Dicey Goblin Supports Worthy Causes Through Board Games

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Board game startup donates a portion of all proceeds to "Nerdy" charities.

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Board games are an astonishingly fast growing trend hitting progressive cities, like Portland, New York, Austin, and San Francisco.

Dicey Goblin is the first company to support forward thinking fundraisers by leveraging the unexpectedly fast growing board game trend. This Austin based startup takes popular European style games and sells them in the US through their website, DiceyGoblin.com.

Board games are an astonishingly fast growing trend hitting progressive cities, like Portland, New York, Austin, and San Francisco.”, according to Peter Attia, founder of Dicey Goblin. “Board games have always been incredibly popular overseas, but within the past three years 60% of Eurogame sales have occurred within the US.”

According to co-founder Ashley Britt, it’s no wonder that actors, turned geek icons, Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day created “TableTop“. This web series, which raised a record breaking $1.4 Million in fan funding from Indiegogo, pits popular tv and web personalities to play board games with Wheaton and other celebrities. In such a widely digital age, it’s fascinating to see an “analog” trend see such rapid growth.

Britt shared with us that a majority of innovative fundraisers struggle, because of lack of funding or resources. A prime example being the Austin Toy Museum, which is striving to open a museum stocked with toys from the 30’s all the way up to the 80’s. A portion of Dicey Goblin’s sales go directly to the Austin Toy Museum as well as other concepts, communities, and charities that focus on outside of the box ideas. Ashley and Peter’s love of table top games combined with their passion to see ideas like Austin Toy Museum grow, is what inspired the idea for Dicey Goblin.

Based out of Austin, TX; Dicey Goblin was conceptualized in May of 2014 and launched in January 2015. Dicey Goblin sells award winning board games on their website and ships them nation wide. You can find more information at DiceyGoblin.com.

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