Pandemic: On the Brink Game
This thoughtful expansion provides three challenging twists to the basic game play. It also has six new and one redesigned role card, eight new special event cards, rules for adding a 5th player, and the hardest difficulty level yet! In The Virulent Strain challenge, one of the four diseases becomes even more deadly and difficult to control. The Mutation Challenge adds a fifth unique disease to the game. It's one player pitted against all the others in The Bio-Terrorist Challenge, when one player works secretly to spread disease while the others focus on discovering the cures. An absolute winner for any Pandemic gamer!
If you think cooperative games are just for kids, this brilliant game will change your mind! 2-4 players work together as members of a highly skilled task force as they try to cure four infectious diseases spreading throughout the different regions of the world. Each player may perform four actions per turn including treating a disease, traveling to another city, or passing a card to another player. Randomly chosen role cards assign occupations to each team member at the beginning of the game and provide different advantages to the basic actions, based on the unique skill set of that member. With outbreaks looming and epidemics increasing the rate of infection at unknown intervals, you'll need seamless teamwork and careful planning in order to discover the cures and save the world. Built-in features such as random shuffling, five different role cards, and a flexible amount of epidemic cards provide a different game every time and allow for easier to harder levels of play. A very cleverly designed game that will take all your wits and may still beat you! Expansions require the Pandemic (#034499) base game to play.
Our family has long enjoyed playing co-operative games from Family Pastimes. We play competitive ones, too, but enjoy fostering team spirit as we all work toward achieving a goal. If you haven't tried this alternative to playing together, here's an assortment of some of our favorites from this company.
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