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The Guardian recently produced an article detailing the financial history of Kickstarter in Britain, stating that Kickstarter has just reached the 100-million-pound mark.  Further statistics revealed:

  • more than 1.2 million individual backers
  • 20,651 individual projects
  • an average of £53.80 per pledge
  • 8,181 successful projects that met funding
  • 12,000 unsuccessful projects
  • Games alone account for more than a quarter of the total pledge amount
  • The recent Dark Souls board game is the most backed project in Kickstarter’s British history bringing in the amount of £4 million

Kickstarter in Britain still has a long way to go to catch of to American Kickstarter projects, which have totaled $2 billion as of 2016.

For more information, you can read the entire article here.

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Markus Takanen and Shared Bulb Games are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to bring a new card game with an original theme to life: Treatment: A Psychiatry Card Game.  In Treatment, players take on the role of psychiatry professionals working to provide the best possible treatment for their patients.  However, symptoms continue to arise throughout the game, requiring players to react to them by treating these symptoms for their patients.

Treatment is a card game for 2-5 players ages 12 and up and plays in 20-30 minutes.  The goal of the game is to be the first player to offer the best treatment to a predetermined number of case cards.  The game is comprised of a number of rounds, or “cases”, in which each case represents a patient suffering from a specific psychiatric disorder, including Substance Use Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Neuropsychiatry.  Players take turns playing treatment cards or trying to obtain cards that work better with the active case.

The official Rulebook for the game can be found HERE.

Treatment has three pledge levels and a few stretch goals.  Treatment will successfully fund on Tuesday, December 1 if the project raises at least $8,198 in pledges.  For more information on Treatment or to support this project, visit the Kickstarter page here.