Saturday, 27 February 2016

Pandemic Contagion Review & Giveaway

Hubbie and I played this first and once we got our head around the rules we really liked the game concept.  You are a disease and need to infect cities across the world; the winner is the deadliest disease at the end.  But its not all fun and games, you have certain events and WHO (World Health Organization) cards that can make your quest that much more tricky!  For example a hand washing campaign will wipe out some of your contagion cards slowing your progress, but other events can work in your favour like the new school year starting (germs are rife!), more people attending festivals or tourism on the rise making it easier to spread your disease in the wider population.


It is pitched at children 10+ but after we were familiar with the game we introduced it to our eldest who is 8, he really enjoyed it too.  He managed to get the hang of the game very quickly.  The game looks very appealing especially the petri dish to keep your disease cubes.  Your player board tracks your incubation, infection and resistance scores, you can upgrade these with the contagion cards you hold.


Incubation refers to how many cards you can draw when you choose that action, so it is worthwhile upgrading this to get more cards as soon as possible.  Also infecting cities is a slow progress unless you have mutated to the next level of infection, so you can place more disease cubes down in one go, up to the maximum of four!  The level of resistance protects your disease from event or who cards that might slow your progress.  I never seem to advance my resistance level so am usually exposed to whatever WHO puts in place to slow the spread of disease.  It’s a bit tense when you turn over the cards to see what will happen next…

It’s strange being on the side of the disease especially one that is intent on wiping out entire cities but it is also quite educational learning as you play what factors help and hinder the rate of infection.

Available from Amazon and all major toy specialists or if you would like to win your own copy of the game please fill out the form below by the 27th of March.

Win Pandemic Contagion Game

107 comments:

  1. This game would appeal to my four childre. It is always nice to see them playing board/card games instead of computer games!

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  2. We are a game loving family, it really brings us together and we have loads of fun

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  3. we love board games and this sounds interesting

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  4. Because This sounds like a novel game like being on the side of the disease.

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  5. I would like to win as this would be a game i could play with my grandson.

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  6. always great to discover new board games as we love playing them!

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  7. It's something the whole family can enjoy on rainy or cold days that are boring this would liven up the day

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  8. Love to play games with my grandsons, and this game looks alot of fun

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  9. I think that this is a game that my three Grandson's would play together, nicely I hope x

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  10. He plays a game a bit like this on his ipad, so I think he'd enjoy this.

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  11. JANE DALEBEAUMONT28 February 2016 at 12:15

    This is fab, the children would love it , so would i :).

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  12. Because it sounds like a fun game that our family would enjoy playing together.

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  13. This has been on my amazon wish list for a while. We also have our eyes on forbidden Island & the Dixit Board Game :)

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  14. Have heard such good things about this game. Would love to give it a try.

    @rachiegr

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  15. I want to win as my friend stole my version as it was awesome :)

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  16. Looks like s fun game to play with kids

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  17. This is really similar to a game I used to play on my iPhone - which I was addicted to! Looks like fun.

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  18. I would love to win this for my niece, it looks good x

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  19. Would love to win as it sounds different to the games we have

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  20. Sounds an interesting game, also educational and thought provoking. The family would enjoy and benefit from playing this game, therefore I would love to win the prize.

    Rachel Craig

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  21. this would be great fun and get the family together :)

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  22. This would be fun to play with our grandchildren

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  23. always wanted this game it looks brilliant

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  24. Would love to win for my nephew

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  25. Would love to win this for our new phew to keep him busy when in hospital shortly for an op

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  26. Would love to win this to play with my kids

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  27. Lynsey Buchanan4 March 2016 at 03:58

    This looks different and entertaining

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  28. My kids would love this.

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  29. On the face of it, a rather weird title for a children's game but it actually sounds like great fun as well as being very educational. Excellent!

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  30. would love to win to play with my 4 nephews ! looks like fun

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  31. Sounds like a great game! I'm sure we would love it!

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  32. I would love to win this for my children, we love playing games and often have a sunday games night this would be lovely to add to our collection

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  33. Sounds like a great game for our Sunday Afternoon family time

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  34. Sounds great fun and learning for me and my 3 nephews

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  35. Sounds great fun and learning for me and my 3 nephews

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  36. I think it sounds like a great game to play as a family

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  37. What an unusual idea for a game - looks great fun

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  38. My son has been raving about this game and is desperate for us to get it!

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  39. I'd like to get stuck in with my 7 year old nephew on cold days.

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  40. Can't wait to get hold of this game!

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  41. I'd love to play this with my partners 7 year old son, i'm sure he'd love it x

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  42. I would love to win for my nephew would be a fab present

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  43. love to win for my little man :D x

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  44. I think we'd have great fun playing this, make a change from Risk!

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  45. love playing games with my grandaughter x

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  46. I would love to win this, because my kids would love this. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  47. I would like to win this for my nephew.

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  48. Could do with a goo game for when grandchildren stay over

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  49. Our family would love this prize

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  50. Looks a great game my eldest son would love it

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  51. Id like to win for my Husband & son :D

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  52. it looks really interesting and fun!

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  53. It would make a lovely thank you present for my neighbours 11 year old daughter who is so kind and caring towards my 4 year old daughter.

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  54. Samantha walker24 March 2016 at 16:00

    I've never heard of this game before bvut I love games that are different! This looks great

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  55. I want to win because the game looks rather awesome...would play this with my eldest dayghter

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  56. The children would really enjoy this

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  57. I love playing board games with my family and this would be a great new game to play, so I'd love to win!

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  58. I would love to win as it is something the family can enjoy together.

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  59. Would like to win as it looks like a different and fun game

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  60. My daughter would like this :)

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  61. would love this me, my boyfriend and two kids are well into our zombie and apocalypic stuff so would love this!

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  62. I'd love to win as I really like the sound of this game - and totally different to anything we have currently!

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  63. I would love to win beacuse we all as a family love plating games and haveing lots of laughs and fun it sounds amazing xxxx

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  64. I would love to win beacuse we all as a family love plating games and haveing lots of laughs and fun it sounds amazing xxxx

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  65. My nephew would love playing this! (@PeanutHog)

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  66. Sheila Shepheard26 March 2016 at 12:01

    We are a family of game lovers. Our favourite is Ticket To Ride closely followed by Carcassonne. I love the sound of this game and it would be fab to add it to our collection. So much better than Monopoly!!!!!

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  67. (MELISSA CROWE) LOOKS GOOD THANKYOU FOR THE CHANCE X

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  68. It sounds really different & educational

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  69. I'd love to add this to Nan's game cupboard for the grandchildren :)

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  70. Great prize - my nephew would love this.

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  71. this is great for when my niece and nephew stay over :)

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  72. It'd be fun to play and not watching tv would be a bonus

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  73. Always looking for new board type of games for family.

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  74. Sounds fun.it's nice to try a new board game from time to time

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  75. Sounds like a fun game and would appeal to my family! We love board games and are always up for trying new ones!

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  76. I would love to win -as I think it would keep the kids quiet

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  77. love seeing grand kids playing board games

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  78. It would make a change from TV and electronic games x

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  79. sounds amazing. please pick me.x

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  80. Fantastic
    George Williamson

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  81. Because it would keep my boys entertained by using their brain and thinking

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  82. This would be amazing for my three kids especially my special needs son. X

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  83. This would be amazing for my three kids especially my special needs son. X

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