The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 is a 2017 board game created by Mondo and USAopoly’s Project Raygun, based on John Carpenter’s 1982 science fiction horror film, The Thing.
The game takes place at 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 life-form.
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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“Despite my slight amount of griping about the graphic design and card stock earlier, this is a great game. If you are into The Thing and its growing mythos, this game is outstanding. The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 absolutely captures the paranoia and growing sense of dread that has instilled every iteration of the story up until now.” David Hahn, Dread Central