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Kickstarter is an awesome way for publishers and designers to get their projects off the ground and into the market. The amount of money collected by some of these now is huge and amazing to see.

This list is something of a sequel to a previous list, which has stopped being updated due to kick-starter being overrun by miniatures projects. I'm less concerned by that issue, and will strive to keep this list updated for as long as I can.

As you look over these projects, please be aware that a these are gross funds. Amazon.com, Kickstarter, and shipping has to be paid. Also, added costs associated with bonuses have to be subtracted from the total.

PLEASE NOTE: Games below the top 10 are games that have fallen out of the top 10 games and are now Zombie zombie entries. Any games that have subsequently raised enough money to exceed one of the zombie entries listed but that have never actually been in the top 10 are not in this geeklist. Games outside the top 10 remain on the list for historical reference only.

Take a look at the original geeklist here where you can see how the top 10 has changed over the past couple of years: Top 10 Funded Boardgame Kickstarter Projects

I'll be updating this page some more, but for now each item has basic information. If you have any suggestions or requests for specific things to be included for each entry I'd love to here it so please comment! Also if I have anything wrong I'd love to hear about that too so I can correct the issue, thank you.

Top Non-Miniature-Focal, Non-Party Game Projects
1. 7th Continent: What Goes Up, Must Come Down (Kicktraq) - $7,072,628 - 43,733 Backers
2. Gloomhaven (Kicktraq) - $3,999,795 - 40,642 Backers
3. Scythe (Kicktraq) - $1,810,295 - 17,739 Backers
4. Sentinels of the Multiverse: OblivAeon (Kicktraq) - $1,518,322 - 9982 Backers
5. Secret Hitler (Kicktraq) - $1,479,046 - 34,565 Backers
6. Tak (Kicktraq) - $1,394,242 - 11,475 Backers
7. 7th Continent (Kicktraq) - $1,337,000 - 12,103 Backers
8. Brass - An Industrial Revolution (Kicktraq) - ~$1,263,560 (Converted) - 6,937 Backers
9. Star Realms: Frontiers (Kicktraq) - $1,100,212 - 12,139 Backers
10. Tiny Epic Zombies (Kicktraq) - $854,483 - 23,425 Backers
Mare Nostrum: Empires (Kicktraq) - $679,255 - 6,937 Backers
Tokaido: Collector's Edition (Kicktraq) - $668,721 - 5,434 Backers
Robot Turtles (Kicktraq) - $631,230 - 13,765 Backers
Tiny Epic Quest (Kicktraq) - $589,816 - 17,152 Backers
Epic (Kicktraq) - $585,122 - 11,858 Backers
Santorini (Kicktraq) - ~$525,000 (Converted) - 7,112 Backers
Tiny Epic Western (Kicktraq) - $468,629 - 14,579 Backers
Tuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture (Kicktraq) - $450,333 - 4,333 Backers
Tiny Epic Galaxies (Kicktraq) - $411,693 - 12,458 Backers
Fief - France 1429 (Kicktraq) - $408,519 - 4,021 Backers
Gloomhaven (Kicktraq) - $386,104 - 4,904 Backers (Sliced by Scythe)
Story War (Kicktraq) - $363,254 - 7,407 Backers (Cursed by 7th Continent)
Xia: Legends of a Drift System (Kicktraq) - $346,772 - 3,293 Backers (Saddened by Gloomhaven)
Posthuman (Kicktraq) - $346,071 - 5325 Backers (Not epic enough, according to Epic)
Up Front (Kicktraq) - $339,848 - 2,407 Backers (Dominated by Mare Nostrum: Empires)
Pairs (Kicktraq) - $332,226 - 7,781 Backers (Mutated by Posthuman)
Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia (Kicktraq) - $309,495 - 4,765 Backers (Kicked off by Tiny Epic Galaxies)
Tiny Epic Kingdoms (Kicktraq) - $286,972 - 8,979 Backers (Kicked off by Tuscany)
The Agents (Kicktraq) - $275,368 - 6,791 Backers (Kicked off by pairs)
Dungeon Roll (Kicktraq) - $250,070 - 10,877 Backers (Kicked off by Tokaido: Collector's Edition)
Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game (Kicktraq) - $215,056 - 4,689 Backers (Kicked off by Tiny Epic Kingdoms)
Sentinels of the Multiverse: Shattered Timelines (Kicktraq) - $185,200 - 2,147 Backers (Kicked off by Fief - France 1429)


