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“Don't Run Out of Infection Dice...”

Of the three ways players can lose Pandemic: The Cure, exhausting the supply of infection die is the easiest to overlook. The cloth bag which holds the infection dice is opaque to help ensure “blind draws”. It’s easy to get caught up in the other events of the game and forget to move dice from the “treatment center” to the bag. Avoid running out of dice in the draw bag by using some of your cure actions to restock the infection dice.

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“Given a choice, play the Generalist.”

We usually pick our roles / characters, as each has different strengths and abilities. And certain combos of two or more characters can really do well. The Generalist is a potent role, because she has seven dice instead of five. And, the first biohazard rolled by the Generalist does not advance the infection rate. So a player filling the role of generalist has more opportunities to move, treat, and collect samples on a given turn. This is especially critical when a player has collected several samples, as each collected sample is tied to its corresponding disease die until a cure is found. Other roles with three or four collected samples will have fewer action options as their turn begins.

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“Know When to Hold 'Em and Know When to Roll 'Em”

Your going to have to gamble to win this game but the key to gambling is to know the odds (even if some like to say to never tell them). The key here is to keep an eye on how close you are to causing an outbreak, if you are close don’t reroll your dice in attempts to optimize your hand. If, on the other hand, the “treatment center” is empty or you are a long way from causing another outbreak feel more free to try to optimize.

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“Plan 1 full round ahead”

It’s a co-op game and communication and planning are vital. Not just casually, but thorough planning helps a lot.

I think I lost my first 5 or 6 games, but once I got in a group where we actually planned entire rounds (all player turns), and even farther, I/we finally won.

Of course there are dice variables, so have contingency plans as well!

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“Play w/o Chain Reactions for new players”

The game is very unforgiving. If you’re playing w/ new players who may not be turned on by the game if they keep losing, I suggest to play w/o Chain Reactions from Outbreaks.

Outbreaks seem to be the cause of a loss 95% of the time for my games. This will also allow games to go on a little longer, which is also good for new players who are trying to get into the game.

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