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Review for pandemic: in lab expansion

Price was $32.36. This is a fresh new look at pandemic and we really like it so far. We have basically mastered base pandemic, and will typically add 'on the brink' content to make the game harder. 'in the lab' is an interesting twist on how you research the diseases, and makes you feel more like the scientists in the game. Having to use your actions to clear cubes is the same, but then having to use actions to advance cubes in the lab makes you change the way you manage the regular game board. I am glad to have this expansion in the collection.

-W. Erickson

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  2. Add-on: Includes New Roles, Events And Scenarios.

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Like another reviewer stated, this addition makes it easier to find cures and win the game! more rolls, more challenges, and bonuses. New viral strain and a board just for the lab. Fun, fun, fun! Best pandemic: in lab expansion | Publisher Services Psi-Toys And Games Review as-of ( May 2020 ) Add-on Pandemic: In The Lab Expansion Game This is an expansion - you need pandemic in order to use it. Adds depth and complexity. Includes new roles, events and scenarios .

Pandemic: in the lab expansion game Review (zmg71102)

The lab variant is kinda annoying but the rest of this expansion, from the other variants to the new roles, is good. -U. Debra

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Height:2.00 inches
Length:8.80 inches
Weight:1.50 pounds
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ZMG71102
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180
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ZMG 71102
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ZMG71102
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2013-08-20
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pandemic: in lab expansion Toy, This is an expansion - you need pandemic and pandemic: on the brink in order to use it adds depth and complexity includes new roles, events and scenarios Pandemic: In Lab Expansion Game (ZMG 71102-Z Man Games).

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Myself and a group of friends recently started doing some game-nights to break up the week, so we review the "tabletop" youtube channel quite frequently, and pandemic was one that looked amazing! . . I bought the original game and absolutely loved it. It's a very challenging game, 9 times out of 10 ending up loosing but it's great to play a cooperative board-game for once! . . Got this "expansion" to change the normal game up a bit and that it did. Would highly recommend it! . . Bought it and the expansions that go with it below:. . Main game: in the lab expansion: https:// on the brink expansion: https://www. Online store. Com/dp/b00cag5lj2/ref cm cr ryp prd ttl sol 22. State of emergency: https://www. Online store. Com/dp/b00sduq3le/ref cm cr ryp prd ttl sol 9

Pandemic: In Lab Expansion Game
Click to see NoticePandemic: In Lab Expansion Game (Z Man Games)"I have not even used all of the expansion possibilities yet, have only played the basic lab addition, and i think it is a great, as it changes the game from let's collect 5 cards to cure a disease to let's process samples, sequence, characterize, test, and then cure the disease. Way more thematic, and it works great adding the 5th purple disease from on the brink expansion."


Pandemic on The Brink Expansion Board Game 2nd Edition

A great game. I've included pictures on what i did to make the box organization better. . First i have a large cut out of a index card taped to the back of the bio terrorist pad so i can quickly pull out the pad, 2 rule books, and the game board. . Second, i cut out thin strips of index cards to use to pull out the playing cards. This also keeps all the cards from sliding around while transporting and storing.

Has saving humanity become routine? spice pandemic up with new roles and events. Add a fifth player, try legendary difficulty, or add an optional challenge: - what if one disease is particularly nasty? - or, if a fifth disease is wreaking havoc? - or, even worse, if that fifth disease is being spread by a hidden bio-terrorist?

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My wife received this expansion for christmas, and i have to say, it is my personal favorite. The two expansions each offer 3 new variations of play. We chose to try the bio-terrorist last. It was my brother who chose to be our 'terrrist' first. By the end of the game, feelings were hurt, tears were shed, and people went home mad. The game became so intense because of the cat and mouse of chasing the terrorist that we didn't hear the phone ring or the 3 knocks on the door. This expansion enables a world of options, and the new characters introduce such amazing variation, i say if you have pandemic, this expansion is a must. -Notice from S. Jessica, Hartlepool

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Pandemic is one of my favorite games and does not need to be expanded. However, if you feel like the game is a little stale like you've played it so many times that you need new challenges or just something a little different, this is almost a must-have expansion. In this box are several new role cards, a 5th infection cube color, a 1-vs-all variant, cards to make a disease tougher, and a box insert that lets you store the base game, this expansion and the 2nd expansion: "in the lab" (fitting all 3 expansions with the base game is quite difficult). . The 5th cube color is used in 2 new game variants: bio-terrorist and mutations. The 1-vs-all variant has everyone trying to win the game while a bio-terrorist player is also infecting locations. The mutation variant adds a few cards to the player deck and a few cards to the infection discards and drawing one of those cards will add purple cubes to the board. Curing the purple disease is a little harder since there are half of those cubes than the original 4 colors. . This expansion has virulent strain epidemics that can replace your epidemic cards. Instead of just following the basic 3 actions of an epidemic, you now have a new ongoing- or one-time effect like "remove 4 infection cubes from the virulent strain supply". You determine which disease has the least cubes available and dub it the virulent strain the first time you have an epidemic and will make curing that disease harder. . The game comes with more events, roles, and a few blank role and event cards. With all the new events comes a new method in using them: 2 cards per players get shuffled into the player deck before dealing cards. . I like the new roles, the new events, and the virulent strain variant a lot. The bio-terrorist has been played once in the 100 times i've played with this expansion but everything else in the box has definitely been worth buying. If you can only afford 1 expansion for pandemic, this is the one to buy. I recommend this expansion above the other 2; then "in the lab" and "state of emergency" last. (however, all 3 expansions are great and have new variants well-worth the money. )

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- A. JulieGreat expansion and love the insert tray. It keeps everything together and organized all in one place. Love the new roles and challenges.

Terrific game to play with friends in a cooperative setting. I love it!

B. Whiteman, Vermont

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  • Adds new roles and events
  • Adds depth and complexity to the base game
  • This is an expansion - pandemic 2nd edition is needed to use it

Pandemic State of Emergency Board Game

We love the pandemic series. This is a great add-on expansion. The added content is easy to grasp and works well with the base game. The new rolls! holy cow who dosn't love new rolls?

