Can you remember 2008?
The world economy was on the brink of collapse, the price of petrol rose above $100 a barrel for the first time and Russia and Georgia went to war. Good times. Good, good times!
But in the middle of all the fun and games deadly diseases where breaking out all over the world. From Africa, where a yellow disease was spreading like wildfire, to the Middle East and Asia where the black disease infected millions. China and the Far East had to deal with a red variant and worst of all the US and Europe were plague-ridden with some unknown blue blight.
Ok, so the four colourful diseases threatening the world weren’t real, but they were the perfect theme for a friendly cooperative board game. That game was, and is, Pandemic.