What could summon up the masses and ensure the eighth most-funded board game of all time on kickstarter? What’s being released today (11/11/2015) across the country via Cryptozoic Entertainment? The correct correct question here really isn’t “what” but rather “who”. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters, of course, and the item arriving is a MUCH anticipated new board game which allows fans to step into the history and classic moments from the much loved films.
Already playing designer host to the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead Board Game, Archer: The Danger Zone! Board Game, and The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, Cryptozoic is no stranger to handling licensed properties. One look at the game board will tell you that they have this one right as it looks amazing!
In the game (for 1-4 players) you get to be a Ghostbuster playing as Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, or Ray Stantz. Pre-written scenarios are the plan here with game sessions lasting 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on how difficult the players choose to make the game. Each of the main characters come to the game with unique traits and talents. It’s focused on cooperative gameplay as players work together to banish spirits, level up, gain new abilities, and work their way through the history of the franchise. Sounds like there are a lot of elements built into the game that will make fans feel right at home in this tabletop city.
Ghostbusters: The Board Game includes:
– 48 custom mini figures, including the four Ghostbusters character figures (Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, and Ray Stantz)
– 10 double-sided map tiles
– 6 dice
– 43 tokens
– 4 player cards
– 6 ghost cards
– 15 unique scenarios