Saving the world just got a little bit harder! three new challenges await you in this new expansion for pandemic:- the hinterlands challenge: the diseases are spreading from animals to humans. - the emergency events challenge: unpredictable events have nasty effects on the game. Try to use quarantines to stop the spread of disease across the board. - the superbug challenge: a fifth disease that cannot be treated threatens the world! produce vaccine doses after finding its cure in order to fight off this threat. You must eradicate the superbug disease to win.

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Lots of fun. -Notice from I. Alma, Wolverhampton

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Finally had a chance to play this expansion last night. My boyfriend and i have just started playing tabletop games and pandemic was our first. We've gotten fairly good at it and wanted to spice things up. This expansion definitely made things more difficult and we had a blast playing it. The new roles are good as well. Definitely recommend it! . . This is not a stand alone game!

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- V. CourtneyWe really enjoy this add on. Variety of play is great. The difficulty level on some seem to be easier than original, but others are over the top. Although the board can get a little clutterd at times, it is totally worth it. Awesome game, love it, love pandemic.

Myself and a group of friends recently started doing some game-nights to break up the week, so we review the "tabletop" youtube channel quite frequently, and pandemic was one that looked amazing! . . I bought the original game and absolutely loved it. It's a very challenging game, 9 times out of 10 ending up loosing but it's great to play a cooperative board-game for once! . . Got this "expansion" to change the normal game up a bit and that it did. Would highly recommend it! . . Bought it and the expansions that go with it below:. . Main game: in the lab expansion: https:// on the brink expansion: https://www. Online store. Com/dp/b00cag5lj2/ref cm cr ryp prd ttl sol 22. State of emergency: https://www. Online store. Com/dp/b00sduq3le/ref cm cr ryp prd ttl sol 9

B. Ross, New Jersey

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Price :    $26.00
  • Play a complete game in about 45 minutes
  • For 2 to 4 players age 13 and up
  • Not a standalone expansion. pandemic required to play
  • Adds new roles, events, and a new disease to pandemic!
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Pandemic: Contagion

You are the disease. There is no cure!   for too long has the human race assaulted diseases. For too long has mankind found cure and other means to eradicate them from the planet. Now, the diseases are fighting back and humanity doesn't stand a chance! will you be the disease that exterminates humanity? a new, non-cooperative game in the pandemic line! become one of the diseases in this new game that reverses the roles and where you must now try to annihilate the human race. Includes 60 contagion cards, 24 city cards, 12 event cards, 6 who cards, 5 player disease boards, 5 score markers, 5 petri dishes, 75 player disease cubes, and 1 scoring board.

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Price :    $20.53 (was $24.23)
  • Standalone game
  • For 2-5 players
  • Takes about 30 minutes to play
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Pandemic Board Game

Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team of specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out. Players must work together playing to their characters' strengths and planning their strategy of eradication before the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing outbreaks. For example the operation specialist can build research stations which are needed to find cures for the diseases. The scientist needs only 4 cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the normal 5. But the diseases are out breaking fast and time is running out: the team must try to stem the tide of infection in diseased areas while also towards cures. A truly cooperative game where you all win or you all lose.

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Brand :    z-man games
Color :    Multi
Weight :    2.30 pounds
  • 60 minute playing time
  • Updated version of the popular co-operative game
  • For 2-4 players
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Pandemic Legacy Red Board Game

Pandemic is one of my family's favorite games, so when pandemic: legacy was announced in 2014 it immediately went to the top of my wishlist. Let's get the conclusion out of the way first: if you like pandemic, you will almost certainly love pandemic: legacy (with one caveat - see below). As of this writing, it's the second-highest ranked game on boardgamegeek. . If you're not familiar with pandemic, what you need to know is that it's a cooperative game - all players win or lose as a group. You take on the roles of various scientists working for the cdc, traveling around the world and dealing with epidemics. There are four diseases spreading through the world, and you must discover cures to all of them before it's too late. . Pandemic: legacy takes the base pandemic game and turns it into a campaign, where each game affects all the ones after it. Ignoring outbreaks if you're close to winning is no longer a smart move, because those outbreaks will make your life more difficult in the following months. The game takes place over the course of a (game) year: you play a game in january, and if you win, your next game will be february; if you lose, you play a second game in january (and then go to february regardless of the outcome). In this way, a full campaign will take between 12 and 24 games depending on how well you do. The legacy deck controls various events that come up; you simply draw cards from it until you reach a stop sign, which will tell you when to start drawing again (the first one says to draw it before playing your first game). At the start of play, the game is essentially the same as regular pandemic, but the cards will let you open envelopes and boxes with additional components, rules, and stickers. . Wait. Rules and stickers? yes, many things that happen during the game will require altering the board and rulebook by placing stickers. You'll write on cards. If things go badly, you'll tear up cards. I don't want to put spoilers in the review, so i won't tell you about what's coming up, but there have been more than a few cards that made me go "oh *" when i read them. Your decisions absolutely matter - not only will screwing up make future games harder, but making a good play can make future games a lot easier. You should have seen what our super-powered medic did in a recent game. . There's a story woven through the campaign, that explains everything that's going on (it doesn't just get more complicated for no reason - it gets more complicated for very good reasons). If you like theme in your games, they're really pouring it on. Not many games from the last few years have excited me, but pandemic: legacy does; it gives me the same feeling as the trauma center wii games did, where you're involved in a suspenseful story. . The one thing that seems to turn some people off is that this is a one-time-play game. You're putting stickers on the board. You're ripping up cards. At the end, you'll have a copy of pandemic which is unique to you alone. I've actually purchased two copies of the game because i expect i'll want to play it more than once - the two boxes differ only in the box design, and have the same contents (but red is clearly better ; -)). However, someone on boardgamegeek has uploaded a set of sticker files that will allow you to do a full reset if you so choose - just don't rip anything up and you can play through the whole campaign as many times as you like. But the designer has confirmed that he's already working on season 2.

