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Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

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Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game 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.

Play in the epic struggle for power and survival!

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.

This makes Dead of Winter a meta-cooperative psychological survival game: while players are working together toward one common victory condition, each player also has his own personal secret objective that he must also complete to achieve victory. 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!

Games can 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!

'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.


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Game Details

Suggested Ages: 13 and up
Number of Players:
2 to 5
Playing Time:
60 to 120 minutes

Designer: Vega, Isaac and Jonathan Gilmour
David Richards
Publisher: Plaid Hat Games


action point allowance system, cooperative play, dice rolling, simulation, adventure, expansion, solo play, Flash Point: Fire Rescue

Awards & Honors

<ul><li>2014 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork &amp; Presentation Nominee</li>
<li>2014 Golden Geek Best Innovative Board Game Winner</li>
<li>2014 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Winner</li>
<li>2014 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee</li>
<li>2014 Meeples' Choice Nominee</li>
<li>2015 Origins Awards Best Board Game Nominee</li>
<li>2015 SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year Nominee</li></ul>


10 dual-sided Main Objective cards, 24 Secret Objective cards, 10 Betrayal Secret Objective cards, 10 Exiled Secret Objective cards, 30 Survivor cards, 5 player reference sheets, 1 first-player token, 165 Item cards, 20 Crisis cards, 80 Crossroads cards, 25 wound tokens, 20 Helpless Survivor tokens, 20 food tokens, 20 noise tokens, 20 barricade tokens, 6 starvation tokens, 2 track markers, 30 zombie standees, 20 zombie tokens, 30 survivor standees, 60 plastic standee stands, 1 Colony board, 6 Location cards, 30 Action dice, 1 Exposure die, 1 rulebook