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25 Jan 2020 00:01 #306614 by oliverkinne
Yes, this is the classic Pandemic from 2008...

"...as more people are put into isolation in specifically built camps that are guarded by military personnel and run by medical experts and support staff brought in from around the country. The World Health Organization has so far identified five different viruses in this global epidemic. A number of scientific laboratories across the world are working around the clock in an attempt to discover a cure for them all, while teams on the ground travel to infection sites to gather samples and monitor outbreaks." You switch off the TV, because you have to return to your fieldwork and help your team find cures in Pandemic by Z-Man Games.

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26 Jan 2020 02:55 - 26 Jan 2020 03:28 #306615 by Ah_Pook
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This is the game that got my wife and I into board games about 7 years ago, so it will always have a place in my heart. A friend gave us a copy for Christmas, we opened it and couldn't figure it out and stuck it in the closet for a year. We eventually pulled it out again and actually read through the rules and then played it about 10 times in a row once we figured it out. That day was pretty special for us I gotta say.

These days I typically reach for Pandemic Fall of Rome, which is my personal favorite of the Pandemics. The dice combat makes the whole thing less solvable feeling, and the other twists on the formula are really fun too. That said, I'm not one to pass up a game of regular old Pandemic either if someone wants to play it. It's quick, it's fun, and as long as you're not playing with alpha types who want to tell everyone what to do it's a good time. I do think On The Brink adds a ton to the base game, and will generally play with it. I haven't tried the other two expansions but they looked less essential.
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26 Jan 2020 07:44 #306618 by oliverkinne
Thank you for sharing your story. Yes, my wife and I also couldn’t stop playing it. I’m an alpha player in recovery, so I was worried I’d make the experience bad for my wife, but I controlled myself and let both of us make our own decisions. We still play Pandemic now quite a bit.
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