Disaster has struck, and humanity needs your help! Cities around the world are in desperate need of food, water, vaccines, and other supplies. Pooling their resources, nations of the world have assembled a diverse crew of elite doctors and specialists. As the Crisis Response Unit, you and your team are uniquely capable of providing life-saving aid anytime, anywhere.
Fly around the world giving relief in a race against time. Roll dice to create supplies and make deliveries to cities in need. As the timer counts down, you must quickly coordinate and work together to react to new disasters. Will you and your team be able to respond in time?
What a fun game! It's all chance based, but it brings that Pandemic theme into it all. The actual game is so detailed, from the art on the board to the pretty dice. Really, the dice are half the fun.
The only thing that I'd comment on is the timer. It rolled off the table, onto the floor, and that was the end of it. Good thing every phone has a timer, so the game went on!
This is one our favorite new family games. If you like luck and strategy this is the game for you! It is a quick game which you have to work together to save the world. While you are at the mercy of the dice on what you can do you also have to work with your team to communicate what you are doing in order to gather the materials to save the world. This is a quick paced fun game.
The game comes with all the pieces you need (make sure to keep a baggie nearby because the pieces are small) to save the world. You are given a job which can be an asset to your team on how you will help save everyone from the pandemic. By rolling dice and working as a team you are creating to necessary equipment and supplies for each country while trying to beat the clock. For families stuck together during this time, this is a great way to work on communicating while having fun.
A high quality cooperative game.
You'll love this game if you love the world of Pandemic but want something fast paced! My friends and I end up playing it more than once if we don't beat the clock because we need to win! It would be hard for this game to get boring or routine due to the different cities you can play with and different difficulty levels they provide but in addition to that they give you special crisis cards which can be additional side quests or barriers to completing missions as a fun way to mix it up. The rules are also very straightforward and it's easy to read them and find any answers to questions. Definitely recommend this game!
Fun game set in the universe of Pandemic. Real-time aspect is a fun stress at first but once you get the hang of it after a game or two it's not bad. Interesting strategic decisions that you have to make while under time pressure. Adding in the crisis events is a must once you take care of the base game.
Pretty good Pandemic game...We like it better than The Cure, the real time aspect was easier as we started with about 4 minutes and worked our way to 2 minutes. This was shipped in a box, not an envelope, so it came in great shape and quickly.
I had a chance to try this game out before release, and really enjoyed it. From opening the box to game play is not much time at all and the always helpful Rodney smith has a watch it played video out already that my group used to learn the rules. This game gives you the stress of pandemic in a much smaller and fast paced game. One critique I would have is that we stopped using the sand timer and started using our phones as the timer as no one was paying any attention to the timer in our group as we were worried about speed. This is a very minor thing and can be overcome with any two minute timer. I recommend some sort of thematic alarm to make things even more tense. The game was simple and also added extra elements to make things tougher so this game would easily scale for a group of serious gamers as well as people new to gaming. This seems like it would be a good gateway game to a time based mechanic as it adds an extra element without adding too much difficulty. Overall very enjoyable game, and would definitely play it again if I had the chance.