An expansion for Pandemic that adds new challenges like mutating diseases and one player becoming a bio-terrorist. Also allows for play with 5 people.

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Why is Pandemic's Bio-terrorist Challenge not recommended with five players?

The rules say the bio-terrorist challenge is for three and four player games and is explicitly not recommended for five players. Why is that? If it's a difficulty issue, couldn't the number of ...
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How does the “Special Orders” special event card work?

The "Special Orders" card states: During this turn, the current player may move one other player's pawn (with permission) as if it were his own. I have read this and the rule book (which gives ...
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Can you choose the role with the “New Assignment” event?

In Pandemic: On The Brink there are several new event cards. We are curious as to whether the "New Assignment" card lets you choose, or whether you pick one at random (as at the start of the game). ...
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What changes to the game will the “On The Brink” Pandemic expansion offer me?

I'm trying to decide if I should get the pandemic expansion on the brink. Here's the obvious advantages I can see: lets you play with 5 people adds some variety with new cards options to make the ...
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How many cubes can the containment specialist remove in Pandemic On The Brink

The Containment Specialist role card says the following: When you enter a city with 2 or more cubes of the same color, remove 1 cube. We played yesterday with the mutation purple disease, and ...
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What is the timing of the Hidden Pocket effect?

When does the Virulent Strain Epidemic effect for Hidden Pocket happen? The way the card is laid out, it would seem that it happens after the three epidemic steps; however, that would negate the ...
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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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In Pandemic, at the end of your turn can you discard even when you have fewer than 7 cards, so the Archivist can pick up that card on his next turn?

In Pandemic, at the end of your turn can you discard a card even when you have fewer than 7 cards, so that the Archivist can pick up that card on his next turn?
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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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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 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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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 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: 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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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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Isn't secrecy quite pointless for Bio-terrorist?

My buddies and I have been hooked on Pandemic lately and I just picked up the On-the-Brink expansion for Pandemic. I was reading the rulebook yesterday and I'm not quite sure if I get the ...
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When exactly does the black pawn gets placed on the board?

As I mentioned in another question, I recently got the On-the-Brink expansion and have been a bit puzzled with the BT challenge gameplay. I was looking for gameplay videos but haven't found any.. My ...
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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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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 ...