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Christmas Highlights 2017 | Maven Games
I spent a week with my extended family over Christmas and we played lots of games! As well as the obligatory party games like Empires, Time’s Up and The Animal Game, I also got to play Pandemic: Iberia and Zombicide: Black Plague for the first time. Not to mention a whole host of other favourites. Despite the excellent food on offer, I remained remarkably restrained in the eating department – all the binging was boardgame related. So today I’d like to give you a few highlights. Which games really shined? Oh, and we were playtesting a certain app-based survival game from yours truly… Pandemic: Iberia After introducing my family to this, it became the most-requested game of the holiday. It is a variant of the original Pandemic and feels very similar to the original game in many ways. However, there are enough differences for me to happily own both. The setting is the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) in the 1800s. You’re still running around trying to treat the diseases while gathering information (cards) to conduct critical research. Due to the lack of medical development at the time, you can’t actually cure any of the diseases though. You just have...