The reasons are pretty obvious, it’s a crazy amount of buzz that can draw attention to their products, but there’s an argument to be made that Kickstarter is the best avenue for independent designers to see their game come to life. An independent designer doesn’t necessarily have the same access to resources that an established company has in regards to relationships with artists, printers, etc.
Board gaming, even in its high popularity these days is a niche market, and one driven by disposable income, which as most will attest is harder to come by these days.
Do the advantages established companies have over individuals/start-ups make the playing field too sloped to one side for the other to enjoy success?
Or is the romanticized idea of Kickstarter being a place to get the things you couldn’t find elsewhere enough to convince you to spend your dollar with them?
It’s an interesting conversation that a lot of people have opinions on. Feel free to share yours in the comments below: