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Advanced Kickstarter Linking Strategies

Search for the following on Google or Yahoo: coin age tiny epic kingdoms fief – france 1429 ruckus: the goblin army game What do these games have in common? Their Kickstarter pages are ranked above both their BGG pages and their publisher website pages. During a Kickstarter campaign, that’s great, but after the campaign is finished, it’s horrible! If you’re spending…

Phrases that Pay on Kickstarter

Researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered that the language used on Kickstarter projects holds a surprisingly predictive power about the success of the campaigns. In a newly published study called The Language that Gets People to Give: Phrases that Predict Success on Kickstarter, Assistant Professor Eric Gilbert and doctoral candidate Tanushree Mitra Assistant Professor Eric Gilbert and doctoral candidate Tanushree Mitra…

Why I’m Giving Away $2014 in Boardgames

A few days ago, BGG news editor Eric Martin shared a link on Facebook titled “6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person.” Truth #3 really hit home for me: #3. You Hate Yourself Because You Don’t Do Anything Do the math, the article said, How much of your time is spent consuming things other people made (TV, music,…