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Dead of Winter A Crossroads Game Board Game


Dead of Winter A Crossroads Game Board Game
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  • Player Ages

    14+
  • # of Player

    2 to 5
  • Vendor

    Plaid Hat Games
  • $68.45
  • Save $36
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Description

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 is the first game in this series, designed by Isaac Vega and Jon Gilmour. It puts 2-5 players together in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity are 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 the players are working together toward one common victory condition--but for each individual player to achieve victory, they must also complete their 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 only looking out for their own interests!

Dead of Winter is an experience that can only be accomplished through the medium of tabletop games. It 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.

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.

Customer Reviews

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Dead of Winter A Crossroads Game Board Game

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Story driven game

Love the story, everytime you get stopped to play a crossroad card is truly what makes this game a fun time. Quality components.

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Dead of Winter A Crossroads Game Board Game

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Great game, great service gameology

Great game. There's good reason why this has been rated so highly by boardgamegeek.com and shutupandsitdown.com - go there for more comphrensive reviews than I could ever give.

I'd like to also rate Gameology 5/5 for sending my copy as quickly, at a great price, and with no damage. Thanks gameology I'll be back.

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Difficult, Long but also Rewarding: Dead of Winter

this game puts you and up to 4 other players in a dystopian world where you must fight to survive and complete a main objective.
Pros:
Immense amount of figures/tokens that contribute to the gameplay
Backstory for those who wish to Roleplay (i.e Thematic)

Cons:
No Real Organisation Solution, makes setup a pain (fixable with aftermarket organisers such as those by Broken Token)
Losing the game due to petty mistakes or the inbuilt traitor mechanic can really put a dampener on future replayability.

a con for some and a pro for others, if you wish to play this game you would have to possibly set aside a good 4-5h for initial playthrough.

I felt the traitor mechanic needs work as it is often hard to deal with the issues that arise from their actions early on but also through early playthroughs you may not recognise the traits they possess and are doomed for failure, which can dampen your desire to replay it.