A new Pandemic expansion is coming, and it’s going to make things even tougher for you.
The Hinterlands Challenge: The virus is jumping from animals to humans, spreading even faster. Each time you enter the infection stage, you must also roll the new Hinterlands die - a six-sider featuring different animals on each side. This, and some mysterious animal tokens, will illustrate the greater threat of spreading infection. It's unclear exactly how this will work.
Emergency Events Challenge: Event cards add even more unpredictability to Pandemic and make things go from bad to word. But you can set up Quarantines to stop the spread of the viruses. Vague, yes, but that’s what we have from Z-Man Games so far.
The Superbug Challenge: Why have four diseases when you can have five? This fifth disease is extra resilient and cannot be treated. You must find the cure, then produce vaccine doses in order to fight off this virus. Unlike normal Pandemic rules, you must not only cure this fifth disease, but completely eradicate it to win.
Here’s the complete list of contents for Pandemic: State of Emergency:
- 5 Role cards
- 5 Pawns
- 7 Event cards
- 6 Quarantine markers
- 2 Hinterlands boards
- 18 transparent disks
- 1 Hinterlands die
- 10 Emergency Event cards
- 4 Reference cards
- 4 Vaccine factories
- 24 Vaccine Doses
- 2 Superbug Infection cards
- 8 Superbug Bonus cards
- 1 revised Role card (Superbug version)
- 24 purple disease cubes
- 1 cure marker
- 1 cure indicator / cure indicator card
Pandemic: State of Emergency arrives March 9.