Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game is a meta-cooperative psychological survival game that puts players in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity is either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters.
Players work together towards a common victory condition, but for each individual player to achieve victory, he or she must also complete their own personal secret objective.
This secret objective could relate to a psychological tic 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!
With this unique story-centric style of game play, it allows infinite re-playability as every game is different from the last one. Certain games could end with all players winning, some winning and some losing, or even all players losing!
In Dead of Winter, players are a colony of survivors trying to survive a hazardous winter in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse.
The colony has an objective they are trying to complete, but each player also controls a group of survivors that has a secret objective. Often this secret objective requires that a player help complete the colony objective. Only players who have completed their secret objective when the game ends will win.
The game can end in a variety of ways: If the morale track reaches 0, if the round track reaches 0, or if the main objective is completed.
Recommended age: 13 & up Estimated play time: 60 - 120 Minutes Number of players: 2 - 5 Game difficulty: Slightly Advanced
10x Dual-Sided Main Objective Cards
24x Secret Objective Cards
10x Betrayal Secret Objective Cards
10x Exiled Secret Objective Cards
30x Survivor Cards
5x Player Reference Sheets
1x First Player Token
25x Starting Item Cards
20x Police Station Item Deck Cards
20x Grocery Store Item Deck Cards
20x School Item Deck Cards
20x Gas Station Item Deck Cards
20x Library Item Deck Cards
20x Hospital Item Deck Cards
20x Crisis Cards
80x Crossroads Cards
25x Wound Tokens
20x Helpless Survivor Tokens
20x Food Tokens
20x Noise Tokens
20x Barricade Tokens
6x Starvation Tokens
2x Track Markers
30x Zombie Standees
30x Zombie Tokens (use if you run out of standees)