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Pandemic series

Pandemic is a game by Matt Leacock. It has spawned a variety of expansions and related games.

Main Series

The base game and its expansions.



Pandemic - 2008 (New Edition - 2013)
Components:
  • Game board featuring a world map with 48 marked cities
  • 96 cubes in 4 colors representing 4 different diseases
  • 7 pawns with role cards which give a special ability to each player
  • 48 infection cards
  • 48 city cards
  • 6 epidemic cards
  • 5 event cards
  • 4 reference cards
  • 4 cure markers
  • 1 infection rate marker
  • 1 outbreak marker
  • 6 research stations

Gameplay:
Players move around the board from city to city, treating diseases, and collecting cards to eventually cure each of the 4 diseases before they spread across the globe.



Pandemic: On the Brink - 2009 (New Edition - 2013)
Components:
  • 12 disease cubes
  • 7 pawns with role cards giving new special abilities
  • 8 event cards
  • 3 Mutation event cards
  • 2 Mutation cards
  • 1 cure marker
  • 1 Epidemic card
  • 1 reference card
  • 8 Virulent strain Epidemic cards
  • 5 petri dishes
  • 1 Bio-Terrorist location pad

Gameplay:
As an expansion to Pandemic, players combine the new roles, events, and rules to the base game to play in new ways including:

  • Virulent Strain Challenge
  • Mutation Challenge
  • Bio-Terrorist Challenge where one player, the Bio-Terrorist, is pitted against the others
  • 5-Player Game
  • Legendary Game


Pandemic: In the Lab - 2013
Components:
  • 4 pawns with role cards giving new special abilities
  • 3 event cards
  • 1 lab board
  • 5 cure vials
  • 14 sequence cards
  • 5 lab reference cards
  • 12 disease cubes
  • 2 mutation cards
  • 2 Virulent strain Epidemic cards
  • 3 Team research stations
  • 8 goal cards
  • 10 Bonus cards
  • 14 award markers

Gameplay:
As an expansion to Pandemic, players combine the new roles and events with the base game and can add-on to On the Brink expansion to play in new ways including:

  • Lab Challenge where players use the lab board to sequence the diseases to eventually cure them
  • Solo Game
  • Team Game
  • Virulent Strain Challenge (adds to On the Brink Challenge)
  • Mutation Challenge: Worldwide Panic (modifies On the Brink Challenge)


Pandemic: State of Emergency - 2015
Components:
  • 5 pawns with role cards giving new special abilities
  • 7 event cards
  • 4 reference cards
  • 6 quarantine markers
  • 2 hinterland boards
  • 1 hinterland die
  • 18 transparent disks
  • 10 Emergency event cards
  • 8 superbug bonus cards
  • 2 superbug infection cards
  • 4 vaccine factories
  • 24 vaccine doses
  • 24 disease cubes
  • 1 cure marker

Gameplay:
As an expansion to Pandemic, players combine the new roles and events with the base game and optionally other expansions to play in new ways including:

  • Quarantines
  • Hinterlands Challenge where players use the hinterlands board to facilitate sharing knowledge to eventually cure diseases
  • Emergency Event Challenge
  • Superbug Challenge
    • Superbug Lab Challenge (if combined with In the Lab Challenge)
    • Virulent Strain Superbug Challenge (if combined with On the Brink Challenge)


Legacy Series

The Legacy system, which changes the game over multiple play throughs, comes to the Pandemic Universe.



Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 - 2015
Components:
There are 2 versions of this game, one in a red box and the other in blue. Components from each are identical.
All the standard pieces from the base Pandemic in addition to the following:
  • Legacy cards
  • Civilian cards
  • Dosiers and Packages to be opened at certain points during play to update/change the rules and add/remove components.

Gameplay:
As a Legacy game, Pandemic: Legacy Season 1 is designed to play through the game multiple times. Depending on whether you win or lose each game, or reach certain events, dossiers and packages are opened to change or update components and/or rules which affect the subsequent games.



Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 - 2017
Information:
There are 2 versions of this game, one in a yellow box and the other in black. Components from each are identical.
Pandemic: Legacy Season 2 is set in a post apocalyptic world ravaged by plagues. It includes a few of the same components of the base game, but several new components.
  • 1 Game Board
  • 10 Character Cards
  • 4 Player Pawns
  • 53 Player Cards
  • Reference Cards
  • 82 Legacy Cards
  • 27 Infection Cards
  • 4 Haven Worker Cards
  • Infection marker, incident marker, supply centers, tracking tokens, plague cubes, and supply cubes.
  • 6 Dossiers

Gameplay:
As a Legacy game, Pandemic: Legacy Season 2 is designed to play through the game multiple times. Depending on whether you win or lose each game, or reach certain events, dossiers are opened to change or update components and/or rules which affect the subsequent games.


Other Standalone Games

Other Pandemic branded games and their expansions.


Pandemic: Contagion - 2014
Components:
  • 60 Contagion cards
  • 24 City cards
  • 12 Event cards
  • 6 WHO cards
  • 5 Player disease boards
  • 5 Score markers
  • 5 Petri dishes
  • 75 Player disease cubes
  • 1 Score board

Gameplay:
Roles are reversed in Contagion, where each player plays a deadly disease. The player with the largest death toll at the end, wins.


Pandemic: The Cure - 2014
Components:
  • 48 Infection dice in 4 colors
  • 1 Infection bag
  • 7 player pawns with role cards
  • 37 player dice in 7 colors
  • 6 region tiles
  • 1 Treatment Center, with Outbreaks and Infection Tracks
  • 1 Outbreaks syringe
  • 1 Infection rate syringe
  • 1 CDC tile
  • 10 Event cards
  • 1 Cured Diseases card
  • 5 Player aid cards

Gameplay:
Players cooperate to roll dice to cure the diseases before they spread.


Pandemic: The Cure – Experimental Meds - 2016
Components:
  • 8 Player pawns
  • 8 Role cards
  • 40 Player dice in 8 colors
  • 11 Event cards
  • 3 Blank Event cards for creating your own
  • 12 Purple Infection dice for the Mutation Challenge
  • 1 Purple Cured Diseases card for the Mutation Challenge
  • 1 Mutation Reference card
  • 1 Sticker sheet
  • 11 Hot Zone dice (green) for the Hot Zone Challenge
  • 5 Hot Zone reference cards

Gameplay:
As an expansion to Pandemic: The Cure, players use the addition roles to combat the new mutation disease and hot spot modules to cure the diseases before they spread.


Pandemic: Iberia - 2016
Components:
  • 1 Game board
  • 7 Player pawns with matching role cards
  • 69 Player cards
  • 4 Hospital tokens
  • 96 Disease cubes
  • 4 Research markers
  • 1 Outbreak marker
  • 48 Infection cards
  • 5 Reference cards
  • 4 Disease cards
  • 1 Order of play card
  • 1 Infection rate marker
  • 14 Purification tokens
  • 20 Railroad tokens
  • 1 Prevention token

Gameplay:
The board is a map of the Iberian peninsula from the mid 19th century, and similar to the base game, players cooperate to move around the board and cure the 4 diseases before they spread.


Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu - 2016
Components:
  • 1 Game board
  • 44 Clue cards
  • 7 Player investigator pawns with matching investigator role cards
  • 12 Relic cards
  • 4 Reference cards
  • 4 Evil stirs cards
  • 24 Summoning cards
  • 12 Old One cards
  • 3 Shoggoth figures
  • 26 Cultist figures
  • 1 Sanity die
  • 18 Sanity tokens
  • 4 Seal tokens

Gameplay:
Instead of curing diseases, players cooperate to stop the spread of Cthulu's evil before everyone goes insane.


