In Pandemic, players take on the role of medical professionals working together to find a cure for four diseases that have broken out simultaneously across the world.
Oh dear. 😥
You really have to race against the clock to save humanity!
The game is really exciting and great for people getting into the hobby. And if you like it, I would highly recommend you check out the book 'Station Eleven' by Emily St. John Mandel.
In that novel, we follow a cast of characters both before and after a Pandemic wipes out a huge percentage of the population. The characters are super engaging, the plot is excellent, and it is just so well written.
The audiobook, by the way, is also fantastic: I listened to it while walking around my university town and considering my chances of survival. It really stuck with me (and all the friends I also made read it). Five stars for sure! 🌟
If you want to hear more about this Board Game Book Club pairing, check out our blog - there's a link in the bio. 📖🎲 This post is also our eighth in the #10days10cards challenge, so today we are tagging another follower with some great content: @thehobbyshelf 😀! .
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Thanks @bgg_moomin for the tag in the #10days10cards challenge!
For Day 1 of the challenge, we have Wingspan! I know it may be cliché this year to talk about Wingspan, but it’s such a great game with beautiful art! @natalia_rojas_art and @anam.martinez.j knocked it out of the park with their art for the cards, and we are incredibly excited to see how the European birds turn out for the Wingspansion!! (Not to mention @elizharg for the game design itself) For anyone who hasn’t tried this amazing game, we highly recommend it!
Roam is the latest game from @redravengames and designer Ryan Laukat. Near and Far was not only one of my favourite games from last year, but also one of my favourite gaming experiences of all time, so playing another game set in the fictional world of Arzium was an exciting prospect.
Roam is essentially a short abstract game of tile placement and card collecting but with Laukat’s typically beautiful art and the setting of the richly developed and mysterious world of Arzium, it feels like a much richer experience.
Each player starts the game with 3 characters, each of them offering a different way to place their tiles onto the map. By flipping a character card face down, each player places their tiles from the perspective of their characters on to the map. For each coin that is covered that player takes a coin from the supply, and coins can be used to buy artifacts that unlock new abilities or refresh their cards.
Once a map card is fully covered by 6 tiles, each player with a tile on that map card takes 1 coin, whilst the player with the most tiles on that map card takes the map card itself, and flips it to reveal a new character that they may now use to lay tiles. The map is refreshed, and play continues!
Once a player has 10 characters in front of them, the game ends and scores are counted from acquired map cards and artifacts!
So does Roam live up to the standards set by the phenomenal Near and Far? Thankfully, yes! Roam is a much shorter, simpler experience but with the setting of Arzium really lives up to the world building that Red Raven always puts so much effort into with their games. A simple sentence about each character on the reverse of the map cards goes such a long way toward adding to the theme and gameplay that it’s truly testament to how clever the theme really is!
It’s so satisfying when a game lives up to your expectations, and Roam certainly does!
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