“You can run a $1.5m campaign and end up with a net loss of $1m”: Why math, math, math has been key to Dux Somnium’s blossoming board game Kickstarters

Raising $1m in crowdfunding for a board game is no mean feat, even for veteran publishers with multiple campaigns under their belts. But high school sweethearts Dusty and Amy Droz managed just that last year on their first try, after more than 15,000 backers pledged funding to create Victorian-themed flower hunting game Botany. Amid juggling their wedding photograph business and managing their own lavender farm, Dusty spoke to BoardGameWire about how the lessons learned from their crowdfunding debut helped Dux Somnium score its second success in raising $550,000 for follow-up game La Fleur.

Kickstarter board games veteran Monolith unveils new campaign, Mythic Battles: Isfet [sponsored]

Monolith Board Games knows its way around a Kickstarter campaign, having raised more than €21.5m across over a dozen tabletop crowdfunding projects since it was founded a decade ago. After big successes across projects including Conan, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles and Mythic Battles: Pantheon, Monolith is back fundraising for its latest in the Mythic Battles series, which sees the wars rage on the sands of ancient Egypt. In this sponsored article, Monolith highlights the mechanics, modules and miniatures on offer in the Mythic Battles: Isfet campaign.