*Drum Rolls* Over the past 2 days, we have unveiled the runner ups for Board Game Geek of the Year. In case you have missed it, you can read our posts and what we think about each winner too. They are respectively 7 Wonders: Duel and Codenames.
Today, we are going to take a look at the big winner of them all, the grand daddy of last year. Today, we are going to talk about Pandemic Legacy.
Pandemic Legacy Season 1
- Winner of Board Game of the Year
- Winner of Innovative Game of the Year
- Winner of Strategy Game of the Year
Pandemic Legacy Season 1 is a 2-4 players co-operative campaign game, with an overarching story-arc played through 12-24 sessions, depending on how well your group does at the game. At the beginning, the game starts very similar to basic Pandemic, in which your team of disease-fighting specialists races against the clock to travel around the world, treating disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.
1 word. Unique.
Friends who know me would know that I’m a fan of the original Pandemic. I love the fact that it’s a co-operative game. I love the fact that it is easy for me to teach to other players. I love the fact that I know I can easily boss the game. Then came, Pandemic Legacy Season 1.
The new rules, new components and new skills changed the complexity of this game. The board changed constantly, some of my characters die and soon, I found myself wondering, “Wait, did that just happen?” It was frustrating. BUT I LOVED IT!
“I cannot even remember the last time I had a feeling of being amazed by the game play of a board game.”
I can tell you, I cannot even remember the last time I had a feeling of being amazed by the game play of a board game. Then, there was the game constantly taunting me, “Are you sure you want to do that?” and daring me to tear my card.
All in all, it’s super satisfying to get rewards for completing your objectives, and it’s just as exciting to open up things in the game that make the overall situation harder.
It’s safe to say that if you are a fan of co-operative / strategy / Pandemic, you would surely enjoy this. If you are new to board games, please borrow this from your friend (though you won’t get to enjoy as much) to have a feel of the game and by all means, get it if it’s within your budget.