‘Ghostbusters’ fans have funded an officially licensed board game on Kickstarter

Who you gonna call? All your friends to play this tabletop game!


Lisa Granshaw

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Published Feb 12, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 1:25 pm CDT

Want to spend your Saturday nights bustin’ ghosts? Soon you can try it out with all your friends thanks to a new, officially licensed Ghostbusters board game that’s been fully funded on Kickstarter

With 27 days left to go in its crowdfunding campaign, Cryptozoic Entertainment has already surpassed its original goal of $250,000 to create Ghostbusters: The Board Game. According to Cryptozoic, it will be an episodic adventure game for up to four players ages 15 and up who can choose to play as a figurine of one of the original four Ghostbusters. Other figurines of characters like Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man are also included. All of the figurines are based on original art and designs by IDW Ghostbusters comic book artist Dan Schoening.

The game will come with three playable campaigns each containing four scenarios that will allow you to play for anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. The 10 game tiles are also double-sided so you can customize the board. It looks like Cryptozoic took full advantage of all the aspects of the Ghostbusters world to make the most of the game. Considering their experience creating other official games for popular franchises like Adventure Time and The Walking Dead it’s not a big surprise, but since it’s been so long since a Ghostbusters board game has been released it’s still nice to see!

You can learn more about Ghostbusters: The Board Game and contribute to the campaign by visiting the Kickstarter page.

H/T Polygon | Screenshot via Ghostbusters: The Board Game Kickstarter video

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*First Published: Feb 12, 2015, 7:09 pm CST