CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Pandemic On The Brink
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- 2 to 5 players
- 45 minutes
- Pandemic On the Brink is an expansion to our popular cooperative game. Pandemic, wherein players take on roles to work together to fnd cures to 4 diseases.
- Virulent Strain challenge: makes one disease become particularly deadly in unpredictable ways
- Mutation Challenge: adds a fifth (purple) disease that behaves differently than the original four
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The game itself is relatively tough. The diseases -- the board -- wins about half the time in my group, and often in very mean and surprising ways. This makes it all the more fun when we win.
This game manages to incorporate and original and interesting theme and mechanism, while playing well (if a little differently) with the entire range of number of players (1-5). While the originality gives this game some extra appeal with the more experienced gamer, the co-operative nature of this game makes it more appealing to the casual player too, who might be less interested in the standard, confrontational game, or a parent looking for a game to play with an older child that would hold their interest.
If you liked Pandemic, you'll love On the Brink
The rules came neatly printed on an 8 page full color pamphlet. Setting up the game required some careful reading, but was relatively painless. With a couple of well shuffled decks, the original "disease cubes" in place, our intrepid two man team set out to save the world.
Like most turn based games, there's a lot of cross-talk and strategy that goes into each move. Once the general concepts were grasped, however, board movement and action selection were very swift. The mechanics of the game do a wonderful job of creating tension. Epidemics -- the critical event that drives the threat and tension of Pandemic -- come at fairly pre-set times. Once an Epidemic hits, all of the disease cards that were played to that point get reshuffled and go back on top of the deck. This immediately creates rising tension, as you know what's going to happen, and do your best, as a team, to stop it.
Even with only two players, not enough can be said about the cooperative element. Every character can, in some way, feel essential to the core game and makes each player feel special -- that they have a direct ability to contribute. While my friend was handling strategy and deployment, I was hustling around the world curing cities to stop future outbreaks.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought it was difficult to catch on and follow how to play the game. Still a little confusing.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
Race against the deadly viruses in the great co op game. Seems like every decision is extremely important in this game making it somewhat stressful. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Hurst
Have been playing this game for a few years. It gets harder with more players in the game. This is of course the first edition. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ecolometrics
Pandemic is a great game but this is the older version...look for the new version (same game but better quality of pieces, board, & cards). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jesica E Reddish
Really enjoyed the cooperative aspect of this game. As someone who loves to win at any cost, it's refreshing to be able to cooperate with fellow players towards a common goal. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Katrina Sullivan
Great game. A true strategy game. You play against the board - as a team of two, three, four or five people. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nikolas Kolenich