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TBT: Popular Board Game Raises $1 Million on Kickstarter

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from a fan of old-school board games who’s achieved tremendous success with multiple crowdfunding projects.
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What It's About

An update from a board game creator who relies on fans for funding.

Notes from Chris

Episode 1363
Welcome to Throwback Thursday / “Where are they now?” where we take an in-depth look at someone who’s story has evolved considerably since we first featured them.

Recently, we’ve featured a General Mills employee who starts a cold brew coffee brand, and a graphic designer who focused her services on businesses related to dogs.

Today, in our latest feature, we’ll hear from a fan of old-school board games who's had tremendous success with multiple six-figure crowdfunding campaigns.

He just wrapped up a new one that brought in just under a million dollars on Kickstarter. That new game is called Bristol 1350, and it’s all about the plague.

Listen to today's episode to hear Travis's updates...


  • Learn more about Travis and his board games at his website, FaçadeGames.com.
  • How to Publish a Board Game: Travis has created a lot of really fantastic posts over on Facade Games' blog—here's one that came about after they shared their story on Reddit and made it to the front page!
  • Kickstarter: The crowdfunding platform Travis has used to launch his games.

Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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