Thunderbirds is a co-operative game for 1-4 players, where you represent the agents of International Rescue: either one of the five Tracy brothers, or Lady Penelope. Players must deal with an ongoing series of disasters which threaten the world, whilst also working to combat the grand schemes of the Hood. The need to deal with an ongoing threat cooperatively, whilst simultaneously ensuring that resources are being devoted to reaching an overall win-condition gives the game a Pandemic-like feel.
Players lose if the Hood manages to execute one of his schemes, if any of the ongoing disasters moves 8 spaces along the turn track, (indicating that International Rescue have failed to deal with it in time), or if the disaster deck runs out. They win by successfully thwarting the Hood’s final scheme.
A randomised “disaster deck” churns out challenges round-by-round, and players must move around the world in the various Thunderbird vehicles, in order to counter these disasters, using their own characters powers, bonuses acquired through the game, and rolling a set of dice.
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