You and your friends are a medical expert team and cross the globe three times over to save it! Four infectious diseases are threatening all corners of the world and you are the only team that can stop them. Each player is an expert with different skills: a scientist excelling at finding cures, a dispatcher who gets people where they need to be, or an operations expert who quickly builds medical labs around the globe. Together, you have to try and find cures for all four diseases.
Not the first co-operative boardgame, but certainly the game that made co-op popular. Pandemic pits two to four players against the game: you cooperate to try and beat the game instead of each other. You have to plan and balance your available actions to treat the wounded, collect research data and ultimately find all four cures.
Each turn, the diseases thoughen. There’s coloured cubes representing infectees, twenty-four per disease. If a colour runs out, pity, you lose. And that’s not the only way you can lose the game. Big pro is that all players lose at once: there’s no elimination. It’s all on the team.
Watch Pandemic being played by TableTop’s Wil Wheaton and friends here.
- Save the planet from a pandemic!
- A great co-op game that made the genre popular
- Treat the wounded, collect research data and ultimately find all four cures.