More 80’s – The Thing Coming to Your Table

I didn’t realize with yesterday’s Rambo post that this would actually be becoming a Thing, but apparently it is.

Yes, the 1980s are invading the 2010s, and they are winning.

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 is a new game coming out by Mondo with Project Raygun (a “designer collectibles” division started by USAopoly).

The Thing

There is more detail about it on Mondo’s web site, but it looks really cool.

The Thing (I’m going to just shorten it for the rest of this post, ok?) is a game of deduction and hidden identity, as one of the up to twelve players has actually been taken over by an alien! Or maybe more than one? Or maybe one can take over the others?

Who knows, as there isn’t a lot of gameplay detail out there yet.

I’ll let Mondo say it better.

In THE THING™ INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31, relive John Carpenter’s sci-fi cult classic as a hidden identity game designed to push you to the edge. 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 escape Outpost 31!

The Thing is being released both in a normal edition and an exclusive edition (1,982 copies, which is seriously cute, ask if you’re not sure why) with different packaging artwork, an enamel pin, a Mondo print and two exclusive sculpted miniatures.

No rulebook yet, so no idea exactly how it’s going to play. But it does look like it will be very interesting.

Go to the post for more information, and to sign up to their email newsletter if you want to keep up with it.

It is scheduled to be released in October.

Ok, now, when is that Breakfast Club game coming out?

Breakfast Club

 

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