PANDEMIC FRANCHISE

The Pandemic games are some of the most popular board games available today. They are published by Z-Man Games and have been designed primarily by Matt Leacock. All of the games are co-operative, which means that you and your friends/family will need to work together in order to win the game. The main premise of the Pandemic Games (apart from Reign of Cthulhu) is to save the world from deadly diseases. There are three expansions for the base game, as well as several spin-offs such as Iberia and the upcoming Rising Tide. The Pandemic franchise also includes the groundbreaking Legacy format, created by Rob Daviau. In the Legacy versions of Pandemic, you and your team will play the game's story once - over 12-24 sessions.

PANDEMIC HISTORY

The original Pandemic board game was designed by Matt Leacock and was released in 2007 by Z-Man Games. Since its original launch, the base game has received three expansions which introduce new roles and events to the game. In 2015 a Legacy version of the original game was released and went straight to the top of the BoardGameGeek Top 100 Chart. In the Legacy format, players would only play through the story once, over many sessions, ripping up cards and discovering new secrets along the way. Characters can gain new skills or detrimental effects. A character can even be lost entirely, at which point it's no longer available for play. This edition of the Pandemic game won a record four Golden Geek awards in 2015.

PANDEMIC FRANCHISE

The Pandemic games are some of the most popular board games available today. They are published by Z-Man Games and have been designed primarily by Matt Leacock. All of the games are co-operative, which means that you and your friends/family will need to work together in order to win the game. The main premise of the Pandemic Games (apart from Reign of Cthulhu) is to save the world from deadly diseases. There are three expansions for the base game, as well as several spin-offs such as Iberia and the upcoming Rising Tide. The Pandemic franchise also includes the groundbreaking Legacy format, created by Rob Daviau. In the Legacy versions of Pandemic, you and your team will play the game's story once - over 12-24 sessions.

PANDEMIC HISTORY

The original Pandemic board game was designed by Matt Leacock and was released in 2007 by Z-Man Games. Since its original launch, the base game has received three expansions which introduce new roles and events to the game. In 2015 a Legacy version of the original game was released and went straight to the top of the BoardGameGeek Top 100 Chart. In the Legacy format, players would only play through the story once, over many sessions, ripping up cards and discovering new secrets along the way. Characters can gain new skills or detrimental effects. A character can even be lost entirely, at which point it's no longer available for play. This edition of the Pandemic game won a record four Golden Geek awards in 2015.

HOW TO PLAY

The main aim of the Pandemic games is to work together and prevent deadly diseases from spreading around the globe. In the original game, the board depicts several major population centres on earth. Each turn, a player can use up to four actions to travel between cities, treat infected populaces, discover a cure, or build a research station. These abilities are represented by a deck of cards.

Within this deck lies the Epidemic cards! These deadly cards accelerate and intensify the diseases' activity. A second, separate deck of cards controls the "normal" spread of the infections. Each player will take on a different role and will, therefore, have their own strategies to plan.

If one or more diseases spread beyond recovery or if too much time elapses, the players all lose. If they cure the four diseases, they all win!

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The game that started it all. In Pandemic you and your friends will need to work together in order to prevent four deadly diseases from spreading across the world. You'll be treating infections whilst trying to find the resources which enable you to find that all important cure.

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LEGACY SEASON 2

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The highly-anticipated sequel to BoardGameGeek's number one board game has arrived. The plague has taken over the world and it's down to you and your team of survivors to keep the world alive. The actions you take in one game will carry over into future games.

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REIGN OF CTHULHU

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The classic Pandemic gameplay has been given a scary Cthulhu twist! You and your friends will face-off against 12 Old Ones, who are attempting to destroy the world with their unique powers. This time you will need to seal portals and shut down the cults in towns across the map.

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RISING TIDE

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In Pandemic: Rising Tide, it is your goal to avert tragedy by constructing four modern hydraulic structures in strategic locations that will help you defend the Netherlands from being reclaimed by the ocean. Storms are brewing and the seas are restless. It will take all your guile to control the flow of water long enough to usher in the future.

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EXPERIMENTAL MEDS

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Face dangerous new threats in Pandemic: The Cure -Experimental Meds as a fifth virus spreads across the globe and Hot Zones make their entrance, changing the rules...for the worse! Fortunately, new medical experts have joined the fight to help you. This is a modular expansion for The Meds Pandemic game.

