Announcing the Mondo exclusive version of The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31, which will be sold exclusively through our site! It's limited to 1,982 copies, and features stunning packaging artwork by Jock housed in a translucent screen printed sleeve. The limited edition game will also come with a letterpress print by Jock, expanded game play, enamel pin, and two additional sculpted movers: Dead Norwegian and Palmer-Thing.
"In 2013, Jock created an outstanding Mondo poster for The Thing with his depiction of an icy alien imitator erupting from the arctic snow. At the time he also came up with a collection of great concept sketches that we really wanted to see finished some day. When we asked Jock to create the box art for our limited edition version of the game he dipped back into those concepts and came back with a viscerally beautiful rendering of an imitation overtaking its host and reaching out to ensnare the viewer in its tendrils." - Jay Shaw, Mondo Brand Director
"This film is a personal favorite of mine, so it was great to revisit the material. Jay and I played around with lots of different ideas for the packaging while I worked on the art – and I’m pleased to say that I’m really proud of the final product. I had the chance to test the game before starting work on the art and was very impressed with how it played; it literally feels like you’re in the movie!" - Jock
Both the standard and exclusive versions feature the Phantom City Creative-designed game board and cards. Check out images of the standard version below:
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.