The Thing: Alien Terror Comes to the Tabletop

Hunt down an unseeable, unknowable menace at Outpost 31 in this upcoming game.

Mondo has hooked up with Project Raygun to create The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 – based on John Carpenter’s classic. Figure out who in your team is infected by a nefarious alien lifeform in this fast paced hidden identity board game. The two companies have ensured that the game is as true to the movie as possible – the game play will have players feeling the same tension created in the film.

“Someone in this camp ain’t who what he appears to be.”

via Mondo:

The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31 Gameplay
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.

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!

Tension mounts and paranoia ensues as you question who you can trust in the ultimate race to save humanity.



The regular version has art from Phantom City Creative, it  hits stores and online retailers nationwide in October. There will also be a limited edition – only 1,982 copies will be sold – will be available at It includes different artwork, a Mondo print, enamel collectors pin, and two additional movers: the Norwegian character and the Palmer Thing.


This looks like a really good game to play with your friends – if they’re really your friends, that is.

  • euansmith

    “You gotta be fuggin’ kidding!”

    • Honest Kairos

      “Someone in this Camp ain’t what he appears to be.”

      • Patriarch

        “I’m sorry guys, I’m not up to it.”

  • dave long island

    “Chiles! What if we wrong about him?”
    “Well then we’re wrong!”

    • dave long island

      Doh… I mispelled ‘Childs’… lol

  • dave long island

    Totally getting this game. Buying this is done and done. I effin love that movie. Well, the 1980s version at least. I like the 1950s version too, just dont love it. The 80s version is easily my favorite movie, rivaled only perhaps by Apocalypse Now.

  • dave long island

    “No dog makes it a 1,000 miles to the coast. That thing wanted to be uuuuusssssssssssss!!!”

    • Honest Kairos

      “Maybe we’re at war with Norway.”

      • dave long island


  • Patriarch

    I’m not playing with Windows.