Players: 1–4 / Ages: 14+ / Play Time: 30–60 min
Designed by Jamie & Loren Cunningham (Transylvania: Curses & Traitors) in partnership with the scientific illustrating team of somersault18:24, Pathogenesis is a deck-building game in which players take on the role of bacterial pathogens attacking a human host.
The pathogens must survive the body’s powerful immune response, adapt in an ever-changing environment, and evolve to take on virulence factors to increase their attack, defense, and other abilities so that they may do enough damage to defeat the body before the human host becomes immune and all the players lose the game.
The game is highly scalable, allowing players to choose their level of difficulty and the length of game they wish to play.
Pathogenesis blends the feel of center-row-style deck-builders such as Star Realms and Ascension with mechanics based 100% on real science, simulating the roles of pathogens and the immune system at each phase of the game. Modes of play include solo, competitive, cooperative, team play, and classroom.
People who might enjoy this game include avid gamers, fans of deck-builders, medicine & science enthusiasts, teachers, and students from high-school to college level and beyond.
1 Rule book
5 Punch boards
3 Petri dishes
3 Petri dish stickers (tissue, respiratory, gastrointestinal)
16 Box dividers
10 Fever cards
2 Immune decks
15 Immune barrier cards (5 Tissue, 5 Respiratory, 5 Gastrointestinal)
96 Gene pool cards
46 Pathogen cards
4 Starter decks (14 cards each)
4 Player reference cards
20 Blank cards (4 environment, 4 new DNA, 4 toxin, 8 blank)
Item Code: WAI200
Releases: July 2017