Ghostbusters: The Board Game (Kickstarter)

Individually, each member of Nerd Reactor is invested in pieces of entertainment which we dedicate our fandom. There are a handful of such pieces which overlap between us, especially ones nostalgic to our childhood. Ghostbusters is one such piece of the nerd pie.

Cryptozooic Entertainment, the tabletop game development company, is putting out a Kickstarter for its next adventure, Ghostbusters: The Board Game. Cryptozoic is recognized for their work on the World of Warcraft Collectible Card Game, DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead Board Game, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game and The Lookouts comic book.
GhostbustersBoardGame2If you’ve read IDW’s run of Ghostbusters, then you’ll be glad to know that all of the board game’s figurines are based on the artwork and designs of artist Dan Schoening. The game is designed for 1-4 players, ages 15 and up. Players will be able to personify the famous four: Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore and Ray Stantz. Gameplay is established through one of the game’s pre-written scenarios, beginning a game session that lasts from 30 minutes to 2 hours, all depending on the scenario and the kind of shenanigans that happens between people at a tabletop game. The game has a leveling system while going through the scenario, all culminating in a boss battle. They didn’t leave out the Ecto-1, so you will be able to traverse the modular map boards to your destination— because walking on foot, carrying extremely heavy equipment, is a drag while in New York City.
GhostbustersBoardGame3When it comes to board games and Kickstarter, there has been a proven success of these products in this format of product generation. In my experience, interest and investment in Kickstarting games has yielded exclusive content for Kickstarter Backers, with special expansions that are only available to them. Check out the kickstarter and you’ll notice the high-detailed figurines which are a staple of board games that use Kickstarter as their funding platform.

GhostbustersBoardGame4The Kickstarter began on Feburary 10th and runs through March 11th. The game will begin shipping to backers across North America, UK, all EU member countries, Australia and New Zealand in October 2015.

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