Game: Pandemic (2-4 Players)

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Game: Pandemic (2-4 Players)
« on: September 15, 2010, 08:47:59 PM »
Pandemic
This is the thread to discuss the game of Pandemic and its expansions, any variants, likes, dislikes, etc.

Description
You are specialists at the CDC/Atlanta where you watch several virulent diseases break out simultaneously all over the world. The team mission is to prevent a world-wide pandemic outbreak, treating hotspots while researching cures for each of the four plagues before they get out of hand.

Players must plan their strategy to mesh their specialist's strengths before the diseases overwhelm the world. For example, the Operations Specialist can build research stations which are needed to find cures for the diseases. The Scientist needs only 4 cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the normal 5. But the diseases are breaking out fast and time is running out: the team must try to stem the tide of infection in diseased areas while developing cures. If disease spreads uncontrolled, the players all lose. If they can cure all four diseases, they win.

The board shows earth with some big population centres. On each turn a player can use four actions to travel, cure, discover and build. Cards are used for this but the deck also contains Epidemics that increase the spread of the viruses.

Players win if they cure the four diseases. There are many losing conditions for the players.

Includes:
1 8-Page Colour Rulebook
1 Folding single-side Gameboard
5 Role Cards
5 (wooden) Pawns (one colour for each role)
6 (wooden) Research Stations
96 (wooden) Disease Cubes (24 for each colour disease - black, blue, red, yellow)
6 Markers
- 1 Infection Rate Marker
- 1 Outbreaks Marker
- 4 Cure Markers with "Vial" and "Sunset" sides (one for each colour disease)
59 Player Cards
- 48 City Cards
- 6 Epidemic Cards
- 5 Special Event Cards
48 Infection Cards
4 Reference Cards

Pandemic can be played with 2 - 4 players, ages 10 and up and can be played in 1 to 1.5 hours. It is a pure cooperative game, meaning all players work together to defeat the board. You either win together or lose together. The game is designed in such a way that there are three levels of difficulty.

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Expansions
Pandemic: On the Brink

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Re: Game: Pandemic
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 07:49:43 PM »
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Re: Game: Pandemic
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 10:10:48 AM »
I have to play some more. before I can give it a better rating:  :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :1: :0: :0: :0:

If you make one mistake during the game, the board beats you. Can be tough unless you get drunk and cheat (accidentally).
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Re: Game: Pandemic (2-4 Players)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 06:58:50 PM »
I've played a few more games since my last post and have increased my rating. Pandemic is a very fun (but difficult) co-operative game. It's very intense and I still feel that if you do mess up an action you will lose the game, but that's the games charm.
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