Pandemic Board Game Review

Last month I told you about a the board game club I had joined. Where each month I would receive a new board game to play and review.  Last month was the board game Dixit, which you can read about here.  This month is a great board game called Pandemic.

Pandemic is a co-operative board game, which is based on the premise that four diseases have broken out in the world, and each disease is threatening to wipe out a region.

About Pandemic

The game can be played by 2-4 players aged 10+, each player is one of five possible specialists.

Unlike other board games where you play against each other, Pandemic is a game where you work together in your selected role to stop the spread of four diseases and work together to cure them before a pandemic occurs.

  • You start the game in Atlanta the home of the centres for disease control, where you are given a random role and payer cards.
  • Each player on their turn can take 4 actions
  • You can share information with another player, if they are in the same city and are either giving or receiving the player card representing that city.
  • Treating a unit of infection and removing a cube from that city
  • Constructing a research lab in a city that you hold the city card for
  • Finding the cure for the disease by being in a city with a research lab

You carry on playing until

  • More than 7 outbreaks occur
  • There are no more cubes for the disease colour, when they are needed during an infection or epidemic
  • There are no more player cards left to draw
  • All 4 diseases are cured

Our thoughts

Do not worry if you have read this and feel confused, it sounds more confusing than it is, we really enjoyed playing this game, and it makes a lovely change to work together in a game rather than trying to win.

Pandemic is currently available at Amazon for £29.99 but is currently on offer at £26.67.

With the longer evenings starting to draw in, where you just want to curl up at home in the warmth, this is a great game to play.

Previous games I have reviewed


* I received this game free of charge for an unbiased review, all findings are my own.


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Comments (6)

  • Michelle Kellogg 2 years ago Reply

    That sounds like an interesting game to play. I think my 10 year old would love this game! Right now he is playing a computer game that does the opposite – the object is to spread disease but this one sounds much better and we can play it together:)

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    It is a great game, what we loved about it was that you are not competing it is a game where you work together x

  • Jenni 2 years ago Reply

    I love a good board game! This one sounds interesting.

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    This is a great game and totally different from any I have played before x

  • Steve 2 years ago Reply

    This seems like a really cool concept for a game – I’m not sure how I would get on without the element of competing against other players but all the same, it seems so unique it would be great on a wet day.

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    I think that is the appeal of this game, that you are not competing against each other but coming together and working as a team x

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