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Nika Mlinarič Hribar

Co-founder at SnowBoardGames, Slovenia

Nika Mlinarič Hribar

About Nika

Nika is a co-founder of the board game publishing studio SnowBoardGames and a physicist with a background in aerospace industry. She was also one of the 10 nominees for the Engineer of the Year Award in 2019. She is currently balancing her time between a PhD in numerical simulations, developing board games and running a startup. SnowBoardGames launched their first game, Hike! on Kickstarter, where almost 3500 backers helped exceed their funding goal by almost 20 times.

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Dvorana Emerald, 20.10.2023 at 09:05-09:35

Kickstarter & Board Games: Is Kickstarter still a start up platform or has it become a pre-order store?

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform, well known to everybody, and its main purpose is to help fund start up products. Or is it? There is one industry in particular that found its match made in heaven with the help of Kickstarter and changed the way we now perceive Kickstarter. »Board game reneissance« is a term that is occuring lately in the table top industry and one of the main reason fort his massive popularization is Kickstarter itself. Imagine a realm where giants coexist with newcomers. Multimillion-dollar corporations now share the stage with indie creators, all thanks to Kickstarter's transformative power. The tabletop industry has undergone a seismic shift, transcending mere games into a cultural renaissance and the vast majority of games that are produced nowadays must first go through Kickstarter before they hit the shelves of retail stores. Explore the culture of Kickstarter and Table Top industry together with 3 representatives of Slovenia's Table Top companies which found their success via Kickstarter.

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