A New Look at ‘The Thing’ Board Game from Mondo

This is Outpost 31 to anybody out there… we found something.

Mondo and Project Ray Gun announced the game based on the Carpenter classic in May. The two companies have made the game as true to the movie as possible – the game play will have players feeling the same tension created in the film as they try to track down the infected. It’s got a great creepy soundtrack already available to help players get into it…

They’ll be showing off the game at SDCC – and are giving all of us a fresh look at what comes in the box that will be available in October…

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 MondoTees.com. It includes different artwork, a Mondo print, enamel collectors pin, and two additional movers: the Norwegian character and the Palmer Thing.

If you’re at SDCC (lucky), you can pick up some con exclusives…

Become a member of crew with these officially licensed United States Antarctica Research Station patches. Available in four colors at our SDCC booth (#835): Black (Thursday), Yellow (Friday), Green (Saturday), Blue (Sunday). These are free to The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 newsletter subscribers and limited to just 300 per color. Sign up for the Infection 31 newsletter here.


Here’s something to bring it all back:


Are you planning to pick this one up in the fall?

  • dave long island

    I’m so getting this. I should have already gotten it, but doggone it, the funds are stretched thin as is. But here’s the theme song for the game, lol… https://youtu.be/8faq5amdK30

  • euansmith

    I like the design of the cards; very nice and clean.

    Blimey, that trailer was absolutely terrible 😀 I watched it with its 1980’s Voice Over destroying the atmosphere, and I was all like…


    • dave long island

      They definitely changed the sound Bennings makes when he’s sitting in the snow with his half-formed lobster claw. And it’s a good thing they did, cause it’s eerie in the movie and just plain awful in that trailer. Almost as bad as the Vader “Noooooo”, but not quite… lol