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A lot of fun packed into one expansion!,
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This review is from: Pandemic On The Brink (Toy)
Pandemic is one of those games that defies logic. First, it's one of the few purely co-operative games out there, with no one even designated as a traitor later on. Second, it actually gets harder the more people you play with, not easier. After several breezy sessions with just my girlfriend and I, we proceeded to get spanked when we tried it four-player. It was a blast to try and beat this game, as it's always a challenge, and winning is usually done by the skin of one's teeth. With the release of the expansion, you have a variety of new smaller scenarios you can add individually, or you can group them together in interesting combos to make the challenge even more difficult. I have still never even tried this game on heroic because it's so difficult, and now there are even harder challenges to face with a disease that acts completely unpredictably, a fourth deadly disease thrown into the mix, and possibly even a bio-terrorist on the loose (which adds a little competitiveness into the game). On top of that, the makers includes some petri dishes for storage containers, which is a wonderful idea for storing containers, and it really makes the game look sharp! Also, even though it was never a huge problem, they included a set of smaller player pieces to allow for boards often crowded with disease. Z-Man games really cares about making quality games with excellently-made components. I highly recommend this to anyone who has the base game, and if you don't have the base game, stop your life right now and order it!
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Initial post: Jan 12, 2013 9:06:18 AM PST
What is "the base game?"
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2013 6:28:14 AM PST
The base game is "Pandemic." This is the expansion to that. Amazon has it, but it is expensive since they are on backorder all over the web right now. I was able to find it at Toys R US online.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2013 6:36:32 PM PDT
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Vicky Clayton says:
Be careful when you buy On the Brink. The old version is not at all like the second edition of this expansion. Second edition will be here in 2-3 months. Runs bout $25.00 tops. The first edition is not real hard to find (if you need the first edition expansion)The second edition of Pandemic the game is about $35.00 on Amazon.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2013 2:20:10 PM PDT
Roger Deloy Pack says:
As a note, this review is for the "expansion" but somehow shows up in the reviews for the base game as well. Tripped me out a bit.
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