The Ghostbusters franchise has made a resurgence in the past couple of years and now Cryptozoic Entertainment is Kickstarting a board game based off the popular movie series. Ghostbusters: The Board Game is designed for 1-4 players and is an cooperative, episodic adventure game.
Jess: I gotta say, I am pretty excited about this. Ghostbusters rock! I saw the first movie in the theaters when I was just a kid and I totally had nightmares about those demon dogs. I find it is really neat that a whole new generation is going to learn about how much ghostbusters rock through the awesomeness of board games.
Ghostbusters have always had a special place in peoples hearts. I always manage to find a bunch at NY Comic-con and someone in my neighborhood drives a Ghostbusters themed van (which is awesome). If I had the time and the money I’d probably build my own proton pack to chase our cats around with.
Cryptozoic designed the game and figurines off of the artwork of Dan Schoening, the artist of IDW’s Ghostbusters comic book series and all the classic characters are here. You’ll get to play as Venkman, Stantz, Spengler, and Zeddmore, and you’ll square off against iconic ghosts like Slimer and the infamous Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
The game comes with boatloads of figurines, tiles, dice, and even a PKE Meter! Also included are 3 campaigns, each of which have 4 scenarios and a boss battle at the end. The Kickstarter campaign has a bunch of add-ons and stretch goals (woohoo Ecto-1!!!), including Kickstarter-exclusives, so they are really tempting the collectors to go nuts and have-at. Can’t say I blame them!
Jess: I’m a sucker for adventure games, so I am super excited about this. It does mean I’m going to have to eventually buy some mini paint though. I have so many games with minis that need some color! It’s a nice problem to have. If the minis for this game look as good as the renderings in the KS campaign page, they are going to rock.
The campaign has already met its goal so it is only a matter of time before it is made a reality. It should ship sometime in October 2015, hopefully in time for some Halloween gaming goodness! You can check out the Kickstarter for Ghostbusters: The Board Game here