Playing Pandemic is deeply satisfying in quarantine

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

There’s one residence where that’s not the case. In the board game Pandemic, actors labor as a team to fight the spread of infection across the globe. As a quarantine activity, thumping off “disease cubes, ” playing the necessary cards for a remedy, and getting to “eradication, ” is deeply satisfying. It simulates some feel of influence and control in a fictional form of our own reality. And thanks to a digital adjustment, you can play the cooperative tournament with friends from great distances. Read more …

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