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First Look! Pledge Levels, Unlocks & Exclusives | Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game

Hunters, come and check out the Kickstarter pledge levels for Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game!

Since we announced Iceborne, many hunters have been keen to find out what the Kickstarter has in store. If that includes you, you’ve followed the Scoutflies to the right place.

Read on to discover:

  • About the game
  • A sneak peek at the pledge levels
  • A hint at unlock goals and Kickstarter exclusives

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About the Game

Coming to Kickstarter on May 18 at 13:00 ET / 18:00 BST for 14 days, Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game is the successor to the highly rated Monster Hunter World board game. 

The two games do share a lot of DNA, but Iceborne isn’t an expansion. Instead, it’s a whole new board game! (For info on cross compatibility, check out this thread.)

Like World, Iceborne is a co-op arena combat board game for 1-4 hunters. A mysterious song is echoing over the New World and causing the mass migration of Legiana. Now, the Research Commission needs YOU to investigate! 

Become a hunter of the Fifth Fleet and head to an uncharted arctic tundra where unknown threats roam wild. Protect the new Seliana basecamp from monsters unlike any you’ve faced before. Claim monster loot from successful hunts to craft awesome new equipment, so you can hunt bigger and badder beasts until you’ve mastered Hoarfrost Reach!

Want to slay and craft your way to awesomeness? Play in campaign mode. Short on time? Play single-session arena battles instead!

(For more info on the Iceborne board game, click here.)

First Look at Pledge Levels

On May 18, the Iceborne Kickstarter will launch with just two pledge levels: the Core Box Only Pledge and the Hunter’s Pledge.

But that’s not all. More very exciting things will be revealed during the live Kickstarter. So, make sure you join the hunt on launch day and keep an eye on the campaign. You won’t want to miss a thing

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though. We haven’t even looked at the pledges yet! 

At $81 / £65*, the Core Box Only pledge was created for hunters who just want the core experience at a hefty $49 discount on MSRP.

Titled ‘Hoarfrost Reach’, it’s a chunky core box bursting with four large monsters (all on 100mm bases) — Banbaro, Beotodus, Barioth, and Rajang — and four unique hunters — Great Sword, Dual Blades, Sword and Shield, and Bow — to track ‘em down with. Every monster has multiple difficulty levels, giving you countless hours of awesome hunts ahead!

The box also features Kickstarter exclusive art. 

Want to sink your teeth into even MORE monsters? Check out the Hunter’s Pledge instead:

At $161 / £128*, the Hunter’s Pledge includes not one, not two, but three chunky gameplay boxes bursting with large and extra large monsters (and a fourth box for good luck) at a massive $169 discount on MSRP! 

That’s the Hoarfrost Reach core box, the exclusive Absolute Power monster expansion, and a whole ‘nother exclusive mystery monster expansion (worth more than $75 at Kickstarter and $90 at retail) that you’ll get for free. Combine the sets for a mega Iceborne campaign, or face them all in one-shot arena combat!

Plus some extra, cuter friends (worth $20 RRP) you’ll meet along the way!

The contents of the second monster expansion are yet to be revealed. Why? Because we need skilled hunters to track them down. And that, brothers and sisters of the Fifth Fleet, is where you come in. 

(*These exchange rates are right at the time of posting, but may change a little by the time we launch.)

Unlocking the Monster Expansion

Strange things are happening in the New World. As well as the song and seismic activity, there’s been an increase in monster species we’ve never encountered before. 

Some, we’ve already tracked down and started to study. Others are still a mystery we need you to help solve. 

During the Kickstarter campaign, we’ll be tracking these new threats in a gathering phase quest. Your choices will help lead us in the right direction, so we can reveal the monsters and take them down (and then add them to your Hunter’s Pledge!). 

You’ll need to vote in the Kickstarter comments to join in the hunt, so follow the Kickstarter now to get notified when it begins.

Of course, you may find you need a little help along the way. A little bird told us that furry friends can be particularly helpful, and that small mystery box does look awfully cute…

Update on VAT

Please note that the prices above don’t include VAT for the UK or European Union (EU) countries.

Due to the way VAT is collected in Europe, and its impact on crowdfunding sites in the EU, we can no longer set prices that aren’t VAT exclusive.

If you live in the UK or EU, then VAT will be calculated and charged in the pledge manager based on the total price of your pledge and your country’s VAT rate.

Follow Now to Join the Hunt

Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game launches May 18 at 13:00 ET / 18:00 BST. Follow the Kickstarter now to join the hunt!