Pandemic is an immersive co-operative game, where you work together as the World Health Organisation (WHO) disease control team to stop deadly diseases from spreading across the globe and destroying humankind.
Pandemic was the first tabletop game that I ever bought – my ‘gateway game’ that opened my eyes to the incredible world of board gaming – so I’ll always have a soft spot for it. When researching what to get for my first board game I knew I wanted something with an exciting, immersive theme that was co-operative and without player elimination (so everybody is in it ‘til the end!). Pandemic ticked all the boxes and it’s still a regular on our table years on. If you’re new to the tabletop gaming scene, or looking to introduce new people to the hobby, Pandemic is a great game to start with.
It’s almost that most wonderful, merry time of year: only a few sleeps to go until CHRISTMAS! I’ve been very good this year, so I’m hoping Santa will bring me a few board games from my ever growing tabletop wish list! Below are some of my top picks – I’ve tried to whittle the list down where there’s something for everyone, so maybe it’ll help give some last minute gift inspiration!I give to you, the 100% official Mattimus Primed Christmas List 2017:
When I first started getting into board games, I stumbled across Carcassonne. It seemed to be one of those key games to try and I just had to give it ago. Now it’s one of my go-to games.
In Carcassonne, players take turns placing tiles to create a medieval landscape inspired by the fortified French city that gives the game its name. You become competing creators and architects in a bid to build a mosaic of Cities, Roads, Fields and Monasteries. And with the endless ways that tiles can be drawn and placed, no two Carcassonne landscapes will ever be the same.