It’s not just a sign of the times that The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 is on your radar. If this icy blue logo hasn’t already jumped out at you from a previous sighting, it will be soon!
This hidden-identity hobby game based on the classic 1982 sci-fi horror film originally emerged from a 2017 partnership between pop-culture publisher Mondo and The Op as Project Raygun. And much like the cult movie’s savage and suspenseful storyline, our immersive tabletop version also had players eager to share their survival stories.
Get ready to recruit fresh blood and tell a new tales this Fall, when The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 comes back to covertly contaminate your game nights… and “nobody trusts anybody anymore.”
The game’s premise is in line with John Carpenter’s cinematic nightmare fuel from the 80’s: an alien lifeform has infiltrated the Antarctic research station where you and other scientists are dissecting an otherworldly guest. Lead a series of investigations to clear the building of the shapeshifting intruder, all the while with the imitator’s identity a total mystery to the crew!
Setup and components of the original have been preserved, with 4-8 players being assigned Blood Samples, using Supply and Sabotage cards to clear the Outpost, and fleeing the facility via helicopter with nothing getting in your way (or in this case, onboard). Newcomers to this release can anticipate updated rules that will make the imitation even harder to identify! It only takes one of three ways to lose to The Thing, so keep the contagion managed, the Outpost maintained, and the helicopter “humans only” to escape with your life and save humanity!
The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 will still be for 4-8 players, ages 17 and up, with a playtime of approximately 45-90 minutes. Watch the shelves of your local game store or pre-order it for $59.99 here to ensure your chance to battle the monster head(s)-on! Already own it? Tag @theopgames, @mondonews and/or #InfectionatOutpost31 to share how the mitigation is going in your corner of the continent for a chance to be featured on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!