The best Pandemic games and variants⎇ 2022

Looking for a really good Pandemic variant⎇? Then you've come to the right place. We have compared all Pandemic versions and listed the best variants 2022.

What is special about Pandemic board games?

Pandemic is a family of (mostly) cooperative board games designed by Matt Leacock (several times in collaboration with Thomas Lehmann and others) and published by Z-Man Games, Inc. The games are (generally) based on the premise that multiple diseases have broken out in the world, each threatening to wipe out a region. The game differs from most board games in that it is based on cooperation rather than competition. Through the combined efforts of all players, the goal is to discover all the cures before one of several game-losing conditions is reached.

List of best Pandemic variants⎇ 2022

This list was last updated on November 28, 2022. We compared 21 board games for this list and selected the top 18. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Pandemic: On the Brink

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Pandemic: On the Brink
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  3. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 0" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Pandemic: Iberia

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 35% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Pandemic: Iberia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic: Iberia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic: Iberia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Pandemic

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    Nominated for 29 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Pandemic
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Pandemic

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Pandemic: The Cure

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Pandemic: Fall of Rome

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pandemic: Fall of Rome
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Pandemic: The Cure – Experimental Meds

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

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    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

    All details for the board game World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Pandemic: In the Lab

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Pandemic: Rising Tide

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Pandemic: Hot Zone – Europe

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    🔥 Deal: 23% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Pandemic: Hot Zone – Europe
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  16. Pandemic: State of Emergency

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Pandemic: Contagion

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Pandemic: Rapid Response

    All details for the board game Pandemic: Rapid Response and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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