OC Weekly Crowdfunding Roundup: October 8 2023

What is this?

This is a weekly crowdfunding roundup of new projects launched last week and projects that end the coming week.

Updates

Expect new lists every Sunday between 00:00 and 23:59 CEST on the following platforms:

Mastodon: @danielpervan

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Reddit: /r/boardgames

Selection criteria

The criteria for the lists are as follows:

Ending soon

  • Sorted by number of backers

  • Kickstarter projects ending in the next 7 days, that have at least 100 backers (or marked as "Project we love" by Kickstarter), will have reached more than estimated 95% of their goal by their deadline and passed the filters:

    • No DnD books

    • No zines

    • No 3D printing

    • No dice sets

    • No magazines

    • No shirts

    • No playmats

    • No furniture

    • No events

  • Gamefound projects ending in the next 7 days, that will have reached more than estimated 95% of their goal by their deadline and passed the above filters.

  • (beta) Backerkit Crowdfunding projects ending in the next 7 days, that will have reached more than estimated 95% of their goal by their deadline and have a matching BGG page.

Newly launched

  • Sorted by number of backers

  • Kickstarter projects launched in the last 7 days, that have had at least average 15 backers per day, have at least 100 backers or is marked as "Project we love" by Kickstarter and passed the filters (see above).

  • Gamefound projects launched in the last 7 days and passed the filters (see above).

  • (beta) Backerkit Crowdfunding projects launched in the last 7 days and have a matching BGG page.

Notable filtered projects

  • Filtered projects from above lists that have more than 1000 backers.

Tags

🎉: Staff pick/featured

💰: Funded

🔥: More than average 200 backers/day

🌱: Creator's first project

🌳: Creator's >5th project

🔄: Money back guarantee (Read more)

FAQ

I live in Cuba/Canada/Belize/USA, why are you posting on a Saturday?!

Because I'm writing this from Europe in the future where it's already Sunday. Timezones be crazy.

Why are there a bunch of non-board games in the board game list?

Because the Tabletop games category on Kickstarter includes anything remotely related to board games and sometimes things slip through my filters.

Why is this future award winning board game and literal saviour of humanity missing from your list?

Sometimes my filters get a bit overzealous and discard actually valid projects. If you feel something is missing for this reason, leave a comment and I'll add it (maybe).

Can I donate all my money to you?

No

Can you help me promote my game?

Please no. I make lists. Nothing more.

Your list is full of errors and now my coffee is cold!

Indeed, this fine piece of code runs purely on two ducks and a tube of lube, so anything can happen. Leave a comment and I'll see what I can do.

Ending soon (27)

