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How Many Players


Play Time?




1+ Hours

Pandemic is a cooperative board game where players take on the roles of different specialists trying to stop the outbreak of four deadly diseases that threaten to wipe out humanity. The game is designed to be played by 2-4 players and can be completed in 45 minutes to an hour. The game has become especially relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic as it provides a fun and engaging way to learn about the spread of infectious diseases and the work that goes into fighting them.

Ways to Play

Role-playing variant: Players take on the roles of actual healthcare workers and must work together to combat a disease outbreak. Each player must adhere to specific protocols and follow realistic medical procedures.

Solo variant: Players must try to beat the game by themselves, controlling multiple characters.

Competitive variant: Players work against each other to see who can cure the disease first.

Custom scenario variant: Create custom scenarios with unique diseases, cures, and gameplay rules.

Resource management variant: Players have a limited number of resources to allocate between research, travel, and disease control efforts.

Fast-paced variant: Set a time limit for each turn, forcing players to make quick decisions and move quickly to contain the outbreak.

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