By Walt Hickey Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. This week I spoke to Charlie Hall, who wrote “Tabletop funding was down on Kickstarter in 2022, but more campaigns succeeded overall” for Polygon. Here's what I wrote about it: Tabletop gaming projects have coalesced around Kickstarter as a primary means of generating startup capital for the projects. It makes sense; it gives promising games a chance to pitch their wares to a dedicated fanbase and the deliverables are fairly well-understood. Dollars pledged to successful tabletop gaming Kickstarters came in at
“When these games show up, people are often like, "Oh yeah, I spent $200, now I have five boxes that just showed up, and I have nowhere to put them." “
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Big board gaming fan here! Among my favourites are Age of Empires III, Ticket to Ride, and Smallworld!