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ON THE BRINK

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You’ve found the cures to four deadly diseases. But what happens when those diseases get stronger? Worse yet, what happens when someone spreads them intentionally? Return to the world of Pandemic with Pandemic On the Brink and prepare for the unexpected. Take on the three challenges today!

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10TH ANNIVERSARY

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Celebrate a decade of curing diseases with the game that started it all – Pandemic 10th Anniversary Edition. With new art, a special box, and quality components, this special anniversary edition is a must-have for fans of Pandemic. A large world map and new art with a vintage aesthetic make this classic game shine.

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IN THE LAB

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The second expansion for Pandemic. You'll use a new game board that allows you to move the pawns in a laboratory. The goal of this activity is the same as in the base game, but this time in a new way. Behind sealed bio-hazard doors, scientists race against time to sequence diseases, take samples, & test cures.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY

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This edition of Pandemic offers three new challenges! In the Hinterlands Challenge, diseases spread from animals to humans. In the Emergency Events Challenge, unpredictable events will have nasty effects. In the Superbug Challenge, a fifth, untreatable disease threatens the world as we know it.

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£28.79Out Of Stock

PANDEMIC

ORIGINAL

£24.49Add to basket

The game that started it all. In Pandemic you and your friends will need to work together in order to prevent four deadly diseases from spreading across the world. You'll be treating infections whilst trying to find the resources which enable you to find that all important cure.

£24.49Add to basket

PANDEMIC

LEGACY SEASON 2

£49.49Add to basket

The highly-anticipated sequel to BoardGameGeek's number one board game has arrived. The plague has taken over the world and it's down to you and your team of survivors to keep the world alive. The actions you take in one game will carry over into future games.

£49.49Add to basket

PANDEMIC

REIGN OF CTHULHU

£41.34Out Of Stock

The classic Pandemic gameplay has been given a scary Cthulhu twist! You and your friends will face-off against 12 Old Ones, who are attempting to destroy the world with their unique powers. This time you will need to seal portals and shut down the cults in towns across the map.

£41.34Out Of Stock

PANDEMIC

RISING TIDE

£32.79Add to basket

In Pandemic: Rising Tide, it is your goal to avert tragedy by constructing four modern hydraulic structures in strategic locations that will help you defend the Netherlands from being reclaimed by the ocean. Storms are brewing and the seas are restless. It will take all your guile to control the flow of water long enough to usher in the future.

£32.79Add to basket

PANDEMIC

EXPERIMENTAL MEDS

£35.79Add to basket

Face dangerous new threats in Pandemic: The Cure -Experimental Meds as a fifth virus spreads across the globe and Hot Zones make their entrance, changing the rules...for the worse! Fortunately, new medical experts have joined the fight to help you. This is a modular expansion for The Meds Pandemic game.

£35.79Add to basket

PANDEMIC

ON THE BRINK

£36.99Add to basket

You’ve found the cures to four deadly diseases. But what happens when those diseases get stronger? Worse yet, what happens when someone spreads them intentionally? Return to the world of Pandemic with Pandemic On the Brink and prepare for the unexpected. Take on the three challenges today!

£36.99Add to basket

PANDEMIC

10th ANNIVERSARY

£60.99Add to basket

Celebrate a decade of curing diseases with the game that started it all – Pandemic 10th Anniversary Edition. With new art, a special box, and quality components, this special anniversary edition is a must-have for fans of Pandemic. A large world map and new art with a vintage aesthetic make this classic game shine.

£60.99Add to basket

PANDEMIC

IN THE LAB

£26.79Out Of Stock

The second expansion for Pandemic. You'll use a new game board that allows you to move the pawns in a laboratory. The goal of this activity is the same as in the base game, but this time in a new way. Behind sealed bio-hazard doors, scientists race against time to sequence diseases, take samples, & test cures.

£26.79Out Of Stock

PANDEMIC

STATE OF EMERGENCY

£28.79Out Of Stock

This edition of Pandemic offers three new challenges! In the Hinterlands Challenge, diseases spread from animals to humans. In the Emergency Events Challenge, unpredictable events will have nasty effects. In the Superbug Challenge, a fifth, untreatable disease threatens the world as we know it.