Thursday, July 02, 2020

How Do Doctors During a Global Pandemic Relax? Playing a Board Game Called Pandemic

What's your favorite board game?  How about Pandemic?  For doctors, that's their board game of choice.  Why?
Players try to stop diseases from spreading across the world while racing for cures. “It’s stress relief,” said Dr. [Sonali] Advani [associate medical director of the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network in North Carolina], who plays over Zoom video calls with her friends—other infectious-disease doctors.
Learn a little more about how and why Pandemic was created via Wikipedia (surprise, surprise) but here's a snippet:
Pandemic is based on the premise that four diseases have broken out in the world, each threatening to wipe out a region. The game accommodates two to four players, each playing one of seven possible roles: dispatcher, medic, scientist, researcher, operations expert, Contingency Planner, or quarantine specialist.
Tricky to be selling a board game called Pandemic considering we are living it right now.  But just think, it's similar to what it must be like to sell Corona beer right now.

Oh, see if you can save humanity.

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