Dead of Winter is a 2 - 5 player 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.
Dead of Winter, 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!
Dead of Winter is an experience that can be accomplished only through the medium of tabletop games. It's 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.
- Playing Time
- 90 minutes
- 13 and up
- Min Players
- Max Players
- Year Published
- Isaac Vega
- Action Point Allowance System
Point to Point Movement
Variable Player Powers
Excellent game, loads of replayability
Bought this game for my boyfriend's birthday. It's well worth the price - we have played this game about ten times over the last month alone and it's a real challenge but very fun to play with 3+ people. Everyone is suspicious from the get-go about a possible betrayer and pointing out the inconsistencies in your play. Great horror game as you play out surviving a zombie apocalypse!
Great game, excellent delivery
This is a great game. I bought it as it is reviewed as one of the best regarded games, and I wasn't disappointed. If you like a game involving relationships, a bit of betrayal, intrigue and a narrative, then you will like this. Credit is due for the delivery also. I have bought from this site a couple of times, and it is much better than Amazon, where you get stung with the pricey delivery options, and then have to wait a week or more as it comes from the UK. I ordered this on Friday and it arrived on Monday morning.
All the cardboard that's in
All the cardboard that's in this game always put me off I much, however, the game play more than makes up for it. Plenty of mini challenges and trigger events going on to keep you busy. There are several different missions that let you play for less than one hour to several.
Overall a great game! I've
Overall a great game! I've played a few times now in groups of 2 and 4. While it is more enjoyable to play in a larger group, my husband and I have great fun playing just the two of us. It is a bit tedious getting through everything when you are first learning, but we managed to get two non-game playing friends completely addicted!