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Pandemic
« on: June 04, 2014, 05:06:05 PM »
Pandemic is a 2-4 player (3 works best) co-operative game.  It's the only cooperative game I've played that is challenging, fast, and fun.  The game has recently been released in a new reprint format which compels me to write a review.  There are many ways to loose and one way to win: the goal is to cure four diseases spread out across the globe.  Players move pawns around major world cities trying to find cures and control outbreaks.  The players assume one of five randomly drawn roles and start off at the CDC in Atlanta.

This game is fast and requires serious cooperation among the players.  You control the difficulty and the highest challenge level -- with 6 epidemic cards -- is still a challenge for experienced gamers.

The first time playing may take 100 minutes as one learns the rules; however, successive game play quickly.  There is some aspect of repeating strategies to beat the "AI" of the card draws; nevertheless, the game is still exciting most of the time and quite challenging until one figures out the best strategies for the (60+) combinations of roles.

There are two expansions -- I've only played one -- "On the Brink" is almost as exciting.

It's family friendly and much more fun than some serious gamers might originally think.

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Re: Pandemic
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 09:15:30 PM »
Sounds pretty cool.  Is it an in-person game only, or is it computerized?

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Re: Pandemic
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 10:27:20 AM »
I don't know if there's a computerized version.   I suspect that it would lend itself to a one-player computerized version; still, I can't imagine it being any more fun than the "in-person" version.  I hope to pack the game away for GenCon!

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Re: Pandemic
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, 06:28:56 AM »
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Re: Pandemic
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 01:49:33 PM »
Dan, next time I am in VA we should try to play.
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Re: Pandemic
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 04:42:45 PM »
It's a GREAT game. Truly.
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Re: Pandemic
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 04:57:07 PM »
It's a GREAT game. Truly.

You have a copy?

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Re: Pandemic
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 05:07:43 PM »
We played it at GenCon.  And if we only had time to play one game, I'm glad it was Pandemic!