Saving the world gets a little bit harder with Pandemic: State of Emergency, an expansion for Pandemic that introduces three modules that provide unique ways to play and give you greater control over a game's difficulty.
Take on one of five new roles as you tackle the Hinterlands Challenge and investigate disease strains that have made the jump from animals to humans. Travel to four locations spread across two new boards as you trace diseases to their source. If you don’t act quickly, they’ll soon spread to nearby cities and become even harder to contain. The Superbug Challenge raises the stakes even further by introducing a fifth disease that cannot be treated. Instead, players must collaborate to produce a vaccine.
Fine-tune the difficulty of your Pandemic games even further. Take greater control over the diseases, or make things more unpredictable. If diseases overwhelm you too often, use quarantine markers to slow down how quickly they spread. Use an action to impose a quarantine on a city and prevent the next two attempts to place disease cubes or perform an outbreak. If you want to inject increased difficulty into your games, the Emergency Event Challenge is for you. This peppers the player deck with Emergency Event cards that have nasty, unpredictable effects such as restricting players’ movement or reducing their maximum hand size. Only the most seasoned players can overcome this challenge!
- The base Pandemic game is required to enjoy Pandemic: State of Emergency
- Adds 5 new roles, 7 new events, new Quarantine action
- Not compatible with Pandemic: Legacy games
- 2 to 5 players, ages 8+
- 45+ minute playtime