Name Description Backers Pledged Ends Information Tags BGG
Dragon Eclipse Enter a magical world of mythical beasts and ancient dragons in Dragon Eclipse, the exciting new board game for 1-2 players! Uncover the secrets of the eclipse that changed everything and discover the dangerous and treacherous world that awaits you. 14843 $2,885,802.91 (5772%) in 19 days 2023-10-10 💸 Gamefound 👥 1‑2 players     👶 12+     ⏱️ 60-120 min. 💰🔥🌳 BGG
Mycelia | The Strategic Mushroom Game A dynamic competition for space and resources to create your own mushroom kingdom. 9909 £517,111.00 (5746%) in 31 days ⚠️ 2023-10-08 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑4 players     👶 9+       ⏱️ 45 min.   🎉💰🔥🌱 BGG
Final Girl Series 3 All-new content for the mega-hit solitaire horror board game 7650 $1,391,174.52 (464%) in 19 days 2023-10-14 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰🔥🌳
Fromage Make, age, and sell artisan French cheeses in this simultaneous play, worker-placement game. 4752 $236,607.00 (2366%) in 26 days 2023-10-10 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑4 players     👶 14+     ⏱️ 30-45 min. 🎉💰🌳 BGG
Vagrantsong Encore and Off the Rails expansions Two eerie and exhilarating expansions for the spooky boss-battler Vagrantsong. 3026 $297,660.94 (541%) in 19 days 2023-10-12 💸 Kickstarter 💰🌳
Flock Together - An Asymmetric Cooperative Game Gather your teammates & level up your character to fight off the invading predators in this beautifully immersive game for 1-5 players. 3001 $236,476.00 (473%) in 26 days 2023-10-12 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑5 players     👶 10+     ⏱️ 25-125 min. 🎉💰🌱 BGG
Millennia Lead your civilization to glory in this strategy board game for 1–4 players. 2914 €103,778.00 (358%) in 19 days 2023-10-10 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑4 players     👶 10+     ⏱️ 30-120 min. 🎉💰🌳 BGG
Creature Caravan A simultaneous tableau-building game in the land of Arzium. Designed and illustrated by Ryan Laukat. Also launching the World of Arzium RPG! 2725 $311,326.03 (623%) in 20 days 2023-10-10 💸 Gamefound 👥 1‑6 players     👶 10+     ⏱️ 45-60 min.   Card Game   💰 BGG
Canopy: Evergreen Grow a bountiful forest in this beautiful standalone game of card drafting and set collection based in the Pacific Northwest! 1624 $89,692.00 (359%) in 19 days 2023-10-14 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑4 players     👶 10+     ⏱️ 45-60 min. 🎉💰🌳 BGG
Defenders of the Wild Cooperative board game & rules-light RPG 🍂 Gather a crew of animal defenders to resist the machines! 1542 $92,333.00 (185%) in 12 days 2023-10-14 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑4 players     👶 14+     ⏱️ 45-90 min. 🎉💰🌱 BGG
Transmissions Board Game (Second Printing) Share mechanical friends in a lovely rondel worker placement board game! 1474 $66,570.00 (166%) in 19 days 2023-10-11 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰🌳
Under the Eagle - ONUS! - Simon Scarrow 🗡️ An ONUS! expansion based on Simon Scarrow’s books. The conquest of Britannia with Roman Emperor Claudius, Vespasian, Macro and Cato. 957 €51,900.00 (1366%) in 26 days 2023-10-13 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑6 players 🎉💰🌳 BGG
Rivals Rivals is a Battle Royale / Deckbuilding boardgame from 2 to 6 players based on a futuristic universe. 910 €75,986.00 (304%) in 26 days 2023-10-12 💸 Kickstarter 👥 2‑6 players     👶 14+     ⏱️ 40-120 min. 🎉💰🌱 BGG
FOUNDERS Become the FOUNDERS of the first City, design the plans with secret allies and a hint of legacy. An ICE prequel for 2-5 players. ❄️ 896 €60,256.00 (241%) in 19 days 2023-10-10 💸 Kickstarter 👥 2‑5 players     👶 10+     ⏱️ 35-60 min. 🎉💰 BGG
