• You must find a cure for at least one disease within the first 3 rounds.

  • Once you get to two rounds left in the game, you must stop and plan out your remaining turns

  • Don't play special cards too early.

  • Hit the hotspots early.

  • Clean Up after an outbreak

  • Do not do anything without asking: why am I doing this?

  • Stick to your roles abilities whenever possible!

  • Shuffle the Epidemic cards into EQUAL piles, and Always expect an Epidemic card to appear.

  • Know that you are allowed up to 7 outbreaks without losing.

  • Exhaust cards sparingly, and only use the special action cards when you have to, not when you want to.

  • If you lose, you cannot win!, if you win you cannot lose. The first priority is to hold back defeat, your second priority is to research cures.

  • It's worth sacrificing a card to transport yourself to the scene of multiple outbreaks.

  • If you don't use your cards, you'll lose some of them anyway - there's a 7-card limit per player.

  • Hold onto Player Cards for cities in South America and Sub-saharan Africa.

  • Don't be led astray by easy cures.

  • Beware the early eradication.

  • Lead the infector deck, don't follow it.


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