I’m really becoming a fan of cooperative games. There’s something about having a board game that has the same type of camaraderie that we’re used to in an RPG like D&D or more obscure Tunnels and Trolls.
and at the top of the heap is Pandemic.
Pandemic is a cooperative game where everyone plays members of a disease control team during a variety of outbreaks.
This game has amazing production values, and just plain pretty, but also has simple rules. In fact, I barely needed to write a guide to demoing. You can pretty much follow the instructions out of the box.
However, I did find some things to improve on.
The one complaint that I do have about Pandemic is the expansions are sequential, and I purchased the third expansion before the second, and found out I was missing some parts. There’s a work around, but honestly, that’s kind of cheesy. On the box there was one line (in small print in the middle of a paragraph) where it said that the expansion was dependent upon another expansion, but I missed that.