Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 is a co-operative campaign game, with an overarching story-arc played through 12-24 sessions, depending on how well your group does at the game. Treat diseases around the world and race against the clock to cure the world.
At the beginning of Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, the game starts very similar to basic Pandemic, in which your team of disease-fighting specialists races against the clock to travel around the world, treating disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand. During each player’s turn, they make take one of four actions: build structures like research stations, treat diseases, trade cards with other players, or find a cure for a disease. Each player has a unique role with special abilities to help them at these actions. After a player has taken their actions, they draw two cards. These cards can include epidemic cards, which will place new disease cubes on the board, and can lead to an outbreak, spreading disease cubes even further. Outbreaks additionally increase the panic level of a city, making that city more expensive to travel to.
The world is on the brink of disaster. In Pandemic Legacy, your disease- fighting team must keep four deadly diseases at bay for a whole year. Each month will bring new surprises, and your actions in each game will have repercussions on the next. Each month in the game, you have two chances to achieve that month's objectives. If you succeed, you win and immediately move on to the next month. If you fail, you have a second chance, with more funding for beneficial event cards. Will you let cities fall to the diseases? Will your team be enough to keep the viruses at bay for a whole year? Craft your own unique Pandemic experience with Pandemic Legacy: Season 1.
There is no functional difference between the Blue and Red Editions of Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Both contain the full game, but simply have different key art. Buy both to easily keep track of your separate campaigns with different play groups!
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 – Red Edition is recommended for 2-4 players, ages 13 and up.