Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, along with Ghost Corps and Sony Pictures Consumer Products, today announced the August 23 release of Ghostbusters: The Board Game II. Following up on the acclaimed first game, this massive standalone expansion has 1-4 players taking on the roles of the Ghostbusters as they investigate the Mood Slime that has flooded New York City, causing earthquakes and riots in an attempt to bring Vigo back. Inspired by the Ghostbusters movies, comics, and toylines, the game has players taking on the Scoleri brothers, riding the Statue of Liberty, and battling through Vigo’s Ghost army. It features highly detailed miniature figures based on original designs by Dan Schoening and an original story by Erik Burnham, both veterans of IDW’s Ghostbusters comic book series.
Ghostbusters: The Board Game II box
“It’s an honor to bring the Ghostbusters universe of film, toys, cartoons and comics into a game once again,” said Adam Sblendorio, Vice President of Creative at Cryptozoic.
In addition, two expansions for the game will be available September 20. Louis Tully Plazm Phenomenon: Expansion Pack adds Louis Tully, the Ghostbusters’ bumbling accountant and lawyer, and four new Scenarios to the game, as well as Entities like Titanic Ghosts, the Theatre Ghost, and the Giga-Plazm. Slimer Sea Fright: Expansion Pack makes Slimer part of the team as the Ghostbusters take on the fearsome skeleton crew led by the Ghost pirate Captain Jack Higgins in four new Scenarios.
Ghostbusters: The Board Game II is an episodic board game in which players battle paranormal Entities, seal Gates that leak Ghosts, investigate giant pockets of negatively-charged Slime, and use Ghostbusting Equipment, as they try to save the world yet again. Equipment Cards offer an array of powerful Weapons, devious Traps, magical Tomes, and helpful Utilities that can be used to win. Each Ghostbuster has Actions that can be used during a player’s turn to fight Entities, move, drive the Ecto-1a, deposit Ghosts into the Spirit World, place Extracted Plazms into the Ecto-1a’s Ecto-Tank, switch between different types of packs, and remove Slime from Ghostbusters.
Each Scenario takes place in various locations in an apocalyptic New York City built from map tiles and plagued by mind-altering Mood Slime, menacing Ghosts, and unrelenting Plazms. Campaign Mode links multiple Scenarios for a deeper, story-driven experience.
Cooperation is a key part of the game: Teamwork, planning, and resourcefulness are needed since players win or lose as a team.
Ghostbusters: The Board Game II will be available at retailers nationwide August 23 for a suggested retail price of $90. The two expansions—Louis Tully Plazm Phenomenon: Expansion Pack and Slimer Sea Fright: Expansion Pack—will be available September 20 for a suggested retail price of $30 apiece.
Ghostbusters: The Board Game II components
Number of Players: 1-4
Playtime: 60 minutes per Campaign
- 55 Custom Plastic Mini Figures
- 32 Snap-on Bases
- 12 Double-Sided Map Tiles
- 6 Dice
- 90+ Tokens
- 4 Oversized Character Cards
- 28 Equipment Cards
- 12 Event Cards
- 17 Entity Cards
- Ghostbusters Operations & Field Manual
Since 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment has been dedicated to the concept of “Fans First,” striving to develop the most creative and sought-after products for pop culture enthusiasts worldwide. As an entertainment company with a diverse portfolio of licensed and original IPs, its catalog covers a broad spectrum of tabletop games and collectibles. The passionate team at Cryptozoic aims to inspire gamers and collectors all around the globe, while bringing fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for more information about product releases, events, and news.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is 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. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com.
About Ghost Corps
Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new entertainment products. Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.