Welcome to the community, nortonhart, I'm glad you found us. Feel free to take a look around the forums, check out the articles, and join in wherever you feel comfortable. You may want to check out the Community Guidelines so you're aware of what can cause posts to be removed, and tell us more about yourself and your board game project on Introduce Yourself.
Kickstarter campaigns can be a great way to bring more attention and funding to your project, but how well it works can be largely up to you. I did a little searching, and I found two articles that are relevant to your situation. Check them out, see if they help answer your questions, and feel free to provide a little more information so our members will know best how to help you.
Best of luck!