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Euro-inspired dungeon crawling sequel to the 2017 smash-hit Gloomhaven
Backers: 83186
Average Pledge Per Backer: $156

Funded: $12,969,061 of $500,000
Dates: Mar 31st -> May 1st (32 days)
Project By: Isaac Childres
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Games broke funding records on Kickstarter in 2020, despite the pandemic

December 22nd - via:
Games continued to flourish on Kickstarter this year, with tabletop games — including board games, role-playing games, and gaming accessories — leading the way on the crowdfunding platform. Video games were also up, with two Japanese games earning more than any other in that category. (Read More)

Gaming Kickstarters Weathered The Pandemic Better Than Other Projects

July 12th - via:
For obvious reasons, the coronavirus pandemic has, and will very likely continue to impact businesses in ways that will become increasingly apparent after time has passed and the ongoing pandemic period's economic impact can be properly assessed. A routine midyear report compiled for Kickstarter has shed some light on how the pandemic affected the variety of projects it has hosted, due to the inevitability of discussing the coronavirus's economic effects on any sort of business that includes data from this year. (Read More)

Tabletop games had a record-breaking start to 2020 on Kickstarter, including their biggest-ever month

July 9th - via:
Tabletop games made more money on Kickstarter during the first half of 2020 than ever before, with the record-breaking success of Gloomhaven sequel Frosthaven leading to their biggest-ever single month on the crowdfunding platform. (Read More)

A Look Into The Wild Economy Of Tabletop Board Game Funding

July 5th - via:
The tabletop gaming community has quietly been shifting toward a new type of funding model where fans have increasing say over which games make it to their living rooms. (Read More)

The threat competition results and final guest designers Adam and Brady Sadler

May 1st - via:
I don't want to jinx it, but this might actually happen! I guess I need to start thinking about what that 17th character might actually be! But let's take a short break from the drama of huge, staggering numbers becoming more huge and more staggering... (Read More)


May 1st - via:
We can do this! It's going to be close, but I believe we can hit that final goal of $12.4 million! I was advised to give you just a short, punchy pitch about how you can help us get there instead of hitting you with another wall of text, so here... (Read More)

Frosthaven is the Most Funded Board Game Ever on Kickstarter

May 1st - via:
With just a few hours to go, Cephalofair Games’ Frosthaven has officially surpassed Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 as the most-funded game on Kickstarter. We obviously don’t have the final campaign numbers, but so far, the game has raised $12, 553,492, putting it above Kingdom Death by a few hundred thousand dollars. It’s an incredible achievement for what looks to be an incredible game. (Read More)

Stretch goals! And guest designer Richard Ham!

April 30th - via:
10 MILLION DOLLARS! This is an absurd amount of money! When we were planning this out, I may have wistfully mentioned that it would be nice to hit $10 million, but it was a pipe dream. And then once the pandemic hit, I thought it for sure wouldn't... (Read More)

Guest designer Vlaada Chvatil and some card sleeve questions

April 29th - via:
Hello! Things are getting exciting as we approach the end of the campaign, and I don't think I could personally be more excited to announce our next guest designer, VLAADA CHVATIL! You may already know this, but Vlaada is my hero. His ability to... (Read More)

Guest designer Julie Ahern and a rule book discussion

April 28th - via:
Hello! First off, wow! There was a lot of feedback on those class icons, and most of it was not great! Still, I appreciate all of it, and we'll be using it to revisit the art and see if we can't get closer to that abstract geometric style seen more... (Read More)

Locked class icons and guest designer Ryan Schoon

April 27th - via:
Good day! Once again, I must commend you all for crushing it. I was hoping to reach the $9 million mark right before the 48 hour mark, and we've already breezed past that and are about to become the 8th most funded project on Kickstarter! I think... (Read More)

The passage of time

April 26th - via:
Happy Sunday everyone! Today I thought we'd spend our Sunday Lore Discussion talking about the passage of time in the game world. If that doesn't fascinate you, well, you'll want to come back tomorrow, when I will be revealing the icons for the ten... (Read More)

Focus on token trays and guest designers The Geek Allstars

April 25th - via:
Hello! It's been one day, and we've already hit another major achievement: Frosthaven has passed Exploding Kittens to become the second most funded board game project on Kickstarter! Can we make it to the #1 spot? One can dream. I think it could end... (Read More)

Guest designer David Turczi and a birthday surprise

April 24th - via:
Hello! We've got one week left on this crazy thing, and we've just entered the top 10 most funded Kickstarter projects of all time! Thank you all so much for your support!  So first off today I need to introduce our newest guest designer, the... (Read More)

