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The easiest way to win at Pandemic

So you would like to win a game of Pandemic? Just once? OK, here the setup you´ll need. And the tactic is heavily focused on the collaboration between two certain roles. Set up a three player game on your board (or device) and choose these three roles. Dispatcher, Researcher, and Scientist. Why these three? Here’s why: …

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Roles: Quarantine Specialist

The Quarantine Specialist is truly a unique character. The role is quite simple to understand. Though very powerful, the role comes with certain drawbacks. “The Quarantine Specialist prevents both outbreaks and the placement of disease cubes in the city she is in and all cities connected to that city. She does not affect cubes placed …

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Roles: The Contingency Planner

So let us take a look at yet another role to play in Pandemic, The Contingency Planner. “The Contingency Planner may, as an action, take an Event card from anywhere in the Player Discard Pile and place it on his Role card. Only 1 Event card can be on his role card at a time. …

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Pandemic (2nd edition) review by Tom Vasel [video]

Here´s a quick review of the game from the guys at Dice Tower and their board game god Tom Vasel. This video is actually a review of the new edition of the game that hit the shelves in 2013. It´s basically the same game, but the creators took the liberty to enhance the design and add …

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Strategy #1: Remove the right cubes

Since we insist on calling this site a “guide”, why don´t we actually do some guiding? The biggest question in Pandemic is obviously how do we beat the game? In today’s segment, we´re going to talk a look at the task of removing cubes When we start a game we have two kinds of tasks …

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Strategy #2: Outbreaks are actually OK.

Let´s continue our journey towards mastering the board game Pandemic. At the end of our first lesson, we mentioned a valuable tip that we should talk about a little bit further. There are basically three ways of losing the game Pandemic: You run out of cubes of a certain color. An eight outbreak occurs. You …

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Roles: The Dispatcher

The Dispatcher is the most powerful role in the basic version of the game. It´s a little bit more complex and may take a while to fully comprehend, but the role will soon be your favorite. Believe me. Let’s have a look at the rulebook: “The Dispatcher may, as an action, either: • move any pawn, …

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Roles: The Researcher

The Researcher is one of the more complicated roles, and may sometimes cause misunderstandings. But before we address those issues, let´s have a look at the basic explanation of the role: “When doing the Share Knowledge action, the Researcher may give any City card from her hand to another player in the same city as …

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Roles: The Scientist

The Scientist has a very simple ability, that is very easy to like. The Scientist only needs 4 (not 5) City cards of the same disease color to Discover a Cure for that disease.

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