The Thing: Outpost 31 is a hidden identity board game that will let you relive John Carpenter’s sci-fi cult classic in a race to discover who among the team has been infected by this heinous lifeform. The board game will allow you to play as one of a dozen characters like helicopter pilot MacReady, mechanic Childs, or station manager Garry. Face sabotage and infection as you investigate the facility—gather gear, battle The Thing, expose any imitations among you, and eventually escape Outpost 31!
The Thing: Outpost 31 will be available for sale in stores on October 17, 2017.
‘The Thing’ will be Mondo’s very first board game in collaboration with USAopoly’s designer games division, Project Raygun. The two brands worked together in hopes of “creating a game that will excite table top and film aficionados alike. The game has also been designed so players will experience the paranoia and tension that makes the film so great.” said Joe Van Wetering, Creative Design and Game Development at Project Raygun.
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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