For the Love of Board Games — A Book for Board Gamers

A project in St. Louis, MO by Erin Dean

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A book that explores how modern, popular games were created by interviewing the designers.
Backers: 2096
Average Pledge Per Backer: $27

Funded: $56,234 of $6,000
Dates: Aug 28th -> Sep 27th (30 days)
Project By: Erin Dean
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Clarification! :D

September 27th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Quite a few of you asked us for this...

September 26th - via:
So... you will get Thank you all so much! ~ Erin & Vaughn  (Read More)

WOW! Over 815% Funded because of YOU!

September 25th - via:
YOU. ALL. ARE. AMAZING!We had hoped people would love the book as much as we do, and we are being blown away by the support from all of you! This is incredible!  A few exciting things... #1 - We want to give a shoutout to Mayday Games and their new... (Read More)

What's everyone talking about?

September 21st - via:
Who, what, where?There's been some talk around about Erin and her upcoming book, so we thought we'd bring it all together for you here! Crowd Surfing on the Dice Tower: Girls Play Games: Gamer Leaf Podcast: The Thoughtful Gamer: Board Game Impact:... (Read More)

Choose Your Own Cover Design!

September 20th - via:
That's right folks!   We spoke with the production company, cleared some things up, and now we will be able to give you the choice of which cover you will have on your hardcover books! All softcover books will be the same cover design (pictured on... (Read More)


September 18th - via:
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Hardcover + Exclusive Cover Art!

September 18th - via:
WOOHOO! The KS Exclusive hardcover art reveal! And this is all because of YOU! All of the support you've shown allowed us to get this exclusive Kickstarter cover design! We hope you love it! Want to grab the hardcover? Just CLICK HERE to update your... (Read More)

Submit Your Questions for the Q&A with Richard Garfield

September 10th - via:
Hi, everyone, Click here to submit your questions for the Q&A with designer Richard Garfield. Be sure to tune in LIVE tomorrow at 7pm EST. Richard and I are both excited to hear your questions! ~ Erin  (Read More)

The Next Q&A / AMA and a SUPER BIG announcement!

September 6th - via:
Thank you to all the new and old backers who are on this journey with us!First... let's announce our next Designer Q&A / AMA.... it's... Click here to subscribe to be notified and/or submit your questions!  AND... our SUPER DUPER... (Read More)

Going live TODAY with Matt Leacock!

September 5th - via:
This is it! We are going live today at 6 PM EST! The Kickstarter live placeholder is up, so, make sure to... Click here to submit a question And... Click here to subscribe to the live video Or, if you prefer Facebook, we have set up an event page... (Read More)

Happy Labor Day!

September 3rd - via:
Happy Labor Day to all the US Backers!Happy Monday to all the non-US Backers! ♥️In just TWO DAYS we will be having our live Q&A / AMA (ask me anything) with Matt Leacock, designer of the Pandemic series, the Forbidden series, Knit Wit, Roll... (Read More)


September 2nd - via:
We couldn't have done this without all of you, and as a way to say thanks, we will be including EVERY backers name in EVERY copy of the book! And we know not everyone wants to be that PUBLIC, so, after the campaign during the survey we will be... (Read More)


August 30th - via:
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Designer AMAs, New Portraits, a Hardcover Book, AND Local Pickup??

August 30th - via:
Lots of fun stuff happening! ...and it's all because of you! Thank you! And we have a lot to cover this update! Even though we don't have stretch goals, per say, we have been able to unlock some cool new things due to the level of support from you... (Read More)

Reduced shipping! 🎉

August 29th - via:
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Digital backers, rejoice!

August 28th - via:
You asked, and we listened...We will be releasing official .MOBI and ePub versions of the digital book! And WOW are you all knocking this campaign out of the park! As I type this we just hit $10,105 with 420 backers!!! We have some SUPER awesome... (Read More)

Thank you all SO MUCH!

August 28th - via:
THANK YOU!Less than 4 hours to reach our funding goal! That’s amazing!We could not have done this without you - our wonderful backers. You all are awesome! For the Love of Board Games would not have been a reality without the amazing board game... (Read More)

COMING SOON! - For the Love of Board Games – A Book by Erin Dean

May 23rd - via:
Erin Dean, author of For the Love of Board Games, discusses her book and what she learned from the designers she interviewed. (Read More)

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