'Ghostbusters: The Board Game' Kickstarter Campaign Now Live: Cross The Streams With Cryptozoic [VIDEO]
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.
All snark aside, the guys over at Cryptozoic have just launched the Kickstarter campaign for Ghostbusters: The Board Game, an upcoming analogy adventure set for release this October. The company is asking for $250,000 but if the current count is any indication, they should hit the mark in about, oh, twelve hours or so. This is Ghostbusters after all, and if there's one thing that Kickstarter has proven its success at, it's reinventing our childhoods.
In Ghostbusters: The Board Game, 1-4 players choose from amongst everyone's favorite quartet of supernatural investigators - Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore - and journey through a series of adventures culled from the movies, tv shows, comics and thirty years of Ghostbusters history. As a fan of co-operative board game titles like Arkham, the ability to work with one another against the game is a huge
The game comes with nine double-sided board pieces that are used for any number of different scenarios, with each one unique every playthrough. Dozens of ghosts, goblins, ghouls and other things that go bump in the night, along with the four Busters themselves are lovingly detailed in customized plastic figures. Gameplay should last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, or however long you'd like it to take. Play all night if you'd like.
Here's the catch, only pledges of $80 or more earn you the retail game (for Kickstarter backers). This includes all applicable stretch goals that the game will doubtlessly hit. Fans who donate less, they'll have to go out and buy the game again.
In fact, the pledge level goals are interesting in this one. There are only three tiers, none of which are "huge" by any standard, but neither are they small. $288 seems a peculiar number no matter how you slice it.
Regardless, this game is coming towards you well before those women go and ruin ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING YOU'VE EVER LOVED, amirite?
Check out the Kickstarter video below and be sure to head over to the official page. They're ready to believe you.