This is an expansion and requires the Pandemic base game.
Pandemic: On the Brink includes new event cards, new role cards, rules for five players, and optional game challenges to increase the difficulty of the Pandemic base game. These new challenges, which can be used individually or combined for even more difficult play, are as follows:
- The Virulent Strain challenge makes one disease become particularly deadly in unpredictable ways.
- The Mutation challenge adds a fifth (purple) disease that behaves differently than the original four.
- The Bio-Terrorist challenge pits one player against the others!
Rulebook, 7 Role Cards, 7 Pawns, 8 Event Cards, 1 Epidemic Card, 1 Reference Card, 1 Cure Token, 1 Cure Indicator, 1 Cure Indicator Card, 12 Disease Cubes, 3 Mutation Event Cards, 2 Mutation Cards, 8 Virulent Strain Epidemic Cards, 5 Petri Dishes with Labels, 4 Blank Cards, 1 Bio-Terrorist Location Pad, 4 Blank Cards
- Playing Time
- 45 - 60 minutes
- 10 and up
- Min Players
- Max Players
- Year Published
- Matt Leacock
- Action Point Allowance System
Point to Point Movement
Secret Unit Deployment
Variable Player Powers
Pandemic is a great game,
Pandemic is a great game, with On the Brink, it may just be the best short co-op game on the market. On the Brink added enough extra roles and events to truly have a unique game play each time. The virulent strain adds a simple but deadly twist on the classic epidemic play and is an excellent way to introduce yourself to the expansion. The mutation variant adds a nice new mechanism for handling outbreaks and the bio-terrorist challenge is great for people who want a little spice in their co-op adventures. Honestly, if you want the best Pandemic experience out of the gate, this is a must purchase with the base game!
I really can't say enough
I really can't say enough good things about the guys in the BoardGamers team! <br /> I have recently purchased Pandemic On the Brink and In the Lab extensions. Or at least that's what I thought I added to the basket :) Right after paying (on a late Sunday night), I realised I had actually purchased Pandemic, the core game (which I already had) along with one of the extensions. Needless to say I felt hopeless, as it was a late weekend night and nobody picked up the phone in the BG office. <br /> To my surprise, at 10-11 PM someone actually replied to my e-mail, amending the invoice, the order and sending me a 2-3€ refund for the difference in price between the orders. I can't tell you how happy I was as I was leaving the country shortly and I needed the order to get to me ASAP. <br /> Needless to say, Tuesday morning the courier delivered it to my doorsteps. <br /> Great and VERY prompt team, I highly recommend it and I already have few other things on by 'to buy' list from BG
Great expansion that adds three new variants to gameplay
Excellent expansion, the core game now fit inside this new box with handy compartments for all pieces, the petri dishes are particularly handy. Three great new variants including a new disease color and an evil character, the bio-terrorist!!