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Subject: Cthulhu as your ONLY Pandemic Game ? (smaller board?) rss

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Kevin B. Smith
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gilford wrote:
Also, use 1 card of same color of your town and you can move "anywhere"... isn't this too strong?

I believe that only works if you are at a bus station, of which there is one per color. So typically you would have to take a couple steps to get to the bus station, and then discard a card of that color to travel anywhere on the board, or discard a card of the destination color to move to any point in that area.

I haven't played the game, so I can't say whether it's too strong or not. Just that it's not quite as strong as your description sounded.

As for replayability (variability), I suspect they're counting on the old ones (and sanity) to shake things up in ways that Pandemic didn't have.
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I've only played it once but I see quite a bit of replayability. As Kevin mentioned, the Old Ones and the randomness introduced by the sanity die makes for an unpredictable game.

I don't think this will completely replace Pandemic, with all the expansions, but it does make for a really good twist on a familiar theme.
 
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Unless they plan on releasing expansion(s) I don't think Pandemic Cthulhu has the variety of base Pandemic + expansion(s). In fact I would go so far as to say that the base Pandemic has more variety than the Cthulhu version.

Pandemic Cthulhu is very 'lite' version of Pandemic and I have a feeling a lot of Pandemic players will tire of it quickly. It is a nice to have version for an occasional change of scenery but in no way a replacement for the original game. YMMV as always.
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Its an excellent game.
 
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If at any time you believe this game to be too easy just get out Arkham Horror and play that for six hours, lol. Pandemic Cthulhu will seem much better then.
 
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