Bone Wars Travel back to the 19th century to relive the Great Dinosaur Rush. 1-4 Players take on the role of paleontologists that help out Edward Cope and Othniel Marsh in their discovery of dozens of new dinosaur species, in what turned out one of the biggest rivalries in US history. 748 €72,554.75 (242%) in 20 days 2023-10-13 💸 Gamefound 👥 1‑4 players     👶 12+     ⏱️ 60-120 min. 💰🌳 BGG
Haunted Halloween: The Trick-or-Treat Board Game Trick-or-treat the haunted neighborhood! Strategize, form alliances and push your luck on a quest to collect the most candy to win! 568 $41,843.00 (209%) in 27 days 2023-10-13 💸 Kickstarter 👥 2‑4 players     👶 8+     ⏱️ 20-40 min. 💰🌳 BGG
Gold Nugget The raven's left the forest for a few days, leaving its precious gold nugget unguarded. Which woodland creature will successfully raid the nest in this unique bluffing and deduction game? 563 €23,629.24 (236%) in 33 days 2023-10-11 💸 Gamefound 👥 2‑5 players     👶 10+     ⏱️ 15-25 min.   Card Game   💰 BGG
The Cursed Menagerie Solo dice game, of supernatural confrontation with ghosts haunting eery objects. 420 $2,108.00 (2108%) in 5 days 2023-10-13 💸 Kickstarter  👥 1 player      👶 14+     ⏱️ 20-30 min. 💰 BGG
7TV: The 80s Genre Guide A new hardback 7TV supplement to enjoy cinematic skirmishes inspired by all your fave 80s tv and films! Plus loads of new miniatures! 378 £40,213.00 (268%) in 6 days 2023-10-15 💸 Kickstarter 💰🌳
The Holiest Crap: A Funny Card Game About The Crap We All Do Heavenly chaos for the whole family!🔥 Save your soul, expose your enemies' crap, & look better than everyone else–Holy crap it's fun! 368 $11,616.77 (149%) in 26 days 2023-10-13 💸 Kickstarter 👥 3‑5 players     👶 14+     ⏱️ 30-60 min. 🎉💰🌱 BGG
Pocket Sci-Fi: A Cyborg Adventure Escape the Prison Planet of the Synth in this new space-themed dice crawler inspired by classic adventure games. 269 £3,683.00 (7366%) in 39 days 2023-10-09 💸 Kickstarter  👥 1 player      👶 12+     ⏱️ 30-45 min. 🎉💰 BGG
From the Earth to the Moon - Jules Verne's novel Print&Play This flip & write board game for 1-6 players represents the essence of the novel. Build the big cannon, place bets and engage in duels. 176 €1,121.00 (2242%) in 27 days 2023-10-11 💸 Kickstarter 👥 2‑6 players     👶 10+     ⏱️ 30-45 min. 💰 BGG
Grave Robbers From Outer Space: Director's Cut! The classic B-Movie card game alive again! Play as director, building up your own film while defending it from hollywood creatures. 170 $13,216.00 (294%) in 30 days ⚠️ 2023-10-08 💸 Kickstarter 👥 2‑99 players     👶 12+     ⏱️ 20-60 min. 💰🌱 BGG
THE VEIL: Resurrected (Seasons 1, 2, and 3 Reprint) This dark fantasy deck building card game can be played solo, vs, teams, campaigns, and cooperatively in our dungeon crawl expansion. 139 $26,271.00 (525%) in 53 days 2023-10-15 💸 Kickstarter 💰
The Strange Forgeries Of Mr. S.C.Rheber This is a game unlike any other.It melds two genres, introducing drawing into logic games while putting one player in an unconventional role—crafting a rule of the game!Can you outwit the Game Master and unravel the Secret Rule that marks the Strange Forgeries of Mister Simon Charles Rheber? 120 €10,216.94 (102%) in 34 days 2023-10-09 💸 Gamefound 👥 3‑7 players     👶 12+     ⏱️ 45-60 min. 💰🌱 BGG
1879: Exploration and Discovery Campaign for the Saurids Sourcebook and Maps of London 117 $11,313.00 (226%) in 20 days 2023-10-14 💸 Kickstarter     👶 14+      ⏱️ 120 min.  💰🌳 BGG
Heart of Venice: Roll-and-Write game Heart of Venice, a strategical roll and write puzzle game about prosperity of Venice brought to you by JrnyCat (旅する8ポンドのねこ). 109 ¥379,409 (152%) in 27 days 2023-10-12 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑50 players     👶 10+     ⏱️ 15-45 min. 💰🌱 BGG

