CMON will release a board game based on the Netflix series Stranger Things. The publisher announced this. Stranger Things: The Upside Down is slated for release next year.

The reasons for subscribing to Netflix are dwindling, at least from the point of view of customers, who are increasingly turning their backs on the streaming giant. But there is a good reason: the Stranger Things series. The US sci-fi mystery format debuted in 2016 and is now in its fourth round. This brought the end closer, because according to the Duffer brothers, the series should end with the fifth season. After all, things could continue on the gaming table: the miniatures expert CMON announced a board game for 2023 with Stranger Things: The Upside Down.

Stranger Things: The Upside Down by the Cthulhu: Death May Die author

The game designer Rob Daviau is responsible for the board game and is therefore no stranger: He is behind Cthulhu: Death May Die and the Pandemic Legacy trilogy, among other things. He has already delivered quality with his works – but the new board game for the Stranger Things series could pose far greater challenges for Daviau. The reason? A possibly enormous expectation of the fans.

Stranger Things draws its charm, among other things, from the countless visual references to classics from the film and television world. This also applies to the board game. Not many details are known about Stranger Things: The Upside Down. However, it will be a cooperative board game in which players must save Hawkins from the shadowy world from which the Demogorgons are known to come.

CMON - or the author Rob Daviau himself - announced the game as part of the "Summer Spectacular" of the influencer channel Dice Tower (from 1:15 in the video). Accordingly, the board game is already 99 percent complete, details would still be changed. As Daviau also noted, the Duffer brothers are said to have played the title before. More details will follow as the board game gets closer to its release date. It is unclear when exactly the game will appear – only the year is known.

Stranger Things: The Upside Down is the second major license announcement from CMON. Earlier it was announced that it would launch a board game based on Dune: Dune - War for Arrakis, a strategic title from the authors of War of the Ring. Francesco Nepitello has already stated that some mechanics from the ideal predecessor are used for the concept of the new Dune title.

The new CMON board game for Stranger Things is not the first board game based on the license, but it is nevertheless the first game for which the template for a board game for scene experts is used. A Monopoly version and Asmodee's deduction game Stranger Things: Attack of the Mind Flayer were previously released.

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