Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter

by Plaid Hat Games

$59.95
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WARNING: Choking Hazard-Small Parts. Not for Children under 3 yrs.

Overview

"Crossroads" is a new series from Plaid Hat Games that tests a group of survivors' ability to work together and stay alive while facing crises and challenges from both outside and inside.

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, the first game in this series, puts 2-5 players in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity is either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game.

Dead of Winter is a meta-cooperative psychological survival game. This means players are working together toward one common victory condition - but for each individual player to achieve victory, he must also complete his personal secret objective. This secret objective could relate to a psychological tick that's fairly harmless to most others in the colony, a dangerous obsession that could put the main objective at risk, a desire for sabotage of the main mission, or (worst of all) vengeance against the colony! Certain games could end with all players winning, some winning and some losing, or all players losing. Work toward the group's goal, but don't get walked all over by a loudmouth who's looking out only for his own interests!

Dead of Winter is an experience that can be accomplished only through the medium of tabletop games. It's a story-centric game about surviving through a harsh winter in an apocalyptic world. The survivors are all dealing with their own psychological imperatives, but must still find a way to work together to fight off outside threats, resolve crises, find food and supplies, and keep the colony's morale up.

Dead of Winter has players making frequent, difficult, heavily- thematic, wildly-varying decisions that often have them deciding between what is best for the colony and what is best for themselves.

For Ages: 13+

WARNING: Choking Hazard-Small Parts. Not for Children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

UPC: 0681706100005
Manufacturer: Plaid Hat Games
Publication date: 07/24/2014
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Dead of Winter 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Elecyan More than 1 year ago
The game is really fun for experienced tabletop players and allows for replayability as well as variety in story and characters so it never seems like you are playing the same game. The game is based on luck and decision/risk-making and has some story play elements. The rules can be a bit advanced so I won't recommend it to people who don't play a lot of tabletops. Setup can take a while and there are a lot of pieces to put together however it is still a pretty fun game. Another downside is that, although the minimum amount of players required is 2, it is better played with 4-5 players in so that game can be played easier as well as being more enjoyable than having 2 people play it. Now one key complaint I do have is that the box I purchased at my B&N came slightly tattered and it bothered me, however, the contents inside still seem in good condition and present. So I recommend inspecting the packaging and box before purchasing (and this can include really anything honestly).
Potterloser89 More than 1 year ago
Amazing game! I love it and cant get enough of it, highly recommend it to anyone, you just need to find dedicated players, and the explanation of it can tak a while, but overall I love it so much!