The new edition of Glory to Rome is within striking distance of the record for the best-funded Kickstarter project in the board & card games category. That record is currently held by Eminent Domain with $48,379; Glory to Rome is 95% of the way there as I write this, with 11 days still to go.
Update: And, the following morning, it’s made it!
The game itself is very well-regarded, sitting in the Top 100 rated games at BoardgameGeek.com. Keep in mind that this is out of a database of many thousands, about 7000 or so of which have enough user votes to be ranked at all. Anything in the top 1000 or so is usually considered to be a very good game.