Reddit Reddit reviews Pandemic

We found 66 Reddit comments about Pandemic. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

As skilled members of a disease fighting team, you and the other players work together to keep the world safe from outbreaks and epidemicsPandemic is a cooperative board game in which players work as a team to treat infections around the world while gathering resources for cures2 – 4 players45 minutes
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66 Reddit comments about Pandemic:

u/Gipple_Loreola · 48 pointsr/funny

Try a co-op game? Pandemic is a good one.

u/Psimo- · 18 pointsr/boardgames

> A lot of people disparage Amazon because

they are a hugely abusive company that makes its profit partly by treating its workers abysmally and people selling fake products including fake copies like this one

No, I’ll buy from Bricks & Mortar stores thanks

u/faleboat · 16 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Volunteer! Go to meet ups! And be patient.

Friendships are built with people over extended time periods. You need to have repeated interactions with them to be able to feel one another out. Volunteering is an excellent way to meet new awesome people. It doesn't matter where, necessarily, as long as you go often, and try to go to the same place several times. Importantly, volunteer more than one place, as people support different causes, and while you might meet one person at Habitat, if you only go there, you'll be missing out on people at the soup kitchen or local garden, or community center or wherever.

And, most importantly, friendships take work.

Find cool stuff to do in/around your town. Museums, local events, live music scenes (your local NPR website usually has a list of neat little stuff going on around in your area). Host game nights (Pandemic is a GREAT friend building game) at your home for 1-2 extra people (any more than that and you can't work on your friendship with them, it's a "party" now.)

Most importantly, at first, you are going to have to Invite, Invite, Invite, and DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY when you get turned down or cancelled on. Sometimes, people just don't have the time to make new friends, or are just not into the same stuff as you. It's tough when you really want to befriend someone else and they "just don't have time for you" but remember it's a matter of circumstance WAY more often than it is a personal critique about you. No matter, find other cool people and invite them. As a rule of thumb it takes 5-8 invites on your side before they will start inviting you along to things. That's a lot of front end work, but holy shit is it worth it.

Anyway. Friendships almost never form spontaneously, and importantly, they are almost always worth the effort. One final bit of advice which is crucial: you are going to meet people you think are cool at first, but find out aren't afterwards. In the immortal words of Eric Cartman, If you wanna make new friends, you have to wade through some dicks first. Once you realize someone isn't really someone you want to hang around, just stop inviting them to things. Unless they were really excited to meet you, you'll find it's easy to never talk to them again. If they were really excited to meet you, maybe they aren't so bad after all?

FWIW, I recommend volunteering cause a lot of the "weeding" has been done for you, but not always all of it.

u/jiyounglife · 14 pointsr/abdiscussion

Broken dishwasher, broken washing machine, broken dryer. Dishwasher now fixed but we don't have a dryer at all and our washing machince just buzzes and doesnt wash. Ended up going to the local laundromat to do all of my laundry and sheets. Still not sure if we're renewing the lease. Maybe I should just find another place to live >(

I bought project highrise during the summer steam sale. That was a lot of fun. Oxygen not included is hard for me. I can't get the whole filteration system working (air and water)

Bought a game called Mint works. SUPER FUN! EVEN IN SOLO MODE! I'm going to go play some more of it right now. Can't wait to try playing it with other people. I do have a few other board games coming from amazon: Pandemic, Treasure Hunter Game, Gloom Second Edition: Unhappy Home expansion, Dairyman, monopoly deal, and i preordered splatoon 2

I finally was honest to myself and worked on my budget and student loan repayment plan. Budget looks kinda ugly. I'm terrified. There's never going to be enough money in this world... Also, I've been overspending like crazy. I'm really good at budgeting when I see the numbers. I was just in denial for the longest time because I wanted to treat myself. I didn't have the "college experience" so i went out a lot, ate out a lot, and overall threw money at crafts and animals. I'll have to be more findful now.

I wanted to get another hobonichi, but realized that they won't have them for 2017 anymore. I started looked at other notebooks. I do have a midori, but I don't really want to use it for bullet journaling. It gets quite expensive because I want to use that and keep that more as a notetaker/jot it down. I bought this STALOGY which looks pretty good. I'll be keeping an expense log, bullet journaling, and random notetaking in it.

I bought a vintage sewing machine recently. The singer slant-o-matic. I used them as a middleschooler in home economics and it's 100% BOMB. I was thinking about getting a more modern machine, but went Nah. The set I bought also came with a bunch of extra bobbins.

Last week I was at a fair and saw some people doing pillow lace/bobbin lace. It looks so awesome. I want to try it! It's a bit costly to get started though... I'm going to hold off on it for a while and use nontraditional materials to make some lace.

