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  • Ares Games The Thing: The Boardgame
  • Ares Games The Thing: The Boardgame

The Thing: The Boardgame

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Play as "The Thing" or as a human trying to survive without getting infected, in this hidden-role game for one to eight players! You must cooperate to survive – but will you know who is really on your side?

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The Thing: The Boardgame is an intense game experience based on the 1982 cult movie directed by John Carpenter. It is a game that mixes different mechanics to create an experience that is as faithful as possible to the original film.

In this semi-cooperative hidden-role game one player is initially The Thing and the other players are humans. The purpose of The Thing is to infect others, to prevent the survivors from escaping from the base, or to try to escape with them by behaving as a human.

Players also have to manage "Outpost 31." The game board depicts the very same rooms seen in the 1982 film. Each of these rooms allows players to perform a different action. Human players have to feed themselves and keep the boiler and the generator running, to avoid being in the cold and dark. The Thing will try to sabotage these places to make life difficult for the humans... or will try to camouflage itself among the humans and infect them when the opportunity presents itself.

You must cooperate to survive – but will you know who is really on your side? And if you reveal The Thing – will you be prepared to fight it? The road to victory is truly hard, but not impossible! Be careful!


Horror / New


Number of Players 1-8
Estimated Playtime 60-90 minutes
Suggested Ages 13+

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