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  1. The Thing Outpost 31

     

    Exciting news came about today!

    Movie merchandise company Mondo has announced today that it is creating a board game based on John Carpenter’s classic 1982 horror film The Thing called Infection at Outpost 31. In the game, players will race to discover who among them has been infected by the movie’s famously monstrous creature.

    Infection at Outpost 31 is the first fruit of a partnership between Mondo and Project Raygun, a new initiative from board game company USAopoly to combine iconic properties with what is being described as “visionary art and design.” Art duties on the game are being handled by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative.

     

    The Thing McCready

     

    This was posted today on their website regards the news...

    We're thrilled to announce a new partnership with Project Raygun, USAopoly's brand new initiative focused on combining iconic properties with visionary art and design.

    “The synergy between Mondo and Project Raygun was immediate, both driven by zeal and a deep-rooted appreciation of timeless and relevant pop culture,” explains VP of Project Raygun, Mike Gonzales.

    “When Project Raygun started talking about tapping into fan’s passion and nostalgia for iconic properties and bringing them to life, it was clear that Mondo was the perfect fit to help us deliver the ultimate experience to the gaming and collector community,” continued John Davis, USAopoly and Project Raygun’s President and CEO.

    Our first collaboration will center around John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi horror thriller, The Thing. In the new signature board game, titled INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31, the tension and mystery of The Thing is recreated as players race to discover who among them are infected in the hidden identity game play engine. We recruited one of our favorite artists and package designers, Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative, to handle art duties.

    “When we set out to create the first licensed Mondo board game the biggest question was; what film property would we go after? So many of the films we celebrate at Mondo would be an absolute blast in game form,” explained Jay Shaw, Mondo Brand Director. “As soon as John Carpenter’s suspense masterpiece, The Thing was mentioned it very quickly became our top choice,” Shaw noted.

    “The next step was to figure out how to actually make a game. We all love playing them, but none of us had designed one before. Game mechanics are an incredibly complicated art form and we didn’t want to enter this space unless we were going to get it right. Luckily our dear friends at Project Raygun were completely up to the challenge. They’ve built an incredibly challenging fast paced game of paranoia that transports players directly into the film,” Shaw continued.

    USAopoly, Inc. and Project Raygun will be at Toy Fair in New York City, February 18-21. The division’s inaugural product line is scheduled for release starting Fall 2017.

    This is definetely one game that Bored? Game! will be keeping tabs on throughout the year, we will keep you posted on anymore developments.

     

     

    The Thing Crew

  2. A most enjoyable afternoon was spent watching classic horror films for Hallowe'en thanks to the newly formed New England Classic Horror Film Society who were hosting their very first event in the Providence Arcade.

    This inaugural monthly event featured two horror classics, featuring the grand master, Bela Lugosi.

    THE CORPSE VANISHES
    and
    THE BLACK CAT

    For more information about the New England Classic Horror Film Society, please check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NECHFS/

  3. The Tattered King Play

     

    I had the pleasure of seeing this wonderful play tonight at the H.P. Lovecraft Arts & Sciences in Providence. It was part of their plans for a weird Hallowe'en weekend and it did not dissapoint. 

    A special dramatic reading of a modern play, The Tattered King, written by Thomas Tafero and based on the King in Yellow works of Robert Chambers. It debuted at the new York Thespis Festival in 2012 and there are hopes to present a full production at next years NecronomiCon PVD.

    The actors were Micheal J Gilbert, Eric Parks, Stephanie Ward, Rebecca Paiva, Thomas Broadbent and S M Wright. They were sat down whilst reading but put across the characters they were playing so very well, one of the most well thought out bits was having one of the actors out of the room and using a mobile phone to make it sound as if they were on a walkie talkie.

    Hat's off to all those involved for a truly wonderful and enjoyable experience.

     

     King in Yellow Table

     Please join us for this special event, and be the first to bear witness...

    "Tonight, we shall set before you strange words and inexplicable wonders. As our play opens the settlements of an unfortunate world have mysteriously vanished, save for one. This city is Yhitill, the last remaining jewel of Aldebaran. It rests alone on the dark waters of Lake Hali, surrounded by the barbarous tribes of the Hyades. A handmaid, once a noblewoman, looks down with fear upon an angry mob gathered at the foot of the palace. These tortured souls dream of a mysterious yellow sign that foretells their doom. And here our play begins…"

  4. Every year at UK Games Expo, awards are given out to honour the best games - chosen by a panel of judges and the public vote. Did any of your favourites win? The winners this year were as follows:


    • Best Boardgame - Isle of Skye, Mayfair Games
    • Best Board Games with Miniatures - Star Wars Rebellion, Fantasy Flight Games
    • Best Role Play Games - Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition, Chaosium
    • Best Family Games - Civilisation, Granna
    • Best Miniatures Games - Frostgrave, Osprey Games
    • Best Strategic Card and Dice Games - Odin's Ravens, Osprey Games
    • Best General Card Game - Games of Trains, Brain Games
    • Best General Games - Time Stories, Space Cowboys
    • Best Children's Game - Icecool, Brain
    • Best Party Game - Codenames, Czech Games Edition
    • Best Abstract Games - Onitama, Arcane Wonders
    • Best Expansion - Colt Express: Horses and Stagecoach, Ludonate
    • Best Accesories - Dice Tray, All Rolled Up

    The Board Game Redesign Winner was FLEE CIRCUS! by Hugh Simpson

    The Children’s Ticket Design winner was Astrid Gibara aged 10.

    UKGE also inducted Daniel Steel of Esdevium Games into the UKGE Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame looks to showcase some of the best and brightest, to honour those who have had a major influence on our hobby and have led the way in our industry. We believe that Dan has quietly and without fuss had a massive impact on the growth of the hobby games industry in the
    UK over the last 30 years via his company Esdevium Games. He established and grew
    Esdevium Games from a small one-man business to one of the largest games distributors
    in the world. During this time Esdevium has developed organised play, provided demo teams around the UK, and popped up in shops and cons and even book stores and garden centres. Its role as an industry leader in supplying hobby games to the retail sector has provided the support and the games to fuel the growth we see today.