The world is on the brink of disaster. In pandemic legacy, your disease-fighting team must keep four deadly diseases at bay for a whole year. Each month will bring new surprises, and your actions in each game will have repercussions on the next. Will you let cities fall to the diseases? will your team be enough to keep the viruses at bay for a whole year? craft your own unique pandemic experience with pandemic legacy.

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Up front, i have played the original pandemic so our group was fairly accustomed to the base rules. If you played the original pandemic, especially if you have a regular gaming group (2-4), i would highly encourage you to consider this. . If you haven't played the original pandemic, i would still suggest it, though there will be a learning curve that hopefully the mechanics curve to your benefit later. Possibly play it to cure the four diseases a few times (base game), escalating the number of infection cards in the player deck to get the idea. Then when ready, accept the "training" is over and see what happens. . There are minor spoilers below. . I bought this for friends, and we've played through the first two of twelve "months". The first month is more or less like the original game. We struggled a bit with a few different elements of the design:. 1) destruction of components - this is a thing. This is not a board game designed around infinite replayability. It's designed around giving you a great gaming experience. Getting over this was hard. 2) when to open the rule options - we thought based on what we read in the rule book that occurred after the first game, rather than being patient and accepting this occurs when told to. This seemed less than clear. 3) *read* the entire text. We missed the bottom half of the first card that said "stop" and there was a word "until". Had to do some finagling to rewind and get us back on track. . So struggles aside, this has been a great experience. Every decision in regular pandemic can mean the difference between winning and losing. In legacy season 1, every decision has that little bit of extra weight where, it might not just hurt the current game, but it might hurt later games. When having to make the decision of "do we rush to save the city already in turmoil, or do we accept them as a casualty to try and eradicate a disease". It's awesome. When new rules show up, or old rules evolve? it changes how you look at the board. I would like to think we're doing great with only minor turmoil on the board, but going into month 3 we have zero funding because "obviously we have things under control" - -. . Can't wait. -Notice from W. Cageen, Missouri

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This game is amazing. . Super important note: if you've never played pandemic wait on this. While the rule book in this version of pandemic states that you can technically use this version of the game to play the original i don't recommend it. While, yes, you technically can, you will find yourself frustrated and confused because there are a lot of extra pieces and things in the box for the legacy story mode, if possible you really would be best to just buy the original and have about 4-5 play through's before considering this. You need to understand the purpose and the mechanics of the original before attempting this. . With all that said and no spoilers: this game is absolutely phenominal. I don't take it lightly when i say this may be the best board game i've ever played (and i've played a lot). The depth is insane, the way the story progresses and the game evolves is insane and the way new dynamics are revealed is both realistic to what you would imagine a real-world virus outbreak would look like as well as very understandable as they get added. Plain and simple if you like the original, you'll love this. . One more super important note: it's extremely helpful if you play this with the same group of players through the whole season (not required but way more fun that way since everyone knows the story as it unfolds).

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- F. ElizabethThis game is a game that has revolutionized board gaming for me. . First, let me say that every description of the game i heard left me not understanding why i would want to purchase it. Let me just say, if you like pandemic, purchase this. . The best description i have heard (that best approximates the experience) is that playing pandemic legacy is like watching a season of a television show. By this i mean that as you play the game, the decisions made in the last game will effect all games going forward. Now you can not rewind the season, and it will continue on, so good luck! . . We are currently playing two copies of this game (thus have purchased it twice) as we wanted to play the game with another set of friends. . My one suggestion would be to have more then one player read the rule book as misunderstanding of rule nuance (or legacy deck card nuance) can lead to the game becoming too hard (or easy)

I got this in the blue box because i have always loved board games but am married to a wonderful woman who is not generally a fan of the complex gaming style that i usually prefer. Boardgamegeek. Com had rated this their number one game so i decided to give it a shot and ask for it for my birthday knowing that my family and friends would be more inclined to play if it were my birthday present. This game is amazing and they really enjoy playing it as well! even though i grew up playing games like risk, monopoly, axis and allies, heroquest, and battle masters this is my favorite board game of all time, and we're only through march! . I'm hooked. I re-connected with my childhood best friend and gaming buddy and bought the red box in order to play with him, my daughter, and his boy as a second group. I also purchased the regular pandemic game and on the brink expansion so that my wife, daughter, and i can play as a family to further limit time in front of the television. I love the cooperativeness that the game demands and the encouragement of team-building skills. It adds a different dynamic of working together that we don't normally experience as a family, which teaches me more about my daughters personality and our intra-personal relations in the home. I even made a soundtrack for the game using others recommendations and coupled it with news breaks of viral outbreaks every 3-5 minutes. Unfortunately, after trying it once my wife felt it made the game too tense. The game mechanics are ingenious. The way you periodically re-shuffle the cards where any outbreaks have already happened and place them back on top of the infection pile, introducing further risk to already problem areas, makes the game feel alive. Matt leacock, thank you so much for this.

B. Mahood, Indiana

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  • 60 minute playing time
  • Ever-changing elements means that every game will be unique to your group
  • For 2-4 players
  • Shape the world, the characters, and even the diseases
  • An epic twist on the now classic pandemic mechanisms

Pandemic: The Cure

Pandemic: the cure, a dice-based version of the popular pandemic board game, sets up in less than a minute and plays in 30 minutes. As in the board game, four diseases threaten the world and it's up to your team to save humanity. You and your team must keep the world's hotspots in check before they break out of control, while researching cures to the four plagues.   players roll dice each turn to determine the actions available to them. They can fly and sail between the six major population centers of the world, treat disease in their current region, collect samples for further study, and exchange knowledge to help them in their goal of discovering cures. Each player takes on a different role that has its own unique set of dice and abilities - and players must take advantage of their specializations if they are to have any hope of winning the game. The dispatcher, for example, can spend dice to fly others around the board, while the medic is particularly adept at treating disease. Players can roll their dice as often as they like, but the more times they re-roll for the perfect turn, the more likely the next epidemic will occur.   at the end of each turn, new "infection dice" are rolled to determine the type and location of newly infected populations. If any region on the board is infected with more than three dice of a given color, an outbreak occurs, spreading disease into an adjacent region. If too many outbreaks take place, too many people get infected, or the rate of infection gets too high, all the players lose. If, however, the players can discover the cures to the four diseases, they all win and humanity is saved! .

