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Tobi Wagner
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After 7 months of waiting my copy of "Pandemic Legacy" has been shipped. I plan to play this with my family. My 7 year old son plays "Pandemic" since he is 5 years old and it has never been a problem that he couldn't read. We always have the cards in front of us, if he doesn't get the text someone always reads the card aloud.

Are there any secret cards/informations in "Pandemic Legacy" that only one player has to read by himself? Although my son is in school now, he still isn't a good reader. It takes him very long to read and he doesn't always get the whole information when reading.

Do you think we can play the game together as family?
 
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Byron S
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but I can spout off obscure rules to all sorts of game like nobody's business!
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There is no secret information between players, so that's no problem. A bigger issue is that the rules are often in flux, so what you can (and should) do each game is a little different than the game before. There are also some important differences between Pandemic: Legacy and regular Pandemic that may throw him (and you) off.
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Tobi Wagner
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Thank you, I think we can manage the part with "rules in flux".
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I think the most game mechanic related reading you would do is with choosing your upgrades. After every game you select two upgrades from a fairly wide variety of choices such as adding special events to cards or giving characters additional abilities. And as the campaign progresses more and more upgrade choices are added. Similarly the game has a rule for Scars which occur when your character is in a traumatic situation such as being in the middle of an outbreak when it happens. Like upgrades there are a bunch of Scars to choose from and more choices are added as the game goes on. So you probably will need to help your son read those things when applicable.

Otherwise the game is essentially Pandemic with new rules added in most months. If he can understand Pandemic this is just a step above that in complexity.
 
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Be aware that the theme is more intense, immersive and adult in Pandemic Legacy than in regular Pandemic. So you might want to be careful if your son is easily distressed or scared by things.
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We played two games yet, January and February (won both months). No problem occured, everything went fine My son liked it, even a lot more than the regular Pandemic. He is good in memorising things and he even read some of the sentences. But that was hard because the letters are really small written and therefore reading isn't easy for a beginner.
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