A new edition of Pandemic, which was my pick as the best board game of 2008, will be available soon. According to publisher Z-Man Games, the new edition has been "completely redesigned" (the new cover looks fantastic) and includes two new characters, the Contingency Planner and the Quarantine Specialist. It's scheduled to be available in February.
Z-Man Games also promises a new expansion later this year, In the Lab. That expansion will put players "inside a biotechnology lab in search of a cure," according to the company.
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