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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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