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Today I’m going to talk about Pandemic, not the browser-based game, but the board game. To summarise, with the Pandemic game you have to work as a team to save the world from viruses that have broken out. As a player, you are a disease fighting specialist with the goal of eradicating the world of the infections.
How is Pandemic played?
You use your turn to take up to four actions; travel, treat, discover or research. A deck of cards offers you the chance of using these abilities, throughout this deck of cards is a twist however, ‘Epidemic Cards’ these have one job, increase the disease activity. A second deck of cards offers the chance to control the spread of the infections.
Each player takes a unique role within the team, these roles offer specialist strengths, for example selecting one role will mean being able to build research stations to help find cures. Others will provide a specialist skill to lower the number of cards to produce a cure.
What is included in the Pandemic game?
I usually don’t list whats in the box, but I think with the Pandemic board game, it offers some real intrigue! Have look and you will likely see what I mean:
- Game board
- 7 Role Cards
- 7 Pawns
- 6 Research Stations
- 6 Wooden Markers
- 96 Disease Cubes
- 48 Infection Cards
I don’t see how looking at this ‘kit list’ doesn’t make you think it would be a blast to play! I believe the game also has expansions as well!
Where can you buy Pandemic?
It is simple enough to get your hands on the Pandemic board game, you can find it on Amazon. I’ve linked it below, if you purchase through that link then you are helping to support this site, so thanks in advance if you do!