Game recommendation – Pandemic. You work for the Centre for Disease Control and travel the world stopping the spread of infectious diseases.
Thanks to Anna and family, from New Zealand, who recommend Pandemic.
Tell us a bit about the game…
This is a cooperative game. The idea is you work for the Centre for Disease Control and travel the world stopping the spread of infectious diseases. Each turn, the disease can spread. You need to eliminate and then cure the four diseases.
Potentially very apt – or too close to home – for these trying times.
It’s cooperative, so either we all win, or all lose. It’s great for teaching geography, team work, strategy, logic and it’s quite fun. It is a real competition – we only win about 60% of the time.
It takes around an hour, so not too long to play with kids.
Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…
We have one child, aged 8. We’re in New Zealand.
Do you have any tips for other parents?
Routine is key, especially when trying to juggle work and kids.
Our daughter (only child) loves podcasts, so that and a computer game got her through a few boring afternoons.
Oh – and celebrations. We always had feast night on Wednesdays to mark each week of lockdown. We decorated the house and the table, got dressed up, and have a great evening. Anything to break the usual monotony.