Who Ya Gonna Call To Play Ghostbusters: The Board Game?

I know that the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary has come and gone but that doesn’t mean we have to slow down in finding new ways to express our love for the franchise. Take Cryptozoic for example, they are releasing a brand new board game this October and it looks more fun than a barrel full of free floating full torso apparitions!

Now theoretically it’s a Kickstarter for the board game but since they smashed their first goal and still have 23 days left to go…it’s safe to say we are getting the opportunity for a new Ghostbusters board game.

A lot of the pledge goals have been met and at the time of this posting there is only the 5 Zombie Taxi Driver ghost yet to be unlocked but the one the pledge I’m eyeing is the Mass Hysteria Pledge because quite frankly…I really need that Sandman character.

All images courtesy of Cryptozoic.

All images courtesy of Cryptozoic.

[Via] Flan Murray

Now to help you take on the armies of the spirit world are the Ghostbusters naturally, the character cards were illustrated by Dan Schoening (IDW’s Ghostbusters Comic) and sculpted by Samuel H. Greenwell.

Peter Venkman - Cryptozoic
Ray Stantz - Cryptozoic
Egon Spenger - Cryptozoic
Winston Zeddemore - Cryptozoic

Why thanks to the success of the Kickstarter even Janine is getting into the business of busting ghosts!

Janine Meltnitz - Cryptozoic

From the Cryptozoic Press Release:
“Ghostbusters: The Board Game is an episodic adventure game for one to four players, who are charged with busting ghosts and sealing gates to the Spirit World. The game is customizable, cooperative, and highly re-playable. It features unique illustrations and figures based on original artwork and designs by Dan Schoening, the artist of IDW’s Ghostbusters comic book series. Each Ghostbuster has a distinct role and unlocks unique abilities by gaining experience. The game offers modes for different levels of players, making it accessible to beginners and challenging to experts. Now is your chance to save the world!

Featured ghosts from the movies, cartoons, comics, and toylines have unique abilities as well, in terms of how they move and react to your actions.

The game features 3 campaigns, each with 4 unique scenarios. It’s a fast-paced game: each scenario takes approximately 30 intense minutes to play. Every campaign concludes with an epic battle against an iconic boss character.

The game uses dice to resolve a lot of the action, so it’s never the same game twice! The three types of dice represent the proton packs and ghost traps, the unpredictable movements of the ghosts, and the chaotic activity of the gates. During each turn, players move, shoot proton streams, deposit trapped ghosts, use unique character abilities, and drive the Ecto-1 to complete objectives.

Each scenario’s map is constructed using double-sided tiles, featuring street and park imagery by the talented Robb Mommaerts. With a starter mode and a challenge mode, Ghostbusters: The Board Game will keep you enthralled for hours!”

So follow the Kickstarter links provided above and prepare yourself to act as the last line of defense for a city of innocents against a massive horde of evil spirits!

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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3 thoughts on “Who Ya Gonna Call To Play Ghostbusters: The Board Game?

  1. Dar says:

    I had/have the old rpg (?) game that came out sometimes in the later 80’s I believe.

    Never played it, but it looked nice.

    The art on this is not nice, though.

    That “Extreme Ghostbusters”-ish look is woeful.

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