Since I'm really struggling with making friends and DOING SOMETHING that's not gaming, redditing, animals, and cleaning... I figured I could go take some community college classes (interior design, fashion, flower arrangement, etc), cello lessons, piano lessons, modern dance/ballet/jazz/hip hop lessons, sewing lessons, or something like that to get me out of the house.

On Wednesday, I went bouldering for the first time. I'm a bosssssss. JK. I haven't worked out in ages. My arms basically fell off when I woke up thursday morning. Couldnt even flush the toilet, open the fridge, or open the door. They even felt swollen. My legs were fine though. Normally with swimming, I get soreness in my core and legs. This is definitely a new muscle group I'm not used to have pain in. I've been taking some tylenol to help with my pain. Not sure if I like this enough to go back. I stopped going to the gym because I specifically didn't want large shoulders. IDK why when I work out, my shoulders just get bigger and bigger. My torso is a XS/S but my shoulders are an M. I'm absolute terrified of heights as well... So...maybe this isnt the sport for me. It's fun though! I'd go again, just wouldn't get a gym membership for it.

u/OwlinAutumn · 12 pointsr/Yogscast

~rings doorbell wearing a bright, over-enthusiastic smile~ Oh, hello friend. I hear you and your friends might be interested in getting started on the road towards board gaming! This is excellent news! There are many excellent resources to help guide you and yours towards many fun-filled experiences with friends and family. ^Please, ^don't ^be ^afraid!

~Whips out a bunch of pamphlets, waving them at you~ I would recommend checking out the /r/boardgames community here on reddit, especially this wiki post on what games you should try if you're new to modern board games. It's got a ton of great suggestions with descriptions to help you figure out if you might actually enjoy the game. That wiki and the subreddit itself also have tons of easily accessed info for you, if you need. They can even help you find your nearest FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store)!

Also you might check out some reviewers like Shut Up & Sit Down, who are my favourites and have a ton of articles and video reviews, or The Dice Tower, who have lots of videos of lists and reviews like the one I linked that can give you some ideas of what to get. (Sometimes way too many ideas... ~waggles her overly long games-to-buy list~) SUSD even has a great Intro to Board Games video for people who are hesitant or starting into the hobby and don't quite know what it's all about or where to start - it's a few years old, but still very relevant, and I recommend any of their videos. I find them hilarious.

And if you decide you're really getting into the hobby, you might start visiting the marvellous, dank morass that is BoardGameGeek, aka BGG or 'the Geek'...

As for recommendations straight from me... The hardest and best thing with board games is everyone likes something different? But I find one can't go wrong most of the time with these:

  • Pandemic
  • Survive! Escape from Atlantis
  • Takenoko
  • Forbidden Island
  • Colt Express
  • Jamaica

    Most of these are fairly simple and relatively short, but they're all fun starter games that are easy to pick up and play, and I've never known anyone to not enjoy themselves when I've brought out any of these. I often do game nights with different mixes of friends, to which I will usually bring an Ikea bag full of games, and there's almost always at least one or two of these particular games in that bag. I'm pretty sure they're all in print, too, so they shouldn't be too expensive!

    Also, if you guys are looking into tabletop RPGs but don't know where to start with that, and you don't have anyone who knows how to DM/GM handy, the newest edition of D&D has a Starter Set out - it's a pack that includes dice, pre-rolled characters, a starter rule book and a pre-written starting adventure. I will always recommend Red Boxes/Starter Sets, D&D does a great job with these and makes it really easy for you to get into it, even if no one in the group is familiar with rpgs to begin with.

    tl;dr - Board/card games are amazing, there's lots of resources out there for you, I hope I didn't scare you off with my enthusiasm. Welcome to tabletop gaming!

    ^Edit: ^Now ^with ^more ^links!!
u/mewzie · 9 pointsr/boardgames

Pandemic the board game. On Amazon

u/Farkingbrain · 7 pointsr/boardgames

To clarify what others have said, we think you are confusing two different games. Pandemic and Pandemic Legacy

The "Legacy" game idea is that you take an existing board game and tie a series of game play sessions together. After each session you can potentially modify cards or the board. Obviously, this changes subsequent game plays.

u/Dr_Scientist_ · 7 pointsr/truegaming

This is extraordinarily thorough. So thorough in fact, that you should also consider board gaming. Reading this, it just makes a lot of sense for you. I think board gaming would fit you like a glove.

