Another Stranger Things Board Game Announced For Next Year

A new Stranger Things tabletop experience designed by Pandemic: Legacy designer Rob Daviau has been announced, and it's catching the bus from Hawkins in 2023

Published: July 22, 2022 12:27 PM /


A header with the text Stranger Things: Upside Down, A Board Game By Rob Daviau

A new Stranger Things board game is on the way. Designed by Pandemic: Legacy alum Rob Daviau, Stranger Things: Upside Down is a collaboration between Daviau and tabletop publisher CMON, and it's headed your way sometime next year.

What do we know about this new Stranger Things board game?

Stranger Things is no...ahem...stranger to the tabletop world. It's already appeared as Dungeons and Dragons starter set and a Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair drop, and there are a couple of Stranger Things tabletop projects already slated for release in the coming weeks and months as well. Now, we've got another game to add to that list: Stranger Things: Upside Down, a brand new board game designed by Pandemic: Legacy and Mountains of Madness designer Rob Daviau. It's set to arrive next year.

The Demogorgon in the Stranger Things chapter of Dead By Daylight
Stranger Things has appeared in everything from Dungeons and Dragons to Dead by Daylight, and now it's getting another new board game as well.

Stranger Things: Upside Down will be another collaboration between Rob Daviau and CMON, following in the footsteps of Cthulhu: Death May Die and Pandemic Legacy. We don't have too many details about the game just yet; Daviau says it's 99% done and that it'll be a co-operative game in which you and your buddies will need to save Hawkins from the Upside Down. The game will be going straight to retail without a crowdfunding campaign, so you won't get a chance to help fund it, but it sounds like CMON has that aspect wrapped up anyway.

What sort of gameplay will Stranger Things: Upside Down have?

Although Rob Daviau and CMON are remaining tight-lipped regarding Stranger Things: Upside Down gameplay, we can make a couple of educated guesses. Daviau is responsible for creating the Legacy sub-genre of board games in which games evolve between sessions, so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to imagine Upside Down taking a similar approach. After designing Risk Legacy for Hasbro, Daviau struck out on his own, working with the Pandemic folks to create Pandemic Legacy and also finding time to work on games like Seafall and Mountains of Madness.

Cthulhu: Death May Die, the previous collaboration between Rob Daviau and CMON
Like Cthulhu: Death May DieStranger Things: Upside Down is a collaboration between Rob Daviau and CMON.

We'll have to wait and see what Rob Daviau and CMON come up with when it comes to Stranger Things: Upside Down. It's likely we'll learn more about the game in the coming weeks and months, especially given that the world is still riding relatively high on Stranger Things fever right now. As always, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more updates on Daviau and CMON's latest endeavor.

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