Players • 2-5
Play Time • 60 to 120 Minutes
Game Difficulty • 3/5 | Moderate
Learning Curve • Moderate
Bluffing | Resource Management | Horror | Post-Apocalyptic
Cooperative with a Betrayer Component
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. 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, one that quite possibly is to work against their fellow players.
An experience that can be accomplished only through the medium of tabletop games, Dead of Winter is 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. It 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.
And that’s Dead of Winter! The combination of collective strategy and a high possibility for personal sabotage makes Dead of Winter an exciting game to play over a glass of wine or a mug of hot cocoa on a cold winter’s night. You can have games where your character bites it on their first move (I’ve definitely been there) and you can have intense battles against the hordes of the dead and diseased. That’s the beauty of this game; you can come back to a new experience every time. Plus, with the inclusion of Forest Plum, the Mall Santa, this is a bonafide Christmas game, and that’s a fact.
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