1. Video games have moved away from couch co-op. You've made a great list here with a lot of solid points, but I doubt you would have ever reached your conclusion, had you considered board games. Keep Talking is certainly a good entertaining game, nothing against it. It's just, that game feels plucked like a needle out of a haystack. Like you've biopsied out a very small node from inside a large mass.

You don't really have this problem with board games. Literally every single board game in existence is designed to be played with people immediately around you. I hesitate to use the phrase "played co-operatively" simply because most board games are NOT co-operative - though there are notable exceptions like Pandemic or Ghost Stories. Both great games.

Board games use human beings as the engine the game runs on. That's not to say board games pit intellects against each other in some sort of valid competition of "who's the most smartest", but to say: humans are social machines and will surprise you with their grasp of system thinking. If I have five or six people in the room with me, I'd prefer the game that we're playing to exist in the head-space between us rather than on some electronic device.

People have come over to my house in the real world. Why not play a game with them that also exists in the real world? I can play videogames over online multiplayer until I'm blue in the face. Just last night I reinstalled Bad Company 2 and played with a few old college roommates. If I had those old friends over to my house, we'd play a board game. It seems crazy to me that someone has taken the time to drive over to your place and you set them down in front of a computer.

2. Because boardgames have always been designed around a social experience taking place in the real world, they're just better at it. This is definitely subjective. You can feel free to disagree with me all you want, but there are mechanics that I just don't see in videogames. Sure, I could load up Gremlin's Inc and replicate what is probably the best roll n' move game I've ever played, but roll n' move is a Monopoly era game genre. Board games can move past this.

You can't play Two Room's and a Boom on a machine. You can't play Bid n' Bluff games like Liar's Dice, Sheriff of Nottingham, or social deduction games like Coup or Love Letter. You can't play physical dexterity games like Jenga (still great fun btw), Flick em' Up, or Catacombs.

There are just games that play better with groups of people because they exist in the real world and make use of humans as the operating system.

3. Board games are much more open to much more people. I don't know about you, but in my experience board games are just more accessible to a wider range of people. I'm maybe going to get a round of Mario Kart out of the adults in my life that love me, but I've sat down with people over 50 and had a great time with Ticket to Ride. At family reunions I've enjoyed Dominion with young children and grandparents alike. Settlers of Catan, Blockus, and Carcassonne are all genuinely fun games I played to death with my family.

How crazy is that? I would really look forward to playing one of those games with my whole family. I can't think of even one videogame that fits that criteria.

4. Perhaps most simply, there are incredible games that just don't exist in videogame form - even though they could. Is the total conversion mod for Crusader Kings II not giving you that full heady Game of Thrones experience? Why not just play Game of Thrones. This is probably my favorite game and it's just not on computers. I can imagine a version of Cosmic Encounter played over online multiplayer, but why? It already exists in perfect form. If I want to play El Grande, or Arctic Scavengers, or Lords of Vegas - well . . . those games just don't exist as videogames.

5. Just honorable mentions. Seven Wonders. Splendor. Blueprints.

TL;DR. There are a ton of great board games out there and if you actually are struggling to think of something that you and your friends can enjoy together in the same room - maybe give it a shot rather than lament the lack of couch co-op in videogames.

u/tickthegreat · 6 pointsr/boardgames

Pandemic - Base game. You move around a map, remove cubes, and collect 5 of each color card to win. Co-op. 1-4 players.

On the Brink - An expansion for Pandemic. Adds some more roles and a few variants. 5 players max now.

In the Lab - Another expansion for Pandemic. This is the good one. Adds some roles and variants. Playable up to 6 players in a team variant. Adds an actual good win condition in the lab variant instead of the 5 card stuff.

State of Emergency - The newest expansion for Pandemic. Least liked. Adds a few variants and roles.

Pandemic: The Cure - A stand-alone game. This could be considered Pandemic the Dice Game. Much like Bang!, this dice game takes the long setup and play and puts it in a much more fun box. Playable for 1-5. Portable as well.

Pandemic: Contagion - The only game with the Pandemic brand not by the same designer, this is a stand-alone game where you control a disease with the aim of beating all other players. 2-5 players. This is the least liked of all the games and is really Pandemic in name only.

Pandemic: Legacy - The new hotness. The most expensive of them all. 2-4 players. 12-24 plays and then you throw a $60 game in the garbage.

u/eckswyezed · 6 pointsr/boardgames

I think they might be ready for Pandemic. This co-op game will teach them to strategize and work together as a team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest board games ever made.

Good deal on amazon at the moment.

Pandemic Board Game

u/habadacas · 5 pointsr/Gaming4Gamers

a few good games you could start with are, King of Toyko , or Pandemic, or Catan, or Betrayal at House ont he hill.

