Dead of Winter A Crossroads Game Board Game
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.
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.
Immense amount of figures/tokens that contribute to the gameplay
Backstory for those who wish to Roleplay (i.e Thematic)
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.