New medical technology has been developed that will help treat the infectious diseases spreading across the globe. The In the Lab expansion for Pandemic adds more variety and challenge to your mission of containing deadly disease outbreaks. This time, there’s a whole new way to discover cures and get closer to winning the game. Travel around the board collecting samples of each disease in the field, then use the Lab board to sequence, characterize, and test your cures. Add sample cubes to one of the two lab dishes by taking the Treat Disease action. Once enough samples are collected, seal yourself behind bio-hazard doors and send the samples through the centrifuge and separator to place them on sequence cards in the correct order. If you can get a disease characterized and sequenced, you’re ready to find a cure!
In addition to the Lab Challenge, In the Lab provides two variants that shake up the Pandemic experience. Now you can take on the diseases by yourself in a solo game or split into two rival teams and race to cure and eradicate diseases, prevent outbreaks, and gain prestige. Other than a little help from the CDC, you're on your own in the solo game. Stay in contact with your home base and discover the cures before it’s too late. If you break into rival teams, curing diseases is still the ultimate goal, but the prestige you’ve earned over the course of the game determines the winner. Along with its four new Role cards, three new Event cards, and challenges you can combine with those in the On the Brink expansion, In the Lab creates a whole new world of possibilities for Pandemic.