Some Z-Man News: Pandemic and Carcassonne

carccoverOn Z-Man's Facebook page, they've announced that: 1) The new version of Pandemic should be in stores now.


2) we'll see three reprints of Carcassonne expansions this month.

"In February, we will be releasing three Carcassonne titles:

Expansion 1: Inns & Cathedrals Expansion 2: Traders & Builders Expansion 3: The Princess & the Dragon"

If for some reason you've never played this great tile-laying game, be on the lookout for these expansions. It's a terrific nongamer game.

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Z-Man Celebrates 5 Years of Pandemic with a New Edition

PandemicZ-Man games announced, on their Web site and Facebook page, a new edition of Matt Leacock's fantastic co-op game, Pandemic. The game features all-new artwork, along with two new Roles: the Contingency Planner and the Quarantine Specialist. The On The Brink expansion has also been redesigned to match the new artwork. The Z-Man page says that for those who own the original game, there will be a compatibility pack that will allow you to play the new edition of On The Brink with your old edition of Pandemic. The last surprise was the hint of a new expansion—called In The Lab, where "you will be transported inside a biotechnology lab in search of a cure. Put your lab coats on and get ready to look for a cure!" My big concern is whether there will be a compatibility pack for this expansion, too.

The new edition hits stores in February, and the On The Brink expansion should follow shortly afterward.

Here's a video of designer Matt Leacock talking about the new game.


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