A board game based on John Carpenter’s The Thing? Yes, please! As opposed to costly video games that need expensive technologies and precision skills, a board game is something anyone can play. Even if table top games aren’t your cup of tea, this one lets you imagine yourself facing extraterrestrial terror at an isolated Antarctic outpost. What’s not to love?
From Mondo & USAopoly, The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 is will be available for purchase in time for Halloween with a limited edition Mondo exclusive version will be available at MondoTees.com.
Game Synopsis: It is the start of the bleak, desolate Antarctic winter when a group of NSF researchers manning the claustrophobic, isolated U.S. Outpost 31 comes into contact with a hostile extraterrestrial lifeform. Bent on assimilating Earth’s native species, this being infiltrates the facility creating a perfect imitation of one of the Outpost 31 crew. The staff frantically begin a sweep of the base, desperate to purge this alien infection before escaping to warn McMurdo Station that somewhere, out there in the frigid darkness, something horrible is waiting.
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The game has been designed to be as authentically cinematic as possible, ensuring that the players will experience the paranoia and tension that makes the film so great. The regular version of the game features artwork and designs by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative. The Mondo exclusive version, sold exclusively through MondoTees.com, is limited to 1,982 copies and features different packaging artwork by Jock. The limited edition game will also come with a Mondo print, enamel pin and two additional sculpted movers: the Norwegian character and the “Palmer Thing”.