What you really need to know: Pandemic is one of the most fun board games I’ve played in quite some time. With that out of the way, let me explain.
Players are part of team of experts frantically trying to stop four viruses from causing a devastating pandemic (how topical). Reading between the lines, that means that Pandemic is a co-operative game. There’s no competition between you and your fellows, just a nagging feeling that even when you put your heads together, things can still go horribly wrong.