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Plague & Pestilence
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Wage war on your enemies. Lead a holy Crusade. But above all else, prepare for the coming of the Plague.
Players: 2 - 6
Time: 15 - 45 minutes
Weight: 300 grams (estimated)
Average Rating: 3.8 in 17 reviews
I have been playing for years and this game is the best. It is really easy to learn. It takes some strategy, but also depends on the luck of the cards.
This is one of the most fun, easy to learn card games i've ever played. We always have fun inflicting the black plague on our 'enemies'
A terrific 'beer and pretzels' game. I've literally taught this game to someone in five minutes and they loved it.
I'd put it in the same category as Nulclear War, just easier.
This is a great game for non-gamers or gamers who can appreciate games that don't require much strategy. (I'm the latter)
The game can go from anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on when the Death Ship card comes about.
It's a great come of screwing your opponents, while, at the same time, trying not to make your opponents too mad at you!
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This game won't make you long for the good old days, i.e., the Middle Ages. You'll spend about half the game enjoying prosperity; you'll increase your population and fortify your town by building aqueducts, walls, and sewers. Then, just when everyone is getting comfortable, the dreaded Death Ship arrives and unleashes a plague on your population. There are plenty of cards, such as Bumper Harvest, War, Raid, and Earthquake, that affect your own or another's population. Dice determine how much your population increases with prosperity or decreases with plague. A player who loses all his people is immediately eliminated from the game. The winner is the last player with any citizens left; there are rarely more than a ragged few in this passionate struggle for survival.