A crowdfunding campaign is currently running on Kickstarter, in which a board game for The Thing is to be published on the basis of the film license. Pendragon Game Studio received more than 225.000 euros from the “swarm”; the financing target was 42.000 euros and has therefore already been achieved. If you are unsure whether you want to support the board game at this point in time, you can postpone the decision. The board game for The Thing will go on sale through Area. 


As Area and Pendragon Game Studios announce, a cooperation has been concluded to bring The Thing: The Boardgame onto the market. The crowdfunding campaign is currently running and the game is to be delivered to the supporters in December 2021. As Area Games has now announced, the board game will go on sale afterwards. A publication can therefore be expected sometime in 2022.

The Thing: The board game with a traitor mechanism

The Pendragon Game Studio project successfully made the leap into crowdfunding a long time ago. The Thing: The Boardgame adheres closely to the original film and uses the license from Universal Studios. One to eight players cooperate in order to survive in the Antarctic, with one exception: One of the players tries to thwart the group's plans as an alien organism. Similar to Battlestar Galactica, The Thing also uses a traitor mechanism that should create tension.

The alien organism looks just as "pretty" in the board game as it does in the film. Image rights: Pendragon

The alien organism looks just as “pretty” in the board game as it does in the film. Image rights: Pendragon

Pendragon Game Studio brought the crowdfunding campaign online on September 22nd, and within around an hour and a half the funding target of 42.000 euros had already been reached. The board game came from the Italian authors Andrea Crespi - formerly responsible for Alone, Apollo XIII or Potion Explosion, and Giuseppe Cicero.

The board game for The Thing is only Pendragon Game Studios' second Kickstarter project, a board game with a post-apocalyptic setting had previously been published with Last Aurora - Area will also be launching this game after the Kickstarter editions have been shipped.

The pledge costs 79 euros. the Kickstarter campaign from Pendragon Game Studios The Thing runs through October 14th.


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