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Board Games at Odum: Virulence

A guide to help you navigate Odum Library's board game collection and the world of gaming.



Take on the role of a virus competing to infect a host cell and replicate your viral components! Each round, you secretly choose one Virus Card from your hand, place it face down on the table, then simultaneously flip to reveal your virus' virulence number. In order from highest to lowest virulence, everyone take a turn selecting from the available Viral Components Cards, which score points in a number of ways. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins! Virulence: An Infectious Card game is addictively simple, highly competitive, and can be taught in only minutes!


2 - 5 players


10 - 20 Minutes 


Bluffing, deduction, medical, number


Auction/bidding, betting and bluffing, dice rolling, hand management, push your luck, set collection, simultaneous action selection, variable player powers

How to play