Monster Hunter World

Kirin is Finally Storming the Tabletop! New Expansions for Monster Hunter World: The Board Game

Hunters, we have a VERY exciting update for you today!

In case you missed it, this year is the 10th anniversary of Steamforged Games. It also happens to be the 20th anniversary of Monster Hunter. So, what better time could there be to throw a monster-sized party?!

We may be releasing the Iceborne board game, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about World. So many of you who either backed Monster Hunter World: The Board Game on Kickstarter or got it at retail are playing and loving the game, sharing incredible painted minis and asking what our plans are for more World monster releases. Suffice to say, it’s been SO hard to keep this quiet!

So, without further ado: prepare to be thunderstruck, poisoned, stunned, and crushed in some of the most thrilling monster battles you’ll experience on the tabletop, coming to pre-order in February 2024!

Kirin, the Elder Dragon

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An extremely rare sight, Kirin is said to envelope itself in pure electricity when provoked. Prepare for a thunderous challenge against this elder dragon — it’s been known to call lightning down from the sky!

With the Kirin expansion, you’ll get this highly-prized elder dragon and all its quests, rare weapons, and powerful equipment-crafting options. That includes:

  • New campaign quests
  • New arena quests for single-session boss battles
  • New choice-driven narrative
  • Every craftable Kirin weapon type, for all 14 hunters, from the video game

Plus, because Kirin is an elder dragon with a 5-star quest level, you’ll have a whole new way to win your Monster Hunter: World campaign! Will your party be the ones to conquer this elusive creature?

We’ve got a full video playthrough where we go head-to-head with Kirin releasing soon on our YouTube channel. How do you think we did? Predictions in the Discord, please! (Hint: We can confirm Jamie Perkins remembered not to attack with a blunt weapon…this time.)

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Picking Bones

It’s not just Kirin you’ll be hunting down. You’ll have not one, not two, but THREE massive new monsters to take on with the Picking Bones expansion!

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Shield your eyes from the stunning flash attacks of Tzitzi-Ya-Ku. Withstand the paralysing strikes of the serpent-like Great Girros. And dodge the rolling ball of pain that is bone-studded Radobaan!

Like the monster expansions some of you may be familiar with from Iceborne, Picking Bones introduces:

  • 3 brand new XL and L monsters
  • 15 new campaign quests
  • 9 new arena quests for single-session boss battles against any of the monsters, at any level, with any of the 14 hunters
  • New choice-driven quest narrative set in the Coral Highlands and Rotten Vale
  • Every craftable weapon type for each monster, for all 14 hunters, from the video game

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And of course, these monsters can be mixed and matched with your existing World collection, giving you tons of variability when it comes to playing through campaigns. Each one of these monsters adds multiple new ways for you to chart your course through the New World. Remember: the more monsters you slay, the better the weapons you can craft, the bigger the monsters you can hunt!

Where will you start?

Pre-order Exclusives

An anniversary gift from us to you, both Kirin and Picking Bones are exclusive to our online store and will release in December this year, with the pre-order set to open next week. But that’s not all.

Only available during this pre-order, the pre-order bundle also includes a limited edition physiology card pack!

We’ve taken the highest-level quest card for every single monster in Monster Hunter World: The Board Game — including the four new monsters above — and infused them with light to help you successfully hunt them down and take them on. We call this high-quality, holographic finish the ‘glowing guide’ effect. Added luck on your hunts is (pretty much) guaranteed!

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And, although the new expansions don’t introduce full new biomes, we wanted to give those who’d like to face Kirin, Radobaan, on their thematic battlegrounds a way to do so. Which is why, as another pre-order only exclusive, the bundle includes a double-sided neoprene arena featuring Coral Highlands and Rotten Vale!

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