new Golden Age of tabletop gaming. Read that here!
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