Ghostbusters: The Board Game – Sony and Cryptozoic Announce New Tabletop Game

Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Cryptozoic Entertainment have teamed up to offer a new Kickstarter project for Ghostbusters: The Board Game. Cryptozoic, best known for board and collectable card games, launched the Kickstarter project today with the goal set at $250,000. This will be the first Ghostbusters board game in nearly 30 years and will ship to backers in October 2015.

Ghostbusters: The Board Game is built for 1-4 players (ages 15 and up) and allows them to select from one of four Ghostbusters figurines, each bringing their own traits and talents to the squad. There are pre-written scenarios to choose from and a range of difficulty which players will select before beginning a game. Once the game starts, players will crush spirits and gain experience to level up and gain even more abilities for taking on bigger challenges. Games can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Ghostbusters: The Board Game features figure designs created by Dan Schoening, the artist of IDW’s Ghostbusters comic book, and is designed by veterans at Cryptozoic who are best known for games based on DC Comics, Lord of the Rings, Walking Dead, Adventure Time, Archer and Street Fighter.

Mass Hysteria (Deluxe) Pledge

Cryptozoic is offering multiple options for backers. One option is $80 for the base version of Ghostbusters: The Board Game which comes with four Ghostbusters figures, 40 ghost figures, 10 double-sided game board map tiles, instructions and scenarios with art from Dan Schoening, various tokens, cards and dice. A second options is the exclusive $125 Deluxe Edition which comes with everything from the base game, along with a limited edition foil-stamped box, a 12”x12” giclée print, glow-in-the-dark dice, four additional game board tiles, an exclusive boss ghost figure and an over-sized “Impossible Mode” Stay Puft Marshmallow Man figure. Additional pledge levels add exclusive ghosts, new figures and much more to expand the game further.

Make sure to head on over to the Kickstarter page for full information on the project.

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