Kickstarter Featured Section

With hundreds of games hitting the market each year, it’s hard to stay abreast of which games are the next big thing and which games are flops in a pretty box.

Nowhere is this more difficult than on Kickstarter. On Kickstarter, a talented game designer can pitch his game to the greater public and, with a little marketing savvy, win some crowd funding to self publish the games.

It’s an awesome system when it works, board game enthusiasts put down their $30-$70, and, if enough people donate, the game becomes a reality, when it otherwise wouldn’t have. The problem of course is that there is no safeguard should the designer fail or produce a lackluster product. There are some pretty unfortunate tales of botched kickstarters with the backers left holding the bag (The Doom that came to Atlantic City being a recent disaster)

Fortunately, with a little bit of research, most backers can avoid doomed projects, and we at Knight Moves intend to help. The first prerequisite for a quality Kickstarter project is a finished prototype, at Knight Moves we will seek out and rotate through Kickstarter prototypes to give you a chance to play before you back the game. For a prototype to make it to our Featured section the prototype will need to reach a threshold of quality, and the designer must be able to prove a solid production plan to us

We’ve been in touch with a local board game designers group, “You Make Games” and are excited to give players a chance to get better insights into the people that bring them their fantastic hobby.

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