There is also a great youtube channel called Tabletop run by Wil Wheaton that showcases a ton of games where you can watch them play and get a feel ahead of time if its a game you think you would be interested in.

u/INTHEMIDSTOFLIONS · 5 pointsr/santashelpers

Puppies underwater is a great book

Pandemic is an amazing adult board game that they might like

Or also getting their dogs face as a magnet on for their fridge. You can get them done at Wallgreens or CVS, just bring your phone, plug it in and pick which photograph in your album and they turn it into a magnet.

u/youhaveatinytictac · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

King of Tokyo


smash up

more awesome board games :)

u/southern_boy · 4 pointsr/boardgames

Yeah, personally I'd just tell OP to bite the bullet and pay the extra 1.99$ for an edition in the language he speaks if his local store doesn't stock it. :)

u/keanex · 4 pointsr/nfl

Pandemic | 2-5 Players | Cooperative | 20-60 minutes | $23.99 after auto coupon

This is a classic in modern board gaming and a fantastic entry-point games that are a bit more complex. Overall it's a relatively easy game to learn and provides a thrill as you attempt to cure the world before you lose the game. Since it's cooperative it can be played solo with the solo player taking control of 2 or more characters. The only issue with this game is that it can suffer from someone trying to take over the game by telling people how to play their turn. To combat this, it's good to have everyone share their thoughts, but ultimately let the person who's turn it is make the final decision.

Anyway, great price for a great game.

u/senkora · 4 pointsr/KingdomHearts

Here's some concrete examples; they're all on sale right now for some reason so a bit cheaper than expected, but these are some of the games I was thinking of:

  1. Betrayal at the House on the Hill

    2.Terraforming Mars

  2. Puerto Rico

  3. Pandemic
u/YaIe · 4 pointsr/pathofexile

I was thinking more about this whole thing in general, not just your hideout.

I mean look at this,
Thats 5$

Thats 25$. If i check Amazon for stuff below 25$ i can find some real nice and usefull stuff, so using that for a piece of my hideout that i can even interact with feels like.. idk. You could invest into Pandemic with its current discount. You are also half way into Pandemic Legacy which is super good. With its current discount its even 25% of a copy of Gloomhaven which has easily over 100 hours of content.

I get the expensive armor and semi-expensive skill effects, since you see them, in theory, all the time but a weird chair in your hideout that you cant sit in? I dont know how i could justify that when i compare it to some of the boardgames i have on my shelf (given, those games are on discount currently, but still.)

u/SeaRegion · 4 pointsr/Christianmarriage

Just spitballing some ideas for you here from what we've loved!

Board games - we've found a lot of fun playing board games together. In our early days of marriage, we would play some fun and lengthy games together. You can set it up on a table and even with all the distractions of kids come back and take turns every few hours. Some fun games we've played together:

  • Pandemic - it's you two against the bad guys. It's a great team game and no one gets competitively aggressive because you're on the same team.
  • Settlers of Catan - a fun game but it it can be competitive. Basically you build villages and stuff - slightly complex but plenty of YouTube videos explaining how it works!
  • Ticket to Ride - A simpler game, but fun none-the-less. Easy to pick up!
  • Agricola - The wife and I played this like crazy our first two years of marriage. We would set a board up and play for hours. You can pick it up in 15 minutes or so from YouTube videos. Lots of fun!

    Reading books - something we have fun doing is reading a book together. You could get an exciting best-seller top read and massage her back the entire time she reads it out loud to the two of you. We've bonded a lot through this. Find something exciting and you've got it made!

    Computer games - I enticed my wife into my world to play computer games with me. And now she LOVES it. How we got there was I massaged her back while instructing her how to play a game. It took a few days, but she became hooked. And now we have two computers setup in the same room and we play Team Fortress 2 together quite frequently. We've had quite a few Friday nights of pizza + wine + Team Fortress 2 until the AM hours. There's many games you can experience together. Seriously one of the best things that ever happened to our marriage in recent months.

    App games - For a season we played Words with Friends together. You can each download the app and play against each other in the same room. We would go to a coffee shop and just sit there playing against each other. There are a lot of multiplayer games out there you can casually play together.

    Anyway, there's some ideas! What we've found is that we're always changing - just keep trying new things and the fun and excitement will stay alive!
u/itsrocketsurgery · 3 pointsr/boardgames

Amazon has it for $32 dollars with prime right now. I'd say it's worth the extra $2 for the original version.

u/ravikarna27 · 3 pointsr/boardgames

Heres a copy and paste of a previous comment I made

> I'm about to show you something amazing. You want to hang out with your friends and family and just have a great time playing games?

