The best games that were crowdfunded via Kickstarter 💵 2022

Unfortunately, some good game ideas don't appeal to game publishers or they don't dare to take the risk. In the meantime, however, there are some platforms that allow donations from the masses to finance the market entry of such ideas - so-called crowd-funding. The most popular platform that enables this is Kickstarter.

Crowd-funding makes unusual game concepts possible

Fortunately, this has allowed many good games to appear that might never have made it to market: Gloomhaven, Brass Birmingham or Scythe - just to name a few.

List of the best Kickstarter board games 2022

For more of many really good Kickstarter games, check out our Kickstarter list:

(Games originally funded with the help of Kickstarter remain in this list, even if the Kickstarter campaign is over and the game has since been published by a publisher).

This list was last updated on May 24, 2022. We compared 3444 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Monikers

    All details for the board game Monikers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monikers
    • 4 - 16 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 17+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monikers

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monikers" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Wavelength

    All details for the board game Wavelength and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Wavelength
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Wavelength

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wavelength" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Cascadia

    All details for the board game Cascadia and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Cascadia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Monikers: Serious Nonsense

    All details for the board game Monikers: Serious Nonsense and similar games
    • 4 - 20 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

    All details for the board game Deception: Murder in Hong Kong and similar games
    • 4 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  6. Secret Hitler

    All details for the board game Secret Hitler and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Secret Hitler
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. The Resistance: Avalon

    All details for the board game The Resistance: Avalon and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Resistance: Avalon
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Star Realms: Frontiers

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Frontiers and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  9. Hanamikoji

    All details for the board game Hanamikoji and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hanamikoji
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hanamikoji

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Hanamikoji" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Project L

    All details for the board game Project L and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Project L
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  11. Santorini

    All details for the board game Santorini and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Santorini
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak

    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Daybreak" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  13. Coconuts

    All details for the board game Coconuts and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coconuts
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Coconuts

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coconuts" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Star Realms

    All details for the board game Star Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    More details for Star Realms
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Destinies

    All details for the board game Destinies and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Destinies
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. 5-Minute Dungeon

    All details for the board game 5-Minute Dungeon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for 5-Minute Dungeon
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    All details for the board game One Night Ultimate Werewolf and similar games
    • 3 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for One Night Ultimate Werewolf

    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "One Night Ultimate Werewolf" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  18. Hero Realms

    All details for the board game Hero Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hero Realms
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Marvel United

    All details for the board game Marvel United and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Marvel United
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Herbaceous

    All details for the board game Herbaceous and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Herbaceous
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Herbaceous

    • YouTube Review for the game "Herbaceous" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Sagrada

    All details for the board game Sagrada and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    More details for Sagrada
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. PARKS

    All details for the board game PARKS and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for PARKS
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  23. The Search for Planet X

    All details for the board game The Search for Planet X and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Cthulhu: Death May Die

    All details for the board game Cthulhu: Death May Die and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cthulhu: Death May Die
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!79€ atAmazon.de
  25. Chronicles of Crime

    All details for the board game Chronicles of Crime and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 4.

    More details for Chronicles of Crime
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chronicles of Crime

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chronicles of Crime" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  26. Canvas

    All details for the board game Canvas and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Canvas
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. The Isle of Cats

    All details for the board game The Isle of Cats and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for The Isle of Cats
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The Isle of Cats

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Isle of Cats" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Big Box" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  29. Coup

    All details for the board game Coup and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Coup
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Coup

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coup" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  30. 5-Minute Mystery

    All details for the board game 5-Minute Mystery and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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