Pandemic is a cooperative game in which players work together to combat the spread of four deadly diseases before they overwhelm the planet. Each player brings a distinct skill to bear on the problem; only through careful teamwork can they ultimately save the Earth! 2-4 players, 45-60 minutes.

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Is the Pandemic expansion “In the Lab” available in multiple languages?

I like to play Pandemic. I have bought the game and the expansion "On the Brink" in Dutch. Is the expansion "In the Lab" available in multiple languages? Even in Dutch?
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Pandemic on the Brink expansion in different language than the main game

I have original Pandemic in my local language (Greek). I want to buy Pandemic on the Brink but i cant find it in Greek. I don't mind having mixed languages, but is there any other kind of problem ...
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In Pandemic, can the Containment Specialist remove more than 1 cube (without the action of treating) in a cured city?

In Pandemic, when there are 2 or 3 cubes of the same color on a cured city, does the Containment Specialist remove only 1 cube when he lands or all of the cubes (like when treating) since it is cured? ...
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Pandemic - how many epidemic cards?

We've got the 2013 edition of Pandemic, and the four of us are struggling! For instance, it says to prepare the Player Deck by using 4, 5, or 6 Epidemic cards for an Introductory, Standard, or Heroic ...
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Medic at a city with cured disease

Say Medic got to Paris with 3 blue cubes but didn't have enough action to remove cubes, and a next player cures blue. Do we get to remove those blue cubes from Paris right away or do we wait till ...
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Pandemic chain reactions

During the infect cities step, if an outbreak occurs and causes a chain reaction, then another city card is pulled which was involed in the chain reaction, does the chain reaction occur a second time? ...
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What's the difference between Pandemic Legacy Red and Blue?

So, basically what the title says. Is there any difference at all in the contents of the boxes or anything else? (without spoilers!) Maybe it'll make a difference in "Season 2"? (it does say "Season ...
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Is Pandemic Legacy as good with 3 players as it is with 4?

I have gathered 3 players (including myself) for Pandemic Legacy and we are eager to begin, but I'm wondering whether I should take the time to find a 4th. I've played Risk Legacy with 4 and it was a ...
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Different color cubes in one city

If we had a blue city with one black disease cube due to an outbreak and we pull that blue city card during epidemic infection phase, is it an outbreak? We thought that 3 was the max #of cubes one ...
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How many plays of Pandemic Legacy until it is complete?

I've seen and read a few spoiler-free reviews of Pandemic Legacy, and it looks great. As such I have a question I've not seen covered yet. I was wondering how many times the game is played until it is ...
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pandemic - can a city outbreak more than once per infect city turn?

Scenario: - infection rate is 2 - Tehran currently has 2 cubes, Baghdad has 3 cubes At end of turn, first infect card drawn is Baghdad. It outbreaks and adds a cube to Tehran so Tehran now has 3 ...
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Can Pandemic Legacy be played as “vanilla” Pandemic?

I've never played Pandemic, but thinking of getting the Legacy edition. Is it possible to play it without the legacy elements a few times first, and get an experience that is same or similar to that ...
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Number of Pandemic players?

Why is the original Pandemic set for up to 4 players when there are 5 role cards?
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Is this a win or loss?

Does a player need to complete a full turn (i.e. 4 actions, pickup, infect) if during the action portion the final disease was cured? I only ask because there was only 1 player card left in the deck ...
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How do I mitigate 'alpha playing' in Pandemic?

I don't quite like Pandemic for a simple reason. Basically - because all players have the same knowledge, and same goal, I don't see the need to have multiple players; one person (the alpha player) ...
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Is the pandemic + on the brink expansion easier than the standard game? (no challenges)

The On the Brink expansion adds the following to the base game: More event cards. More roles. It also adds the possibility of playing with 5 players and some extra challenges with their own set of ...
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Making the Contingency Planner more useful

The 2013 version of Pandemic added a new card, the Contingency Planner: My gaming group has found this card very weak compared to the other roles for a couple of reasons: It's ability to pull an ...
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How does infect step of epidemic interact with mutation?

As the current player pulled an epidemic card, we do the following steps: increase, infect, and intensify. Infect: Draw the bottom card from the deck and put three cubes in that city. Discard ...
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In Pandemic can I immediately cure disease to return to the 7 card limit?

I have 7 cards in my hand 4 red, 3 yellow (both uncured diseases). I take a red card from another player in my city, can I immediately cure disease (there is a research center in my city) to enable me ...
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Pandemic: drawing player cards if already have 7 in hand

In the game Pandemic, after completing your 4 actions the next step is to draw 2 player cards. If already holding 7 in hand, does the rule force you to draw additional cards and subsequently discard ...
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How does the medic work in Pandemic - In the lab once a disease is cured?

The In the Lab expansion requires you to move cubes into dishes in order to cure diseases and beat the game. Once a disease have been cured, the "automatic" ability of the Medic is that all of the ...
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In Pandemic, can yellow infect black, after black has been eradicated?

Let's say that black has been eradicated. Can yellow come into the black cities and infect?
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Can a disease be eradicated at the beginning of the game?

During the setup the players are required to draw 9 cards to infect the starting cities before the game starts. What if for example no red disease card is drawn? Is the red disease already eradicated ...
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Can you play an instant (airlift) to move quarantine specialist prevent infection after the infection card has been drawn?

We had a situation where in the infection stage, a city was drawn that was about to cause an outbreak. To stop this, we used an instant to move out quarantine specialist there. Is this within the ...
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Pandemic's difficulty seems to rest on the placement of the first epidemic card in the deck

It's impossible to get an outbreak until the first epidemic has occurred. As such the placement of the first epidemic in the player deck has a large effect on the game. If near the bottom, it allows ...
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Do I need On The Brink to play In The Lab?

