Pandemic

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"An infectiously fun cooperative board game"
4 stars"

Review by Stephen on 20th July, 2009

An excellent game for 2–4 people in which everyone must work together, communicate and plan ahead if they want to win! The game is easy to setup, the mechanics are fairly simple and the game duration is typically 10–45mins so I would recommend it to both experienced and inexperienced board gamers. The different player abilities (roles), randomised epidemic/infected locations and the ability to vary the difficulty level make every game different (and challenging) and ensures the game will still be coming out its box for some time!

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
"Whats this? You all work together??"
4 stars"

Review by Hayden & Keri on 1st July, 2010

The first fully co-operative board game I have played where you all lose or you all win! Makes for a different spin on the traditional competitive themed board games.

As everyone can discuss and give advice on each players moves during their turn it feels as if you have involvement in the game throughout – even when its not your turn.

About a 15min learning curve on how the game works but once picked up the game flows nicely and a few games can be played in quick succession. My 10yr old loves this game and after a bit of explaining picked up the rules no problem

Due to the way the game is designed every game is different with random role cards and random outbreaks appearing. Tactics change from game to game depending on the roles being played and where the outbreaks are occuring. Enough to keep this game from gathering dust!

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"A Gateway Game"
4 stars"

Review by Jonathan on 16th March, 2012

Ever wanted to get your family or friends playing a game that is a little more interesting than the tired old classic monopoly then this is the game for you. Pandemic is a game in which the player work together co-operatively, which is quite a unique gaming experience, in an attempt to rid the world of four diseases, you win together or lose together.

The game is built up on a few easy to understand mechanics that combine to make a rich strategic game, because the game is easy to understand you can get people to play it without giving up before the game has began, also because its co-op you get to their first game without advantaging yourself or disadvantaging them as you do in other game when you see other player's hands etc. The strategic element is something usually not found in a game with such easy to understand rules hence the description of this as a gateway game, after this game people may give more complex games a chance.

Overall Pandemic is a really intelligent game that deserves a place in any boardgame collection

"The best game"
5 stars"

Review by Monique on 12th February, 2013

I love this game, and everyone I know who I play it with does as well (Unless you have an ultra brainy person who takes over). There is nothing like when the adrenaline takes over and you race against the game to save the world.

"Awesome, but will cause arguments"

Review by Carl on 10th January, 2013

This “cooperative” board game is wickedly difficult & lots of fun. You need to constantly discuss strategies with your fellow players if you want any chance of winning, and things get interesting when 2 people are both certain their strategy is the one that will work.

"Cooperative game with an adrenaline rush!"
5 stars"

Review by Diane on 3rd January, 2012

If you like cooperative games and ones that involve some nailbiting tension, this is the game for you. Played this for the first time with 4 players at the easiest level and although we did win, it was down to the wire. One more move and we would have lost. Absolutely addictive and everyone in the group agreed that we would be back for more.

This game probably isn't for those who are A-type personalities and find it difficult to play nicely with others, but other than that, I would say that it suits most gamers. And with relatively easy rules and gameplay, it may even suit non-gamers as well.

Description

Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team of specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out. Players must work together, playing to their characters' strengths and planning their strategy of eradication before the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing outbreaks. A truly cooperative game where you all win or you all lose.

Features:
  • 2-4 Players, Ages 10 and up, 45-60 minutes
  • Game board, 96 wooden disease cubes, 4 pawns, 6 wooden research stations
  • 6 Markers: 1 outbreak marker, 1 infection rate marker, 4 cure markers
  • 115 cards: 48 infection cards, 59 player cards, 4 role cards, 4 quick reference cards
  • Truly unique co-operative play - players must work together and all win or all lose!
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2009
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ISBN-13
0681706070216
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
2792960

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