Pandemic
Average rating 7.71 BGG average rating 7.67
Last played 30-Mar-2010 Players 2 - 4
Total plays 2 Designer
Weight 3 Year 2008
Playing Time 45 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Chrissy 1 0 7.00 29-Sep-2009
Frank 2 1 8.00 30-Mar-2010
Joe 1 1 7.00 30-Mar-2010
Oggie 2 1 8.00 30-Mar-2010
Paul 1 0 8.00 29-Sep-2009

 
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.br/br/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 quot;normalquot; spread of the infections.br/br/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 fivemdash;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!br/br/The 2013 edition of Pandemic includes two new charactersmdash;the Contingency Planner and the Quarantine Specialistmdash;not available in earlier editions of the game.br/br/