Dating a player is a losing game
This is the second expansion, released in the summer of 2013, with a new game board that allows players to research disease cures in a laboratory.
The goal of this activity is the same as in the base game—to find cures for diseases—but this time with an added research aspect.
The Player cards include cards with each city name (the same as those on the board); Special Event cards, which can be played at specific times to take beneficial actions; and Epidemic cards.
Infection cards consist of one card for each city on the board and a color of the disease that will start there.
The object of the game is to eradicate the human race by spreading infections.
Three expansions, Pandemic: On the Brink, Pandemic: In the Lab, and Pandemic: State of Emergency, co-designed by Matt Leacock and Tom Lehmann, each add several new roles and special events, as well as rule adjustments to allow a fifth player or to play in teams.
In addition, several rule expansions are included, referred to as "challenge kits".
The game is unlike most board games in that the gameplay is cooperative, rather than competitive.
Through the combined effort of all the players, the goal is to discover all four cures before any of several game-losing conditions are reached.