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Publisher: Z-Man Games
Product Code: ZMG-71100
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Pandemic

Designer: Matt Leacock
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Number of players: 2 to 4 players
Publisher suggests: Ages 8 and above
Users suggest: Ages 10 and above
Playing time: 45 minutes
 

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!

 

 

Awards

2011: Ludoteca Ideale (Italy)
2010: Australian Games Association Game of the Year Winner
2009: BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Family Game Winner
2009: Gouden Ludo, Winner
2009: Nederlandse Spellen Prijs, Nominated
2009: Boardgames Australia Awards Winner, Best International Game
2009: Spiel des Jahres Nominated
2009: Golden Ace Nominated
2008: Origins Awards, Board Game of the Year, Winner
2008: JoTa, Best Cooperative Game, Winner
2008: Games 100 Best Family Game
2008: Meeples Choice Award, Game of the Year, Winner
2008: BoardGamer.ru Recommendation
2008: International Gamers Award Multi-Player Nominee
2008: Tric Trac d'or (France), Game of the Year, Tric Trac d'argent (2nd place)
2008: BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Family Game Finalist

 

Components

  • 1 8-Page Colour Rulebook
  • 1 Folding single-side Gameboard
  • 7 Role Cards
  • 5 (wooden) Pawns (one colour for each role)
  • 6 (wooden) Research Stations
  • 96 (wooden) Disease Cubes (24 for each colour disease - black, blue, red, yellow)
  • 6 Markers
    • 1 Infection Rate Marker
    • 1 Outbreaks Marker
    • 4 Cure Markers with "Vial" and "Sunset" sides (one for each colour disease)
  • 59 Player Cards
    • 48 City Cards
    • 6 Epidemic Cards
    • 5 Special Event Cards
  • 48 Infection Cards
  • 4 Reference Cards

Card Sleeves

Pandemic uses Standard Card Game sleeves. The following sleeves have been tested and found to fit:

  • Ultra-Pro, Standard Pro-Fit (64mm x 89mm; recommended for a snug fit)
  • Fantasy Flight Supply, Grey Series: Standard Card Game (63.5mm x 88mm)
 
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