> Try board games! I know what you're thinking, "Monopoly is for kids!" That's ok we hate monopoly too!

> The world of board games has come so far since then.

> Give some of these games a try

> Ticket to Ride: A classic gateway game where you are trying to lay down tracks between cities.

Pandemic: A co-op game where you and are friends are working together to fight diseases as they break out world wide!

> Resistance: If you like lying to your friends this game is for you! The resistance movement aims to overthrow the government, but there are spies among you aiming to sabotage your movement.

Codenames: This game won the biggest board game award this year. It's a hilariously fun word relation game.

>These are all "gateway games" they are easy to play and understand. But most importantly they are fun! You can even get Ticket to Ride and Pandemic at some Walmarts!

I would add Cosmic Encounter as an amazing game too. Not too complicated but it is incredibly fun

u/Perdomo3 · 2 pointsr/boardgames

King of Tokyo $30.35 Amazon Link|
One Night Ultimate Werewolf $19.57 Amazon Link|
Pandemic $25.72 Amazon Link|
Total Cost: 75.64
All great family games you cant go wrong with!
Plus you still have money for snacks!!

u/WalkTheMoons · 2 pointsr/SantasLittleHelpers

I nominate /u/darrsyn for this. His girlfriend saved his life and he's posted a few times and only person heard his call and helped. I'd like to pick pandemic from his wishlist. I think this would be something they can play together.

u/thr33littlebirds · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I can't say enough good things about the game Pandemic. My husband and I play it all the time.

Players work together to prevent diseases from spreading across the globe. Each character has a different set of skills, and it's a lot of fun to see how they can work together to accomplish their goals. This game has huge replay value because being different combinations of characters will change the strategy.

This game is beautifully balanced; it's always a close race between saving the world, or having disease break out. Pandemic is just as fun with 2 players, but can be played with as many as 4 (or up to 6 with the expansion!)

This is without a doubt, my favorite game that can be played with just 2 players. Play on, player !

Thanks for the contest!

u/Ask_Seek_Knock · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/kerred · 2 pointsr/boardgames

Pandemic 2nd Edition is most likely the best way to start.

The 2nd edition is the same thing, only with different artwork to appeal to the "Target" store crowd, my assumption. Making it look like movie poster to draw the eye of a shopper?

Gameplay wise, the 1st and 2nd edition are the same, except the 2nd edition has extra roles, and I believe fixes the Operations Expert to make him more useful.

I may recommend on getting the 1st edition of Pandemic if you find it dirt cheap and don't expect to get any expansions if you think you'll only play it once a month or every other month.



I recommend getting expansions when you end up playing the game with the same people and feel like you want something new. Its normally not a good idea to keep introducing new people with expansions as the extra rules could scare away newbies.

The new, and most likely future expansions are compatible with the 2nd edition, so with board games newer is usually the way to go.


On a side note, if you have trouble introducing the game to newbies, I wrote a guide that may help quickly getting people into the game and working together

u/thergrim · 2 pointsr/secretsanta

Pandemic Board Game

Very "End of the World" -ish.

u/Myndflyte · 2 pointsr/gaming

I like to play Pandemic. It's made for 2-4 players but there is an expansion that ups the player count.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/exmormon

It's likely more that she hates video games and views them as a complete waste of time than it is the actual money. Try buying a board game instead. I was (and still am to a certain degree) an avid gamer. For reference, my XBOX Gamerscore is over 50,000. But a few years ago I sort of accidentally found myself getting into modern board games. I'm not talking about Monopoly or Scrabble, or even Settlers of Catan. Little did I know there is an entire world of modern board games that has been exploding in recent years. I've actually found a lot more enjoyment in board games because they require more in-depth thought, problem solving and mental acuity. My wife is not a fan of video games, but as luck would have it, she loves playing board games with me because it's something we can do together. I've gone off onto quite a tangent here, but I'm serious. Board games have mostly scratched the itch that video games used to for me and it's a great way to get my gaming in without my wife getting annoyed. I'd recommend Splendor, Pandemic, or Carcassonne as starting points if you're not real familiar with modern games. All three of those games are pretty light and a lot of fun. But also, just go peruse Fantasy Flight Games for an idea of the kind of stuff that's available which might be a good transition from video gaming. Tons of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lovecraftian horror, LOTR, etc.

Also, fuck tithing.

u/Aenovejo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm also studying politics!

Don't know your budget but you can buy him a board game! I can suggest some, based on what he already plays/interested in! There's thousands to choose from!

