Friday, 7 August 2015

Crowd Funded Games

On Monday August 10th the #BoardGameHour twitter discussion will turn its attention to crowd funded board games. This might well focus mainly on Kickstarter but any crowd funding platform is applicable.

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Your "Crowd Funded Games" questions are:

Q1: Do you back crowd funded games? How many games do you tend to "kickstart" a year? #BoardGameHour

Q2: What are the main upsides to you as a consumer when crowdfunding a game? #BoardGameHour

Q3: What are the pros / cons for a publisher when it comes to crowdfunding? #BoardGameHour

Q4:  What are the main downsides to you as a consumer when crowdfunding a game? #BoardGameHour

Q5: Do you have any crowdfunding regrets? Games you backed? Games you didn't back?  #BoardGameHour

Q6: Big question (10 mins), is crowdfunding good for the industry or likely to damage the board gaming? #BoardGameHour

Q7: What are the top 3 games to come from crowdfunding? How do they rank on Board Game Geek? #BoardGameHour

Q8: What type of games (theme, mech, feel, style) do you tend to back on kickstarter? #BoardGameHour

Q9: What will draw you to a one crowd funded game over another? #BoardGameHour

Q10: What will turn you off a crowdfunding campaign? #BoardGameHour

Q11: What is coming up on kickstarter that I need to watch out for? #BoardGameHour

So the big question is how does #boardgamehour work?

It's simple, to join in all you need to do is add the #boardgamehour hash-tag to your tweets, during the hour. To see what everyone else is saying just search for #boardgamehour!

Making #boardgamehour easier!

To make this live Twitter discussion easier, I have made a room on which we can all use. All you have to do is make sure you are logged into Twitter then go to and log in, using your Twitter account. You don't have to use this, everything will be the same as normal, but if you do us Nurph, it acts like a chat room for twitter and add the Hashtag automatically :0)

For one hour every week, it's time to talk nothing but board games. #boardgamehour happens across the western world Every Monday - start times are:
2pm (Eastern time)
7pm (UK)
As long as you have a twitter account, mine is @boardgamehour for instance, you can be part of this rapidly growing movement.

See you on Twitter (using the hashtag #BoardGameHour) of Nurph ( at 7pm BST, 2pm EDT

1 comment:

  1. I suspect this is going to be a 'fraught' conversation.