The plague is spreading in the world of humanity and in the underworld. Doctors from both worlds are trying hard to stop them at all costs. Will the plague devour the world, or will the tireless doctors save the world?
Pathogen is a two-player abstract game where you play against each other as the Doctor and the Plague on the map of white (world of humanity) and black (underworld) tiles. Each player will move their character pawn (Doctor or Plague) on the white tiles, and their follower (Demon or Dove) on the black tiles. During the movement, you can place your influence tokens on the map to gain control of the world.
When one player has placed their tokens in a way that connects the opposing sides of the map or built four towers (stacks of 4 or 5 influence tokens) in the four quadrants, they win the game!
A Game Turn in A Glimpse
Place your token on an empty space on the Movement Panel and move the Movement Marker accordingly.
Copy the route of the Movement Marker (right) with one of your Character meeples on the map (left).
Place your influence tokens or remove your opponent’s tokens on the squares your Character passed through.
If the stack of your influence tokens reaches 6 layers, they are upgraded into your Settlement.
Connect two opposing sides of the map or build four Settlements in the four quadrants on the map to win the game!
Designer: Kuan Chen
Artist: Gayo, Yucin Huang
Publisher: Kolor Deep Studio
Time: 20-30 Min
3x3 Game boards x8
Movement panel x1
Character meeples x2
Follower meeples x2
Influence tokens x56 (2 colors)
Settlement makers x8 (2 colors)
Movement marker x1
Rulebook x1 (English, Chinese)