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Price :    $32.99
  • Dice-based version of the popular pandemic board game
  • Great replay value
  • Standalone game
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Pandemic Reign Of Cthulhu Board Game

If you like the cthulhu mythos and want to play a game set in it, but don't like the tedium and complexity of clunkier games like arkham horror, then pandemic reign of cthulhu is an excellent choice. It's built on the pandemic mechanics, but with an eldritch horror flair that plays out quite well. . Instead of dealing with a worldwide plague of disease, you instead take on a plague of evil in a more localized setting, focusing on the new england towns of arkham, innsmouth, dunwich, and kingsport. Players travel around the board dealing with cultists and shoggoths while attempting to close four gates, the only win-condition of the game. In contrast, there are quite a few different ways to lose, keeping the tension high and making for an ultimately frustratingly fun game. Sanity mechanics allow for players to go crazy while still having an effect on the game, and an increasing number of old ones and elder gods showing up ramps up the difficulty tremendously. . The game isn't too difficult to set up, and the rules easy to understand and locate what information you need on the spot. There are far fewer bits to keep track of than arkham horror, and the game as a whole sets up and plays out in about the same amount of time it takes neophyte players to simply get to game start on arkham horror. . Overall, quite a fun game even when you lose. Pandemic reign of cthulhu keeps you coming back on the hope that this time, just maybe, you might actually seal that last gate before you're overrun.

Beings of ancient evil, known as old ones, are threatening to break out of their cosmic prison and awake into the world. Everything you know and love could destroyed by chaos and madness. Can you and your fellow investigators manage to find and seal every portal in time? hurry before you lose yourself to insanity.

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This stand-alone game at first glance might seem very different than its panemic naming, but quickly becomes more obvious as you read through it. It's a great game, and plays exceptionally well; it was a big hit at game night, and several of us now have copies of our own after having such a great experience playing it. . It's also quite hard to win, depending on which elder gods get woken and in what order. A great, challenging experience. -Notice from J. Josephine, Peterborough

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Pandemic cthulhu really keeps to the spirit of the pandemic games. We had a lot of fun playing with a group of four and as experienced scientists used to dealing with disease we had an advantage dealing with this new threat, so next time we will have to kick up the difficulty. I love the flavor of this game, being a monster hunter was so much more thrilling than being a medic i must say. I'd recommend it to anybody with an interest in co-op games. The play time and difficulty were consistent with baseline pandemic and much shorter and simpler than other cthulhu standards like arkham horror. You should definitely give it a whirl, just try and stay sane!

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- L. AnonymousIt took me about a month to win my first beginner's match of pandemic on my phone. Its a pain. I play exclusively on the lowest difficulty and i lose more than i win. Trading cards is restrictive. The time limit via the player deck is short. Bad draws can end a game prematurely. I once experienced a turn 1 epidemic into 4 outbreaks. Why would i play such a torturous affair with friends would i could play the far more accessible and reasonable forbidden desert? . . Since i gained a better grasp of pandemic, i bought my first physical copy of pandemic via its latest lovecraftian sequal and have found it far more enjoyable. It is easier, has effective use of its done to death lovecraftian horror theme, and has cool figures. . For those who play the original pandemic, events are now relics, the medic is now the hunter, the scientist is now the detective, disease cubes are now cultist figures, and cures are replaced with sealing gates. "epidemics" and "outbreaks" are merged into an awakening event, in which one of eight old ones are activated, permanently inhibiting the players. This means, at a minimum, there will be four awakenings in a perfect game! failure conditions happen more quickly and the game can spiral out of control faster. There are no buildings to build, but there are fixed transportation stations. Cultists are universal in color, and have a much smaller supply. There are also shoggoth enemy units that can speed up awakening if not defeated. . Like every lovecraft board game ever, each character has a sanity limit, and when it reaches zero, your character becomes insane, trading their current ability for a new one, usually an inferior one. . And most importantly, my favorite change: trading is easier! in the original, you had to stand in the exact spot to trade a card, making the researcher a crutch. Instead, players merely have to stand in the same colored region to trade cards. Life is sweet! . . This feels like a true and better sequel to pandemic, and if you like the original at all, you can't go wrong with this.

Pandemic: reign of cthulhu, designed by chuck yager and based on pandemic by matt leacock, is a fresh revision of pandemic and not merely a mindless retheme. Differences from regular pandemic include some simplifications to the rules: flight actions (now called taking the bus) and sharing information is made much easier, there are no outbreaks or chain reactions, nor eradication to worry about. In place of these simplifications come several new and interesting complications: outbreaks are replaced with "awakening rituals" in which new old ones are awaked by gathering groups of cultists (cultists replace disease cubes); each old one that is awoken by flipping their card face up changes the rules in some detrimental way. In addition to disease like cultists, there are also three large shoggoths that can appear and move around the board toward gates; shoggoths are difficult to defeat (requiring 3 actions) and test your character's sanity. That leads to another innovation: certain events and actions will call upon you to roll the sanity die which may result in nothing happening or in your character losing some sanity points or adding cultists to the board. If your character loses all of his/her sanity, you must flip your character card over to reflect your insanity. While insane, you have one fewer action each turn and your character ability changes to illustrate your new state of mind. If all players are insane at the same time, you lose. . My wife and i both love the original pandemic, and pandemic: the cure, and pandemic: legacy. This is not just a licence cash-in; pandemic: reign of cthulhu is an interesting and unique twist on the pandemic formula that feels sufficiently different to warrant purchase even if you already own a different version of pandemic.

I. Cageen, Pennsylvania

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  • Classic pandemic gameplay with a horrific twist
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Disease Cube Storage Containers Pandemic Board Game

A stylish, quirky and useful way to add some extra fun to your board game. You will be the envy of your friends when you pull these containers out of your game box to place on the table. No more wasting time looking for that last disease cube hidden in the box.

