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Pandemic

Cooperative Game
2-4 Players
About 45 Minutes
Grade 5 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation
We recommend this Pandemic for the interactions, decision-making, and outcomes that accompany the game experience. This is a cooperative game where all of the players work together. Pandemic© is an intergenerational game. A 12-year old can absolutely play this game with their grandparents. The combination of individual and group decision-making in this game has led to a plethora of spin-offs from the original game. Your decisions matter and they come in abundance. If you play Pandemic, you may not win all the time, but that difficulty level keeps drawing people back.
Game Overview
From designer Matt Leacock,Pandemic is a cooperative game of teamwork for two to four players. As members of an elite disease control team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay. Work together as you travel the globe to treat infections while collecting the cards you need to discover a cure for each disease. But the clock is ticking as outbreaks and epidemics fuel the spreading plagues. As a cooperative game, players win or lose together. Only by working together can you keep the outbreaks in check and find the cures in time!
Skills
  • Logistics Logistics
  • Risk Management Risk Management
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
  • Resilience Resilience
  • Resource Management Resource Management
  • Time Management Time Management
  • Communication Communication
  • Cooperation Cooperation
  • Group Discussion Group Discussion
  • Problem Solving Problem Solving
  • Teamwork Teamwork
Subjects
  • Health Health
  • Biology Biology
  • Current Events Current Events
  • Geography Geography
Game Details
  • Type:Board Game
  • Category:Cooperative Game
  • Designer(s): Matt Leacock
  • Published: 2008
  • Game Length:About 45 Minutes
  • Players:2-4 Players
Awards
  • 2009 Spiel des Jahres Nominee