Game Info

2 - 4 players
average 45 minutes
Published in
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Hand Management Set Collection Action Point Allowance System Point to Point Movement Trading Variable Player Powers Cooperative Play

In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand. The game board depicts several major population centers on Earth. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to travel between cities, treat infected populaces, discover a cure, or build a research station. A deck of cards provides the players with these abilities, but sprinkled throughout this deck are Epidemic! cards that accelerate and intensify the diseases' activity. A second, separate deck of cards controls the "normal" spread of the infections. Taking a unique role within the team, players must plan their strategy to mesh with their specialists' strengths in order to conquer the diseases. For example, the Operations Expert can build research stations which are needed to find cures for the diseases and which allow for greater mobility between cities; the Scientist needs only four cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the normal five—but the diseases are spreading quickly and time is running out. If one or more diseases spreads beyond recovery or if too much time elapses, the players all lose. If they cure the four diseases, they all win! The 2013 edition of Pandemic includes two new characters—the Contingency Planner and the Quarantine Specialist—not available in earlier editions of the game. Pandemic is the first game in the Pandemic series.

Statistics For All Gaming Groups

Total Games Played on NemeStats: 1464
Total Gaming Groups With This Game 380
Average Players Per Game 3.1

Top 5 Champions Globally

Name Group Wins Plays Win %
Joshua Gilldasyde Board Game Group 33 70 47 %
Anna The Group 26 46 56 %
Daniel Nabben dannabben's Gaming Group 22 22 100 %
Joanna Jojo’s Cronies 12 19 63 %
Damon Carlton All Around The Board 12 24 50 %

Last 5 Played Games Globally

Winner Date Group
EVERYONE WON 3/2/2018 Salito24's Gaming Group
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EVERYONE WON 8/8/2022 BGHome
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EVERYONE WON 7/28/2022 Injectvenom99 's Gaming Group