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10 Successful Card Games & Card Decks on Kickstarter | QPMN

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What is Kickstarter

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Kickstarter is a dynamic crowdfunding platform that turns creative dreams into reality by connecting creators with a global audience.

Using an all-or-nothing model, creators set a funding goal, and backers pledge their support.

If the goal is reached, pledges are collected, and the project takes off.

If not, no money changes hands. It’s a thrilling journey from concept to creation!

10 Successful Card Games & Decks

These ten games are a testament to creativity, innovation, and savvy marketing, showing how diverse concepts can capture significant support on Kickstarter.

1. Exploding Kittens

A highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, where players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten and loses the game. 

The game’s humor and simple mechanics attracted a huge audience, making it a phenomenal success.

Success:

Launched in January 2015, it shattered Kickstarter records by raising an impressive $8,782,571 from 219,382 enthusiastic backers.

Fast forward to 2023, and over 11 million copies have flown off the shelves!

Creator: Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) and Elan Lee

Kickstarter Page: Exploding Kittens

 

2. Joking Hazard

A party game by Cyanide & Happiness where players compete to finish an awful comic strip in the funniest way possible.

Success:

Launched in February 2016, it captivated 63,758 backers and raised an impressive $3,246,588, leveraging a strong pre-existing fan base and unique concept.

Creator: Cyanide & Happiness

Kickstarter Page: Joking Hazard

3. Throw Throw Burrito

A card game that combines dodgeball with cards, where players collect matching sets while throwing and dodging squishy burritos.

Success:

Launched in February 2019, it raised $2,559,458 from 53,643 backers.

Its innovative blend of physical activity and card game fun resonated with many, leading to its high funding

Creator: Exploding Kittens team

Kickstarter Page: Throw Throw Burrito

4. Gloomhaven

Team up as adventurers with unique skills. Battle through dungeons in tactical combat, your choices shape the story. Deep strategy meets rich narrative for an immersive campaign.

Success:

Launched in April 2017, Gloomhaven raised $3,999,795 from 40,642 backers in its Kickstarter campaign.

The game’s success is attributed to its innovative mechanics, expansive lore, and high replayability.

Creator: Isaac Childres (Cephalofair Games)

Kickstarter Page: Gloomhaven

5. Vivid Kingdoms - Playing Cards

Known for its visually stunning artwork, this game features unique and vibrant card designs.

Success:

Launched in September 2021, it raised $2,143,826 from 23,147 backers.

The visual appeal and artistic value were major contributors to its success.

Creator: Ten Hundred

Kickstarter Page: Vivid Kingdoms – Playing Cards

6. Marvel Dice Throne

A fast-paced dice and card combat game featuring Marvel characters, allowing players to battle in epic duels.

Success:

Launched in October 2021, it raised $2,123,351 from 20,672 backers,

driven by its popular IP and engaging mechanics.

Creator: Dice Throne

Kickstarter Page: Marvel Dice Throne

7. HEX MMO Trading Card Game

A digital trading card game that merges traditional card game mechanics with massive multiplayer online elements.

Success:

Launched in May 2013, it raised $2,278,255 from 17,765 backers,

gaining support through its innovative approach.

Creator: Cryptozoic Entertainment

Kickstarter Page: HEX MMO Trading Card Game

8. SolForge Digital Trading Card Game

A digital card game that focuses on dynamic deck building and strategic gameplay.

Success:

Launched in August 2012, it raised $429,715 from 6,971 backers,

attracting a dedicated community despite being a digital-only game.

Creator: Stone Blade Entertainment

Kickstarter Page: SolForge Digital Trading Card Game

9. MetaZoo: Cryptid Nation USPCC Playing Cards

A card game that mixes cryptid lore with strategic card play, featuring various beastly creatures.

Success:

Launched in February 2022, it raised $1,857,777 from 5,336 backers,

captivating fans with its beast-themed elements and distinctive gameplay.

Creator: Michael Waddell

Kickstarter Page: MetaZoo: Cryptid Nation

10. The Lord of the Rings Playing Cards Vol. 3

A beautifully designed card game inspired by the beloved Tolkien universe, offering high-quality production and thematic appeal.

Success:

Launched in June 2024, the project was fully funded in just 6 minutes.

As of February 7, 2024, it has raised $485,025 from 3,806 backers, capitalizing on the strong thematic appeal of Middle-earth.

Creator: Jackson Robinson

Kickstarter Page: The Lord of the Rings Playing Cards Vol. 3

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