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Offline Cherno

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[KS] The Thing - The Boardgame by Pendragon Game Studio
« on: September 25, 2020, 01:28:09 PM »


The Thing - The Boardgame

Just saw this, maybe someone is interested in it, as there have been a number of projects here and elsewhere aiming to recreate the movie.

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The  Thing - The Board game is a tense, cinematic experience for 1-8 players based on the eponymous cult film directed in 1982 by the master of movie-making John Carpenter. The game focuses on the emulation and assimilation properties of the Alien, hiding its identity under a veil of fake humanity. The Alien’s true objective is to escape from the base, choosing  to hide himself collaborating with humans in order to escape along with them, or revealing his true nature, playing as a monster to assimilate all the team members.On the opposite, the humans must try to survive, maintaining the outpost 31, choosing the best way to escape between the helicopter, the snow cat or the rescue team but, more important, to test the team member to reveal the Alien.The road to victory is truly hard, but not impossible. Be careful though! The paranoia of not knowing who you REALLY have on your side may cloud your decisions!


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Re: [KS] The Thing - The Boardgame by Pendragon Game Studio
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 02:38:48 PM »
I like everything about that, except the price. I would have hoped for something around the £40-£50 mark for a kickstarter, but maybe I'm just behind the times and that's the standard ticket for boardgames now. Which might explain why I don't buy boardgames! 
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Re: [KS] The Thing - The Boardgame by Pendragon Game Studio
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 02:50:56 PM »
Wasn't there a board game that came out recently with minis?  I played it last summer and enjoyed it tremendously.

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Re: [KS] The Thing - The Boardgame by Pendragon Game Studio
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 03:00:50 PM »
Delivery December 2021....

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Re: [KS] The Thing - The Boardgame by Pendragon Game Studio
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2020, 06:00:06 PM »
Delivery December 2021....
You are right, but it is “The thing”. Couldn’t resist and throw my money in...
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Re: [KS] The Thing - The Boardgame by Pendragon Game Studio
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2020, 10:00:18 PM »
They're offering some of the characters such as Childs and Fuchs as Kickstarter exclusives only. What's the point in that? The other 'Thing' board games always include the full crew either in the core game or in expansions which are available to buy.   
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2020, 11:15:17 PM »
 It would be great if board games Kickstarters like would do a miniatures only option.I think they are missing out on lots of potential sales.

Offline Munindk

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Re: [KS] The Thing - The Boardgame by Pendragon Game Studio
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2020, 08:01:43 AM »
It would be great if board games Kickstarters like would do a miniatures only option.I think they are missing out on lots of potential sales.

Indeed, I have a lot of expensive cardboard bits in my garage at this point.

Offline thebinmann

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Re: [KS] The Thing - The Boardgame by Pendragon Game Studio
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2020, 01:30:12 PM »
I like everything about that, except the price. I would have hoped for something around the £40-£50 mark for a kickstarter, but maybe I'm just behind the times and that's the standard ticket for boardgames now. Which might explain why I don't buy boardgames!

Interestingly (?) when the euro launched 80 euros was around 50 pounds, even in 2015 50 quid was worth about 72 euros so the price is not really as high as it seems the pound has just dropped (or the euro gained ground)

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Re: [KS] The Thing - The Boardgame by Pendragon Game Studio
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2020, 02:14:51 PM »
Interestingly (?) when the euro launched 80 euros was around 50 pounds, even in 2015 50 quid was worth about 72 euros so the price is not really as high as it seems the pound has just dropped (or the euro gained ground)

Yeah, depressing innit.

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Re: [KS] The Thing - The Boardgame by Pendragon Game Studio
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2020, 04:55:46 PM »
Wasn't there a board game that came out recently with minis?  I played it last summer and enjoyed it tremendously.

I remember Mondo doing a boardgame in 2017, The Thing: Infection at outpost 31. I've never played it but it seems to be out of production now, which makes sense if there's a new game

 

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