Playing Pandemic is deeply satisfying in quarantine

Playing Pandemic is deeply satisfying in quarantine

The best thing most of us can do to fight the global pandemic is nothing: stay home, stay safe, public health officials implore.

There’s one place where that’s not the case. In the board game Pandemic, players work as a team to fight the spread of disease across the globe. As a quarantine activity, knocking off “disease cubes,” playing the necessary cards for a cure, and getting to “eradication,” is deeply satisfying. It simulates some sense of power and control in a fictional version of our own reality. And thanks to a digital adaptation, you can play the cooperative game with friends from a distance. Read more…

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