Games category now leading on Kickstarter

While many tabletop games owe their successful launch to Kickstarter, Kickstarter is now owing its success to tabletop games.

In 2016, Kickstarter recorded its first decline in total funds raised for projects.  However in 2017, Kickstarter rebounded with growth, thanks in large part to the projects in the Games category.

Thomas Bidaux, Chief of ICO Partners, reported in his annual analysis of Kickstarter projects that games represented 26% of all money pledged in 2017 and 15% of all funded projects.  Tabletop Games leads the Games category with over 2,000 funded projects in 2017 and raised 18% more funds for their projects than the previous year. Furthermore, the number of games projects seeking support on Kickstarter remained the same in both 2016 and 2017, so the increase in number of games supported translated to a decrease in number of projects left unfunded, contributing to overall project success rate on Kickstarter.

Visit ICO Partner’s website to read more about their analysis of the Games Category on Kickstarter or their analysis of Kickstarter performance across all categories in 2017.

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