Friday, April 15, 2016
Pandemic : Betrayal Edition
Before I started in the hobby about 3 years ago, my best friend always talked about Pandemic. It is by far his favorite game. One night, at a mutual friend's house, he brought it and we decided to give it a try. After he explained the rules, I excused myself and went to the bathroom. When I came back, the board was set up and they asked me if I wanted to start the game. I was more than happy to do so, and played my turn out with little fanfare. Mike and Mike both played, and when it was my turn again, I drew the epidemic card. Bummer!
We increased, infected and intensified. The damage was much more severe this time, as we had only gone through a couple cards. The two of them did their best clearing cubes, but there were several outbreaks and we were falling behind fast. I was able to clear a couple cities that were close to outbreak, and when I grabbed the first card from the deck, it was EPIDEMIC,
EPIDEMIC! WHAT! ARE YOU KIDDING ME! I was yelling at the card. ARE YOU FREAKIN' SERIOUS!? As I gathered myself together, I looked up to to see Mike and Mike, dying of laughter. It was then I realized I had been duped! Hoodwinked, if you will! While I was in the bathroom, they stacked the deck so that I would get all the epidemic cards, one after another. A lot of stories at this point that I have heard end with "I never played that game again." That is not the case here. I have enjoyed many games of Pandemic since this has happened, but I have not forgotten and someday... I shall get my revenge!