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Ghostbusters: The Board Game

A project in Lake Forest, CA by Cryptozoic Entertainment

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Play as the Ghostbusters in this exciting board game inspired by the films, cartoons, comic books, and toylines. For 1-4 players.
Backers: 8394
Average Pledge Per Backer: $184

Funded: $1,546,144 of $250,000
Dates: Feb 10th -> Mar 12th (30 days)
Project By: Cryptozoic Entertainment
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Latest News

Ghostbusters board game did well; sequel inevitable

March 23rd - via:
Cryptozoic Entertainment is teaming up with Sony once again to create Ghostbusters II -The Board Game- which will include a few new game elements, as well as an original story by Ghostbusters comics writer Erik Burnham. (Read More)

We came, we saw, we kicked its…

March 12th - via:
Wow! We are Cryptozoic are truly humbled by just how far you have taken Ghostbusters: The Board Game.  You have helped shape what this game is for the better and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. At some point we'll get some sleep but... (Read More)

Let’s all go for a ride in the Ecto-1!/Spirit World

March 11th - via:
We are happy to include ANOTHER upgrade that will improve all games going forward. We have added an Ecto-1 tile so you have a place for your Ghostbusters to hang out while they drive across the map. You can place ghosts who have possessed the Ecto-1... (Read More)

The Spirit World

March 11th - via:
As we enter the final hours of the campaign, we would like to say thank you to all of you who have backed us with a little surprise: We are upgrading all games going forward to include a Spirit World tile to keep track of how many ghosts are... (Read More)

Off the scale!

March 11th - via:
He’s one of the Old Ones and is vastly powerful. And now he’s as big as he should be: Cathulhu has been upgraded to 100mm! Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only. Sculpt Pending. That is indeed our final stretch goal but not the last update!... (Read More)

A Quick Reminder and a Special Upgrade for our Mass Hysteria Backers

March 11th - via:
This is a reminder to make sure you have all double checked you pledge amounts so that you include enough funds for everything you want! Make sure you include shipping too! There will be NO PLEDGE MANAGER, so there will be no way to add any funds... (Read More)

You can thank him for Halloween…

March 10th - via:
Boogaloo and his demons partied and terrorized the Earth until the creation of the Halloween Deal, whereby they were celebrated every year. Of course, deals are made to be broken! Boogaloo is unlocked! Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only.  Our... (Read More)

A Five Flusher!

March 10th - via:
Who doesn’t love a haunted toilet? Well, you get five of them! Fearsome Flushes are unlocked! Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only. Sculpt Pending. No longer just a "manifestation"... he sings and dances… while destroying the world in the... (Read More)

Clarifications on Spooktacular Add-on Pack.

March 10th - via:
A couple of notes on the Spooktacular Add-on Pack: The pack comes with everything shown in the visual but does not come with a Base or Deluxe Game. There is no additional shipping incurred if purchasing the Spooktacular Add-on Pack. Rookie: We did... (Read More)

He makes Gozer look like Little Mary Sunshine!

March 10th - via:
Waiting in the bottom of the ocean for the stars to be aligned for his return, he may be one of the most powerful beings the Ghostbusters have ever encountered! Cathulhu is unlocked! Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only. Sculpt Pending.  Our... (Read More)

Final, all-inclusive add-on and guidance on figuring out your pledge amount

March 10th - via:
Alright, folks, with about two days left, here is the final add-on we're going to include in this campaign: the Spooktacular Add-on pack! This all-inclusive add-on gets you what so many of you have been asking for: every possible add-on (except for... (Read More)

As far as evil minions go, these guys are the worst!

March 9th - via:
If you ever get surrounded by these creatures, you’re in for a rough time! The Spawn of Cathulhu are unlocked! Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only. Sculpt Pending.  Once you see his evil spawn, you know that even worse things are on the... (Read More)

Bigger is better!