Top Party/Social Game Projects
1. Exploding Kittens (Kicktaq) - $8,782,571 - 219,382 Backers
2. Bears vs Babies (Kicktraq) - $3,215,679 - 85,581 Backers
2. Joking Hazard (Kicktraq) - $928,633 - 20,181 Backers
3. Machine of Death (Kicktraq) - $556,596 - 10,666 Backers

Top (Non Party) Board Game Projects By #Backers
1. 7th Continent: What Goes Up, Must Come Down (Kicktraq) - 43,733 Backers - $7,072,628
2. Gloomhaven (Kicktraq) - 40,642 Backers - $3,999,795
3. Secret Hitler (Kicktraq) 34,565 Backers - $1,479,046
4. Rising Sun (Kicktraq) 31,262 Backers - 31,262 Backers - $4,228,060
5. Dark Souls: The Board Game (Kicktraq) 31,178 Backers - £5,425,717
6. Nemesis (Kicktraq) 30,552 Backers - £3,080,656
7. Zombicide: Green Horde (Kicktraq) - 27,236 Backers - $5,004,614
8. Tiny Epic Zombies (Kicktraq) - 23,425 Backers - $854,483
9. Massive DarknessMassive Darkness[/thing] (Kicktraq) - 22,361 Backers - $3,560,643
10. Zombicide: Black Plague (Kicktraq) - 20,915 Backers - $4,079,204
Kingdom Death: Monster (Kicktraq) - 19,264 Backers - $12,393,140
Scythe (Kicktraq) - 17,739 Backers - $1,810,295
Tiny Epic Quest (Kicktraq) - 17,152 Backers - $589,816
Conan (Kicktraq) - 16,038 Backers - $3,327,757
Tiny Epic Western (Kicktraq) - 14,579 Backers - $468,629
Robot Turtles (Kicktraq) - 13,765 Backers - $631,230
Tiny Epic Galaxies (Kicktraq) - 12,458 Backers - $411,693
7th Continent (Kicktraq) - 12,103 Backers - $1,337,000
Zombicide: Season 3(Kicktraq) - 12,011 Backers - $2,849,064
Epic (Kicktraq) - 11,858 Backers - $585,122
Dungeon Roll (Kicktraq) - 10,877 Backers - $250,070 (Shot in a Duel with Tiny Epic West)
Machine of Death (Kicktraq) - 10,666 Backers - $556,596 (Lost the Election vs SH)
The Others: 7 Sins (Kicktraq) - 10,136 Backers - $1,464,489 (Out-farmed by Scythe)
Blood Rage (Kicktraq) - 9,824 Backers - $905,607 (Lost on the 7th Continent)
Coin Age (Kicktraq) - 9,055 Backers - $65,195 (Caught Sinning by the Others)
Tiny Epic Kingdoms (Kicktraq) - 8,979 Backers - $286,972 (Pillaged by Blood Rage)
Zombicide: Season 2 (Kicktraq) - 8,944 Backers - $2,225,018 (Caught the Zombie Virus from Zombicide: Black Plague)
Ghostbusters: The Board Game (Kicktraq) - 8,396 Backers - $1,546,269 (KO'd by Ragnarok in a Blood Rage)
Coup Reformation (Kicktraq) - 7,993 Backers - $254,133 (Ghostbusted by Ghostbusters)
Pairs (Kicktraq) - 7,781 Backers - $332,226 (Invaded by Conan)
Story War (Kicktraq) - 7,407 Backers - $363,254 (Split by Pairs)
The Agents (Kicktraq) - 6,791 Backers - $275,368 (Zombified by Zombicide: Season 3)
Province (Kicktraq) - 6,138 Backers - $48,339 (Couped by Coup: Reformation)
Ogre (Kicktraq) - 5,512 Backers - $923,680 (Split by Pairs)
Coup (Kicktraq) - 5,476 Backers - $166,390 (Outgrown by Province)
Kingdom Death: Monster (Kicktraq) - 5,410 - 2,049,721 (Epicly removed by Tiny Epic Kingdoms)
Myth (Kicktraq) - 5,347 Backers - $925,766 (Outspent by Coin Age)


Please let me know if there's anything wrong with the above 2 lists! Thankyou =)

While on the topic of kickstarters, I just want to link a couple of awesome related things:
2014 Kickstarter Board Game Projects - This geeklist tracks the latest board game projects on kickstarter to make them easy to find. It tells you new additions and which projects are funded, making it easy to find what you want at a glance.
2015 Kickstarter Board Game Projects - The 2015 version of the above!
2016 Kickstarter Board Game Projects - The 2016 version of the above!
2017 Kickstarter Board Game Projects - The 2017 version of the above!