Pandemic: Rising Tide - 2017
Components:
  • 5 Ports
  • 5 Pumping Station
  • 36 Population Cubes
  • 36 Water Cubes
  • 50 Dikes
  • 1 Summary Card / Population Loss Card
  • 12 Objective Cards
  • 5 Reference Cards
  • 1 Reminder Marker
  • 56 Dike Failure Cards
  • 1 Sea Level Marker
  • 78 Player cards
      • 56 Region Cards
      • 14 Events Cards
      • 8 Storm Cards
  • 4 Hydraulic Structure Tokens
  • 7 Role cards
  • 7 Pawns
  • 1 Game Board

Gameplay:
Set in the Netherlands Industrial Age, players cooperate to prevent flooding to the Netherlands. For each preorder, Z-Man Games will donate $5 to relief of victims of hurricane Harvey.


Pandemic: Fall of Rome - 2018
Components:
  • 1 Board
  • 7 Pawns
  • 3 Battle Dice
  • 5 Alliance Tokens
  • 1 Invasion Rate Marker
  • 1 Decline Marker
  • 6 Forts
  • 16 Legions
  • 7 Role Cards
  • 7 Reference Cards
  • 70 Player Cards
      • 49 City Cards
      • 14 Event Cards
      • 7 Revolt Cards
  • 49 Barbarian Cards
  • 100 Barbarian Cubes
      • 20 Anglo-Saxons / Franks
      • 22 Vandals
      • 20 Huns
      • 24 Visigoths
      • 14 Ostrogoths

Gameplay:
Set at the height of the Roman Empire, Pandemic: Fall of Rome lets players cooperate to fend of the attacking armies of enemy nations.


Pandemic: Rapid Response - 2019
Components:
  • 24 Dice (6 each of 4 colors)
  • 20 Supply Crates (4 each of 5 colors)
  • 4 Player Pawns
  • 1 Plane with stand
  • 24 City Cards
  • 7 Role Cards
  • 4 Reference Cards
  • 15 Crisis Cards
  • 1 Plane Board
  • 1 Sand Timer
  • 9 Time Tokens
  • 1 Waste Marker
  • 1 Rulebook

Gameplay:
Pandemic: Rapid Response is a race against time. Roll dice to create supplies, fly the plane, and make deliveries to cities in need. As the timer counts down, you must quickly coordinate and work together to react to new disasters.


Related Games

Other games created by Matt Leacock which use similar gameplay.


Forbidden Island - 2010
Components:
  • 28 Treasure cards
  • 24 Flood cards
  • 6 Adventurer pawns with matching adventurer role cards
  • 24 Double sided island tiles
  • 4 Treasure figures
  • 1 Water level meter with marker

Gameplay:
Players must cooperate to move around the island and collect the 4 treasures and escape before the island sinks into the sea.


Forbidden Desert - 2013
Components:
  • 31 Storm cards
  • 12 Gear cards
  • 6 Adventurer pawns with matching adventurer role cards
  • 24 Double sided city tiles
  • 48 Sand markers
  • 1 Flying machine
  • 4 Flying machine parts
  • 1 Sandstorm meter with stand
  • 7 meter markers

Gameplay:
Players must cooperate to move around the desert city to find and collect the flying machine parts and escape before the city is buried in sand.


Thunderbirds - 2015
Components:
  • 4 Reference Cards & 6 Character Cards
  • 47 Disaster Cards, 18 FAB Cards, 12 Event Cards, 20 Scheme Cards
  • 30 Bonus Tokens & 10 Pod Vehicle Tokens
  • Game Rules Booklet
  • Game Board
  • 10 disaster markers
  • 6 Character Pegs
  • 6 Thunderbirds models
  • Hood Figure
  • 2 custom six-sided dice
  • International Rescue I.D. Card

Gameplay:
Based on the 1960s television show. Players take on the roles of members of International Rescue and cooperate to rescue civilians from disasters around the world, while also foiling the plans of sinister villain The Hood.


Forbidden Sky - 2018
Gameplay:
Players must find a way to launch the rocket before time runs out.

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