Two teams took part in the 2016 WABA Pandemic Survival (Thornlie) tournament held on 23 July 2016 at the July WABA: Thornlie. 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, the first, second and third players starting with the same hands. The epidemic deck was set with 5 epidemics, and teams were soon under way moving to different cities, trading cards, treating diseases, and finding cures.
The teams and the roles played were:
1. Gin ‘N’ Tonic (‘GNT’) – Gemma (Medic – chosen), Natasha (Operations Expert), Tim (Dispatcher)
2. WaCK (‘WCK’) – Chris (Researcher – chosen), Keith (Scientist), Warren (Contingency Planner)
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 17, WCK had their 8th and final outbreak that turn. That eliminated WCK, causing GNT to be the victors!
GNT wanted to see if they could win the game, and they continued, successfully curing all four diseases with one turn to spare.
Congratulations to Gemma, Natasha, and Tim 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 (Thornlie) Tournament!
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.