Miniatures of the Ghostbusters Board Game

In this post, I take a look at the Miniatures of the Ghostbusters Board Game by Cryptozoic Entertainment. This first appeared on Kickstarter, but is now available in retail. Dave Lamers painted the miniatures in this post and I took the pictures.

The point of this post is to show off the painted figures rather than to tell a story. There are lots of cool pictures of the miniatures when you scroll down.

That said, the game is fun, but we lost. Below is how the board looked when we started.

Ghostbusters the Board Game Review
Above is how the game started. Not a lot of ghosts and all of the characters are in ECTO-1 (the car). By mid-game, we were overrun! By late tame, things were pretty bad.

And below is how the board looked like when we ended.

Ghostbusters in Play
Check out all the ghosts above. We closed most of the portals to prevent more ghosts from coming, but one remains that we just could not take out.

While the game handed us a butt-kicking, the painted miniatures really add to an enjoyable experience. If you can, I highly recommend playing your board games with painted minis. 🙂

Now, let’s take a closer look at the ghost miniatures in this game.

Galloping Ghouls

You don’t want to be close to these guys when they get shot as they will slime your character. Otherwise, they are easy to take care of.

Ghostbusters the Board Game Miniatures Painted Showcase
Such a neat miniature. I think they have a lot of character in the pose.
Galloping Ghoul Ghostbusters miniature
A look at the same model from a different angle.
Ghostbusters painted board game miniatures
These ghosts can be deadly when they come for you in large groups! At least, that was our experience. 

When two Galloping Ghouls occupy the same space, they become a Gruesome Twosome.

Gruesome Twosomes

These guys are a little tougher than Galloping Ghouls and their movement is a little less random.

Gruesome Twosome Ghostbuster miniature
How cool is this Gruesome Twosome. I think Dave did an excellent job painting this ghost.

When two of these guys occupy the same space, they become a Boogaloo Manifestation.

Boogaloo Manifestations

These ghosts are even more focused than the Gruesome Twosomes. Of course, they are tougher opponents too. Check them out!

Ghostbusters miniatures
That is a pretty scary looking model. Not sure what I think of it. This one is a little translucent. Let’s take a look at a more solid version of the ghost. 
Ghostbusters the Miniatures Board Game
This ghost is hideous!! If I saw it, I would run! 🙂
Ghostbuster Ghost miniatures painted board game
That is a pretty gross looking behind too. As if this creature also needed tentacles!

Slimer

What Ghostbusters game would be complete without Slimer? Check out this iconic ghost!

Slimer Miniature
Yep… that’s Slimer alright. Watch out for him as he will charge right into you like a freight train!
Slimer from the Ghostbusters Board Game
A pretty cool looking miniature.

The Ghostbusters

Of course, any Ghostbusters Board Game also needs the Ghostbusters. Here we have some nice minis quickly painted to get onto the gaming table.

Venkman Miniature
Venkman.
Stantz Miniature
Stantz.
Spengler Miniature from Ghostbusters Board Game
Spengler.
Zeddemore Miniature from Ghostbusters the Board Game
Zeddemore.

Overall, some nice looking miniatures. For those of you wondering, here is what the proton-pack looks like.

Painted Proton Pack on a Ghostbusters Miniature
The painted Proton Pack.

Wrapping it up…

Hopefully you liked today’s quick Showcase Post showing off the miniatures in Crytozoic Entertainment‘s Ghostbusters: The Board Game. Dave Lamers painted up these miniatures and did a good quick job for his personal copy of the boardgame.

If you are interested in seeing more of his work, or reaching out to him about possibly painting for you, check out his section on this website.

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

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