March 8th - via:
Thanks to all the awesome backers out there, we have reached $1 million in pledges! As a way to express our appreciation, we are upgrading the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man figure that comes with the base game for everyone! He has been sized up to 100mm... (Read More)

It’s not easy to become a Ghostbuster…

March 8th - via:
… but he’s got the right stuff to join the team! Plus, someone has to be the one to try out Egon’s experimental gadgets! The Rookie is unlocked! Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only. Sculpt Pending. It’s coming! When we hit $1 million,... (Read More)

You had your chance to cooperate, but you thought it’d be more fun to insult me. Well, now it is my turn…

March 6th - via:
He works for the government, tries to put the Ghostbusters out of commission, and is a popular target of Peter Venkman’s mockery. Walter Peck is unlocked! Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only. Sculpt Pending.  What he lacks in Ghostbusting... (Read More)

Regarding Ghostbusters 2...

March 6th - via:
We have very high ambitions for the lifespan of Ghostbusters: The Board Game. So much so that we did not want to crowbar a spattering of Ghostbusters characters, equipment, and ghosts into the game just to have them be present. As we examined how... (Read More)

Looking for a good architect?

March 6th - via:
This guy designed the apartment building at 55 Central Park West in New York City! Pretty impressive, right? And oh yeah, we forgot to mention…he is the leader of the cult of Gozer and wants to reshape the entire world! Ivo Shandor is unlocked!... (Read More)

Completing the "New" team...

March 5th - via:
Melanie Ortiz is unlocked! Now, you can play the game with a full set of four "New" Ghostbusters! Or mix and match a number of different teams. Paranormal and Mass Hysteria backers only. Sculpt and color not final.  Don't forget: coming up next is... (Read More)

Spectral Ghostbusters Add-on is now available!

March 4th - via:
Fans of The Real Ghostbusters episode "Citizen Ghost" will remember these evil doppelgangers who have only one mission: destroy the Ghostbusters! Available to backers of all tiers.  And here is a look at the Ghost Card for the Spectral Ghostbusters.... (Read More)

Full Gameplay Video, Part 3! Slimer Boss Fight!

March 4th - via:
You guys have been waiting oh so patiently for this last video. Well, here it is! We had some friends from HEX Entertainment come over and play with us. You may see a familiar face or two... Enjoy watching them fight Slimer! (Do they win? Do they... (Read More)

Tobin's Spirit Guide is unlocked!

March 3rd - via:
John Horace Tobin spent 20 years investigating the paranormal at great risk to his physical and mental well being. Now his famed tome is entrusted in your hands. Keep all of your accumulated knowledge (Ghost and Scenario cards for example) safely... (Read More)

Looking for a quiet place to read?

March 2nd - via:
You’ve found it! But fair warning: It may be haunted! The 4 Library double-sided game board tiles are unlocked! Free to Mass Hysteria Backers and optional $5 add-on for all other backers. Illustrations by Robb Mommaerts. Coming up next . . .... (Read More)

A closer look as some of the "New" Ghostbusters...

March 2nd - via:
Note: These can also be found in the game play section of the main page. Player Cards for Janine Melnitz, Kylie Griffin and Ron Alexander Janine’s quick response is her key attribute at the front desk and as a Ghostbuster! When she spots a newly... (Read More)

Who ELSE you gonna call?

March 1st - via:
He may be a jerk and a schemer but he's also one of the "New" Ghostbusters and no stranger to supernatural elimination. Ron Alexander is unlocked! Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only. Sculpt and color not final. We'll be posting Ron, Kylie and... (Read More)

Lets crack open Tobin's Spirit Guide...

February 27th - via:
...and have a look at what you'll be up against. Below are the ghost cards for Galloping Ghouls, Gruesome Twosomes, Boogaloo Manifestations, Slimer, Idulnas, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Grey Lady, Sandman and Zombie Taxi Drivers. All images are in the... (Read More)


February 27th - via:
If anyone faces incremental charges upon delivery, contact us and you will be reimbursed.   (Read More)

7 Kickstarter Projects That Are Blowing Up

February 27th - via:
Here are 7 projects that have killed it on Kickstarter over the last few days, for all you Kickstarter enthusiasts out there. (Read More)

FAQ Round Up #2

February 25th - via:
Here is another update to include some of your most frequently asked questions! Please keep in mind, we have quite a few things coming up for you really soon! Stay tuned! Does the "Primed for Painting" Ghostbusters 4-pack add-on come with duplicate... (Read More)

The Boogieman Cometh!

