A roleplaying game about deciphering alien language and human relationships.

SKU: TG-XENO-BOX Categories: , , , ,


Published by Thorny Games
Distributed by Deernicorn Distro

We are no longer alone. In this roleplaying game, you play as the first humans tasked with deciphering an alien language. As you uncover meaning, you begin to see the world differently.

Xenolanguage is a game about first contact with alien life, messy human relationships, and what happens when they mix together.

Play centers on the Platform: a custom channeling board of mysterious origin. Use a planchette-like Lens to channel over alien symbols as you receive and interpret messages. Players will progressively discover meanings for the alien symbols on the board, grapple with what they learn, and experience how it changes them.




  • Custom channeling board
  • 30 unique alien symbols
  • Planchette-like lens
  • Story deck
  • Digital soundscapes
  • Game manual

Number of players: 3-5
Style: Ready-to-play story game using a custom card deck and a channeling board
Creators: Kathryn Hymes and Hakan Seyalıoğlu



“The single most evocative and emotional game I have ever played. I was totally blown away by the experience this game delivered.” – Matthew Gravelyn (Humblewood, Mall Kids) 

“We built a shared language through curiosity and cooperation, and I was left marveling at how personal an experience of first contact might be.” – Jenn Martin (Bully Pulpit Games) 



Xenolanguage – Channeling Sounds
Xenolanguage – See it played!

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 11.80 × 14.40 × 3.80 in

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