Kingdom Death overtakes Exploding Kittens to become most-funded board game Kickstarter of all time

03 January 2017
66a504181157c69cfaf26fb344c642fe_original-29552.jpg Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5's core standalone set costs over £200
Co-op horror title now at more than $8.8 million pledged

Move over Exploding Kittens, there’s a new Kickstarter success story in town.

Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5, the follow-up to the moderately successful co-op horror game that raised just over $2 million on the crowdfunding site back in early 2013, has now had more than $8.8 million pledged by over 16,000 backers.

The total means that the board game is now the most-funded tabletop project of all time on the platform, overtaking Exploding Kittens’ $8,782,571 raised in February 2015.

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At the time of writing, there’s still four days left to run on Kingdom Death’s campaign, and more money is sure to come rolling in.

Yet, despite the impressive achievement, the game is unlikely to make as much as early suggestions first projected, with some estimates pegging the game to rake in more than $56 million – which would make it the biggest Kickstarter of any kind to date. Kingdom Death’s original goal of $100,000 (£80,442) was smashed in a mere two hours, with $4.3 million (£3.5m) pledged in the first day.

The core standalone set costs a pricey $250 (£201), with a ‘cheaper’ upgrade pack for the original game priced at $60 (£48). That money will net you the 7.7kg box with 232-page rulebook, 17 miniature sprues and over 1000 cards.

If you want to get in on the game, you have until this Saturday, January 7th when the campaign ends.


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