In 1986 West End Games published Ghostbusters™ A Frightfully Cheerful Roleplaying Game. One of the things this one of a kind Ghostbusters game book came with were ID cards for the Ghostbusters, Janine, and Dana. Sorry Louis.
That was pretty much it, (that I know of) until a new Ghostbusters movie was released during Summer 2016.
If you or your RPG buddies have been waiting to add the newer Ghostbusters and didn’t because of lack of equipment cards the wait is finally over.
Artist Jennell Jaquays, painted cover art for West End Games Ghostbusters™ A Frightfully Cheerful Roleplaying Game supplemental books Pumpkin Patch Panic and Apokermis Now!
On October 31, 2015, (um we were pretty busy) Jennell Jaquays shared her two cover paintings. To this day her Apokermis Now art is still one of the weirdest pieces of art I’ve ever encountered.
Our associates at Cryptozoic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment sent a new press release for the upcoming Ghostbusters The Board Game II. (GBI Blog Post, March 12, 2015)
Raising over $765,000, the campaign more than tripled its initial goal of $250k, thanks to the support of 4,383 backers.
Backers can sign up for Kickstarter Pledge Manager updates to stay up on the game’s progress and/or change their pledge level.
Our apologies we didn’t post this sooner. We were watching superheroes cause a lot of damage over international paper work. We know how that can go.
Last November details emerged from Mark Caplan, Sony Pictures VP of global consumer products about Ghostbusters merchandise that was to come (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, November 11, 2015) from Mattel. One of those intriguing items, a Ghostbusters board game.
With Ghostbusters (2016) about 2 months away from its theatrical release we now know more about Mattel Games Ghostbusters board game, Ghostbusters Protect The Barrier.
As we wait for May and holidays worth of Ghostbusters merchandise a description has been released about Usaopoly’s upcoming Ghostbusters Monopoly (US) game.
It’s The Boardgames – Monopoly – Ghostbusters.
“Who ya gonna call”? Save the world from paranormal activity by subduing the vapors, entities and slimers at famous locations from the original Ghostbusters movie!
Here are the Ghostbusters Monopoly player pieces.
- Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
- Terror Dog
- Proton Pack
- P.K.E Meter
- Ghost Trap
- Maybe Firehouse HQ?
Ghostbusters Monopoly should be in stores in May 2016.
Our associates at Cryptozoic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment let us know about a new add on for the upcoming Ghostbusters The Board Game II. (GBI Blog Post, March 12, 2015)
Ghostheads probably never thought their would be new The Real Ghostbusters game pieces in the 21 Century. If you’re supporting Ghostbusters The Board Game II through Kickstarter it could become REAL
Our associates at Cryptozoic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment sent a press release for the upcoming Ghostbusters The Board Game II. (GBI Blog Post, March 12, 2015)
Ghostbusters: The Board Game II builds off the successful original and introduces new miniatures, campaigns, powers, events, entities, gear… and GHOSTS. A standalone expansion, the game can be played on its own or mixed and matched with the original board game, which raised over $1.5M last year on Kickstarter. It includes 54 Miniatures including new Courtroom and Slime Blower Ghostbuster figures.
With authentic art from Ghostbusters comic book artist Dan Schoening and a script by Erik Burnham, the game is filled with references, in-jokes and Easter eggs that fans will love. Ghostbusters: The Board Game II is a flexible action-strategy game with unpredictable adversaries and a wide range of abilities, with 12 reversible tiles and campaigns that last from 20 minutes to multiple hours to let 1-4 players bust ghosts however they like.
With Ghostbusters Monopoly (GBI Blog Post, February 12, 2016) passing go next month, Ghost Corps (Facebook) had confirmed a Ghostbusters version of Yahtzee was also rolling onto your game table.
USAopoly provided a product photo and description:
America’s #1 dice game, Yahtzee has been slimed! Everybody’s beloved Slimer is the shaker cup and the hit movie Ghostbusters is the theme for this take on YAHTZEE! Roll five Proton Packs for a Yahtzee with an lnter-dimensional twist.
Game features custom Sllmer shaker and translucent dice.
Ghostbusters Yahtzee should be available in July. As always release dates can change for various reasons.
Ghostbusters gaming continues in May with Ghostbusters (2016) UNO from Mattel Games and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
It’s the matching game you love, now featuring iconic characters from the 2016 Ghostbusters movie! Score points by being the first to get rid of all the cards in your hand. When you’re down to one card, don’t forget to yell,”UNO!” This UNO 2016 Ghostbusters Movie Card Game contains 112 cards plus instructions. For 2 to 10 players.
Our associates at Cryptozoic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment sent over additional information for the upcoming Ghostbusters The Board Game II. (GBI Blog Post, March 12, 2015)
Cryptozoic to Launch Second Ghostbusters Board Game Kickstarter on April 11
Playable Scenario on Display at WonderCon – March 25-27
Lake Forest, CA – March 22, 2016 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games and collectible cards, and Sony Pictures Consumer Products are proud to announce the upcoming April 11 launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Ghostbusters: The Board Game II.
This new crowdfunding campaign follows the successful Ghostbusters: The Board Game 2015 Kickstarter campaign and retail release. The new board game is crafted with fans in mind, and 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.