A Look At: Ghostbusters: The Board Game By Cryptozoic

Following a highly successful Kickstarter Cryptozoic funded a project to make a Ghostbusters board game. Here we take a look at the game in a sort of images un-boxing type deal.

The box itself is well made with some fantastic art on display. The back of the box clearly shows you what you get and a brief description on how the game plays. It also does a good job of showing off a few of the many miniatures contained within.

The rulebook is a big square mother, Coming in at at nearly the same size of the box! It has clean clear descriptions and has a story at the begininng which sets the story up. Again top drawer art is on display including a few full page pieces.

The game tiles are printed on both sides and of a good quality. The dice are the best thing here with the logo present and all.

The character cards have a brief history of the character, And have a bar down below for character progression in game. They are double sided. The Ecto-1 tile is alright. I mean its just a printed picture of the beloved car.

Mission cards are separated into scenarios but are all linked together to allow you to play out a full campaign. The cards will provide back story and board setup etc.

Ghost cards are like the character cards above but for the monsters. On the back you get a breakdown of how the monster acts and reacts to the game tiles.

Just a few images of the minor ghosts you will encounter in the game.These are split up into their respective groups and have some incredible detail work. I would say a few of them seem to be missing a bit of tlc. Things like sharp edges or un cut bits hanging on but nothing you cant fix yourself.

Character models are really cool. Despite being all one colour the detail on these are insane especially on the proton packs. Stay Puft is a huge model and weighs a ton! Again I wish it was painted but I can do that myself.

Ecto-1 model again is highly detailed but does come unpainted.It has a few discolorations mixed in in small parts but nothing to cry about.

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A clear image showing off just how big Stay Puft is.

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Shot of all the box contents.


Final Thoughts:

The Ghostbuster board game is an excellent addition to any board game/movie fan. The miniatures are of a high quality and the art is insanely good. The set is a heavy beast but when you see the contents you can see why that is the case. My only complaints are minor ones like I wish Stay Puft and Ecto-1 wer painted but like I say its a minor niggle and one I can easily rectify myself. The game is around 40-50 pounds and is worth every penny.


If you are interested then Cryptozoic are running another kickstarter for a second Ghostbuster game and that can be found here. Spoiler alert: It looks even more awesome!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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