Looks like we’re in for another blast from the past as Z-Man Games will release a limited-print version for their popular outbreak scenario boardgame, Pandemic, with a historical twist, entitled Pandemic: Iberia
Wow! What a somber & serene trailer that was, compared to their otherworldly counterpart.
From Z-Man Games:
Welcome to the Iberian Peninsula! Set in 1848, Pandemic Iberia asks you to take on the roles of Nurse, Railwayman, Rural Doctor, Sailor, and more to find the cures to malaria, typhus, the yellow fever, and cholera. From Barcelona to Lisboa, you will need to travel by carriage, by boat, or by train to help the Iberian populace. Along the way, developing railways and distributing purified water will help you slow the spread of diseases in this new version of Pandemic. Discover a unique part of the world during a historically significant time period: the construction of the first railroad in the Iberian Peninsula during the Spring of Nations.
- Explore the Iberian Peninsula with new and classic Pandemic gameplay
- Experience two historical challenges
- Limited Collector’s Edition – One-time only print run!
It’s an interesting take on the outbreak scenario given that, in this version, there is no organized agency that specializes in handling diseases. Unlike in the original Pandemic where every role is a significant member of the CDC, it looks like here you’ll be taking the roles of the regular everyday professions found during that time. The “Railwayman” and the “Sailor” in particular is interesting as they seem to specialize in travel and construction rather than the treatment or preventing of diseases.
The trailer also mentioned “The Revolution” so does this mean that a war is involved? Will players be cutting of limbs in-game to prevent the spread of gangrene from bacterial infections caused by wounds of battle!
OH THE HORROR of 19th century medicare! Or maybe I’m assuming too much.
The game is set to release in Fall 2016. Stay tuned to UnGeek for more news on this. You can also check out the Website and Facebook Page of Gaming Library, the exclusive distributor of Pandemic and ZMAN in the Philippines, for future updates.