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  • Snap top petri dishes keep your disease cubes organized in the game box and will keep your table from getting cluttered during play
  • Each dish is color coordinated to one of the four diseases
  • A must have add on for the top selling cooperative board game
  • All four petri dishes will fit comfortably in the original game box. measures 2 1/2" diameter x 7/8" tall
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Pandemic: Iberia Board Game

Ended up being a perfect gift for someone who really liked pandemic but didn't own a copy of it. While shopping on online store for alternatives, i stumbled upon this title; i had never heard of it. Other than the pdf rulebook, i couldn't even find any additional product information on z-man's own website. Simply put, it's basically a 19th century alternative take on pandemic, set in spain and portugal. Apparently z-man produced this as a limited-edition, intending to run a single printing of it. I don't know how collectible that makes this game, but maybe it'll become difficult to find in future. Gameplay wise, if you like pandemic, you'll like this too as its similar, but def not the same game. For one thing, movement is more of an issue because: 1800s. Players (period appropriate roles) can spend actions to build railway track though, which extends a player's range as expected. In this version of the game, you don't cure diseases, but rather you "research" them. The process is the same, but outbreaks can be controlled by placing purified water markers in areas adjacent to high risk zones. You burn through these to prevent the placement of disease cubes (which are wood in this version). These mechanics make the game feel more unique/thematic without messing too much with the winning pandemic formula. The artwork contributes to the experience, and really ties everything together; it's the icing on the cake. Also worth mentioning is that the game can support 5 players out of the box vs. Normal pandemic which technically requires the "on the brink" expansion for a 5-player game. At this point i can't say with certainty which version of the game is "better", but it's nice how iberia is self-contained and has no expansions to deal with/try and consolidate. That simplicity can be a good thing.

In pandemic iberia, the year is 1848, and diseases are spreading fast under the burning sun of the iberian peninsula. Take on the roles of a nurse, a railway man, and a rural doctor, among many others, and work as a team to push back the new threats that are malaria, typhus, cholera, and the yellow fever. From barcelona to lisboa, travel by carriage, by boat, or by train, and help the iberian populace by developing railways and distributing purified water in this new version of pandemic. Discover a unique part of the world during the historically significant time period that is the construction of the first railroad in the iberian peninsula called the spring of nations. Being a collector's edition, note that this game will have a one-time only print run! .

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If you are a fan of pandemic then you will love iberia. It has the same basic premise, cure all 4 diseases, but with a theme around 1848 spain. There are several noticeable changes to the formula the largest being no longer able to "fly" to locations using your cards. They also add features that are more fitting of the time period: you can travel from port cities to others for a cost, railroads can be built to help transportation, purifying water can help slow the spread of disease, etc. . The quality of the game is fantastic and the artwork is beautiful. There is even a specialized scenario that adds further twists to the standard pandemic rules. If you are a fan of the original game? then you will thoroughly enjoy this stand alone version. -Notice from E. Newell, Blackpool

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The tweaks to pandemic's standard play are significant. The biggest is that there's no shuttles between cities anymore - it is 1848, after all. Now, to have rapid transportation between distant cities, you have to build railroads. There's also sailing between ports, but that costs a card. There's also no curing and eradicating diseases - all you can do is research them (four researches is a win. ) this means you don't pick up all 3 cubes after a research. Players can now water purify regions, which act like quarantines from state of emergency for several cities. . The roles are likewise different from the standard, too. There's no medic. There's no researcher. There's no dispatcher, and so on. For instancve, the nurse behaves like a modified quarantine specialist, blocking a region she's bordering. . Oh, and the artwork is absolutely gorgeous, too, evoking mid-19th century artwork. . If you need a nice twist on pandemic, iberia is great.

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- B. BroylesThis game takes the familiar mechanics of pandemic, adds a ton of theme, more mid-term strategic thinking and more variability in the box to deliver an incredible gaming experience that will satisfy families as well as more experienced gamers. If you don't believe me, try to win with all 4 special disease cards in play. And if you do win, please come back here to tell me how, because i keep getting my butt kicked by this game. As an added benefit, the artwork and components in this game are incredibly gorgeous. If you are looking for an interesting co-op game or if you are already a fan of pandemic, this game will certainly be a hit! i could not recommend it more.

Pandemic in spain and portugal in the mid-19th century. If you are familiar with pandemic than this is very similar. The game comes with regular play which is similar to pandemic where you have to cure the four diseases although its different in that instead of building your regular research station you have to build color specific hospitals. Other cool things are that you can use actions and discard color cards to put on water which makes it if the card is drawn you take off a water instead. The roles are pretty unique. The game comes with two other scenario's influx of patients challenge where you have move patients to hospitals to be treated. Historical diseases challenge where you play with (black) malaria, (red) typhus, (blue) cholera and (yellow) yellow fever.

M. Josephine, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Pandemic Legacy Blue Board Game

I was a big fan of the standard game, and even before i played my first game i heard about the legacy edition and how fun it was. We played this as a four player game and was pretty impressed with all of the extras that game with it. There was a simple sheet that broken down the basic differences, and also more explained in the rulebook (would highly recommend reviewing both before starting even if you've played pandemic before). . In this version, there are 12 "months" that happen. You get two chances to win in a month and depending on how each game goes and what happens there will be effects that will carry over to future games. Everything from character changes (or even characters going away permanently) to cities being harder to access and i'm guessing a whole lot more that we haven't hit yet. We're all excited for the next time we can all get together. . But if you want to play with other people during the 12 "month" (using quotations since you could theoretically play straight through) period there's actually some space on the back of the rulebook to log wins/losses, who played what character in a month, etc. . Highly recommend! the only thing i wish is that we could take off the stickers and re-use the same scenarios for future games. But feel like that may take away from the current game knowing you could go through without any permanent consequences.

The world is on the brink of disaster. In pandemic legacy, your disease-fighting team must keep four deadly diseases at bay for a whole year. Each month will bring new surprises, and your actions in each game will have repercussions on the next. Will you let cities fall to the diseases? will your team be enough to keep the viruses at bay for a whole year? craft your own unique pandemic experience with pandemic legacy.

