FAQ: Plague Inc: The Board Game
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Do I need to have played the original video game to enjoy this?

There is no requirement to have played the original video game. The game has been designed to be fun regardless and you will be infecting the world with a custom built pathogen in no time! Last updated: Tue, May 10 2016 4:00 pm EDT

How is the board game different to the video game?

The board game has been designed from scratch as a board game. Unlike the video game, Plague Inc: The Board Game doesn't rely on thousands of algorithms to simulate the spread of disease. Instead we use a number of specialised tabletop mechanics which let players behave like a Plague. It shares a lot of the same concepts as the video game (e.g. spending DNA points to evolve your disease, needing to evolve cold resistance to infect Greenland) but it also stands proudly on its own two feet. Last updated: Tue, May 10 2016 6:02 pm EDT

Will playing this game give me a real plague

No - not as long as you wash your hands after playing! :P Last updated: Tue, May 10 2016 10:40 am EDT

Does everything fit in the box?

Yes - we have even left enough space in for future expansion packs… ;) Last updated: Tue, May 10 2016 10:13 am EDT

Is this a co-operative game where players must try to save the world from multiple diseases?

Nope although that does sound like a cool idea as well! ;) Plague Inc: The Board Game is the complete opposite. Players are separate diseases - all competing to become the ultimate plague by wiping out humanity! Last updated: Fri, May 13 2016 8:34 am EDT

When will I receive the Digital Disease Pack?

You will get the codes from Digital Disease Pack once the campaign ends and the funds have been received from Kickstarter. The 'Name in the Game' part will be done later once all the responses are received Last updated: Fri, May 13 2016 8:34 am EDT

What quality of cards will be used?

We will be using 310 gsm ivory core card stock Last updated: Tue, May 17 2016 5:43 am EDT

Can the game be played by 1 player on their own

Yes - thanks to unlocking the Single Player mode Stretch Goal - it is possible to play the game even if all your friends are ill! This means the game is now for 1-4 players (or 1-5 players with the 5th player expansion) We can't update the pledge reward text on the side of the page - but don't worry - all versions of the game now support 1 player! Last updated: Wed, May 25 2016 7:23 am EDT

Are retailers able to put in orders during the kickstarter?

Yes - retailers should send us a message detailing where they are based and how many copies they are interested in Last updated: Tue, May 10 2016 3:29 pm EDT

What happens if there is a problem with my order?

Get in touch with us using the contact form here http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/1-support and we will sort things out for you straight away Last updated: Tue, May 10 2016 10:13 am EDT

Shipping Updates

Current Estimated Shipping Date: December 2016

We are currently working with the manufacturers to produce the game and are on track to deliver the game to you in December 2016 but some games might arrive January 2017

Last Updated At: 10/31/16
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How do I update my shipping address?

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