Pandemic Board Game Review – A Great Family Game

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We absolutely love playing educational board games and we are always on the lookout for new ones. Carry on reading to read our Pandemic board game review.

Can you save humanity? You are part of a team that eradicates disease throughout the world! It is a game for 2 – 4 players, or if there are more you can set up teams of between 2 and 4.

What is nice is that this is a cooperative board game, so you are all actually playing together to rid the world of disease. So there is no one winner, you either all win or all lose!

Pandemic Board Game Review

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Pandemic Board Game Review

Contents of Pandemic

  • 7 Role Cards
  • 7 Pawns
  • 59 Player Cards
  • 4 Reference Cards
  • 48 Infection Cards
  • 96 disease cubes
  • 4 Cure Markers
  • 1 Infection Rate Marker
  • 1 Outbreaks marker
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Overview of Pandemic Board Game

The aim of the Pandemic game is to simply discover cures for all 4 diseases.

The teams lose if one of the following happens:

  • 8 outbreaks occur – Worldwide panic
  • not enough disease cubes are left when needed (a disease spreads too much)
  • not enough player cards are left when needed (your team runs out of time.)
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How to Play Pandemic Board Game?

Each player’s turn is divided into 3 sections:

  1. Do 4 actions
  2. Draw 2 player cards
  3. Infect cities

What I especially love is you can ask the other players for advice as to what your next move should be. This was especially helpful when playing with Freddie. The age recommended is 8+, which I agree with, however, I think this really is aimed at children over the age of 10+ (personal opinion only.)

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Pandemic Board Game Review Pros:

I love the fact that this is a cooperative game, we have not come across one before, and I think this is a great way to play with other people.

I love the colorful box and all of the cards (Freddie loves any game with lots of cards in!)

The instructions are really detailed and easy to read. In fact, there are 8 pages, which also shows some example moves.

Check out Pandemic for yourself today.

Pandemic Board Game Review Cons:

On the very first play, I found it really daunting. There are a lot of cards and set up took a while to understand where everything went. However, once we played again it was much quicker to set up.

Even though the setup took a bit longer than I would have liked on the first play, I still definitely recommend this Pandemic game.

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Last Updated on 21 September 2022 by homeschoolof1

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