Ghostbusters fans, unite! Less than two hours after launching the Ghostbusters II: The Board Game Kickstarter, Cryptozoic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Consumer Products successfully secured their initial $250,000 goal.
As previously reported, Ghostbusters: The Board Game II features an original story by IDW Comics’ Ghostbusters writer Erik Burnham in which Vigo and his minions return to the city, causing rioting and earthquakes to break out all over New York City. Comic book artist Dan Schoening also returns with his signature Ghostbusters style. Ghostbusters: The Board Game II’s cooperative gameplay and modular design allow for highly customizable scenarios and nearly endless re-playability. This stand-alone expansion lets players hop in the Ecto-1a for a quick half hour session, or strap on their Proton Packs for a full-fledged ghostbusting campaign, making it the perfect game for board game veterans and beginners alike.
The new board game allows players to:
- Switch between Proton and Slime Blower Packs with new custom figures and double-sided Character Cards.
- Battle challenging new Plazm enemies that combine into stronger versions to attack and split up in defense. Immune to Proton Streams, these phantoms can only be taken down by Ghostbusters wielding Slime Blower packs.
- Use new Ghosts to bring new Slime tokens that can inhibit the Ghostbusters’ sight, movement, maneuvers and combat rolls.
- Recover stolen experimental Ghostbusting equipment and level the playing field with new weapon, trap, utility and tome cards to survive challenging Event Cards and reap the rewards before things go from worse to apocalyptic.
The new game’s basic features include: 54Miniatures, such as 4 Courtroom Ghostbusters, 4 Slime Blower Ghostbusters, The Scoleri Brothers, and Vigo the Carpathian plus 12 double-sided map tiles, custom dice and tokens; some of which can be used for advanced gameplay variants. Two expansions starring Louis Tully and Slimer as playable characters are also available for backers.
Showing appreciation for the backers, the companies announced in an update:
“As a thank you, we want to give you a peek at some upcoming stretch goals. We’re springing for a weekend in Las Vegas with the Jolly Green Giant! Alright, maybe not a weekend in Vegas, but Lady Liberty herself is pulling out all the stops. We’re upgrading the Statue of Liberty from a tile to a 100mm figure that the Ghostbusters can ride throughout New York City. The bigger miniature is an upgrade to the base game, so everyone who pledged to the Ghostbuster tier and above will receive this stretch goal.”
The campaign is currently at $448,744 thanks to 3,414 backers. It is set to close mid-May.
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