Classic Family Games Bundle
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The rules of the game are tight, simple enough to learn and convey a sense of being able to affect the state of the game without wholly relying on random elements. A single turn consists of a player taking four actions which include moving, treating a disease, building a lab and curing a disease. After this the player will draw two cards, most of which are useful but a few (4-6 as determined at the start of the game) are epidemics which cause the disease to intensify through making them more likely to spread. Finally 2-4 more cards will be drawn from a second deck to determine which cities either became or increased their levels of infection this turn. After this play passes to the next player and they follow the same turn structure.
The game is won when all four diseases are cured which you do by spending an action at a lab and discarding five cards of that diseases colour. Curing a disease does not, however, remove it from the game, if there are still cubes of that disease's colour on the board it can still spread.Read more ›
teaches quick and efficient strategy, teamwork, basic geography
Perfect as for couples so for whole family as you are not playing against each-other nobody walks away angry from table.
Limited amount of turns depending on how many player play as the player deck runs out of cards before the cures are found the game is lost and that is one of 3 ways to lose the game so you need to develop effective quick tactics on every turn and full cooperation with other players.
There are no dice in the game, you can do up to 4 actions per turn, so the game is very balanced and not purely based on luck.
If you fail to treat an infection in time you risk an outbreak, you can only have 7 outbreaks then its game over when the 8th comes or you risk running out of infection cubes that is the 3rd way to lose the game.
The game board and all pieces are very good quality and very detailed, lovely graphics, only cards and board are from card everything else is in plastic, there are many pieces but you get 2 compartments in the box and all pieces come in separate resealable plastic bags.
Took us 2 people 90minutes to play the 1st time so for experienced players it can be 30-45 minutes if played without expansion sets that are available separately.
You're working together with the other players to try and stop disease spreading around the world. You will need to plan your actions and make best use of your characters special powers if you're going to save the world! The game is simple enough to play with youngsters, but you can ramp up the difficulty to give even the most hardcore gamer a challenge.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I honestly love this game!!
The other half and I are pretty nerdy and this game is perfect for us. Read more
When I bought this to play with my son (10 yo) I thought I'd have a quick play through, on my own, to make sure I know the rules. I really enjoyed it! Read morePublished 10 days ago by Trig
This was bought as a present. The recipient loved it! We've played it since and it's a brilliant game, highly recommended.Published 24 days ago by AJ
This game is great! We absolutely love it. It's really nice that we do not compete against each other, as in most of the other games. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Not enough pieces in it and the cure bottles were the wrong colours 2 blues and no black - not happy - not a cheap game to buyPublished 1 month ago by Mrs. Joy Milligan
Great game! Nice to work with the other players against the board rather than against one another. Various levels of difficulty makes it versatile and enjoyable for experienced... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nic