Cryptozoic launched today a Kickstarter (that is almost funded) for a 1-4 player cooperative board game set in the "Ghostbusters" universe, featuring everyone's favorite Ghostbusters.
Here's their official rundown of the game, but the video makes it look like a lot of fun:
Ghostbusters™: The Board Game is a game for 1-4 players, ages 15 and up. Players choose one of the four Ghostbusters character figures (Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore and Ray Stantz) and then select from one of the game’s pre-written scenarios, beginning a game session that lasts from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the chosen scenario(s) and degree of difficulty. Each of the Ghostbusters has unique traits and talents that can assist the entire team, with highly cooperative gameplay. As players gain experience from banishing spirits, the Ghostbusters level up, gaining new abilities that help them take on greater challenges. The team can also hop in the Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters’ converted ambulance, to help them quickly move through the city.
Developed by a talented group of board game professionals with decades of combined experience, the team is led by Matt Hyra (Lead Game Design & Acquisitions), Mataio Wilson (Associate Game Designer) and Adam Sblendorio (Creative Director) along with additional developers and support from skilled playtesters and the passionate family of Ghostbusters fans.
I've backed the project for the board game and can't wait to get my hands on a copy. The games that get played most in my house are cooperative and something in that vein starring the Ghostbusters is exactly what we need.
The game is scheduled to ship to Kickstarter backers by October.