I bought the Pandemic base set, and In The Lab, as I saw it plays up to six people. (Though I notice now that's for team play). When I got home, I saw the box says that you need both the base set ...
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Single player variant of pandemic?

Is it possible play the base version of Pandemic with one person? One thing I've consider is you could just play for four players with open hands.
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How can I keep track of which outbreaks I've resolved?

In a situation where outbreaks chain into other cities, how can I manage cube placement so that I know which cities I've resolved? If I just place the cubes into the city, it's easy to lose track of ...
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In Pandemic: on the brink, can I remove multiple bioterrorist cubes at once for a cured strain?

In Pandemic On the brink we ran into a situation where both the black strain and bioterrorist purple strain were cured. At one point one of the players moved into a territory that had multiple black ...
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In Pandemic, when does the discard-over-7-cards rule take effect?

Scenario Pandemic's excess card rule states that if you have more than 7 cards in your hand at any time, you must discard the excess (according to your preference, of course). Let's say you're the ...
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How to win 2 player Pandemic as Quarantine Specialist and Contingency Planner

When playing with just two players in vanilla pandemic, what strategies are best when the the player's roles are contingency planner and quarantine specialist? Who should be doing what?
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How many players realistically possible in Pandemic Board Game 2nd edition

I love playing Pandemic, but the one of the biggest holdups for me is how you can only play 4 players. However, in the box there are 7 roles! (Scientist, Researcher, Medic, Quarantine Specialist, ...
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Would it be viable to play pandemic with an “eradicate all diseases” win condition?

I have played several games of Pandemic, and have found it to be a really enjoyable game with a lot of challenge. I was wondering about the possibility of modifying the rules such that the game is ...
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Bio-terrorist Tactics / Strategy

What are some good general tactics and strategy for the Bio-terrorist to use? Specific questions: Where should I start? I started close to one of the cards I was dealt. I thought this would be ...
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How many epidemic cards to use with the Bio-Terrorist challenge?

I've had Pandemic and On The Brink for a while, recently we tried giving the Bio-Terrorist challenge a go. We weren't sure how many epidemic cards to use. For the standard game (no purple cubes but ...
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Pandemic - Will the expansions really make a difference? [closed]

Hi i just bought myself Pandemic and played for the first time last night. I have mixed thoughts about the game. I love the setting, and i think it looks fab, but there's definitely something lacking ...
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Can a Special Event be used to help another player during their turn?

Special Events cards can be used at any time, even if it is not your turn, and many of them begin with "The current player may", e.g. Borrowed Time, Re-Examine Research, Mobile Hospital, Special ...
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Thinking of getting Pandemic…should I buy one or both of the expansion packs along with the base game? [closed]

I enjoy games and puzzles, although I don't have many people to play with (usually 2 players, sometimes 3). I've heard that Pandemic is a good solo game so I'm especially interested in it. I'm ...
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Pandemic--epidemics with eradicated diseases

If an Epidemic card is drawn, but the card from the infection deck that is then drawn has an eradicated disease on it, is it necessary to shift the infection rate forward--or does the fact that the ...
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Is Pandemic harder with fewer players?

I've played a couple of Pandemic games with 2, 3 and 4 players. From my point of view, the game should be harder with only 2 players since it will be more difficult to get a medic and both players ...
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Does the Lab Challenge make Pandemic easier or harder?

We've tried out the Lab Challenge (from the new In The Lab expansion), and I can't quite tell if it makes the game harder or not. All other things equal (#players, roles, # epidemics), is a game with ...
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What are the differences between Pandemic and Pandemic 2013?

I have seen that there is a new edition of Pandemic for 2013. What are the differences between Pandemic and the "New Challenge" version? Can I convert my original edition to use any of the new ...
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Can the Dispatcher spend actions to allow others to knowledge transfer?

I saw the following question: exchanging cards in pandemic And now I am wondering if the following (specifically step 3) is a legal move in pandemic? 1. Play the dispatcher (can spend actions to move ...
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Are normal infection cards still drawn after a player draws an epidemic card?

I didn't see a clear explanation for this in the rule book so I wanted to double-check. If a player draws an epidemic card during their turn do they still need to draw from the infection pile as ...
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How exactly do cures affect future infection in Pandemic?

How does finding a cure affect future infections in Pandemic? Scenario 1) Cure IS found, disease cubes for that same color DO exist on the board, and player draws an infection card matching that ...
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When the bio-terrorist is eliminated, do they discard their cards?

When the bio-terrorist is eliminated from play (via the purple disease being eradicated), should they discard their current hand of infection cards to the infection discard pile?
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Can all players change roles with “New Assigment”?

In Pandemic On The Brink, the wording for the "New Assignment" special event card says: Any player (including the current player) may discard their current Role card and select a new one from the ...
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What are legal ways to use the Dispatcher's special ability in Pandemic?

I don't quite understand what the person playing the Dispatcher role is allowed and disallowed to do. If the Dispatcher wants to move i.e. the Medic's pawn, does he need the approval of the owner ...
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What are the chances of losing Pandemic on the first turn?

I like probability questions, and it has been a while since tttpp's excellent analysis of losing in the first turn of Forbidden Island. I figured it might be interesting to calculate how likely you ...
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Bottom card drawn during epidemic: What happens if there is already more than one disease cube in the city?

How do you handle a situation where the bottom card drawn in an epidemic is for a city with 2 or 3 cubes (of the same color) on it already? For example, if Mumbai has 2 black cubes on it due to ...