ASK RANDY: THE THING – BOARD GAME COMING FROM MONDO!

Written by on May 5, 2017 in Ask Randy - No comments

Randy here.

As I have professed my love for John Carpenter’s epic, apocalyptic masterpiece, this can’t help but make me smile.  I’m just surprised it took 35 years to make it happen!

MONDO AND USAOPOLY’S PROJECT RAYGUN BRING THE PARANOIA INTO YOUR HOME WITH 
“THE THING™: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31″
Mondo’s Very First Signature Board Game Will Be Available In Stores and Online Wherever Games Are Sold October 2017
Mondo and USAopoly are excited to announce the release and share a sneak peek at the design for The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31, the first board game collaboration with USAopoly’s designer games division, Project Raygun. The regular version of the game will be in stores and online nationwide this October, and a limited edition Mondo exclusive version will be available at MondoTees.com.
An alien lifeform has infiltrated a bleak and desolate Antarctic research station assimilating other organisms and then imitating them. In the hidden identity game The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31, you will relive John Carpenter’s sci-fi cult classic from Universal Pictures in a race to discover who among the team has been infected by this heinous lifeform.
The game has been designed to be as authentically cinematic as possible, ensuring that the players will experience the paranoia and tension that makes the film so great.
The regular version of the game features artwork and designs by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative. The Mondo exclusive version, sold exclusively through MondoTees.com, is limited to 1,982 copies, and features different packaging artwork by Jock. The limited edition game will also come with a Mondo print, enamel pin and two additional sculpted movers: the Norwegian character and the Palmer Thing.
The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31 Gameplay Description
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.
A board game based on the cult-classic film THE THING. The full game title will be THE THING™: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31. MSRP (TBD). Release date Fall 2017.

THE THING™: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31
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THE THING™: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31

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THE THING™: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31
Game board set-up with cards.


THE THING™: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31
Game board.


THE THING™: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31
Example of “Supply” cards, “Blood Sample” cards, and “Human” or “Imitation” cards.
                                         
About Film Property
The Thing is the chilling prelude to John Carpenter’s cult classic film, The Dawn of the Dead.  The story begins when paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime and joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.
Visit the Mondo official site & social handles for more information:
Website       MondoTees.com
Twitter:          Twitter.com/MondoNews
Facebook    Facebook.com/MondoTees
Instagram:    Instagram.com/MondoTees
                                         
About MONDO
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music and toys. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl. Utilizing the talents of world class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen printed posters based on film, television and comic properties, working with the leading entertainment brands including DC Comics, HBO, Marvel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers as well as filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space, hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Mondo aspires to be a creative home for artists and designers to work and have their visions realized, whether through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or toys. Their first convention in 2014, MondoCon, was a celebration of art, music, film and their creators. Mondo is also recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a full archive of film posters as part of their research library. The parent company of Mondo is Alamo Drafthouse.
About Project Raygun
Cutting edge nostalgia, the finest pop art, and a contemporary retro style-Project Raygun offers all this, and more. Our products evoke childhood memories while feeding fans desire for what’s been missing in the collectibles and games space-it’s pop culture dreams as pulled straight from the minds of fans. We draw on the icons of the past and present as we look to the future.
Project Raygun is a pioneering initiative in the collectibles market. By fusing classic properties with original art from contemporary creators like Mondo Tees, Sideshow Collectibles, and Steff Bomb, we gather collectors’ dreams and forge them into reality.

 

About the Author

Randy has been writing about reporting on toys for AFTimes since 1995 and shows no sign of stopping! He's been in all aspects of toys and collecting from retail clerk to toy company adviser, as well as been a toy expert for CNN. He's met Comic Artists to Adult film stars to Navy SEALS, during his time, as well as covered events from SDCC to American International Toy Fair. He also loves movies, so don't be surprised if that comes up too-as well as some movie reviews!

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