The Omega Virus
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Another Thing about the game, is that you pick a password so that you know where the virus is. However, when you know it, the Virus then targets you... and so do other players
It's a GREAT game. I've had it for over 10 years and I can never get bored playing it.
This game has many of the qualities that make "German" style games so popular.
1. Excellent components: Big, solid board with good graphics and movable panels. Tough, detailed player pieces. Well-designed electronic centerpiece.
2. Cooperative & competitive play: Our games often end up with the players cooperating to defete the virus.
3. Simple rules.
4. Balance between luck and strategy.
5. Everyone plays till the end and everyone has a chance to win till the end.
Another nice feature of this game is that there's a built-in time limit. This ensures that the game won't drag on and on into the early morning.
Overall this game is lots of fun and I would recommend it to anyone except possibly hard-core gamers looking for more strategy in a game.
This game appeals even to people who do not like board games. The built-in time limit means it will never last longer than 35 minutes (less for fewer than 4 players). There is added excitement because if you are too slow, the virus wins. Then everyone dies, and Earth is destroyed.
The computer is fairly clever, because it keeps track of who has the necessary pieces, making it hard to cheat much. It also prompts the player whose turn it is, so you never have to wonder who goes next.
The voices of the virus and the dying satellite computer are amusing. You'd think they'd get annoying, but the more we play, the funnier it is. You human scum! Try and stop me! 'help me, help me' ha ha ha ha!