Pandemic: Have you got what it takes?

Friday, 3 November 2017

Happy Friday! As you all aware, I am part of the Board Game Bloggers Club :)  I love a good board game (I may have mentioned that a few times!), so was very excited to see what would arrive this month! This month's board game is the international award winning Pandemic.

The box looked like the cover of a film or TV series, so I was really excited to see what was inside.

In Pandemic, you and the other players are members of a disease control team and have to work together to develop cures and prevent disease outbreaks before 4 deadly diseases contaminate humanity.

Pandemic is different to any board game we've ever played. Unlike other games, you have to work together as a team. You all win together or all lose together. To improve your team's chances, each player has a specific role with special abilities.

There are a lot of instructions and I have to admit, we were really confused when we first started playing, but after going through them a couple of times, it was starting to make sense!

It is a game of strategy and although there is no timer, it really feels like a race against time to cure and eradicate disease from cities around the world, especially as each go you take, you have to turn over infection cards, which increases the world's disease. There was a major panic every time a city had a disease outbreak and it caused a chain reaction!

Pandemic isn't a game that can be played when you have a spare 10 minutes or so. It took over an hour to play each time we played it, but it flew by! We were so engrossed and involved in it. With a heavy heart, I have to say that we have yet to eradicate all the diseases, but we are determined to see this one day!

Pandemic is suitable for 2 to 4 players aged 8 years and over and is available on Amazon, retailing for £36.99, which may sound a bit pricey, however it I really do think it's worth it. It is a game that not only changes every time you play it, but it's also a great game to play together. We really liked that we had to work together to try and beat the disease!

Disclaimer: We were sent Pandemic in return for our honest opinion. As always, our opinions are our own.