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We played this game as a family, me, my husband and 2 teenaged sons. It was worth every penny. We were apprehensive at first because of the one time play thing. But you play 12-24 games, it's not just 1 game and that's it. I've had monopoly for years and have probably not played it 24 times. We played about 15 games before we finished the whole game. I would recommend it to anyone and encourage you to play the game is meant to be played not trying to figure out how to play it over and over again. Online store was the cheapest i could find it most places or was $70, so i was happy with $44. I like the legacy concept, we're going to try risk legacy next. -Notice from P. Ruff, Montana

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This review may contain minor spoilers. I will not spoil any part of the story, though i may touch upon the upgrade system a bit, not going into too much detail so that an element of surprise may remain. . I can't really say a ton about the game without spoiling it. But if you like pandemic, you'll love this! this is pandemic with more of a story, ever-changing threats to deal with (though still well within the vein of pandemic - they aren't completely changing the game on you), and the need to consider future repercussions as well as immediate needs. . A few things i'd like to get out of the way first:. 1. For anyone wondering, this is not an expansion to another game. This is a stand-alone game. This game cannot be combined with regular pandemic. 2. If you haven't played the original pandemic game, i'd recommend considering that game and its expansions first. It's a great game. And this game isn't easy to jump into if you haven't played pandemic before. 3. This is a game that changes as you play it. You will write on things. You will apply stickers. You will rip things up. You will open upgrade packages. If this bothers you, play regular pandemic. This game would be nearly impossible to play in such a way that you can "reset" it. That said, it will last you a good long while and it's worth just playing it properly. . If you played normal pandemic with the expansions, it will take a bit of adjustment, no longer making use of things like the lab (one of my personal favorite expansions). But pandemic legacy easily makes up for that with many of its unique features and ever-changing story. . At least at first, pandemic legacy plays very similarly to the original game with few noticable changes. This will change with every game session. Some of the differences you'll note:. - the game has a maximum of four players. - pandemic legacy may be played an unlimited number of times, but the story of the game takes place over 12-24 game sessions (depending on how well you do). It seems that the game taking only 12 game sessions would be nearly impossible unless you cheat. The game scales in difficulty as you win and lose. - the game starts with only four characters - the medic (improved disease removal), dispatcher (move other players), generalist (more actions and upgrade slots), and researcher (create cures for diseases more easily). That said, new roles will be unlocked occasionally throughout the game. - after every game session, win or lose, you get to choose two upgrades. These upgrades may grant your characters more abilities (like pilot - when you use a card to fly to another city, do not discard the card), starting the game with additional research stations, making diseases easier to cure, etc. - if you play carelessly, your characters may gain downgrades that complicate their lives for the rest of the game. Collect too many downgrades on a character and they're removed from the game. From then on, you must pick a different character or use a generic character with no special traits whatsoever. These downgrades can usually be avoided if you play carefully. My group made it through the first half of the game without getting a single downgrade. - when a city outbreaks, that city will gain increasing levels of unrest. Eventually, the city will become more difficult to traverse. This means that allowing outbreaks to happen will eventually make the overall game more difficult. It may be better to lose an early game if you can avoid getting too many outbreaks. - the more you win the game, the harder it gets. The more you lose the game, the easier it gets. The game is designed to scale to the skill level of your group. You are almost certain to have a mix of wins and losses. There are two mechanisms that control this. The first is your "funding" level. You have a floating number of event cards thay may be placed in the player deck. The more you have, the easier the game becomes. For each game you win, you have two fewer event cards to play with. For each game you lose, you gain two more. The second mechanism is replay. When you lose one of the 12 missions or "months", you get a second chance. Since you get 2 upgrades at the end of every game you play, you'll end up with more upgrades, the more you lose. - you always have to be mindful of the future if you want to do well. It's better to lose gracefully than to win at a heavy cost. The penalties that you accumulate will sick with you through the rest of the game. If you can lose a mission without accumulating any downgrades, you will only be better for it. This fundamentally changes how you play each game. - as you play, the game introduces new complications and may change the goals needed to win. There are hidden rules. Hidden game pieces. Hidden character cards. Many things will change as you play the game. But that's why you buy pandemic legacy over normal pandemic. . If you've never played pandemic before, i'd honestly recommend considering getting that before this game. The games do not tie together, but pandemic legacy is less forgiving to players unfamiliar with the game system. If you already have and love pandemic, buy this game.

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- D. JarvisPandemic had always been a great game and the legacy version is truly memorable. My wife and i are playing with another couple and the fact that each game connects to the next one is a great way to make the boardgame feel more epic. We are about half way through the entire game now and we are all loving it. While the legacy aspect of the game removes any replay value after the 12-24 games (depending on how often you win) it also makes for a memorable experience that i am sure we will still talk about years from now. If you enjoy cooperative games-buy this game

Update: without giving anything away, all i can say is that after playing the whole game through, i would still pay and do it all over again! from month to month, the game took on more interesting twists and turns than i can describe here. Characters became lost, cities fell, and legends were created. The final move of the final game timed perfectly with the inception soundtrack that we were listening to and my wife and i looked at each other and felt such a sense of completion. . So yes. Buy this game! . . Original review: my wife and i are long term lovers of cooperative games and pandemic in general, but this game has blown away all of my exceptions of the genre. To summarize my initial thoughts let me say this: i have never played a more nerve wracking game that i enjoyed so much! . . The specifics (without giving too much away): pandemic legacy starts out exactly like your normal game of pandemic. It is january, and your group of scientists and medics travel around the board, putting out fires while trying to get the prerequisite number of cards to cure the disease. However . After the second epidemic card comes out the game changes in a radical way and from there it is a fevered frenzy to keep up. . Legacy deck: this change, and all future changes, is mandated by the legacy deck. From there, you'll find the specific scenario instructions for each month of game time. So far, my wife and i have played through march, and each one turns up the heat expectations that you are supposed to meet. Sometimes, the legacy deck gives you a new character, other times new abilities, or it might even make the game harder; however, you meet it, you'll look forward to each time you have to go back to the deck. . Spoiler alert: why this is such an intense game: when you play original pandemic, forbidden island, or the like, you tend to not care as much about disastrous situations but this one makes you pay for it. For example, in original pandemic, i feel confident with letting a few outbreaks to occur. I tell myself that it's just lima and it is only touching a few other spots so if it goes up it's really no big deal. Well, in legacy it is a huge deal. Each time there is an outbreak, you have to put a permanent sticker on the board which gets progressively worse. This is called the panic mechanic and it works like this. On the first outbreak, the city is now panicky. The second and third times it has an outbreak the city is now rioting which means that you can't take direct flights in. The fourth time it happens the city collapses and now taxes you a card to simply try to enter the city. The fifth time it happens the the city falls which means that it will tax you two cards to enter it, and if your character is in the city when it falls it dies. Wow! talk about pressure. So, in the first round my wife and i ended up with a south american outbreak chain reaction and we are now permanently on alert of it happening again. . To conclude, i strongly recommend this game for you and your game group! it has gotten me out of my board game boredom and reinvigorated my play. . Unfortunately, when you get through all 12 months this will be the last time that you'll be able to play the game as you can not go backwards and do it all again. But who cares! at minimum, your group will have this game for 12 hours of play time if you never make a mistake.

