Crossroads is a series of 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 the first game in this series. It puts the players together in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity are 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 the 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. 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 only looking out for their own interests!
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.
Contents:10 Dual-Sided Main Objective Cards25 Secret Objective Cards10 Betrayal Secret Objective Cards10 Exiled Survivor Secret Objective Cards30 Survivor Cards5 Player Reference Sheets1 First Player Token30 Starting Item Cards20 Police Station Search Deck Cards20 Grocery Store Search Deck Cards20 School Search Deck Cards20 Gas Station Search Deck Cards20 Library Search Deck Cards20 Hospital Search Deck Cards1 Exposure Die25 Crisis Cards80 Crossroad Cards20 Helpless Survivor Tokens30 Once Per Round Tokens20 Food Tokens20 Noise Tokens20 Barricade Tokens30 Wound Markers60 Standees50 Standee Stands1 Colony Board6 Location Cards1 Rulebook30 Action Dice
No. of Players 2 - 5
Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
Min. Age: 13