On April 20, 2021, Steamforged Games announced that the Monster Hunter World: The Board Game Kickstarter would begin. The goal involved raising $210,028 by April 30, 2021. However, within ten minutes it reached that goal. The game is now fully funded and expected to ship in September 2022.
This Ancient Forest adaptation of Monster Hunter World will last an hour to an hour and a half and be playable alone or with up to four people. Each quest will involve “hunting” different monsters. The base game will include Anjanath, Great Jagras, Rathalos, and Tobi-Kadachi as its four XL monsters. It will also have Bow, Dual Blades, Great Sword, and Sword & Shield hunter characters. There will be over 600 cards. This base game pledge will cost someone about £51/€58/$70.
There are also some expansions, a Kulu-Ya-Ku Kickstarter bonus, and two “login bonus” unlocks coming each day the crowdfunding campaign runs. If someone gets in at around the £102/€117/$140 level, they also get Wildspire Waste, Kulu-Ya-Ku, and the login bonuses. Wildspire Waste adds the Charge Blade, Heavy Bowgun, Insect Glaive, and Switch Axe hunters and Barroth, Diablos, Jyuratodus, and Pukei-Pukei monsters. The £211/€243/$289 level adds everything from past tiers and the Elder Dragons Kushala Daora, Nergigante, and Teostra and Gunlance, Hammer, Hunting Horn, Lance, Light Bowgun, and Long Sword hunters. The extra expansions can also be purchased separately as add-ons.
The Monster Hunter World: The Board Game Kickstarter will run until April 30, 2021. The game has a tentative September 2022 launch date.