New this week (27)

Name Description Backers Pledged Ends Information Tags BGG
The Night Cage: Shrieking Hollow 1-5 player expansion for The Night Cage - something lurks within the labyrinth's deepest depths. Only your candle can keep it at bay. 2175 $155,156.00 (776%) in 5 days 2023-10-20 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑5 players     👶 14+     ⏱️ 40-60 min. 🎉💰🔥🌳 BGG
Merchants of Magick: Dangerous Business + Draught of Dragons Grab this crunchy roll & write game along with 2 new expansions that offer a ton of modular variety & introduce exciting new mechanics 927 $45,072.00 (225%) in 5 days 2023-10-27 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑8 players     👶 14+     ⏱️ 45-60 min. 💰🌳 BGG
Ghost Face®: The Game A new tabletop adventure where players try to stop up to 3 killers in different Ghost Face® masks from overtaking a Drive-In theater! 531 $42,930.00 (245%) in 5 days 2023-10-31 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑4 players     👶 17+       ⏱️ 20 min.   💰 BGG
The Cursed Menagerie Solo dice game, of supernatural confrontation with ghosts haunting eery objects. 420 $2,108.00 (2108%) in 5 days 2023-10-13 💸 Kickstarter  👥 1 player      👶 14+     ⏱️ 20-30 min. 💰 BGG
Old School Tactical Vol IV Italian Theater 1943-45 Fast, fun, tactical strategy gaming set in World War II 414 $56,476.00 (282%) in 3 days 2023-10-24 💸 Kickstarter 💰🌳
7TV: The 80s Genre Guide A new hardback 7TV supplement to enjoy cinematic skirmishes inspired by all your fave 80s tv and films! Plus loads of new miniatures! 378 £40,213.00 (268%) in 6 days 2023-10-15 💸 Kickstarter 💰🌳
Potato Pirates Coding Card Game: 2nd Edition A Swashbuckling Coding Adventure - now with enhanced gameplay, new artwork and a co-operative expansion game pack! 367 SGD 16,868.00 (112%) in 3 days 2023-10-31 💸 Kickstarter 💰
One Card Maze Get Lost on One Card! 351 NZ$1,460.42 (1460%) in 6 days 2023-10-19 💸 Kickstarter 💰
99 Ninja: A Micro Dojo Game Place transparent tiles of three ninja clans to remove the samurai protectors and eliminate the enemy Daimyo! 335 £9,405.00 (940%) in 6 days 2023-10-31 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑2 players     👶 10+     ⏱️ 10-20 min. 🎉💰 BGG
Derelict | A Death in Space Adventure Search and plunder a spaceship graveyard orbiting a black hole. Hazards and oddities await! 219 €3,483.00 (348%) in 1 days 2023-10-28 💸 Kickstarter 👥 3‑8 players     👶 13+     ⏱️ 60-120 min. 💰🔥🌳 BGG
Story Time Backgammon The makers of Story Time Chess bring you Story Time Backgammon, a math-focused, story-driven board game for ages three and up! 216 $36,061.00 (120%) in 6 days 2023-10-23 💸 Kickstarter 💰
Ahoy Kitten 2-6 Player Pirate Themed Cat Game Cat Pirates fighting for fish by bluffing and set collection! Join in this 2-6 Player raucous game of pirate kitten fun! 184 $3,920.00 (157%) in 5 days 2023-10-21 💸 Kickstarter 💰🌳
Yokai Quest and the Secrets of the Snow Peaks Live a new adventure in a world full of fantastic creatures. Enjoy all the game with 119 chibi miniatures. EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER 162 €8,906.00 (297%) in 3 days 2023-10-23 💸 Kickstarter 💰🌳
Zombie Survival Infection The game of Survival during the zombie Infection for 2-6 players, ages 13+, taking 30-90 minutes. 151 $8,513.00 (142%) in 5 days 2023-11-01 💸 Kickstarter 👥 2‑6 players     👶 13+     ⏱️ 30-90 min. 🎉💰 BGG
Head Hauntcho The little card game bursting with spirit 👻 148 $6,371.00 (106%) in 7 days 2023-11-01 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰
Legends of Signum II: Warseer - Fantasy Hexagonal Wargame Legends of Signum II: Warseer is a new hexagonal game with highly detailed character miniatures for collectors and artists. 137 $24,580.00 (164%) in 5 days 2023-10-29 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑4 players     👶 14+     ⏱️ 30-60 min. 💰🌳 BGG
Proxy War: An Indie Strategy Board Game of Modern Wars 2-8 player strategy board game where players become dictators, rebels, & greedy foreign powers. More Info @ amoralgames.com/kickstarter 136 $8,146.00 (102%) in 5 days 2023-11-02 💸 Kickstarter 💰
Space Aces: Landing Party Sci-Fi Strategy Card Game Relaunch One Planet. Rival Starships. One Mission: To get boldly there first! Beam down your landing party in this strategic 2-4 player game. 115 $2,982.00 (50%) in 3 days 2023-11-04 💸 Kickstarter 👥 2‑4 players     👶 8+     ⏱️ 10-30 min. BGG
Pro Turf Rollable grass textured fantasy football pitches 87 £8,107.00 (180%) in 5 days 2023-11-02 💸 Kickstarter 💰
Raindogs Adventures Board Game Raindogs Adventures is an eurogame focused on map exploration and resource management, with super cute and cozy characters and art 85 €3,481.00 (99%) in 5 days 2023-10-23 💸 Kickstarter 🌳
Backwards: Regional American Gothic Horror Step into a bizarre, post-apocalyptic America with two new regional settings for the Backwards: American Gothic Horror universe. 84 $8,873.00 (59%) in 5 days 2023-10-28 💸 Kickstarter 👥 2‑6 players     👶 12+     ⏱️ 240-300 min. BGG
One Last Score The thrilling and competitive heist cardgame. 83 A$5,264.32 (91%) in 4 days 2023-11-13 💸 Kickstarter 🌱
Initial Thoughts A timeless test of pop-culture smarts, strategy and skill. 82 $4,797.00 (77%) in 5 days 2023-11-02 💸 Kickstarter 👥 2‑5 players     👶 12+     ⏱️ 30-75 min. BGG
Town Constructor Construct your town in the best possible way in this strategy, roll and write, print and play board game. 70 €630.00 (630%) in 4 days 2023-10-24 💸 Kickstarter 👥 1‑100 players     👶 10+     ⏱️ 20-45 min. 💰 BGG
The Quest Compendium The Quest Compendium is the ultimate tool of imagination. Laser-Cut, Engraved, and can even be Pre-Assembled; this book is the next generation in puzzle book technology thanks to our previous work with the Codex Silenda. Not only can you alter and edit any of the puzzles pages to be different with e… 50 $18,902.50 (38%) in 4 days 2023-11-04 💸 Gamefound 👥 1‑4 players  ⏱️ 120 min.   Cooperative  🌱
Shelfie Totes 2 Kallax-Sized Board Game Bags, more durable than ever! Featuring new and fan-favorite art. 45 $1,821.00 (364%) in 5 days 2023-10-17 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰🌳
The Arena of Baradum An easy-to-play tactical arena brawler for 2-6 players, ages 14+, 30-60 min. play time. 41 €3,177.00 (16%) in 5 days 2023-11-07 💸 Kickstarter 👥 2‑6 players     👶 14+     ⏱️ 30-60 min. 🎉🌱 BGG

