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Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game


Dead of Winter Essentials:

  • No. of players: 2 - 5
  • Playing time: 100 minutes
  • Age: 13 +

Dead of Winter - Rules of Play says:

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!

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Dead of Winter Awards:

Dead of Winter has won the following awards:

  • Golden Geek Best Innovative Board Game Winner, 2014
  • Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Winner, 2014