Hey Steven, I replied to your Facebook post too, but the Thing is a new social deduction board game by Mondo / Project Raygun. You play one of the twelve members of the Outpost 31 team from James Cameron's 1981 The Thing film and the object is to escape to the chopper with 4 humans and no Imitations. You can tie people to couches, burn them up with the flame thrower, perform blood tests (if enough of the outpost is still standing), etc., but this is a board game, not a miniatures game, so it’s very different than Aliens. I’m more of a miniatures guy myself, but this is an excellent, 2-hour detective game and it’s even more fun with folks who know the movie. I've played three times and the humans lost each time, though, so it's not easy! If you played Leading Edge's Aliens game (produced in the early 90s), yes it's the same, but will be played on a custom 3D board that matches the original map.