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Elijah Wood explains the rules for The Thing: Infection At Outpost 31 board game

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I love John Carpenter’s The Thing so have been looking forward to The Thing board game. This is Mondo’s first board game in collaboration with USAopoly’s designer games division, Project Raygun.

The regular version of the game will be in stores and online nationwide this October in the US, and a limited edition Mondo exclusive version will be available at MondoTees.com.

An alien lifeform has infiltrated a bleak and desolate Antarctic research station assimilating other organisms and then imitating them. In the hidden identity game THE THING ™ INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31, you will 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 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.

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.

I have already posted the rulebook, but now Elijah Wood talks us through it in this excellent video. Spoilers ahead if you have never seen the film.

THE THING: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31 Game Play Video from Mondo on Vimeo.

Thanks to Abdessamia My Abdellah for sending it over.

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