Pandemic

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Publisher: Взрослые дети
Designer: Matt Leacock
Publication Year: 2008
Game Paradise SKU: g224028
   
Average Playtime: 45 minutes
Minimum Players: 2
Maximum Players: 4
   
Suitable Audience: Family Friendly
Genre: Resource Management
   
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Pandemic was mentioned in the following blog posts...

Forbidden Island = Pandemic Lite = FTW

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Castle Panic: A good children's co-op game

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Flash Point : Fire Rescue

     ...ever since I played Pandemic and learned that there were good cooperatives out there, and that they weren't all like Arkham Horror (i.e. five hour lessons in how to cope with boredom). Co-ops tend to...

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&mdash;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! The 2013 edition of Pandemic includes two new characters&mdash;the Contingency Planner and the Quarantine Specialist&mdash;not available in earlier editions of the game.