Thursday, April 29, 2021

Monster Hunter World: The Board Game Adds Poogie Figure for Kickstarter Backers

Monster Hunter World: The Board Game has seen massive success on Kickstarter, and developer Steamforged Games is adding a limited edition Poogie miniature for some Kickstarter backers to celebrate.

IGN can exclusively reveal that a Kickstarter-exclusive, limited-edition figure of Poogie – the well-known little pig present throughout Monster Hunter’s history – will be included in rewards for all Core Pledge and All-In Pledge backers of Monster Hunter World: The Board Game “to say thanks to those who’ve backed the project so it can come to life,” said Charlotte Cloud, Steamforged Games' PR manager.

See an exclusive image of the Poogie miniature and other beautiful, exclusive renders of Monster Hunter World: The Board Game figures in the slideshow below! 

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The official tabletop adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter until Friday, April 30 with a goal of $208,120, which was met in just ten minutes. Monster Hunter World: The Board Game currently has over $4 million pledged from more than 16,000 backers at time of writing.

Monster Hunter World: The Board Game is a cooperative arena combat board game with an open world, and includes figures for different hunters wielding a variety of weapons from Bow to Great Sword, as well as figures and stats for a variety of well-known monsters straight from the video game. You can download a work-in-progress version of Monster Hunter World: The Board Game’s ruleset here.


An Entry Pledge will get backers the Ancient Forest base set with monsters like Rathalos, while a Core Pledge grants the additional Wildspire Waste standalone core set with four more (extra large) monster miniatures, plus the Kickstarter exclusive Kulu-Ya-Ku. The All-In Pledge grants backers all-of-the-above, plus three Elder Dragon expansions, and even more.

As for Poogie’s role in the board game,  Steamforged Games took inspiration directly from the video game. You can pet the Poogie as one of three Downtime Activities during each campaign day. The rulebook reads: “Pet the Poogie; some believe this brings you luck, others believe this is a myth.”

Steamforged Games is also responsible for developing Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game, Resident Evil 2: The Board Game, and more video game-inspired tabletop adventures.

[poilib element="accentDivider"] Casey DeFreitas is an Editor at IGN and avid Monster Hunter and Dungeon (& Dragons) delver. Catch her on Twitter @ShinyCaseyD


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