Ghostbusters™: The Board Game II from Cryptozoic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Successfully Funded, Shipping Next Spring

Sequel to 2015’s successful tabletop game Kickstarted with 4,385
backers pledging over $767,000

LAKE FOREST, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cryptozoic Entertainment (cryptozoic.com),
leading creator of board games, trading cards and collectibles, and Sony
Pictures Consumer Products today announced the successful conclusion of
the Kickstarter
campaign for Ghostbusters: The Board Game II. The
stand-alone expansion game has been funded by 4,385 people pledging over
$767,000 in order to bring the cooperative ghost-busting tabletop game
to market. The Pledge Manager, where backers can manage their pledges
and upgrade to additional add-ons, will be available on Kickstarter next
week. This officially licensed Ghostbusters game will begin shipping to
backers across North America, Australia, New Zealand, UK and EU in May
2017.

Ghostbusters: The Board Game II’s successful crowdfunding
campaign received copious support from fans, who rallied together to
unlock a variety of additional stretch goals, including:

  • Lady Liberty 100mm vehicle
  • Brain Matter, Soar Throat, The Grundel, X-Cop, and Bug Eye
    enemy ghost figures
  • Grabber Ghost, unlocked by fans through a ten-part
    social media campaign
  • The Extreme Ghostbusters Team, from the cartoons
  • Roylance Guide card box

The base game features 56 miniatures including both Courtroom and Slime
Blower
variations of the original Ghostbusters team (Peter Venkman,
Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore and Ray Stantz). Players will also get The
Scoleri Brothers
and Vigo the Carpathian figures, plus 12
double-sided map tiles, the Ecto-1 ambulance, equipment cards, a
PKE Meter and Ecto Tank, as well as custom dice and tokens which can be
used for advanced gameplay variants. Expansions starring Louis Tully and
Slimer as playable characters are also available, as well as an add-on
starring The Real Ghostbusters and The Peoplebusters from
the hit 1980’s cartoon. For global ghost bustin’, the game will be
available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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 The Big Apple. 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.

Be sure to view the official
Kickstarter video
, which stars Winston Zeddemore himself, Ernie
Hudson! Hudson revives his iconic role from the first two Ghostbusters
movies in a five-minute video where he straps on his proton pack to lead
a group of Ghostbusters as they take on a paranormal invasion.

For more information on the Ghostbusters: The Board Game II
Kickstarter and additional pledge information, click
here
. To join the Ghostbusters: The Board Game II mailing
list for more information about the Pledge Manager click
here
. For a blog post recapping the game’s Kickstarter campaign, click
here
.

Visit YouTube for video content including a quick
gameplay overview
and full
game demo
.

Download assets including box art, painted game figures, logos and
social media visuals at
this link
.

About Cryptozoic

Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer
and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics
and trading cards, including the DC Comics™ Deck-Building Game, The
Walking Dead™ Board Game, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game and
Ghostbusters™:The Board Game, one of the most funded tabletop games in
Kickstarter history. Following a philosophy and core principle of “Fans
First,” the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment
team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic
events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic
community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com
for more information about product releases, events and news.

©2016 Cryptozoic Entertainment. | 25351 Commercentre Drive Suite 250
Lake Forest, CA 92630. All Rights Reserved

About Sony Pictures Consumer Products

Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) is the licensing and
merchandising division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), a
subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony
Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture
production, acquisition and distribution; television production,
acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content
creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and
development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.
For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

Contacts

For Cryptozoic Entertainment
Chris Kramer
ghostbusters@fortyseven.com