Watch Elijah Wood explain the rules of Mondo's new The Thing board game

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Nov 6, 2017, 12:36 PM EST

Toss out that tattered edition of Parcheesi and prepare for the ultimate terror in board games with Mondo's release of Project Raygun's The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31.

Over the past year, we've been delivering teases of this chilling tabletop game and now the officially-licensed, role-playing adventure is being unleashed on an unsuspecting public just as winter is coming.



The year 2017 marks the 35th anniversary of John Carpenter's masterful sci-fi horror feature and fans of The Thing and its Clue-like board game iteration are zipping up their parkas to descend into a harrowing Antarctic mission to ferret out a hidden alien invader. Embrace the frigid isolation and discover the identity of the shape-shifting extraterrestrial before it's too late and you become one with its other-worldly DNA.

Here's the official description:

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 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, 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.



To brief gamers on the frost-bitten beasts that lie at the icy core of The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, check out this video hosted by Lord of The Rings' favorite Hobbit and ring-bearer extraordinaire, Elijah Wood. As someone who knows a thing or two about tricksy creatures, Wood runs down the rules of the game dressed in sub-zero regalia and introduces the story arc players can expect. Bundle up and have a peek.

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 will be available November 9 HERE.

(Via Nerdist)