February 25th - via:
Now that the Boogieman is unlocked, you'll want to make sure your closet isn't! For Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only  On deck... another one of the "New" Ghostbusters... Ron Alexander!  For Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only. Color... (Read More)

Some people collect spores, molds, and fungus others are looking for Add-ons!

February 23rd - via:
We’ve seen your requests for some add-ons. So, here are two with more to come. It’s important to note that all pledge levels can purchase these add-ons (Paranormal, Mass Hysteria, and Retailers). First up is what we're calling the "Baddies Pack... (Read More)

Got a second date with a Ghostbusters gameplay video!

February 23rd - via:
Here is Part 2 of our video series featuring some of our playtesters making their way through a full scenario! This time, they’re busting some Boogaloos. Enjoy! Below is the revised version of Part 1 for your viewing pleasure!  (Read More)

Kylie joins the team!

February 22nd - via:
After running Ray’s Occult bookstore for two years, Kylie was instrumental in finding the Ghostbusters after they were abducted by demonic forces. Her extensive experience in paranormal research makes her a valuable member of the Ghostbusters... (Read More)

666 Mystery Goal...

February 20th - via:
As this Kickstarter got underway around ten days ago, one of our guys had a great idea. What if we could get the creators of the Ghostbusters Comic books to explain why all these ghosts are running around and needing to be busted?  Now we are... (Read More)


February 20th - via:
Ignore her requests to be quiet! It’s time to make some noise... the Grey Lady is unlocked! GET HER! For Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only Next up:Who works at Ray's Occult Bookstore, has an eidetic memory, and a general lack of patience? ... (Read More)

Gameplay and General FAQ

February 19th - via:
Here are some of the most common questions we have been seeing. Please read to see if your question is in here!   Gameplay Questions   Are levels persistent over the course of a campaign?  A campaign is a series of 4 scenarios played in order. The... (Read More)

Gotta run – Got a date with a Ghostbusters gameplay video!

February 19th - via:
Here is an introductory video that goes through the basic elements of the game! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 Here is a gameplay video featuring one of our play test groups fighting their way through a... (Read More)

Week One Round Up!

February 18th - via:
First things first. There was a LOT that happened this weekend. GAMEPLAY VIDEO  They're here (almost)! Our team has put together two videos which will be up later tonight. One that reinforces the basic elements of the game introduced in the Rules... (Read More)

Trick or Treat?

February 17th - via:
Definitely a treat! Samhain is unlocked! For Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only Symmetrical book stacking. Just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947. It can mean only one thing... For Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only  (Read More)

Going downtown?

February 16th - via:
You will not want a ride from these guys! Optional add-on  : Next up… Is it Halloween already? For Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only  (Read More)

8 Unique Elements of Recent Crowdfunding Projects

February 16th - via:
In this series, I highlight some of the interesting choices current crowdfunders have made regarding their project’s reward levels, stretch goals, and overall campaign design (the projects themselves, not the content or product). (Read More)

A couple notes...

February 15th - via:
Hope everyone's having a great weekend. First up... check out Janine. Due to popular demand, she's now "pretty in pink".  Sculpt not final. Next: The original Galloping Ghoul and Gruesome Twosome Add-ons now reflect that they do indeed come with an... (Read More)

Ghostbusters, what do you want?

February 15th - via:
Janine Melnitz…she thinks reading is a fabulous way to spend one’s spare time, plays racquetball. and can bust ghosts with the best of them! Note: We will post an update when we get back to the office on Tuesday with information on how to play... (Read More)

Where do these stairs go? They go up!