Guest designers Robb Rouse and Christian Wakeman, plus writing from Andy Nellis

April 23rd - via:
Hello all! It's Thursday! Normally I'd be giving you a link to the latest scenario of the community-driven campaign, but I am taking a week off because it is my birthday tomorrow, and I've been told there's going to be some special bonus content for... (Read More)

Focus on Broken Token, more community-driven content, and guest designer Paul Grogan

April 22nd - via:
Hello! The first thing I want to do today, because a lot of you have been asking for it and anticipating it, is provide you some more information on the Broken Token wooden insert. Now, the components for Frosthaven aren't yet set in stone, plus... (Read More)

Focus on map tile art and guest designer Efka Bladukas

April 21st - via:
Hello, hello! You may notice this update is going up a little early, and that is because right now I am playing Frosthaven on TTS with the folks from Shut Up and Sit Down on their Twitch channel. You should definitely join us. At this point, I don't... (Read More)

Highlight on the Banner Spear cosplay and guest designer Tom Heath

April 20th - via:
Hello to everyone! I hope your weekend went well! Yesterday we shot past the $8 million mark, which is wild, so thank you for that. We're currently the 11th most funded Kickstarter in history, and I'm sure we'll break into the top 10 before too long,... (Read More)

The History of Frosthaven

April 19th - via:
All right, in the new tradition of Sunday Lore Discussions, which is not something that was planned, but I like doing it, we're going to delve into the history of Frosthaven itself. Don't worry, Frosthaven is only 5 years old, so it should take too... (Read More)

Scenario book structure and guest designer Lisa Smedman

April 18th - via:
Hello! Today I want to tell you about guest designer Lisa Smedman! She is a very prolific fantasy and RPG author who also happens to be super into Gloomhaven. She reached out to us a while back about possibly writing some novelizations for... (Read More)

Let's talk about the campaign tracker, and a new guest designer!

April 17th - via:
Hey, so you may have noticed the prevalence of video game designers in this week's updates, and we're going to cap it off with one more - someone with more experience designing Gloomhaven scenarios than anyone else in video games: Mike West, creative... (Read More)

LOODO NINJA – What Games and Accessories to Back on Kickstarter Right Now?

April 17th - via:
Hello friends and welcome to my first April article filled to the brim with tasty recommendations! Need something that will shine on your game nights or just want to make your board game shelf even closer to collapsing? Look no more. I’m here to show you which games, that are being funded on Kickstarter right now, are worth your dollars, pounds and pesos. (Read More)

Let's talk more about the guest design process, and welcome two new guests: the designers of Grimrock and Druidstone

April 16th - via:
Happy Thursday everyone! It's hard not to just shower you with praise every day about how ridiculously successful this Kickstarter has been, but I figure that might get old after a while. But, since I haven't said it in a while, thanks! You all are... (Read More)

Forteller spotlight and three new guest designers

April 15th - via:
Greetings everyone! Most of this update I'm going to turn over to Forteller Games to tell you more about the audio narration they're doing and their production process, but first I wanted to tell you about new guest designers! Alexander JL Theoharis,... (Read More)

New characters in the puzzles and new guest designer Tyler Sigman

April 14th - via:
Hello all! Two weeks in and we have raised $7.4 million! Stupendous! I don't have too much news today. We're adding some new characters to the puzzles - those from Jaws of the Lion, which is a smaller, more easily approachable Gloomhaven campaign... (Read More)

Introducing a new pledge tier and guest designer Travis Oates!

April 13th - via:
Hello! After a weekend of anticipation, we are ready to launch the new pledge tier that was discussed on Friday. First of all, I want to thank you for all your comments and opinions. After reading through all of them, and ruminating on the best... (Read More)

Happy Easter! Let me tell you about the Great Oak

April 12th - via:
Happy Easter! -Love Isaac and Kristyn On this relaxing Easter Sunday, I wanted to tell you about religion. Religion in Frosthaven, that is. There are numerous pockets of other religions on the main continent, but far and away, the most dominant... (Read More)

Get in on the action some more!

April 11th - via:
Hello! You are now backing the third most funded board game project in history! I am very impressed and grateful! Before I get into new developments, I did want to give you a small update on the scenario design competition. When I announced it last... (Read More)

Frosthaven Barrels Its Way Into Kickstarter's Top Three Most Funded Board Games

April 11th - via:
Cephalofair Games’ latest epic board game Frosthaven has been an unmitigated success since launching early last week. It smashed through its initial funding goal in seconds and broke $2 million in just under two hours. Since then, the train has barely slowed down. With still three weeks to go, Frosthaven passed The 7th Continent reprint to sit in third place onKickstarter’s most funded board games. Its been pretty incredible to watch. (Read More)

Let's talk about a new pledge tier, also Marcus Ross!