2018 Kickstarter Board Game Projects - The current Kickstarter board game projects list!


Stonemaier Games Blog - This amazing blog maintained by Jamey Stegmaier provides useful information about everything to do with running your own board game projects. Anyone thinking of trying to use the platform should definitely read through all the lessons here!
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26. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:2047] [Average Rating:7.02 Unranked]
Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King
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Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten king Kicktraq Page

Project By - Soda Pop Minaitures

SDE: Forgotten King is a cooperative standalone expansion to the SDE world, bringing new models and new mechanics while being totally compatible with the older content.

Main Pledge Levels:
$100 - Always Super - The Game + Upgrade Packs (For existing SDE content) + 'Loot' Stretch Goals

Key Addons:
$30 - Warbands (Mistmourn Coast, Emerald Valley, Claws of the Wyrm or Stilt Town Zombies)
$10 - Heroes (Various)
$15 - Bag 'o Creatures (Slime, Squirrels or Rattlebones)
$15 - Dice
$15 - Plastic Token Pack
$20 - Extra Tiles
$20 - Goro (Dungeon Boss)


Final Funding - $1,151,889
Backers - 6,589

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27. Board Game: Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King's Quest [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:2089]
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Dungeon Saga Kicktraq Page

Project By - Mantic Games

A classic style dungeon crawler where mighty heroes battle evil monsters in a tight and twisting fantasy dungeon!

Main Pledge Levels:
$100 - Dungeon Master - The Game + Stretch Goals

Key Addons:
$25 - Various Expansion Sets containing additional miniatures, boards & rules.
$5-25 - Various Dungeon Tile & Furniture Packs (3D Furniture that is)
$10 - Dice
$8-30 - Additional Miniature Packs

Final Funding - $1,057,975
Backers - 5,963

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28. Board Game: Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:14526]
Board Game: Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster
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Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster Kicktraq page

Developer - Studio McVey
Publisher - CoolMiniOrNot

Main Pledge Levels:
$100 - Biohazard - Base game level + resin kara and a vanguard patch. Stretch goals start here.

Key Addons:
$10 - Dice
$30 - Terrain pack
$10 - Survivor (*4
$30-50 - Mini Packs
$25 - Duplicate Tiles
$15 - Other Mini Extras

Final Funding - $951,254
Backers - 4278

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29. Board Game: Myth [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2437]
Board Game: Myth
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Myth - Kicktraq page

Developer - MERCS Miniatures

Main Pledge Levels:
$100 - Captain - Base game level + Razorfiend Mini-boss. Stretch goals start here.
$150 - Apprentice - Captain + Extra sets of each minion type.
$300 - Acolyte - Captain + 2 sets of each minion type + extra captains.

Key Addons:
$20 - Slaughterfield Supplement Pack
$15 - Extra Hero's (Skald, Spriggan)
$20-25 - Extra Darkness Mini's
$10-15 - New Decks (Treasure or Quest)
$35 - Duplicate Tiles
$8 - Sculpted Lairs Set
$15-30 - Extra Copies of Mini's
$20-50 - Metal Mini's

Final Funding - $926,112
Backers - 5,360

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30. Board Game: Ogre [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:1247] [Average Rating:6.95 Unranked]
Board Game: Ogre
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Ogre Kicktraq page

Developer - Steve Jackson Games

Main Pledge Levels:
$100 - The Game - One copy of the Game.
$150 - The Game + Swag - As above with some extra stuff.

Key Addons:
$6 - Dice
$8 - Extra Sheet (Whatever that is ^^)
$40 - Duplicate counter set
$50 - Ogre Woodkit
$50-60 - Extra Maps

Final Funding - $923,680
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31. Board Game: Relic Knights: Darkspace Calamity [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:11896] [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked]
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Relic Knights Kicktraq page

Developer - Soda Pop Miniatures
Publisher - CoolMiniOrNot

Main Pledge Levels:
$50 - Mercenary Charter - 1 x Faction Starter Set + Signed Lithograph.
$100 - Saviour of the Universe - 2 x Faction Starts, Hardback Rulebook. Stretch goals start here.

Key Addons:
$10-35 - Extra Mini's
$20 - Battlemat

Final Funding - $909,537
Backers - 3,459

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32. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:467] [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
Board Game: Zombicide
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Zombicide Kicktraq page

Developer - Guillotine Games
Publisher - CoolMiniOrNot

Highest Position Since List Creation: #9

Main Pledge Levels:
$100 - Abomination - Base Game Level with Promo Survivors. Stretch Goals Start Here.

Key Addons:
$10-15 - Extra Dice
$20 - Duplicate Tiles
$10 - Extra Survivor
$40 - 2 Battlefoam Trays

Final Funding - $781,597
Backers - 5,258

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