What I first suggest would be Pandemic.

u/RodeoRex · 2 pointsr/boardgames

Pandemic is also available for £17.99 as a Lightning Deal. Just a heads up, both deals are on Amazon Prime Early access until 3:30pm, before it goes out to people without Prime.

u/GiveMeBackMySon · 2 pointsr/DIY

If you don't have it already, get Pandemic (and the On The Brink add-on).

u/SesameStreetFighter · 2 pointsr/santarosa

Heads up: Pandemic is $24 today on Amazon, if you don't already have it.

u/wkrick · 2 pointsr/boardgames

$14.14 - 2-7 players

$14.47 - 2-8+ players

$21.24 - 2-4 players

San Juan
$22.02 - 2-4 players

$25.49 - 2-4 players

Ticket To Ride
$32.29 - 2-5 players

$44.99 - 1-4 players

Race For The Galaxy
$22.90 - The base game, 2-4 players
Race For The Galaxy: The Gathering Storm
$18.95 - Expansion #1, adds a 5th player and solitaire play
Race For The Galaxy: Rebel Vs. Imperium
$17.99 - Expansion #2, adds a 6th player

u/iheartmetal13 · 2 pointsr/boardgames

You can get it for 25$ on amazon

u/Xzeno · 2 pointsr/boardgames

There's actually a good amount of fun games for under $40 on Amazon that I would suggest looking at.

u/Mik0ri · 2 pointsr/boardgames

I take it you've never been here before. We all hate Monopoly because we have played games that came out in the last decade or two, which are all much better. Monopoly isn't the worst thing in the world, but it is an outdated design, and this makes it a bit boring in comparison to what we have now.

What games have you actually played?

I don't mean this to "grill" you, I just want to say that if the answer is only stuff like Monopoly and Scrabble, there are so many great things I'd like to show you!

Pandemic, for example, is about cooperatively saving the world from four deadly diseases. Every decision the players make against the board is crucial, and the way the board reacts is determined by a deck of cards that is semi-predictable - if you pay attention and use your brain, you can tell what's coming next, or at least have a good idea of the percentages, and this will help you go to the right city to save it.

Secret Hitler is a game of deception where some of the players are fascists, but identities are all concealed, so nobody knows who to trust! If you're one of the good guys, you've got to figure out if that other guy is actually just trying his hardest and getting rotten luck, or an evildoer trying to sabotage everything and get Hitler elected to power! You've got two bullets - don't waste them, and more importantly, don't let the fascists use them to kill you.

Tokaido is a game about having the most relaxing and emotionally filling vacation at any cost. This beautiful game with gorgeous art will surprisingly bring out your dark side, as you strategically use your own pawn to block everything your opponent(s) want, leaving them with nowhere to go but a hot spring full of monkeys and a rice paddy that looks like the last three they already saw, while you get to go souvenir shopping and meet tons of interesting people. (Who will, of course, give you point bonuses.) As an optional variant, you can then run all the way home to make the game twice as long and crazy challenging, but if you don't, the whole thing only takes half an hour.

There are literally thousands more. They're all so much fun that I feel it's our responsibility here at this sub to share them with you.

u/TwistedEnigma · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

heard this game was awesome

Im gonna share 2 memories! The first was when i was very young, playing ghostbusters on atari,I would get to the very last part of the game, it was basically slimer bouncing on the screen and you needed to run under him. i could never do it so i would ask my dad to help. he was never a video game guy but he would always be able to do it. the day i did it myself, i felt like my dad was so proud of me.

and second is a recent one. me and my friends started playing resistance. we played about 10 games one night and every single game i was one of the spies, we keep playing and i seem to always be a spy, so thats the joke, even when im not a spy im still the spy. even outside of the game im the spy.

u/ArstanNeckbeard · 2 pointsr/boardgames

If you're interested in getting your wife to try games, try something you can both play together cooperatively. I've had good luck with Forbidden Island which is an amazing game for its price. Basically, you're all (or both) running around an island that is gradually sinking into the sea, trying to recover the four legendary treasures and meet up back at the helicopter before the entire island sinks. Maybe move on to Forbidden Desert after a while, which is a little more complicated, or its even more complicated older brother, Pandemic.

u/citadel712 · 1 pointr/gaming

I feel the same way...with 2 exceptions:

  1. I found one game I really like and just keep playing that one. I play Diablo 3. Not sure why I love it so much, but for the past 2 years I haven't beaten more than 5 other games. It's made my gaming habit much much cheaper, and yet still gives me a "place" to unwind at the end of the day. Perhaps finding that one game that you love will get rid of the "everything feels bleh" and replace it with "man this one game is pretty interesting."