April 10th - via:
Hey there! We passed $7 million! That's ridiculous! Before I talk about our newest guest designer, Marcus Ross, I wanted to pose a question to you. You see, I was thinking about adding another pledge tier to the project - something that would... (Read More)

Actor and writer Calvin Wong joins the team

April 9th - via:
Hello! I definitely want to tell you about newest guest designer and glorious individual Calvin Wong, but first! Did you know there is a community-driven Gloomhaven campaign going on right now? "What is a community-driven campaign?" you ask. Well,... (Read More)

More stuff in the box! Character standees!

April 8th - via:
It's Wednesday! (In case you forgot.) I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, and I hope the following news will bring you more joy: I've heard your requests, and I have decided to include standees for all characters in the game! So you will have... (Read More)

Two more mind-blowing guest designers

April 7th - via:
So let's say you were to ask me, "Hey, Isaac. If you could have anybody in the world guest design a scenario for Frosthaven, who would it be?" "Well, the designer of my favorite board game of all time, of course!" would for sure be one of my top... (Read More)

New heavy-hitting guest designer!

April 6th - via:
Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here in Frosthaven, we raised another $300,000 or so in funding, which is just crazy. That's most of original funding goal. Over a weekend. You all just continue to crush it, so thank you. But let's get on... (Read More)

A closer look at the races

April 5th - via:
Hello all! Happy Sunday! We're going to take it easy today. I know I told you there'd be another puzzle today, but I figure it would be better to save it for tomorrow, along with any Algox vs. Lurker vs. Unfettered updates. Today can just be a day... (Read More)

Get in on the action!

April 4th - via:
Hey, have I thanked you recently? Thanks for making this project such a stupidly unbelievable success. You really are a high-quality individual, and you deserve all the good things that are coming to you (like a giant box full of Frosthaven). So what... (Read More)

A Tower in the Distance

April 3rd - via:
As our numbers continue to rise, something else rises in the distance! Is it giant spike of black ice, or something more sinister? There's a new threat to Frosthaven that could, by some, be characterized as a... DARK TOWER. That's right, it's time... (Read More)

A sequel to tabletop gaming’s Gloomhaven has already reached $6m on Kickstarter

April 3rd - via:
The internationally adored tabletop title, Gloomhaven, has got a sequel title now on Kickstarter, and it has just hit over $5 million in crowdfunding. Called Frosthaven, the new project is the follow up title to the tabletop title considered by many to be the best board game invented, delivering the next iteration of this 2017 tactical combat game. (Read More)

Guest designers have arrived!

April 2nd - via:
Hello! You are continuing to crush it! How does it feel to absolutely crush it? Those Algox out there know what I'm talking about! Today we're gonna talk about guest designers! Out of all the things that will be announced over this campaign, I'm... (Read More)

Time to pick a side!

April 1st - via:
Well, congratulations. You broke a record. Over $5 million in the first 24 hours! I'm not sure if that's a record across all Kickstarter projects, but it certainly is for board games. Internally, I would sometimes reference $5 million as a plausible... (Read More)

Frosthaven is Flourishing!

March 31st - via:
Wow. Wowowowow WOW! Umm, trying to stay cool here, but you all CRUSHED IT. $2.8 million and CLIMBING RAPIDLY. I'LL STOP USING ALL CAPS NOW. So, yeah, just a big thank you to everyone for turning the launch of Frosthaven into a massive success. You... (Read More)

Gloomhaven Sequel Frosthaven Revealed, Hits $3 Million on Kickstarter in Hours

March 31st - via:
Frosthaven, the sequel to the hit 2017 board game, and makeshift doorstop, Gloomhaven, has raised close to $4 million in hours on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Frosthaven is now on Kickstarter, and it's made an absurd amount of money already

March 31st - via:
The highly-anticipated Frosthaven board game has finally gone live on Kickstarter, giving us our best look yet at the sequel to Gloomhaven (which is often considered one of the best board games out there). It's also been funded in just a few short hours. In fact, the game has more than quadrupled its goal. (Read More)

Frosthaven Kickstarter Launch Pushed Back One Week

March 20th - via:
Frosthaven is the upcoming sequel to the award-winning board game Gloomhaven. Its Kickstarter was set to launch March 24, but will now be March 31. (Read More)

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