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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.

 

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

 

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

Dixit

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

 

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6 Comments

  1. 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:)

  2. 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.

    1. 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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