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"Family or party fun!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This co-operative game is such fun and great for those of non-competitive nature. Work together with your team mates to cure and eradicate 4 diseases that threaten the world. Not your usual board game, you won't end up hating your fellow friends and family.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"An Tremendously Enjoyable Game"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

As simple to learn as Monopoly but infinitely better and more Strategic as all players are working Together to win the game. Bring this game out for people who used to enjoy playing a game but got kinda bored with the same old format over the years. This game will have them Demanding another play thru! It has re-ignited our love our Boardgames.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Excellent co-operative game :)"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I couldn't recommend Pandemic more!

It's got great mechanics, there's always something happening and it creates great situations for everyone to talk about. Every game we've played so far has been tense and enjoyable!

Top marks :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Great quick game"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Have played this game several times now and enjoyed it every time. Very easy to scale the difficulty for new and experienced players.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Too easy"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Easy to teach, Co-op game with lots of interaction between players, and a scalable difficulty. What's not to like.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Great, chaotic fun"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Even with only two players, this is a great, fast game to play. It's fun trying to work to the strengths of your role while fearing that the next card will bring about a dreaded epidemic and blow all of your best made plans to hell.

The element of randomness can sometimes lead to a very easy game, but adding a few extra epidemic cards into the deck makes for a challenging and fun game.

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Description

In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.

The game board depicts several major population centers on Earth. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to travel between cities, treat infected populaces, discover a cure, or build a research station. A deck of cards provides the players with these abilities, but sprinkled throughout this deck are Epidemic! cards that accelerate and intensify the diseases' activity. A second, separate deck of cards controls the “normal” spread of the infections.

Taking a unique role within the team, players must plan their strategy to mesh with their specialists' strengths in order to conquer the diseases. For example, the Operations Expert can build research stations which are needed to find cures for the diseases and which allow for greater mobility between cities; the Scientist needs only four cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the normal five—but the diseases are spreading quickly and time is running out. If one or more diseases spreads beyond recovery or if too much time elapses, the players all lose. If they cure the four diseases, they all win!

The 2013 edition of Pandemic includes two new characters—the Contingency Planner and the Quarantine Specialist—not available in earlier editions of the game.

Ages: 10 years and up.
Players: 2 – 4.

Re-released on
September 6th, 2013
Gift Idea
  • Boys 12-16
Board Game Mechanics
  • Action Point Allowance
  • Cooperative
  • Hand Management
  • Point to Point Movement
  • Set Collection
  • Variable Player Powers
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Box Dimensions (mm)
223x305x45
UPC
681706711003
All-time sales rank
Top 500
Product ID
21325823

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