It only took 10 minutes for the Monster Hunter World board game to hit its Kickstarter funding target of £150,000, Steamforged Games have announced.
Although we’ve know about the project for several months now, the tabletop adaptation of Monster Hunter World only dropped on Kickstarter earlier this week on April 20th.
Steamforged are no strangers when it comes to board games based on popular licenses, having previously partnered with Capcom on Resident Evil 2, and Devil May Cry. They also produced both a board game and card game for the ever-popular Dark Souls series.
At the time of writing, the Kickstart campaign for the Monster Hunter World board game stands at just over £2.1m with 7 days still to go. It’s a landmark triumph for Steamforged, but how does the game actually work? Here’s a brief overview alongside some gameplay footage.
Gather your party, grab your massive weapon, and embark on cooperative quests in an open world where your choices matter. Armed with your attack cards and your wits, dive into battle with massive monsters, making quick strategic decisions and honing your hunting skills with every hard-won piece of monster loot!
In this cooperative arena combat board game for 1-4 players set in an open world, it’s not you who dictates the flow of battle, but the monster you hunt — and every monster is wildly different.
Pick your hunter based on their unique weapon and playstyle. Select which iconic monster you’ll be hunting across the wilds. Track the beast in a choose-your-own-adventure quest, avoiding pitfalls and gathering bonus resources. Then plunge into adrenaline-fuelled combat where teamwork, positioning, and stamina are key, targeting the loot you need for the weapons you want — without getting crushed!
Even if you aren’t particularly into tabletop games, Monster Hunter fans will be scrambling to get their hands on those plastic mininatures. The £51 “entry level” box comes with everything you need to play, including 4 hunter minis and 4 “XL” monsters including the Great Jagras, Rathalos, Anjanath, and Tobi-Kadachi.
For those looking to enrich their experience with the Monster Hunter World board game, there are two more deluxe bundles on offer. The “core” level £102 box includes a Wildspire Waste expansion with 4 additional hunters and monsters. There’s an “all-in” level bundle priced at £211 too, which packs in two additional expansions comprised of 6 extra hunters and 3 Elder Dragons (the Nergigante, Teostra, and Kushala Daora). If you pledge at either the core or all-in tiers then you’ll also get extra minis Steamforged are revealing daily throughout their crowdfunding campaign.
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