Set in the mid-19th century, Pandemic Iberia, puts you in the roles of members of The Second Royal Philanthropic Expedition.
You are embarking on a mission to discover the origins of diseases that are devastating the countryside of the Iberian Peninsula, but the modern technologies that have inspired Pandemic's original mechanics in 2008 are nowhere to be found, obviously.
So... how can you save the world this time around?
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. While doing so, distributing purified water and developing railways 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.
The game comes with two variants that can be added :
patient flow : the cubes, representing patients, will tend to flock to hospitals to try to get cured. Hospitals also are a bit more powerful.
historical illnesses : instead of being generic, each illness has a specific power to better represent what it is (Malaria, Cholera, Yellow Fever etc.)
Move by Carriage or Boat
Move to a city connected by a brown line (solid or dashed) to the one you are in.
Move by Train
Move to a city connected by a continuous chain of railroad tokens.
Move by Ship
Move between two port cities by discarding a City card matching the color of your destination.
Put a railroad token on a line coming out of your current city. (Not possible on dashed lines.)
Railroad tokens cannot be placed on the dashed lines coming out of Andorra la Vella, Palma de Mallorca, or Gibraltar. Players may Move by Carriage/Boat along those dashed lines, however. If there aren’t any railroad tokens remaining in the supply, players cannot do this action.
Build a Hospital
Discard the City card that matches your current city to build a hospital there. The hospital you build must match the color of your city. Take it from the pile next to the board. If the hospital of that color is already on the board, move it from its current location to your city.
Remove 1 disease cube from the city you are in, placing it in the cube supply next to the board.
Note: unlike regular Pandemic, in Pandemic Iberia, you only remove 1 disease cube from the board, even after a disease has been researched. (Diseases are never cured or eradicated in Pandemic Iberia.)
You can do this action in two ways:
• give the City card that matches the city you are in to another player, or
• take the City card that matches the city you are in from another player.
The other player must also be in the city with you. Both of you need to agree to do this.
As per usual, if the player who gets the card now has more than 7 cards, that player must immediately discard a card or play an Event card.
Research a Disease
While at a city with a hospital, discard 5 City cards matching the color of the hospital from your hand to research the disease of that color. Move the disease’s research marker on the board to indicate that it has been successfully researched.
Note: Unlike regular Pandemic, you never discover the cures for diseases in Pandemic Iberia. Instead, you research how to help prevent their spread.
When a disease is researched, its cubes remain on the board and new cubes can still be placed during epidemics or infections. However, cards matching the color of the researched disease may now be used to Purify Water in any adjacent region, and you are closer to winning the game.
You can do this action two different ways to add 2 purification tokens into an adjacent region:
• discard a City card matching the color of a city in an adjacent region to put the 2 tokens into that region
• discard a City card matching the color of a researched disease to put the 2 tokens in any one adjacent region.
Each purification token prevents the addition of one disease cube into a city adjacent to the region that contains it. If there aren’t any purification tokens remaining in the supply, players cannot do this action.
2 to 5 Players
45 Min Playing Time
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 02 December 2016