Researchscape conducted an online omnibus survey of 2,339 U.S. respondents, and I snuck in some questions about board games. (The survey was fielded from May 26 to May 28, 2018.)
Not very! Only 9% of BGG users have cataloged all of their games, and only 16% have cataloged most of their games.
Only 13% of those making under $50,000 had logged most or all of their game collection, compared to 32% of BGG users with higher incomes.
Some other findings:
- More people have heard of Kickstarter (42%) than crowdfunding in general (35%).
- Parents with kids at home were less familiar with either, yet paradoxically parents were more likely to have actually backed a tabletop game on Kickstarter than non-parents.
- A greater proportion of Millennials have supported a game on Kickstarter than any other generation.
- Respondents in households with annual incomes above $100,000 were more likely to be aware of Kickstarter and crowdfunding and were more likely to have backed a tabletop game on Kickstarter.
- Both Trump and Clinton supporters had similar levels of supporting a Kickstarter tabletop campaign, while those who didn’t vote in 2016 were half as likely to have supported such a campaign.
- Not surprisingly, users with BoardGameGeek.com accounts showed similar demographics patterns to those of Kickstarter backers.
- As with Kickstarter, Millennials were also the most likely to have a BoardGameGeek.com account.
- The higher the income, the more likely the respondent was to have a BoardGameGeek.com account.
Have research questions about tabletop gaming? Post them below.
Also see my post: The Installed Base of Board Games vs. BGG Ownership.