During this ongoing covid-19 pandemic I’ve been playing and discovering a lot of boardgames. For instance the original Pandemic, which of course come quite close to reality nowadays. I really enjoyed the fact that you play with your friends against the game, but somehow the game doesn’t really stick. Something was missing and I can’t really put my finger on it. Until I played the exciting spin-off Pandemic Rising Tide off course.
With the Coronavirus outbreak happening at this moment, a little part in us is curious about potential ‘what if’-situations. This is proven by the recent popularity of Contagion (2011) in the Apple iTunes movie store. Let’s have a look at some other examples of popular media like movies, video games and even board games which use a virus outbreak as their main theme. (You won’t find any extraterrestrial viruses or zombiepocalypse movies in here by the way.)