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Kickstarter has radically transformed the face of tabletop gaming, allowing first-time designers and ambitious projects too risky or costly for traditional publishers to find an audience and raise millions. Five years on from the start of the crowdfunding revolution, head of games Luke Crane and some of the creators who have successfully used the platform reflect on its rise to the top


Kickstarter’s Luke Crane. (Courtesy of Joe Greathead and Luke Crane)

In recent years, crowdfunding service Kickstarter has become one of the most important forces in gaming. The site, which allows artists and entrepreneurs to seek funding for creative projects, has been embraced by independent game designers, publishers and legions of players.

Clockwise from top: Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5, Fog of Love and Exploding Kittens have all found success on Kickstarter.
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