Sunday, May 01, 2022

#10: Pandemic Legacy: Seasons One & Two (Mark's Top 100 2022)

Pandemic Legacy: Seasons One & Two

  • rank: 2 & 45
  • rating: 8.6 & 8.1
  • published: 2015 & 2017
Print Status
  • in print & in print
Why It's On The List
  • In my Opinionated Gamers review of Pandemic Legacy: Season One, I described it as the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of Games: "...combining the exquisite nail-biting tension of Pandemic with the surprises and story arc of Risk Legacy is a stroke of genius." That goes double for Season Two, which introduces new mechanisms and an even more wide-ranging story.
Tips & Tricks:
    • The "alpha player problem" is not the game's fault... it's a player issue. Don't be that guy. (BTW, this is true for all cooperative games - rule #1 is "Don't be a pushy dork if you want to enjoy cooperative gaming.")
    • This is not "classic" Pandemic... and it took us a couple of games to get the hang of the very creative way Rob Daviau & Matt Leacock messed with our expectations of how the game would "work".
    • Here's what I wrote about the genius of Risk Legacy... back when it was the very first "legacy" game.
    • I would have loved to write about Season Zero as well - but I've only played the training game and my copy is sitting there, waiting for the adventure to begin!
    • This is the sixth of eight (8!) games designed by Rob Daviau on this countdown... and the second of two games designed by Matt Leacock.

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