  2. Boardgames. In the last few years, boardgames have replaced all my other gaming habits. It all started with buying a co-op game called Pandemic, and from there I discovered a whole new world of board games. It brings back the couch-multiplayer days of having your friends over, kicking back with a drink or two, and just relaxing, chatting, and just having fun together. I miss that about videogames. Everything is so anonymous with VOIP, that I really love the social aspect of boardgames. Checkout /r/boardgames sometime. Games have come a long way!
u/hcker2000 · 1 pointr/webdev

Here are some more game recommendations. If you search for them on youtube you will find some TableTop videos that show how they are all played before you buy.

Small World
Munchkin Deluxe

Magic The Gathering can get expensive but I bet if you ask around some one already plays and could help you out.

u/futalover99 · 1 pointr/gaming

My highest recommendations would be King of Tokyo (And also the 'power up' expansion for it, otherwise all the characters play the same.), King of New York, Pandemic (Also the Brink expansion.), and my all time favorite, Munchkin. (Which has a crapton of expansions.)

Links to all of these can be found in this post for those who are interested.

u/hmuskat12 · 1 pointr/Boardgamedeals

Games that become absurdly cheap with this deal:

Pandemic: $9.99

Codenames: $1.19

Sheriff of Nottingham: $8.39

The Resistance: $0.55

Friday: $3.92

u/Mygore · 1 pointr/Hatfilms

I have neither seen the video where they are playing pandemic or played that old version. I can confirm that the newer version is 4 players max but you can also buy an expansion which allows for 5 players max as someone will be a bio-terrorist. This is the expansion :

u/GrokEinSpiel · 1 pointr/boardgames

Just FYI, original Pandemic has been on sale on Amazon lately for sub-$25.

u/AeroboticEngineer · 1 pointr/agile

Our teams just started playing Pandemic. Great board game that has countless parallels to Agile Development.

u/royalic · 1 pointr/secretsanta

Nonsense, I got my giftee Pandemic - now that's an End of the World game.

u/omghiparker · 1 pointr/boardgames

I started out with Smash Up and Eclipse just recently, but have decided that building into cooperative games will be a good idea. Playing against the family to win can get a little old so here you go

Mice and Mystics


Arcadia Quest

Betrayal at House on Haunted Hill

Earth Reborn

Starwars Imperial Quest

Warhammer 40k:


Forbidden Island

Defenders of the Realm:

Battlestar Galactica

u/ErrorX · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


You team up to try and cure/eradicate viruses from spreading around the world. It's pretty challenging! The stupid virus gets us almost ever time!

And this classic

u/latetothetable · 1 pointr/boardgames

I'll probably cover this in the next one because this has literally been at least the 3rd time I've seen/addressed this exact same question in the past week. Centipetastic gave this the best answer I've seen and agree with.

But people often compare Monopoly to games like Rising Sun rather than comparing it to other similar weight games like Pandemic and Ticket To Ride. You'll see an obvious price increase, but Pandemic and Ticket To Ride combined are not selling as many copies as Monopoly combined so they cannot get as big of a discount when it comes to manufacturing.

This is practically word for word what I'll say lol

Oh and before I forget, don't forget to factor in INFLATION!!!

Edit: added that last paragraph

u/BundleOfGrundles · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really want the board game [pandemic] ( and you have quite a few boardgames on your lists so you might like it. I have the legacy version which I play with my friends once every couple of months, but I'd really like the regular version as it's amazing fun to play. You should definitely check it out if you haven't heard of it, but the gist is that you are doing the opposite of the phone game Plague Inc.

u/MickJoest · 1 pointr/boardgames

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u/Expers · 1 pointr/boardgames

Here we go:

Sushi Go amazon link

Cost: $11 Remaining: $89

Love Letter amazon link

Cost: $8 Remaining: $81

Settlers of Catan amazon link

Cost: $38 Remaining: $43

King of Tokyo amazon link

Cost: $27 Remaining: $16

Forbidden Island amazon link

Cost: $14 Remaining: $2

This is how I'd do it.

Alternately you could try Carcassonne amazon link in place of Catan and then Pandemic amazon link in place of Forbidden Island. Which I think puts you a bit over the $100 mark. Other games you might look at Ticket to Ride.

u/Barelytoned · 1 pointr/boardgames

Not Gurney, but I'd recommend original Pandemic found here:

Pandemic Season 1 and Season 2 are legacy games that use the basic rules from Pandemic and build on them to make a long, campaign-style board gaming experience. The awesome thing is that both offer a really incredible experience and it's really well done. The not-so-awesome thing is doing poorly can feel bad (depending on what kind of gamer you are) since your progress is tracked and the difficulty is adjusted based on prior outcomes.

