Z-Man Games’ reprint of the highly popular and previously sold-out cooperative board game, Pandemic, is being delayed by U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement for x-ray examination at its port of entry. The publisher reports that the resulting delay in distribution could be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. What’s particularly interesting is that the first printing of the game was also singled out for this special inspection. Gamers are wondering if it’s the title “Pandemic” on the cargo container manifest that might be drawing extra attention from the Department of Homeland Security?!?

Meanwhile, another Z-Man game, Wasabi, has found its way to U.S. shores with less trouble and is now being delivered to distributors. I haven’t played the game yet, but the description kind of reminds me of a gourmet version of Peanut Butter and Jelly. Instead of a roll-and-move game to assemble a simple sandwhich, in Wasabi players compete to assemble unique sushi recipes, with bonus points awarded for style.