Board Game Patreon List

Like most creatives-driven industries, board game coverage has its fair share of crowdfunding efforts by numerous outlets trying to raise a few extra dollars for their tireless efforts. Maybe it’s for another coffee to keep them going, a new mic so you can hear them better, or a new feature that they’re hoping to roll out with enough support. Whatever the reasons for their campaigns, quite a few groups have made the conscious effort to put themselves out there and ask for your donations through places like KickstarterKo-fi, and Podpledge. Yet while Kickstarter campaigns often get the most visibility and attention due to their short campaign time and size of the platform, the most common site for such efforts, by far, is Patreon, where hobby contributors seek your help over the course of a year instead of a couple week window.

The thing is, Patreon kind of stinks when it comes to blindly finding an outlet’s page. Random browsing for board game Patreons is pretty much impossible, and keeping tabs through direct mentions of all the people you read, listen to, or watch, can be a challenge.

So we made this list. Originally we compiled it just for ourselves, but we’ve since decided to share it with you as well in the hopes that you too find it useful.

Below is a Not-At-All-Comprehensive list of active board game Patreons*, broken down by category of their primary delivery media and / or focus. No one is saying that you have to support any or all of these folks (especially if you don’t have the means – that’s ok!), nor is this meant to implicitly advocate for, or exclude against, anyone in particular. What we can promise is that browsing this list will be a lot easier than the site directly.

Feel free to check out the links whether you’re quite familiar with the names on this list, or you’re finding out about them for the first time.

 

The Written Word:

Cardboard Republic

Board Game Quest

Cardboard Edison

Dan Thurot

Gnome Stew

Katie’s Game Corner

Kind Fortress

Matt Thrower

Mechanics & Meeples

Meeple Lady

Meeple Like Us

More Games Please

Open Seat Gaming

The Thoughtful Gamer

 

Podcasting:

All Us Geeks

Blue Peg, Pink Peg

Board Game Blitz

Board Gamers Anonymous

The Broken Meeple

The Forbidden Limb

Five Games for Doomsday

Going Last

Greatway Games

Heavy Cardboard

Ken & Robin Talk About Stuff

Ludology

Mile High Game Guys

On Board Games

Our Turn

The Spiel

Technical Difficulties

Who, What, Why?

 

Video:

Actualol

The Cardboard Herald

Chris Bryan

Cloak and Meeple

Epic Gaming Night

Gaming Rules!

Girls’ Game Shelf

Inside The Box

JonGetsGames

Maggibot

The Northman

Rahdo Runs Through

Tech Geek Gamers

Tiffany Caires

 

Artists / Visually Focused:

Daniel Solis

DnDoggos

Fernanda Suarez

Up To Four Players

 

Design Focused:

Button Shy

Cam Banks

Evil Hat Productions

Games By Play Date

Games Precipice

Good Little Games

Needy Cat Games

 

Not So Easily Categorized:

Board Game Revolution

The Giveaway Geek

*Active in this case means at least one backer pledge and has made some kind of post relatively recently, It also doesn’t contain the many wargaming Patreons out there, and we’re sure we missed a few, but we can work on adding them if people find this initial list useful!