February 14th - via:
Welcome to 55 Central Park West, spook central! Free to all Mass Hysteria Backers and optional $5 add-on for all other backers  Coming up next: the unflappable, sardonic, ghostbusting secretary, Janine Melnitz! Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers... (Read More)

Sub-creatures! Gozer the Gozerian, Gozer the Destructor, Volguus Zildrohar, the Traveler has come! Choose and perish!

February 13th - via:
Thank you backers for summoning Gozer! For Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only Next up… We heard some moldy Babylonian God is going to drop in on Central Park West and start tearing up the city. Sorry, Sumerian, not Babylonian. Free to Mass... (Read More)

Update: Sony & Cryptozoic Entertainment’s “Ghostbusters” Board Game Scores Over $450,000 on Kickstarter

February 13th - via:
Just a few days after its crowdfunding campaign hit Kickstarter, Sony and Cryptozoic’s Ghostbusters: The Board Game has managed to raise well over its initial $250,000 goal all thanks to nearly 3,000 backers. (Read More)

Well it's not smoked salmon from Nova Scotia... but here's some bundles.

February 12th - via:
Reminder only 1 additional game (either Base or Deluxe) per backer. You can mix and match or 1 more of what you already pledged. If you are a Paranormal backer, you can add a Mass Hysteria box and vice versa. Also there will not be additional... (Read More)

Vinz Clortho Unlocked!

February 12th - via:
Many Shrubs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the he-depths of the Slor that day I can tell you. Thank you all, your support has been overwhelming. Next up is probably not a surprise but keeps the thematic for this stretch going... Gozer... (Read More)

You said you wanted to see some rules...

February 12th - via:
Well, here you go! We have included a link to our rules primer. It should be noted that this is a quick rundown of most of the basic rules of the game. The final rulebook will be very polished with lots of graphics and other exclusive art to aid in... (Read More)

Okay… so she's a dog.

February 12th - via:
Zuul is unlocked! For Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only  Now where's that Keymaster? For Paranormal and Mass Hysteria Backers Only  There is no way there could be one without the other.  (Read More)

Day Two Updates!

February 11th - via:
WORLDWIDE SHIPPING: Thank you, fans. Due to the huge number of requests we received regarding the game from all over the world, we worked with Sony to have our rights expanded to include the WHOLE WORLD. That means wherever you are, you can order it!... (Read More)

Okay, who brought the dog?!

February 11th - via:
As a result of unlocking our first stretch goal...  ... here comes the Gatekeeper!  (Read More)

Ghostbusters: The Board Game Reaches Kickstarter Goal

February 11th - via:
Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis? If so, then Cryptozoic Entertainment has the perfect board game for you! (Read More)

First of all...

February 10th - via:
We at Cryptzoic would like to thank each and everyone one of you for getting this project funded so quickly. Thank you thank you Thank you thank you Thank you thank you Thank you thank you Thank you thank you Thank you thank you Thank you thank you... (Read More)

Day One Updates!

February 10th - via:
First and foremost, thank you to all of you who have backed this project already. We are well over half way to our goal and we haven't even finished the first 24 hours of this campaign! Our fans rock! That being said, we realize there are a lot of... (Read More)

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters Board Game Heads To Kickstarter

February 10th - via:
Ghostbusters is getting its first officially licensed board game, if the Kickstarter succeeds. (Read More)

'Ghostbusters: The Board Game' Kickstarter Campaign Now Live: Cross The Streams With Cryptozoic

February 10th - via:
Hello folks, are you really, really, really, like unhealthily upset at the prospect of an all female Ghostbusters? Does the mere existence of the inferior Ghostbusters sequel weigh heavy on your soul? Why can't they just keep things the way they are, but you know, update it, too? Well, they have. Ghostbusters is back. In board game form. (Read More)

This Official Ghostbusters Game Puts Comic Design in Board Game Form

February 10th - via:
Check out the designs for this crowd-funded game that includes all the familiar Ghostbusters crew. (Read More)

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