Pandemic


Pandemic (2008)
Pandemic Box
2-4 Players

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Action

Action selection
CDC Member Actions - Choice to move pawn, build stations, treat diseases, share knowledge, or discover a cure.

Deck stacking
Infection Deck Order Adjustment - In certain situations, players may change the order of the upcoming cards.

Point-to-point movement
World Cities Map - The game board provides a world layout of major cities with connecting lines for drive and ferry movement.

Randomness insight
Infection Deck Order Preview - In certain situations, players may view the order of the upcoming cards.

Set collection
Collecting City Cards - Discard 5 City cards of the same color to cure that disease.

Shortcut
Air Travel - Movement between unconnected cites by direct flight (discard a City card to move to that city), charter flight (discard your current location's City card to travel anywhere), or shuttle flight (move from any research station to another).

Component

Booklet
Pandemic Rulebook - 8 page booklet describing the rules of play.

Cards
7 Role Cards - 7 role cards in corresponding color to the associated pawn. Text explaining each role's asymmetric special abilities.

59 Player Cards - 59 Player Cards (48 City Cards, 6 Epidemic Cards, 5 Event Cards)

Game Board
World Map - Map of major world cities with white connecting lines between direct travel routes and outbreak connections.

Rule

Asymmetric Actions
Unique Role Abilities - Each role has a unique ability which improves collaboration and improve capabilities.

Controlled information
City Card Disclosure - Players should keep their city cards hidden, but may discuss them to increase collaboration.

Deck stacking
Epidemic Timing - During setup the epidemic cards are evenly distributed throughout the player deck.

Hand limit
City Card Hand Limit - Players must discard or play Event cards until they have 7 cards in hand.

Input randomness
Shuffled Infection Deck - There is an unknown order in which each city will get infected.

Shuffled Player Deck - There is an unknown order in which the players will receive City Cards.

Mutually exclusive action
City Card Use - Choice to use City cards to build stations, shortcut movement, or collect sets to cure diseases.

Skill

Hand management
City Card Use - Hand limits, multi-use cards, and set collection require players to control cards.