W. Kellie, Indiana

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  • An epic twist on the now classic pandemic mechanisms
  • Ever-changing elements means that every game will be unique to your group
  • 60 minute playing time
  • For 2-4 players
  • Shape the world, the characters, and even the diseases

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The lab board is such a huge and positive change to the base mechanics and theme of curing disease that i would never play without it. I'd recommend anyone to buy it alongside pandemic.

A number of questions have been asked here.

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(0) Question: Do you have to have on the brink in addition to the 2nd edition pandemic game to play this?


(1) Question: Does this work with the original pandemic, the second edition, or both?


(2) Question: Can you fit all of the base game, otb, and itl inside the itl box? i like that i can fit everything so far into the otb box and would like to be able to do the same here.


(3) Question: So do you use both the main game board and the board that comes with itl? or just the itl? and if you only use the itl board how would that work?


(4) Question: Does this contain the new plastic pawns or the original wooden pawns?


(5) Question: Of the expansions, which one do you think is best?


(6) Question: Does this expansion add new players? i like pandemic but i have too many friends. what a horrible problem to have.


(7) Question: Which games and/or expansion sets would i need to buy in order for 6 people to play?


(8) Question: Only expansion i have is on the brink. is this one worth getting?


(9) Question: Are all of the expansions family-friendly (no violence, graphic images, sexual innuendos, etc) as the original one is?



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If you're buying this expansion, you're getting it for the lab expansion. The other two variants included (solo and competitive team) could and should be considered bonus content to the real purpose. For that reason, i'm rating this expansion on how the lab plays. . And it plays really, really well! as many have said before, discovering cures in the lab is so much more thematic than merely collecting five cards. The biggest benefit is that players now really feel like they are dealing with the diseases instead of coordinating travel plans to meet in cities to exchange cards. Players can spread out a little more freely now, instead of always lingering in packs so that one person can get all five cards. And, best, multiple players can be part of finding the cure (characterizing the disease, then testing the cure, then the three-card cure itself). . Processing the diseases may seem like a complication. And let's be fair, it is. But all it takes is one play-through before people will get it. It's not nearly as complex as it looks, even if it does add a whole new board. My play group has played pandemic many times before. We read through the rules once and started playing. Within a few turns, we had the basics down. Did we miss a few little, rules? yeah. That's to be expected learning any new game or expansion (namely, take your free lab action when you build a research station! ). . The materials are of good quality, as to be expected. Not every role is a winner, but they all do have their uses. That being said. The pilot can be crazy good moving people around the world in the blink of an eye every turn! . . This is an expansion worth getting. After three games (losing the first two, winning at the last possible second on the third), we all agreed that this is how we'll play the game from now on. But, nice thing about this expansion, if you ever want to go back to the original rules for curing diseases, that's easy. Just don't pull out the lab board.


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The most essential thing you can buy if you are a pandemic fan, is this expansion. Not only are the elements amazing, mbut the expansions are extraordinary- it adds soooo much thematic value to the game itself. Just a perfect expansion. It also fits beautifully i to the box with the other expansions if you have already purchased in the brink as well

T. Audrey, California

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C. Betty, Ontario says

It was a gift for a friend, and he's played it a couple of times and i've played it once. We really like it. A nice addition to the game.

E. Nicole, Arkansas

My favorite expansion for this series. The few times we have played with the lab challenge it seemed as it was easier to find cures. Possibly because your not dependent on having 5 city cards to find a cure you only need 3, so you can use the extra to travel and such. It is a good way to introduce the virulent stain challenge.

