Top 10 Kickstarter Boardgames of All Time

Let's see the Top 10 Kickstarter boardgames of all time

Skylar

October 26, 2022

Since its inception in 2009, Kickstarter has been a game-changer for the board game industry. It has allowed small companies and independent designers to get their games funded and manufactured, without having to go through the traditional channels. In the process, it has helped to create some of the most innovative and exciting games of the last decade.

In this article, we will be counting down the top 10 Kickstarter boardgames of all time, based on a number of different criteria. These include total amount raised, number of backers, popularity, rating, and more. So without further ado, let's get started!

10. Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5

Total amount raised:

 $12,393,139

Number of backers:

 19,264

Kingdom Death: Monster is a cooperative tabletop miniatures game for 1-4 players, set in a nightmarish world of terrors. It is widely considered to be one of the most difficult and challenging board games ever made, with some sessions taking upwards of 20 hours to complete. Nevertheless, it has amassed a large and loyal following, thanks to its unique setting and mechanics.

The 1.5 version of the game was released in 2017, and was a huge upgrade over the original. It included new miniatures, new scenarios, and a host of other improvements. The game was so successful that it became the most funded board game in Kickstarter history.

9. Zombicide: Black Plague

Total amount raised:

 $4,246,873

Number of backers:

 23,723

Zombicide is a cooperative tabletop game for 1-6 players, set in a world overrun by zombies. Players take on the role of survivors, who must work together to complete a series of objectives, while also fending off hordes of zombies. The game is fast-paced and action-packed, with plenty of room for player customization and strategy.

Black Plague is the second Zombicide game, and is set in a fantasy world inspired by medieval Europe. It introduces a number of new mechanics, such as magic and dragons, which make the game even more exciting and fun. Black Plague was a huge success on Kickstarter, raising over four million dollars.

8. Dark Souls: The Board Game

Total amount raised:

 $5,383,803

Number of backers:

 73,615

Dark Souls is a cooperative tabletop miniatures game for 1-4 players, based on the popular video game series of the same name. The game is set in the world of Lordran, and players take on the role of heroes who must cooperative to defeat a series of fearsome bosses. Dark Souls is known for its challenging gameplay and high level of difficulty, and the board game is no different.

The board game was a huge success on Kickstarter, raising over five million dollars. It is currently one of the most popular board games in the world, and has won numerous awards. If you are a fan of the Dark Souls video games, then this is definitely a board game that you will want to check out.

7. Gloomhaven

Total amount raised:

 $4,066,248

Number of backers:

 45,588

Gloomhaven is a cooperative tabletop campaign game for 1-4 players. It is set in a dark fantasy world, and features unique mechanics such as card-based combat and permanent death. Gloomhaven is widely considered to be one of the best cooperative games ever made, and has won numerous awards.

The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2017, raising over four million dollars. It has since been released to critical acclaim, and is currently one of the best-selling games of all time. If you are looking for an immersive and rewarding cooperative gaming experience, then Gloomhaven is definitely worth checking out.

6. Scythe

Total amount raised:

 $3,321,295

Number of backers:

 29,066

Scythe is an economic strategy board game set in an alternate 1920s period. Players take on the role of factions vying for control of a newly discovered continent. The game is notable for its beautiful artwork and unique setting. Scythe was a huge success on Kickstarter, raising over three million dollars.

Since its release, Scythe has been widely acclaimed by both fans and critics alike. It has won numerous awards, and is regularly ranked as one of the best board games ever made. If you are looking for an in-depth and challenging strategy game, then Scythe is definitely worth checking out.

5. Exploding Kittens

Total amount raised:

 $8,782,571

Number of backers:

 219,382

Exploding Kittens is a card game for 2-5 players, created by Elan Lee and Matthew Inman. The game is set in a world where cats have taken over the planet, and players must use their wits and strategy to survive. Exploding Kittens is a fast-paced and fun game that is easy to learn and addictive.

The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2015, raising over eight million dollars. It has since been released to critical acclaim, and is currently one of the best-selling games of all time. If you are looking for a fun and light-hearted card game, then Exploding Kittens is definitely worth checking out.

4. Star Wars: Imperial Assault

Total amount raised:

 $3,772,655

Number of backers:

 25,872

Star Wars: Imperial Assault is a cooperative tabletop miniatures game for 2-5 players, set in the Star Wars universe. Players take on the role of rebels who must work together to defeat the Empire. The game includes two different campaigns, which can be played separately or together. Imperial Assault was a huge success on Kickstarter, raising over three million dollars.

Since its release, Imperial Assault has been widely acclaimed by both fans and critics alike. It has won numerous awards, and is regularly ranked as one of the best board games ever made. If you are looking for an exciting and action-packed miniatures game, then Imperial Assault is definitely worth checking out.

3. Shadows over Normandie

Total amount raised:

 $3,115,716

Number of backers:

 22,146

Shadows over Normandie is a cooperative tabletop campaign game for 1-5 players. It is set in the alternate history of World War II, where the Nazis have teamed up with Lovecraftian monsters to conquer the world. Shadows over Normandie is a fast-paced and thrilling game that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2015, raising over three million dollars. It has since been released to critical acclaim, and is currently one of the best-selling games of all time. If you are looking for an exciting and action-packed cooperative game, then Shadows over Normandie is definitely worth checking out.

2. Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Total amount raised:

 $3,790,649

Number of backers:

 41,867

Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a cooperative card game for 1-2 players, set in the world of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Players take on the role of investigators who must work together to solve a series of mysteries. Arkham Horror is a fast-paced and exciting game that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2016, raising over three million dollars. It has since been released to critical acclaim, and is currently one of the best-selling games of all time. If you are looking for an exciting and suspenseful cooperative card game, then Arkham Horror is definitely worth checking out.

1. Camel Up

Total amount raised:

 $3,295,255

Number of backers:

 36,275

Camel Up is a racing board game for 2-8 players. Players take control of camel-racing teams, and must use strategy and luck to win the race. Camel Up is a fast-paced and fun game that is perfect for family gatherings and parties.

The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2013, raising over three million dollars. It has since been released to critical acclaim, and is currently one of the best-selling games of all time. If you are looking for a fun and fast-paced racing game, then Camel Up is definitely worth checking out.

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