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The Cure

Stuart Burnham
United Kingdom
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The play for today was yet another of Karen's faves - Pandemic: The Cure (she must have a thing for brightly coloured dice).
This was a birthday gift for her earlier this year from Charlie and Billy, as she's always loved Pandemic (and also owns Pandemic: On the Brink).
It was one of those inbetween days when we didn't want to watch TV but didn't have time for a "big" game so something like this is ideal (in fact, at 30-45 minutes it's just like heaven for Karen). Sitting side by side at the kitchen table, along with the dog (who has to be close to me at the moment, he doesn't like the fact that I've gone back to work) we got down to some hot hot hot dice rolling action!

"Can YOU save humanity?" - nope, not this time!

I had a very strange time rolling the dice, consistently getting biohazard symbols with my own rolls, but then, instead of usually getting never enough, I was making miracle rolls when attempting to find the cures; this meant that the game was surprising close and tense - which is something that Pandemic in all its iterations seems to excel at. Ultimately we lost on the outbreaks track, with one disease left to try and find a cure for - the end of the world!
I find that this game is easier with more players, 2 is a tricky number as you can never quite seem to keep on top of the sheer number of dice that keep on coming out. Still, boys don't cry eh?

So, at 10:15 Saturday night, she was tired and went off to bed, leaving me to try my hand at another "saving" game - SOS Titanic, I fared equally badly at that one as well, of which more another time....

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