R. Courtney, Wolverhampton says

I am new to pandemic but after watching the reviews i had to try it out and once i did i was hooked and had to get any and all expansions. . This expansion adds a few additional play options, more roles & replacement roles and a new way to cure diseases. . The new play options allow for team play with different team goals and achievements. I can't rate these as i just play this with another player. . There are 4 new roles and some supplement the new way to cure diseases with bonus lab actions. The 2 replacement roles now have a new special ability of lab actions which again supplement the new way to cure diseases. . Next is the main purpose of this expansion, the lab board and sequence cards. This introduces a new way to cure diseases by maneuvering and manipulating the disease cubes within the lab (the lab board) instead of using just 5 cards of the same color to discard at a research station. I won't get into the details of how this works as the instructions span over 2 to 3 pages but just search for pandemic in the lab rules and you can review for yourself or just search youtube and you can see the gen con review video. I do enjoy curing diseases this way as it adds more of a thematic approach and makes it more engaging while playing vs. Just discarding 5 cards. My experience playing this with only 2 players may contribute more to this as we find it difficult to cure diseases the original way since the hand limit is 7 and either of us can only go for one disease at a time and usually when we lose it's because we ran out of cards. Also when you play using the lab board, you only cure diseases this way, you don't have the option to use this or play 5 cards, i confirmed this with a designer. . Lastly, the components. First the good, the cards are of the same quality and there are 51 of them, new wood player pieces and additional achievement cardboard chits, along with some team colored research stations. You also get an additional 12 purple disease cubes to add to the other 12 cubes from the in the brink expansion. . Now for the one and only negative i had with this game (the reason for 4 stars), the new disease vials. These are used to replace the existing smaller wooden disease markers as well as they are used on the lab board to represent each disease you are working on a cure for. I was very excited to see these on some gen con review videos but once i got this, i wasn't so excited. My first game came with some of the lids off of the vials (glue didn't hold) but they are just a solid plastic. There were also some that were scratched on the side and on the bottom side the "eradicated" symbol was scratched and faded. The ones that did have the lids still glued were very uneven and lopsided when flipping them over to show the eradicated side. This might not matter to some of you but i was just disappointed of this quality as previous games and expansions have always had no issues with quality components. I am not the only one that received vials in this condition as others on bgg site also mention this. So rather than just re-glueing, i returned this as the game box was also crushed when i received this so in hopes that maybe that's why these vials were like this, i got another one sent but unfortunately it was the same outcome, everything else was fine, the box was not crushed but the disease vials again had some where the glue didn't hold and the tops were completely off along with the same issue of being lopsided when setting them upside down on their eradicated symbol side. This time i just added some super glue and made my peace with it. . Overall the one negative should not outweigh the other positives for this expansion, and it's probably just my ocd nature that gets in the way but i just wanted to put this out there so in case this happens when you get your copy you know that you weren't the only one and this appears to be a common problem. . Happy gaming!

A. Peggy, Rhone-Alpes

I love pandemic and have made it my mission to own all of the expansions! i love the extra optional gameplay this expansion has!

F. Mahood, New Brunswick says

Love the base game and the second expansion. This one seems a little forced. The revised mutation challenge is fun. The in the lab part is only for experienced players (not even fun to try to explain). For the price, not sure it was worth it. Still fun, if you love this game you will still like this expansion. Just not quite as good as on the brink.

P. Sally, Massachusetts

Awesome game expansion!

Q. Mary, New South Wales says

Another must-have expansion for fans of pandemic! it's fun and interesting and offers up fresh, new ways to play. Some things you might be interested to know. . 1) ideally, you should have the base pandemic game and the first expansion, on the brink, to play in the lab for full compatibility. For the cards to match, you should either have the second editions of pandemic and on the brink, or have the two compatibility card packs for the first editions of the base game and on the brink. . 2) the lab portion of the game takes a playthrough or two to adjust to, but it's reasonably easy to get the hang of if you're not impatient. :) essentially, instead of curing diseases with 5 cards of the same color, you have to first discover, sequence and test the cure in the lab, before you can officially cure it (with 3 cards instead of 5). This replaces the previous method of curing, so if you're playing the in the lab expansion, you cannot cure using the old method (and the field operative role is not used). I actually really like this because while cubes are more in demand, i worry less about having to discard city cards. . 3) i can't yet review on the team games as i've only played this with 3 players so far, but it's pretty neat that there are so many variations. . 4) there's even a variation on the game where you can play single player! i've only tried this out a couple of times, but it works similarly to the regular game, only you play with the "assistance" of the cdc. Works with both in the lab or traditional play. . 5) the new boxes/inserts for the latest editions are capable of carrying all the components for the base game and the two expansions, with admittedly some lifting to the cover (there are two boards now after all - the base game board plus the new lab board), but still, it's nice that i can carry it with just one box. . 6) z-man is offering free additional scenarios/challenges for pandemic. This isn't specific to the on the lab expansion, but i only just learned of it so i'm including it here. There are two so far, "isolation" and "government shutdown, " available on z-man's site. "isolation" is for 4 players, while "government shutdown" is for 2-5 players. Imho it's cool that they're providing extra value so we can change things up from time to time. . 7) tom lehmann, the co-creator of on the brink and in the lab, seems to frequently check the pandemic boards on boardgamegeek. It's great because if you ever have questions about specific rules, for example, he and others on the board will provide clarification (i've had personal experience with this). So with this game, i don't feel like i'm just some anonymous person who bought a game from some faceless corporation, given some instructions and a "good luck with that. " don't get me wrong, the rules are for the most part very clearly laid out, so you're not going to be running there with a bunch of questions. But sometimes when you're just not sure about something, the fact that you can get answers from one of the guys who actually designed the game is awesome. . I did not have any issues with my vials as another reviewer did, so hopefully they've fixed whatever that problem was. I did buy my second edition of pandemic and on the brink early, so that i had the problem with the misprinted board (missing the connection path between sao paulo and lagos) and the edge-to-edge printing of the cards (that lets you "see" what cards are coming up), but at this point i believe all the latest editions have fixed those issues, and with in the lab itself i didn't have any problems.

D. Betty, Maine

Fun!

N. Kimberly, Derby says

This is a cool expansion that will allow for more people to play pandemic with you other than 4. However it does add some more difficulty to the game. This expansion is not for the weak minded.

Z. Whiteman, Hillingdon

Great addition! not as game-changing as on the brink, but it's a fun addition if you're starting to get tired of the base game.

K. Anonymous, Darlington says

Myself and a group of friends recently started doing some game-nights to break up the week, so we review the "tabletop" youtube channel quite frequently, and pandemic was one that looked amazing! . . I bought the original game and absolutely loved it. It's a very challenging game, 9 times out of 10 ending up loosing but it's great to play a cooperative board-game for once! . . Got this "expansion" to change the normal game up a bit and that it did. Would highly recommend it! . . Bought it and the expansions that go with it below:. . Main game: in the lab expansion: https:// on the brink expansion: https://www. Online store. Com/dp/b00cag5lj2/ref cm cr ryp prd ttl sol 22. State of emergency: https://www. Online store. Com/dp/b00sduq3le/ref cm cr ryp prd ttl sol 9

L. Denise, Warwickshire

Pandemic has quickly become a favorite with our college aged kids and their friends. You need to have the original game to use this expansion pack but it adds a lot to the game. Highly recommend this expansion if you're a fan of the original pandemic game!



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