- Summary: As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures. Travel the world, treat infections, and find cures. You must work as a team to succeed. The clock is ticking as outbreaks and epidemics fuel the spreading plagues. Can you find all four cures in time? The fate of humanity is in your hands!Pandemic: The Board Game is a family-friendly cooperative game. Simple to understand and lots of fun, Pandemic: The Board Game puts you in an apocalyptic situation where you must work as a team to save the world. *How to playIn Pandemic: The Board Game each player has a unique role with different abilities. On a turn, players will have four actions in order to cure diseases and save the world. They can remove disease cubes from the board; fly to a city in need; trade cards with fellow players; and much more. At the end of every player’s turn, new cities are infected with disease cubes and Epidemics may arise. You must fight to prevent the outbreaks before they spin out of control. In Pandemic: The Board Game, there is only one way to win: cure all four diseases before you run out of time! An award-wining board game and player favorite since its release in 2008, Pandemic: The Board Game is now available as an iPad app. *Features-7 role cards with unique abilities-Supports games for 2, 3, or 4 players, but can be played solo if you play multiple roles-Pass-and-play multiplayer (2-4)-Three difficulty settings make the game suitable for beginners, intermediate players, and experts-Fully guided interactive tutorial; plus “Info Mode” for in-game reminders of the rules-Full rulebook included for easy access and detailed reference at all times-Animated interface gives clear indication of the game's progress and hotspots-“Undo” system-Adaptive soundtrack-Complete implementation of the board game suitable for expert play-Interface designed and tested for ease-of-use-Supports landscape or portrait orientations-Supports multitasking*Comments?We want to know what you think. Please send your feedback, ideas, and comments about the Pandemic: The Board Game app to: email@example.com*Find Pandemic: The Board Game on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/PandemicTheBoardGame… Expand
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Dec 2, 2013Full disclosure: I'm one of the developers of this app.
However, having played this game probably over 300 times, I can really say that it is a top-notch app. The workflow is smooth, needed information is easily accessible, and the interface is really nice. Most things in it fade in/out or grow/shrink when appearing/disappearing.
The undo system works flawlessly, and the save-game system is completely invisible. With the coming update (the first bit of On the Brink expansion content), several small issues are getting a cleanup, so it will be even better than before.
As far as iPad boardgame adaptations go, this is as good as they get.… Collapse
Oct 17, 2013Pandemic for iOS is pretty darn good. It captures all the feel of the board game and, I think, all of the rules. It allows for a very fast set up for single player. The UI is super easy to use. Seeing all of the pieces of the games (cards, board, special rules, event cards, etc.) at one time is a little challenging, but the designers did a great job of making everything sensible and accessible. The game looks great. It mimics the look of the board game while adding visual effects that add to the experience. Great job all around.… Expand
Jun 30, 2014Get ready to lose if you play this game! I'd be interested to learn more about how the algorithms work, but it seems that sometimes the software responds in-kind to decisions I've made. Maybe I'm just being paranoid. As the player, your decisions can certainly lose you the game, but sometimes it doesn't matter how well you play, you're not going to win. At a guess, my success rate is around 30%.
You can select your team. I've found the strongest combination is Medic, Scientist, Researcher, but even then when the game software loads up outbreaks into a small area your position can change from pretty strong to a loss within just two turns - and there's nothing you can do to prevent it.
As long as you expect to be losing more than you're winning, regardless of how well you play, you won't be frustrated.
Technically it's a good app with only one serious bug that I've found so far (when eight cards appear in a player's hand sometimes the card display panel on the right gets stuck and won't pull out and you cannot see what city cards the players hold. By hitting Exit and then Resume you can usually reactivate the right-side info panel).
The music is horribly repetitive, so I just keep that muted.
It would be great to have an option to swtich off the rule and gameplay reminders. An experienced player doesn't need to be told every game what the rules are.… Expand