Top 10 Funded Kickstarter Boardgame Projects
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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 Games outside the top 10 remain on the list for historical reference only.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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1. Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster added by Smoothsmith on 2017-01-09 16:30:50
2. Board Game: The 7th Continent: What Goes Up, Must Come Down added by Smoothsmith on 2018-04-01 10:24:47
3. Board Game: Dark Souls: The Board Game added by Smoothsmith on 2016-05-08 08:51:46
4. Board Game: Zombicide: Green Horde added by Smoothsmith on 2018-04-10 14:50:56
5. Board Game: Batman: Gotham City Chronicles added by Smoothsmith on 2018-04-01 10:26:55
6. Board Game: Nemesis added by Smoothsmith on 2018-04-01 14:00:16
7. Board Game: Rising Sun added by Smoothsmith on 2017-04-13 14:57:18
8. Board Game: Zombicide: Black Plague added by Smoothsmith on 2015-10-06 16:54:04
9. Board Game: Gloomhaven added by Smoothsmith on 2017-05-15 16:54:27
10. Board Game: Massive Darkness added by Smoothsmith on 2016-11-18 17:54:09
11. Board Game: Conan added by Smoothsmith on 2015-02-26 15:50:28
12. Board Game: Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue added by Smoothsmith on 2014-07-02 17:47:27
13. Board Game: Mythic Battles: Pantheon added by Smoothsmith on 2017-01-09 16:36:30
14. Board Game: Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak added by Smoothsmith on 2013-11-12 06:46:05
15. Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster added by Smoothsmith on 2013-11-12 06:52:23
16. Board Game: Scythe added by Smoothsmith on 2015-11-04 13:47:32
17. Board Game: Arcadia Quest: Inferno added by Smoothsmith on 2016-02-01 14:05:51
18. Board Game: Ghostbusters: The Board Game added by Smoothsmith on 2015-03-10 15:57:27
19. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse: OblivAeon added by Smoothsmith on 2016-04-10 04:45:42
20. Board Game: Secret Hitler added by Smoothsmith on 2015-12-28 16:48:27
21. Board Game: The Others added by Smoothsmith on 2015-06-10 17:09:02
22. Board Game: Robotech RPG Tactics added by Smoothsmith on 2014-02-05 06:31:19
23. Board Game: Cthulhu Wars added by Smoothsmith on 2013-11-12 06:56:54
24. Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients added by Smoothsmith on 2013-11-12 08:06:50
25. Board Game: Deadzone added by Smoothsmith on 2013-11-12 06:58:26
26. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King added by Smoothsmith on 2014-04-15 09:10:34
27. Board Game: Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King's Quest added by Smoothsmith on 2014-09-01 13:57:26
28. Board Game: Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster added by Smoothsmith on 2013-11-12 07:00:42
29. Board Game: Myth added by Smoothsmith on 2013-11-12 07:56:40
30. Board Game: Ogre added by Smoothsmith on 2013-11-12 08:00:02
31. Board Game: Relic Knights: Darkspace Calamity added by Smoothsmith on 2013-11-12 08:03:09
32. Board Game: Zombicide added by Smoothsmith on 2013-11-12 08:04:38