Hi all! I got Pandemic for Christmas and have been obsessed since. Everyone I introduce this game to absolutely loves it.
One thing I do in 4 player games is ask the player who draws the Epidemic card - "What did you do to cause this?". So for example: "I was playing with Binky the lab monkey and he escaped!" or "I accidentally put a petri dish in the regular trash".
Some people aren't so comfortable being put on the spot to come up with something funny. So I think it might be fun to have a bunch of reasons on folded up pieces of paper, and get the player to draw one at random.
So - any suggestions for me to add to the pool of Epidemic Causes?
I failed to cook the chicken thoroughly. I sneezed without covering my mouth. I had the runs and came to work anyway. I failed to sanitize properly after returning from my time travel trip to 1350. I ignored the foot-and-mouth signs at the farm. I had a hole in my hazmat suit.
Three months ago, we played a game of Wasabi!, which was won by my friend Ryan. We then played a game of Pandemic. Ryan had the misfortune to draw the first two epidemic cards. We figured that Ryan's sushi restaurant must have failed its health inspection.