Today Z-Man Games and Asmodee launched Pandemic Legacy: Season 0, a spin-off version of Pandemic with an evolving story and campaign that rewards multiple playthroughs for the dedicated boardgamer. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 is the third in the Pandemic Legacy trilogy, serving as a prequel to the prior two entries. Designed by series creators Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau, Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 takes place in 1962 during the Cold War and requires players to work together, rather than competitively, as a team of medical scientists who protect the world from a deadly Soviet bioweapon. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 is available for purchase at a suggested retail price of 79.99 on Z-Man Games, Amazon, and other select retailers.
Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 includes:
- An exciting, high stakes story for 2 to 4 players (14+), unfolding over 12+ sessions and hours of gameplay
- A complete booklet with narrative entries for each objective – each mission brings you closer to discovering the truth
- Thematic components including passports for each character with 3 customizable aliases, along with sculpted plastic agents, vans and safehouses
“The community that’s built up around the Legacy series has been truly humbling. That enthusiasm has crescendoed in 2020, which we now know is a strange time to launch a game called ‘Pandemic,” said Pandemic co-creator Matt Leacock. “A narrative board game series was an experimental concept and something that we always wanted to try out, and I’m so proud of the work our team at Z-Man Games has put in to make this crazy idea a reality. I think fans, both new and old, will enjoy Legacy Season 0 and can’t wait for players to get their hands on it!”
In Pandemic Legacy: Season 0, players take on the role of medical graduates who have been called upon by the CIA to investigate and prevent MEDUSA’s development. Using aliases, the scientists travel the world between Allied, Neutral and Soviet cities to eliminate Soviet operatives, acquire specific targets, and set up other CIA agents on location to execute your operations. Because Season 0 is a prequel, players do not need to have played seasons 1 or 2 to understand the game.