The base game of Pandemic is a cheaper and more approachable way to find out if you actually like how the game plays before dropping more money and feeling like you have to invest the time in the campaign just to finish what you've started.

u/Squ4d13 · 1 pointr/boardgames

I have been enjoying Smash Up with my wife lately, but you could also go with something more like Pandemic instead. There is always Star Realms and Dominion too. I hear good things about Lord of Waterdeep with the Scoundrels of Skullport expansion for wife/husband play, but I have not played myself yet.

u/bambight · 1 pointr/BoardGameExchange

No I think mine is the original edition. It's this one I would be happy to trade Settlers of Catan for it (given yours is in fairly good condition)!

u/jojewels92 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I have a list of workout/getting healthier things. I most need/want workout clothes or the infuser bottle to make yummy healthy drinks.

  2. I really love board games. Ticket to Ride Europe is one of my favorites. You need it. I also have other random stuff on my wishlist like this puzzle/ lego thing, Fluxx, Pandemic, and Agricola.

  3. Thing numero tres
u/arkofcovenant · 1 pointr/Gifts

Wow, she sounds like my kind of girl. My GF really likes model planes. Something like this is a good starter model if she has never tried model planes before. It's not a very good way to introduce someone to the hobby, but down the road if she's interested and more experienced, she can get FPV systems, which put a camera in the cockpit of your model plane and fly it from a first person perspective. Another good idea in the realm of flying might be a basic simulator set-up for a computer like this (this one is just an example, I'm not well versed enough in these to give a specific model recommendation, so you should do some research on your own to find the best one).

When it comes to board games, there's so, so many great ones. Its hard to really recommend one because there are so many vastly different games that are ideal for different people. One that everyone seems to like is Ticket to Ride. My GF happens to like Pandemic. One of my favorites is Dominion. Head over to /r/boardgames (maybe with a little more info about what she likes?) and you'll get a ton of great recommendations if you are interested in going the board game route.

u/Amator · 1 pointr/boardgames

Here's what I'd do if I had to rebuild a collection from scratch for $1k trying to have a wide variety of play styles:

7 Wonders $32.99
Agricola $45.79
Battlestar Galactica $39.97
Carcassonne $30.02
Carcassonne Inns & Cathedrals$15.71
Dixit $22.65
Dominion Big Box $69.18 Prosperity is one of the best expansions; Alchemy is not, but you're pretty much getting it for free in this set.
Eclipse $61.49 It wouldn't be a board game library without a 4X game, and I think Eclipse is the best currently.
Eldritch Horror $40.47 - I love Arkham Horror, but Eldritch streamlines a lot of the fiddly rules of the original.
Formula D [$41.96] (
Gloom $17.98
Guillotine $13.52
King of Tokyo $30.19
Love Letter $9.34
Memoir 44 $47.43
No Thanks! $9.98
Pandemic $31.65
Power Grid $32.27
Puerto Rico [$31.20] (
Race for the Galaxy $24.11
Resistance, The $17.99
Roborally $37.49
Settlers of Catan $37.99
Telestrations $19.99 Awesome and funny party game. My friends and I eventually tire of Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity, but seldom do so with this.
Ticket to Ride $37.24
Ticket to Ride 1910 Expansion $18.21
Tsuro $24.22
Twilight Struggle $49.98
Village $35.47
Wits & Wagers $19.99

That comes up to $946.47; room for a couple more expansions or another game.

u/Woo-Hoo1 · 1 pointr/boardgames

You seem to be just 3-4 years behind me (exact same situation). Have a look at my collection, which should affirm many of your ideas.

As for Pandemic, I can't imagine it's sold out everywhere. Pandemic Legacy may be sold out, but the base-game of Pandemic is in stock on Amazon for under $24.

u/sleigh_of_hand · 1 pointr/boardgames

Another take, $400 on the nose via Amazon, although you'd probably get cheaper via Cardhaus or MiniatureMarket:

u/ceebee6 · 0 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

YTA because it's no fun for everyone else if you only stay in a game if you're winning.

But, I'd recommend expanding your games to cooperative games like Pandemic (my absolute favorite!) or Betrayal at House on the Hill. This is a great list of cooperative games and you can read reviews on Amazon.

If you're playing a cooperative game, then you and the people you play with are on one team working together against the game itself. I'm pretty competitive (not one of my more charming traits), and cooperative games have been a great addition to my game nights. They're also built in a way that is much more exciting - things can change for better or worse at any time, and losing doesn't drag out. I have fun even losing with cooperative games.

u/like_2_watch · 0 pointsr/news

Here's a fun game to play while you stay at home to avoid public places.