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USING THIS FILE:
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• In the menu, select: File > Download As > Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)
CALCULATIONS:
Yellow fields should be customized with your details.
After entering quantities and costs, your estimated
funding goal will be highlighted in green at the bottom.

*This calculator is for US Kickstarters Only
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1. PROJECT COSTS
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Item DescriptionCost
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Your Product Board Game The cost to manufacture your game$8,500.00
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Miscellaneous Costs Packaging Materials Boxes, bubble wrap, envelopes, etc.$500.00
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Marketing Facebook ads, T-shirts, anything used to bring attention to your campaign $1,000.00
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Design Will you be paying for any artwork or logos?$0.00
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Labor Will you be hiring help to work on any other aspect of the project?$0.00
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Other Any costs not mentioned above$500.00
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2. REWARD TIERS
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We recommend limiting campaigns to 5-7 reward tiers.

Are your backers covering shipping? If so, leave column G blank.
Total Backers -
Estimate the total number of backers for your project.

Common ways to estimate are to compare against a similar Kickstarter, estimate based on social media (~4% of followers/page likes), or estimate based on email campaigns (10-20% conversion).
600Reward TierTier NamePer Unit Cost
How much does the reward for each tier cost?
Do not include the unit price of your game, this is already accounted for.
Per Unit Shipping
How much will it cost to ship each reward?
Per Unit Shipping (Intl.)
How much will is cost to ship each reward internationally? As of 2014, 34% of backers were from outside of the US
Total Cost for Domestic RewardTotal Cost for International RewardPledge Amount
What amount must backers pledge to receive this reward?
Estimated Number
of Backers
These numbers are based on data from past campaigns and the total number of backers you entered. If you prefer, you may enter these number manually.
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1Updates$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$5.00144
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2Board Game$0.50$0.00$0.00$0.50$0.50$10.00184
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3UV Cover$0.00$3.00$8.00$3.00$8.00$40.00144
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4Expanded Board Game$10.00$5.00$10.00$15.00$20.00$75.0050
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5Expanded Board Game + Limited Edition Pieces$20.00$6.00$10.00$26.00$30.00$200.0017
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Tier for Product -
Enter the first reward tier in which your backers receive your board game
26"Become a Game Piece"$50.00$0.00$15.00$50.00$65.00$500.006
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7Trip to Play With Us$290.00$0.00$0.00$290.00$290.00$1,000.002
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3. BUDGET
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Product Cost$8,500.00
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Misc. Costs$2,000.00
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Reward Cost$1,812.00
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Domestic Fulfillment Cost$517.44
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Intl. Fulfillment Cost$650.08
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Total US Kickstarter Fees$1,466.30
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Your Profit (+) or Investment (-)
$2,287.00 < If this is a positive number, you will collect more money than you need. If it is negative, you will need additional funding to complete your project.
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FUNDING GOAL$15,000.00
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* This calculator has been developed for funding estimation purposes only and does not guarantee 100% accuracy. Individual Kickstarter success will vary.
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