Cryptozoic Announces October Ship Date for Retail Ghostbusters Games
Cryptozoic has announced that they will be shipping their Ghostbusters board game to retailers in October. Seems a rather fitting month for a board game about ghosts to hit shelves, doesn’t it? This cooperative board game has players taking on the roles of the Ghostbusters as they try and send ghosts into containment, all the while trying to keep from getting slimed. The retail price of the game will be $85. You can check out a list of the box contents below the cut.
From the announcement:
Following on the heels of the tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign for Ghostbusters™: The Board Game, comes the retail consumer edition. The first officially licensed Ghostbusters tabletop game in nearly 30 years will be distributed to retailers in October 2015. Initially offered by Cryptozoic Entertainment via Kickstarter to an overwhelming response, the game will be released through both hobby and mass-market channels at a retail price of $85.00.
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.
Developed by a talented group of board game professionals with decades of combined experience, the team is led by Matt Hyra (Lead Game Design & Acquisitions), Mataio Wilson (Associate Game Designer) and Adam Sblendorio (Vice President, Creative) along with additional developers and support from skilled playtesters and the passionate family of Ghostbusters fans.
Ghostbusters™: The Board Game comes with plastic figures of the four Ghostbusters as well as Slimer, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Indulnas and numerous Galloping Ghouls, Gruesome Twosomes and Boogaloo. All figurines are based on the artwork and designs of Dan Schoening, the artist of IDW’s Ghostbusters™ comic book. The game will come with over 40 figures, with the opportunity to purchase add-ons and exclusive figures. The board itself is made of double-sided modular pieces illustrated by Robb Mommaerts, increasing the replayability for scenarios and customization.
• Box Dimensions: 11.5″W x 11.5″H x 4″D
• 47 Custom 32-50mm Plastic Mini Figures
• 1 100mm Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Figure
• 10 Double-Sided 5.25″ x 5.25″ Game Board Tiles
• 6 Dice (5 D6 & 1 D8)
• 43 Tokens (Streams, Slimes, Gates, XP Trackers)
• 1 PKE meter
• 4 Player Cards (4″H x 6″W)
• 6 Ghost Cards (4″H x 3″W)
• 1 Ghostbusters Operations & Field Manual
Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards, including the DC Comics™ Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead™ Board Game, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game and Ghostbusters™:The Board Game, the 8th most funded tabletop game in Kickstarter history. Following a philosophy and core principle of “Fans First,” the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community.