22 February 2017

The overall scores showed Early Birds as the second least important part of a Kickstarter with a score of -625, but let’s dive a little deeper.

The votes

In total we had 763 responses to the question “How important are early birds to you for a board game on Kickstarter?”.

Make it go away36%
Not important23.2%
Doesn’t matter29%
Very important1.6%


These numbers are very telling with roughly 1/3 of people saying they want early birds to disappear and you could summarise this table by saying 88.2% of people would be fine if you don’t have early birds.

The 10.2% of people saying they are important is still a large amount of people but when you compare it to the 36% who want them to go away, it feels you will make people happier overall by not having them.

The conclusion? I won’t be putting early birds on any of my campaigns, whilst they may help boost initial sales, upsetting a large percentage of my potential backers is something I will actively look to avoid.

The Game

A Cooperative Tabletop Adventure

The City of Kings is a tactical roleplaying board game for 1 - 4 players, where your character is tasked with exploring the hazardous world, trading for vital resources, and battling your enemies whilst uncovering a story of a world imperilled.

The City of Kings features full character customisation, resource management, board exploration and roleplaying style ‘quests’ for an innovative blend of gaming experience.


The World

The World

From the forgotten deserts to the lands beneath the waves, from the deep Elvish groves to the Vadora's blue mountains... All of it is falling, and the fight against the darkness has come to the last, most ancient city: The City of Kings.


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