Four teams took part in the 2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Mt Claremont) tournament held on 9 July 2016 at the July WABA Mt Claremont meet. Based on a concept by Z-Men Games, this Pandemic Survival tournament had teams playing what was normally a cooperative game competitively. The winning team would be the first team to either find all 4 cures or be the last team alive (teams loosing as per the standard Pandemic game).
All boards were set up with the same infections, and teams picked one role and were randomly dealt two others. All teams started with the same 9 cards – 3 teams that had 3 players started with the same hand, 1 team with 4 players had the first player having the extra card. Each team would receive events at the same time. The epidemic deck was set with 4 epidemics, and all cities were infected at the same time on all boards.
The teams and the roles played were:
1. Dora’s Explorers (‘DE’) – Dean (Researcher), Owen (Medic), Roger (Dispatcher), Amelia (Scientist – chosen)
2. A-Team (‘AT’) – Amy (Medic – chosen), Amie (Scientist), Adrian (Dispatcher)
3. ASK Us For Help (‘ASK’) – Andrew (Scientist), Steve (Medic), Keith (Researcher – chosen)
4. Apocalypse Now! (‘AN’)– Ben (Generalist? – chosen), Claire (Medic), Bernard (Epidemiologist?)
The players on their boards moved to different cities, traded cards, treated diseases, and found cures, each board developing differently based on the choices the teams made. On turn 19, both AN and DE found their 4th cure on their board. AT had found 2 cures and ASK had found 3 cures. Counting back to see who did it faster, DE found their 4th cure one action before AN did, making DE the winner!
Congratulations to Owen, Dean, Amelia, and Roger on their victory. As part of their win, they won 3 copies of the Pandemic: Promo Roles and the title of champion of the 2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Mt Claremont)Tournament!
From top left clockwise, Owen Lai, Dean Hudson, Amelia Lai, and Roger Lai, winners of the 2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Mt Claremont) tournament held on 9 July 2016
Thank you to everyone who took part and for playing in the spirit of the tournament. We hope that everyone enjoyed playing Pandemic in this different format.