Josh and I really like playing board games together, and one of our very favorites is a cooperative game called Pandemic. The idea is that you’re a team of experts working together to eradicate four different diseases that have broken out across the globe. The game is incredibly well-designed, and the theme is spot-on!
Today, we learned how to play a new version of that game, called Pandemic: Legacy.
If you’ve ever played the original Pandemic, it was a lot like that, except harder! Also, the “story” you begin in your first game of the Legacy version continues from game to game. So what happens in the first game affects the next, which affects the next, which affects the next, etc. I honestly don’t even know the full extent of what that means.. I cannot wrap my mind around all the planning that had to go into designing this game. Such a cool concept!
Our first game was intense. We lost – it wasn’t even close. I’m both excited and nervous to play again, because it seems like the second game is when it’ll really start feeling different from the original Pandemic.
I think board games are a fun way to connect as a couple because it involves a different kind of interaction than what you experience in everyday life. If you’re a couple who enjoys group games, I definitely suggest introducing 2-player games into your relationship!
Here are our favorite 2-player tabletop games:
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- Lost Cities
- Sushi Go!
- Ticket to Ride
- Pandemic: Legacy
- All Creatures Big and Small – It looks like this is out-of-print so it’s currently going for a lot of money (unfortunately) but if you find it elsewhere for cheaper, snatch it! It’s a good one.