Cryptozoic Entertainment are turning Ghostbusters into an episodic, co-operative tabletop game, and have taken to Kickstarter to secure funding for it. And honestly, although the idea of A Ghostbusters game on paper doesn't sound like it could be all that interesting, it looks pretty rad.

Weirdly enough, instead of just getting a straight release, the game - which will see a team of 4 ghostbusters work together to take down ghosts from the movies and wider Ghostbuster world (so the cartoon, the comics and the toys) on a modular board that lets you mix and match environments for a series of different narrative scenarios. Check out the pitch video below:

The co-operative element of the game makes sense for the franchise, and it's cool to see all the physical models that you can use - the stylised designs of the main four ghostbusters are really nice - but it seems strange that Cryptozoic felt like they needed a kickstarter for the project. If anything, the game looks like it was a done deal, and then the kickstarter was launched just for the purpose of adding extra bonuses as well as a fancier edition of the game that comes with more pieces and 'boss ghosts' for you to throw in the mix. Not entirely sure why the base game needed to be a part of it, but hey, at least it's coming and looks interesting to play.

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The game is estimated to be available by October this year, and currently the only way to get a copy is to essentially pre-order through the Kickstarter (presumably it'll be available on a wider basis after that), which is currently at $103,000 of its $250,000 goal - Board games are super expensive to make! $80 grants you the standard version of the game, complete with board tiles, the player models and cards, the rules and a whole bunch of ghosts to square off against, as well as any stretch goals for extra miniatures that are hit before the project ends, while $125 gets you the 'Deluxe' Edition of the game, complete with an art print, extra map tiles and two boss ghosts - Sandman and a bigger version of the Stay Puft Marshmallow man.

Interested? Go here if you want to pledge.


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