Stay Away!

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A/k/a Stay Away! The Game

Stay Away!


Publisher: Escape Studios, Pendragon Game Studio (English)

Product Code/SKU: PG003


Year: 2014

Designer(s): Antonio Ferrara, Sebastiano Fiorillo

Artist(s): Sebastiano Fiorillo, Alessia Valentina Coppola

Number of Players:4 to 12 players

Estimated Playing Time: 15 to 60 minutes

Recommended Ages: Ages 13 +

Expansions: None

Other Editions: None


From the publisher's web site:

“Stay Away!” is a game for 4-12 players. The underlying philosophy is to get chills of fear while having fun together.

The concept is simple, but effective: this is basically to track down "The Thing", a creature 
awakened from a nauseating eternal slumber on the emerged R'lyeh island, that has the capability of possessing the human body, cloning it and there taking its place. So, as you play you won't know who “The Thing” is or when someone will become “The Thing” or who is infected or not.

Having good intuition, to be to pretend, lie and keep your nerves and eyes open are the basis of winning the game, but you never know how it will end: you may be following in the footsteps of "The Thing" but then become" Infected" and have to negotiate in the name of “The Thing”. Anything can happen and this is what creates chaos, fun and tension in the group of players.

Comments / Trivia

Although set in R'leyh and not the Antarctic, this game has a number of references to John Carpenter's 1982 movie The Thing. The main creature is called "The Thing," and has metamorphic powers. The rule book opens with a conversation between "Dr. Campbell" (the movie was based on a story by John W. Campbell) and "Jack Burton" (Kurt Russell's character in Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China; Russell also stars in The Thing.) And the music in the trailer for the game is hauntingly familiar.