Notable filtered projects (9)

Name Description Backers Pledged Ends Information Tags
Ryoko's Guide to the Yokai Realms - A 5e Tome D&D enhanced: A 350+ page tome of kaiju battles, crafting mechanics, and player options inspired by ancient folklore and yokai legend. 18952 $2,434,419.37 (12172%) in 26 days 2023-10-12 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰🔥🌱
The Crooked Moon: Folk Horror in 5E by Legends of Avantris A 400+ page Folk Horror tome for 5th Edition. Brave the dark wood, beware the witching hour, and weave your own dreadful folktale. 9532 $1,929,867.00 (9649%) in 5 days 2023-11-02 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰🔥🌱
The Fablemaker's Deck of Many Things An Oracle for Risk and Reward using the infamous Deck of Many Things for 5e. Art by Eisner Nominated artist Yoshi Yoshitani. 2752 $216,644.00 (2166%) in 5 days 2023-11-02 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰🔥🌳
Gamefold: The First Folding Table Designed For Gaming Dice-Friendly Lip. Three Built-In 360° Sliding Rails. 6'x3' or 6'x6'. Patent Pending. Watch The Video To Learn About All The Features! 2330 $1,079,182.00 (2158%) in 5 days 2023-10-31 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰🔥🌳
Miniature Painting Made Easy - Hardcover books Book collection to help put an end to the endless grey tide and make you proud of your miniatures. 2272 €286,239.00 (2862%) in 12 days 2023-10-15 💸 Kickstarter 💰🌱
Titans Terrain Series 2 Pop-up terrain for tabletop games like Warhammer. The easiest, fastest and most affordable way to level up your tabletop gaming. 1321 $351,909.00 (176%) in 29 days 2023-10-09 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰
Deadlands 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 25th Anniversary An updated version of John Goff's 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝—and 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙙—Deadlands adventure! 1319 $80,365.00 (1607%) in 5 days 2023-11-03 💸 Kickstarter 💰🔥🌳
Cohors Cthulhu Tabletop Roleplaying Game A 2d20 RPG adventure of mighty Roman warriors and their barbarian rivals fighting the forces of the Mythos 1182 £121,766.00 (244%) in 4 days 2023-10-29 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰🔥🌳
Curse of the Usurper- RPG 5e The LARGEST 5e adventure/campaign EVER WRITTEN with over 1000+ pages, 50+ maps, 50+ minis, and so much more! Be part of history! 1148 $124,069.00 (1241%) in 26 days 2023-10-12 💸 Kickstarter 🎉💰🌳
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