Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
2 – 5 Players (Here’s a great Solo Mode), 60 – 120 Minutes playing time, Ages 13 and up. In Dead of Winter you struggle to keep the survivors alive…but in the end isn’t it your survival the most important? Manufacturer: Fantasy Flight Games. Categories: Bluffing, Deduction, Horror, and Zombies. Game Mechanics: Action Points, Area Movement, Cooperative Game, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Narrative Choice / Paragraph, Push Your Luck, Semi-Cooperative Game, Storytelling, Trading, Traitor Game, Variable Player Powers, and Voting.
How to Play:
Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game is a story-centric game about surviving 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.
“Crossroads” is a game 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 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, they must also complete their personal secret objective, which 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 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 their own interests!
|Dimensions||11.75 × 11.75 × 3 in|