You are specialists at the CDC/Atlanta where you watch several virulent diseases break out simultaneously all over the world. The team mission is to prevent a worldwide pandemic outbreak, treating hot spots while researching cures for each of the four plagues before they get out of hand. Players must plan their strategy to mesh their specialists' strengths before the diseases overwhelm the world. But the diseases are breaking out fast and time is running out: the team must try to stem the tide of infection in diseased areas while developing cures. Pandemic is a truly cooperative game: if disease spreads uncontrolled, the players all lose together.
Pandemic: On the Brink is an expansion for the Pandemic Board Game. It includes new event cards, new role cards, rules for five players, and optional game challenges to increase the difficulty of the Pandemic base game. The new challenges include the Virulent Strain challenge, where one disease become particularly deadly in unpredictable ways; the Mutation challenge, which adds a fifth (purple) disease that behaves differently than the original four; and the Bio-Terrorist challenge that pits one player against the others!
Pandemic: On the Brink is recommended for 2-5 players ages 8 and up, and takes approximately 45 minutes to play. You must have the base Pandemic Board Game to play.