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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.
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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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