Bust some ghosts on November 11 with Ghostbusters: The Board Game

With Halloween approaching, all sorts of creepy crawly, spooky scary decorations are popping up.  The Ghostbusters movies brought more laughs than frights, and the ghost logo has endured for along time.  While it won’t be out for Halloween, Cryptozoic has announced that Ghostbusters: The Board Game will be released on November 11th.

Cryptozoic Entertainment today announced Ghostbusters™: The Board Game will be available on retail shelves starting November 11, 2015. The cooperative tabletop game lets fans relive classic moments from the beloved film series, with up to four players teaming up bust ghosts and banish ghouls to the spirit world. The game was developed through a Kickstarter campaign and raised over $1.5M, making it the eighth most-funded board game of all time. Ghostbusters™: The Board Game will be available for a suggested retail price of $85 in stores and online.

Ghostbusters™: The Board Game is a game for 1-4 players, ages 15 and up. Players choose one of the four Ghostbusters character figures (Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore and Ray Stantz) and then select from one of the game’s pre-written scenarios, beginning a game session that lasts from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the chosen scenario(s) and degree of difficulty. Each of the Ghostbusters has unique traits and talents that can assist the entire team, with highly cooperative gameplay. As players gain experience from banishing spirits, the Ghostbusters level up, gaining new abilities that help them take on greater challenges. The team can also hop in the Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters’ converted ambulance, to help them quickly move through the city.

Ghostbusters™: The Board Game includes the 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, and more!

Ghostbusters™: The Board Game will be available starting November 11 for a suggested retail price of $85. Kickstarter backers will get early access to the game and receive their copies starting the final week of October.

Cryptozoic will be celebrating with launch parties at board game stores around the country featuring the official launch kit. Learn more about locating Cryptozoic authorized distributors.

Learn more about Ghostbusters™: The Board Game by visiting the game’s official website.

The game looks like it captures the spirit of the movies.  While it would be great to come before Halloween, it’s great to see it coming out after a very successful Kickstarter.  Be sure to check out your local game store to see if they are holding an event for the launch.

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While not working as a Database Administrator, Keith Schleicher has been associated with Gaming Trend since 2003. While his love of video games started with the Telestar Alpha (a pong console with four different games), he trule started playing video games when he received the ill-fated TI-99/4A. While the Speech Synthesizer seemed to be the height of gaming, eventually a 286 AT computer running at 8/12 Hz and a CGA monitor would be his outlet for a while. Eventually he’d graduate to 386, 486, Pentium, and Athlon systems, building some of those systems while doing some hardware reviews and attending Comdex. With the release of the Dreamcast that started his conversion to the console world. Since then he has acquired an NES, SNES, PS2, PS3, PSP, GBA-SP, DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One S, Gamecube, Wii, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2. While not playing video games he enjoys bowling, reading, playing board games, listening to music, and watching movies and TV. He originally hails from Wisconsin but is now living in Michigan with his wife and sons.

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