Kickstarter mini set
At Gen Con, ICv2 spoke to Cryptozoic National Sales Coordinator Ryan Skinner about the company’s show announcements, including details on its highly anticipated Ghostbusters and Attack on Titan licensed board games, and plans for a new Fear the Walking Dead game.

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Retail mini set
The Ghostbusters board game was funded with a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $1.5 million from more than 8,300 backers this spring (see “Top 10 Tabletop Game Kickstarters”). The board game boasts some impressive miniatures, which were on display at the Cryptozoic booth.  There are two versions:  the Kickstarter exclusive miniatures set, and the retail version set - which includes a glow-in-the-dark Slimer figure exclusive for retailers (see “'Ghostbusters: The Board Game'”).  The game will release to retail in Q4.

Skinner said there are plans to support the game after release. “We’re working on new Ghostbusters’ stuff. No details to be announced yet.”

Skinner revealed the Attack on Titan board game (see “'Attack on Titan' Board Game”) will be released in late 2016, because the mechanics are still being refined.  “They [designers  Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc] wanted to show it off as early as possible, so they got these prototypes put together so we’ve taken it to a couple of smaller shows  (see “First 'Attack on Titan' Game Pictures”) and this is the first big, game-centric show we’ve shown it off at.”

“The game is still in development,” Skinner said. “In fact, just yesterday Antoine came by the booth, hung out a little while, and brought an updated rule set for us. The people that we taught the game to on Thursday and Friday morning got a slightly different version of the game than we’re now teaching here on Saturday. It’s definitely in flux, still being worked on.”

Cryptozoic teased forthcoming plans for its AMC licensed The Walking Dead game line as well (see   “'Part Tower Defense and Part Walker-kill-a-thon'” and “'Woodbury Expansion'”). While he couldn’t be specific, Skinner said, “We’re working on new Walking Dead stuff. Some of the big brands that we work with are still on our radar, we’re still developing new things there.  No details yet. “

When asked to elaborate on “big brand” line support, Skinner added “Including The Walking Dead, we’re going to be hopefully supporting the spin-off, The Fear of The Walking Dead show that starts very soon.  We’re planning on doing something with that as well as the original series. We’re continuing support from AMC on that front.”