Today I am reviewing one of my "must have" games from Gen Con. It has been awhile since the convention, but last night I finally had the chance to play it. Pandemic: Contagion designed by Carey Grayson is a new take on Matt Leacock's popular cooperative Pandemic game. It focuses on the other side of the "war", you and your opponent's are the various diseases of the Pandemic world competing to be the most deadly virus outbreak across the globe.
|Proceed with Caution|
|Yellow Disease starting the turn.|
|A helpful card for a sick, sad world|
|Cities for the taking|
I have one last thing I want to talk about, the components. The game is wonderful to look at.
|Everything in the box|
Overall, the game is nice. It is one I would bring to the table in play with almost any group of people, but there are other games I would rather play. The game has a similar feeling to Smash Up, where you are playing cards to take over an area, meet the population (or base's breakpoint in Smash Up), and score the area. Don't get me wrong, the game is fun and easy to play in a short amount of time, but it loses out to some other games and definitely sinks at 2 and 3 players.
I recommend the game for people looking for a shorter game than Smash Up or for big Pandemic fans. Its good and I give it one diseased thumb up.
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