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Crowdfunded Amusement

Consumers help realize board games that border on experimental

Implications - Crowdfunding has proven to be a logical means of making new and diverse board game concepts a reality. Such projects offer the game designer more freedom, given the lack of brand involvement and the lower level of risk associated with the venture. This progression represents the power of crowdfunding in helping to realize consumer-driven products and services.
Workshop Question - How can you leverage crowd-sourcing to tap into consumer desires more accurately?
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7 Featured, 56 Examples:
170,378 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Mar 15 — Jan 16
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Featured Examples

Creativity-Boosting Card Games
Creativity-Boosting Card Games
This Educational Game Teaches Kids to Think Like Designers
‘Seven Thinkers’ recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for an educational card game that teaches children to think like designers from an early age. Designers are masters of using... MORE
Educational Gang Games
Educational Gang Games
'The Sky is the Limit' is a Board Game That Explores the Dangers of Gangs
‘The Sky is the Limit’ is a board game that’s currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, with a mission to teach kids in South Africa about gangs. The board game is designed to have... MORE
Urban Planning Board Games
Urban Planning Board Games
CitiesUP Allows Participants to Buy and Build Neighborhoods
Those with an interest in urban planning and real estate will love CitiesUp, a Kickstarter-funded board game that invites players to build their very own neighborhoods. Designed for two to four... MORE
Sneaker-Inspired Trivia Games
Sneaker-Inspired Trivia Games
'The Sneaker Game' is a Fun Activity for Footwear Fanatics
‘The Sneaker Game’ is a Kickstarter-funded project that is aimed at footwear fanatics. While some people view sneakers as a practical form of footwear, others obsess over the latest shoe... MORE
Stackable Feline Boardgames
Stackable Feline Boardgames
Cat Jenga is the Perfect Pastime for Those Who Simply Adore Cats
If you’re familiar with the classic board game Jenga in which you stack wooden blocks and avoid them from toppling over, then you’re no doubt going to get a kick out of Cat Jenga. Taking... MORE
Crowdfunded Engineering Games
Crowdfunded Engineering Games
The Tesla vs Edison Game Completed a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
A highly successful Kickstarter campaign for a Tesla vs Edison engineering game has well surpassed it’s goal ahead of completion. The board game is described by its creators as “the war... MORE
Conversational Mortality Games
Conversational Mortality Games
My Gift of Grace Lets Players Discuss Life and Death Openly
My Gift of Grace is a conversational card game that explores themes of life and death. The product is described as a game that helps players “live and die well” and crushes the common... MORE

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