In this game, you work together to stop deadly diseases from running rampant across the world. This has always been one of our all-time favorite board games for the whole family, and playing it right now has also felt a bit cathartic. It even helped my kids understand more of what’s going on right now, and the pretend aspect helped them work through some of their anxieties about the current real-life pandemic situation.
If you’re playing with a wide range of ages, the rules include variations so you can increase or decrease the difficulty level to fit who you’re playing with.
Note: The manufacturer says this is for ages 10 and up, but according to several other families (including mine!) many 7-year-olds who can read are ready for this game, especially if you help them with figuring out the strategy the first few times you play. And because it’s a cooperative game, helping each other is encouraged!
From the Manufacturer
You and your team are the only things standing in the way of deadly diseases that threaten the world. The fate of humanity is in your hands.
As members of an elite disease control team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay in this cooperative game of teamwork. Work together as you travel the globe to treat infections while collecting the cards you need to discover a cure for each disease. But the clock is ticking as outbreaks and epidemics fuel the spreading plagues. As a cooperative game, players win or lose together. Only by working together can you keep the outbreaks in check and find the cures in time!
WARNING: Choking Hazard – Contains small parts not suitable for children under 3 years.