Earlier this week, I got to enjoy John Carpenter's supremely good Antarctic thriller The Thing. This weekend, I'll get to see how that translates into a board game.
The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 was released last year and, for the most part, seems fairly decent. It's a hidden identity game that's supposedly best played with 8 people, with more players potentially becoming imitations as the game goes on.
Missions get handed out each turn, with people sent on missions. Missions sometimes require a particular type of character, and the success of the mission is then revealed by players handing in cards, a little like Resistance.
The captain, however, can discard one of the cards submitted without the rest of the team knowing. The more missions failed, the less blood serums available to the team at the end.
Beyond that, I'll just end up continuing benchmarks over the weekend. What are you playing this weekend?