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A 'Pandemic' Where Everyone Works Together To Stop The Spread

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The box cover for the board game Pandemic features four people, a woman and three men with a city skyline behind them and two helicopters in the sky behind them.
Courtesy of Leacock Games
The board game Pandemic requires players to work together to stop diseases from spreading around the globe.

The board game released in 2008 that has found a new audience in the time of COVID-19.

Board games are on the rise in this year marked by quarantines and lockdowns. Lauded by The New Yorker as a game “for the age of coronavirus,” the cooperative experience of "Pandemic" is showing players what is possible when people do cooperate to beat a disease.

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