Victory vs Pandemic

Pandemic is a really amazing game.  Instead of players playing against each other, you are playing against the game mechanics to try to cure the world of 4 diseases that are breaking out in different geographies.  Difficulty level can be adjusted by setting the frequency of the outbreaks.

The noob level of pandemic is 4 epidemics.  Susan and I can pretty much beat every instance of that.  Last night we managed our first victory at the 5 epidemic level (after a fare number of losses).  For anyone that knows the game, they’ll notice we were at our final outbreak level when we won.

4 thoughts on “Victory vs Pandemic”

  1. I didn’t know you enjoyed board games. We have a group that gets together every once in a while (every other week or so) and we play anything from Settlers of Catan to Puerto Rico, Caylus, Citadels, Dominion, Power Grid, Ticket to Ride, and many others.

    I tried Pandemic at Pax West 2009 and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

    We should play some time.


  2. I’ve enjoyed this every time I’ve played it, and we’ve only won once. You really need every member of the team to do their job, and its not just science people.
    I’d really like to try more cooperative board games.


  3. I agree, it’s a really great game. I also like how it scales down to be a reasonable 2 person game as well.

    We’ve started to learn that it’s important not to be a perfectionist either. That was one of our challenges in early games was doing more clean up than we needed to. It’s all about surviving just long enough to get the cures, no matter how bad things are looking.


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