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Board game tip#1

So I would like to recommend a board game. This is a rather popular game (as far as I know) so if you humble people whom might be reading this already know about the game and have played it, do not hate on me cause I am recommending something you already like 😉

Pandemic is the name of the game I recommend. In it, the players all take the rolles of a team put togheter to save the world from diseases. It is a cooperative game, so no one will feel left out, and you either lose or win together.

As you are trying to discover cures for the four different diseases, you have to not only fight against the time, you have to make sure there are not to many epedemics which would create global panic and also stop to many people geting sick from the same disease. So you can lose in three different ways, but you only win through one condition, finding the cure to every diseas.

This game is good as a introductory game I believe, since everyone is one the same team and it takes roughly about and hour or an hour and a half to play one session. Might be a bit faster. The core game only allowes up to four people, but each expansion ads one more player, to a total of six with both. The rules are simple, and it is easy to get the hang of the game after one or two sessions. This is a game about managing resources and stratecig planning, so it might not be for everyone, but I have yet to meet someone who does not like it.

It is also worth to mention that this is a hard game and randomness might make you lose, but completing the challange of finding the cures are a worthy one, which feels great to achive. (You can also change the difficulty of the game if the “normal”-setting is to easy)

So if you and three friends would like to save the world from being overrun by diseases or fail horrendously together, than stop reading this and start playing the game.

To make the game a bit more fun you should also name each of the four different diseases.


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