A deadly disease has broken out in your neighborhood, and it’s your job to contain the disease! Take control and contain infections by vaccinating and curing people. Based on the popular board game, POX has been enjoyed by a wide spectrum of people, including but not limited to gamers, scientists, doctors, middle school students, teachers, professors, race car drivers, and pet rock collectors!
POX features hours of gameplay, challenging strategic planning, and lots of replay value.
Features multiplayer mode (1-4 players), 5 levels of difficulty
Ratings and Reviews
A cleverly disguised lesson in public health
Pox is among the most accessible games I've played in quite sometime. It takes little time to learn, and the the in-game goal grabs you as soon as you start. (I find myself grimacing every time a person succumbs to the disease!) The game's streamlined playability allows you to learn strategies quickly and efficiently without wasting time with needless animation.
Most interestingly, though, is how the strategies of the game relate to realistic problems in public health: do I vaccinate three people without the disease (in order to contain in globally) or do I cure one person with the disease who's threatening a vulnerable area? A player must balance a macro strategy of disease control with care for the individuals at-risk -- a crucial balance to achieve in public health policy. After realizing this lesson-in-disguise, I not only feel better about myself, but I value even more the time I spend playing!
The epitome of simple, abstract, coop strategy
POX is a very easy to pick up game, and a challenge for hardcore and casual gamers alike. I’ve seen players 7 to 65 years old enjoy POX. It takes a few games for most people to start winning, and after that quite a few more to play on the highest difficulty. Games like this convince me that coop pass-and-play games are no less viable than competitive ones.
A great, clean game to play when you have a minute of spare time!
Fun and thought-provoking.
This game is a really interesting blend of an easy-to-learn game for the iPad and a play experience that makes the player really explore their decisions. The abstraction of what the player is doing creates a space where I was able to learn how I would react to the issues of vaccination and triage without adding any overt cultural prejudgements. I will be playing this for quite a while.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.