The world is on the brink of disaster.
In Pandemic Legacy, your disease-fighting team must keep four deadly diseases at bay for a whole year. Pandemic Legacy is a co-operative campaign game, with an overarching story-arc played through 12-24 sessions, depending on how well your group does at the game.
At the beginning, the game starts very similar to basic Pandemic, in which your team of disease-fighting specialists races against the clock to travel around the world, treating disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.
Each month will bring new surprises, and your actions in each game will have repercussions on the next.
Will you let cities fall to the diseases? Will your team be enough to keep the viruses at bay for a whole year?
- 2-4 Players
- Ages 13+
- 60 Minute Playing Time
The world is at the brink of disaster following an outbreak of four deadly diseases across the globe. In Pandemic Legacy is it up to you and your friends to save the world in a unique gaming experience.
The follow-up to Pandemic has arrived and Zatu Games is here to give you a quick introduction to this non-replayable co-operative board game.
About Pandemic Legacy
Pandemic Legacy is like nothing you have ever played before! You will literally make changes to the components as you play - just to prove that this really is a one-use only game.
The on-going storyline changes as you play and new obstacles and cards introduced. Whether you win or lose a round - or month in Pandemic Legacy - also has an effect on what happens next.
Rather than competing against each other, you must unite and work a team to develop cures for the four deadly diseases - whilst preventing more outbreaks from occurring.
How to Play
Each player can choose an different role within the game - with each character having a special ability.
You can choose to be the Dispatcher, Generalist, Medic, Scientist or Researcher. Each of the characters can have good and bad relations with the other characters in the game. Each character can be mentally or physically damaged over the course of a game. When this happens you must add a scar to their card.
No scars? Your character will be lost - which means you must rip their card up! Yes you read that correctly, you literally rip up this character card.
At the beginning of each game you will be given a set of objectives that you must complete in order to win. As the year unfolds new objectives will appear and some will expire.
On each turn, a player can take four actions—such as moving, treating disease, exchanging cards, building a research station, or seeking a cure—and then draw two new city cards that can help with movement or treatment.
After every turn the diseases will spread further as the infection deck spreads disease cubes around the board.
The game is won by curing diseases; it is lost if you suffer too many outbreaks, if you run out of disease cubes, or if you have failed to win by the time the deck of city cards is empty.
In the box
You get plenty of kit inside the Pandemic Legacy box - which is admittedly quite a heavy one.
Inside you will receive the sturdy playing board which contains a map of the world. The board is split up into six regions and an objectives section. There is also a disease tracking area for you to apply changes to throughout your campaign.
Also included is:
- 5 Character Cards
- 4 Pawns
- 61 Player Cards - City / Epidemic / Event
- 4 Referance Cards
- 48 Infection Cards
- 4 Civilian Cards
- 4 Cure Markers
- 6 Research Stations
- 1 Infection Rate Marker
- 1 Reminder Token
- 96 Disease Cubes
The box also includes a Legacy Deck - comprising of 62 cards. These cards describe what happens during the game's 12 months.
They are in a specific order and should not be shuffled or looked through. When you start the game you can draw the cards one at a time until you come up to the one which says stop!
You will be told when you can begin drawing from the deck - which could be mid-game, at the end of a game or at the start of the following month.
Finally you will also have five dossiers and 1 sticker sheet. The five dossiers contain the stickers which you can place onto the board. As you play through the legacy pack you will find cards which have dossier numbers or letters on them.
When this happens you should open the door which match the numbers on the cards. They will have one-time stickers or cards which can be used in future games.
Buy Pandemic Legacy
Sounds cool doesn't it? We imagine that by now you are more than ready to play Pandemic Legacy with your friends or family!
What are you waiting for? Go out and save the world before it is too late!