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‘Ghostbusters: The Board Game’ Is Coming From Cryptozoic Entertainment

Ghostbusters board game

Growing up as a kid, The Real Ghostbusters was my favorite show. I even dressed up as Egon for Halloween one year. I had all the toys – the firehouse, Ecto-1, a proton pack, and a ghost trap that glowed in the dark. Of course I had the games for the NES, both 1 & 2, and I never beat both because they were hard to beat. The one thing I never had was a Ghostbusters board game because there really has never been one…until now. From Cryptozoic Entertainment (DC Deckbuilding Game) comes Ghostbusters: The Board Game.


According to the Cryptozoic website,


“Ghostbusters: The Board Game is an episodic adventure game for 1-4 players where they take on the roles of the four main characters from the original movie. It is the first officially licensed board game for the popular comedy in almost thirty years, and features artwork from Dan Schoening, artist of IDW’s Ghostbusters comic books.”


The game was actually originally a Kickstarter project from February. The goal for the campaign was set at $250K and destroyed it by raising $1.5 million with 8,396 people backing the game. In fact, that amount made the game one of the most funded board games as of February 2015. Backers should have already received their copies, but the retail version should be hitting shelves soon.


The game will also contain “47 custom (32-50mm) plastic minis, 10 double-sided game board tiles, 6 dice (5 D6 & 1 D8), 43 Tokens (Streams, Slimes, Gates, XP Trackers), a PKE Meter, 4 player cards, 6 ghost cards, and a Ghostbusters Operations & Field Manual.”


ghostbusters board game setup

It does look very similar to Zombicide and, from the sound of things, plays a lot like the game. The biggest thing the game has going for it is that it’s the first officially licensed  game based on the show. So if you don’t own Zombicide and are a fan of Ghostbusters, then this might be worth getting. If you do get, the rest will be up to you. Do you open it? Or do you put display it with the rest of your collection? You could always get two copies to do both!


Well, whatever you decide to do, you’re bound to have lots of fun proudly displaying it or playing it with your friends.


Ghostbusters: The Board Game is scheduled for release on November 11, 2015.


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Wizards of the Coast Announces Complaint Against Cryptozoic & Hex Entertainment




A couple of days ago, Wizards of the Coast – publishers of the famous card game Magic the Gathering – published a press released on their website detailing a lawsuit the company filed in United States District Court for the Western District of Washington [State] alleging copyright infringement on behalf of Cryptozoic Entertainment and Hex Entertainment.

You can read the press release below, in it’s entirety. What do you think? Have you played Hex? Is it, as the press release alleges, a Magic the Gathering clone? Let us know in the comments below!

May 14, 2014 (Renton, WA) – Today Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington against Cryptozoic Entertainment, LLC and its alter ego, Hex Entertainment, LLC (collectively, “Cryptozoic”), for willful infringement of intellectual property rights.


Cryptozoic develops and publishes the digital trading card game, Hex: Shards of Fate, a clone of the world famous tabletop collectable trading card game, Magic: The Gathering®, and its digital expressions, Magic Online® and the Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers® franchise.


“Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast vigorously protect our intellectual property. This infringement suit against Cryptozoic demonstrates that while we appreciate a robust and thriving trading card game industry, we will not permit the misappropriation of our intellectual property” said Barbara Finigan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Hasbro. “We attempted to resolve this issue, but Cryptozoic was unwilling to settle the matter.”


The suit includes claims for copyright, patent and trade dress infringement.


About Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is the world’s best strategy game with more than 20 million players and fans worldwide. Through a unique blend of digital game play and face-to-face play opportunities in more than 6,000 hobby game stores around the world, Magic offers a robust gaming experience for its global community of passionate fans. For more information, visit


About Wizards of the Coast, LLC

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and KAIJUDO. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at

About Hasbro, Inc.

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” Learn more at”


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