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Dead of Winter's first major expansion, Dead of Winter: The Long Night, is now available in the PlaidHat Games.com store! Obtain more of everything that made Dead of Winter an epic struggle for power and survival! Experience a new colony full of new survivors and new gameplay elements, each of which is introduced to players through its own game scenario.

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.

Dead of Winter is the first game in this series, designed by Isaac Vega and Jon Gilmour. It puts 2-5 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.

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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!

Get our new Crossroads Companion app on the Google Play store for Android devices and the iOS app store for iPhones and iPads.

Order from PlaidHatGames.com and receive a free Kodiak Colby promo card!

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Dead of Winter Awards

Golden Geek Game of the Year Best Co-op Theming Most Innovative People's Choice Shut up and Sit Down Recommends Meeple's Choice

2014 Game of the Year - Dice Tower Awards
2014 Best Co-Op Game - Dice Tower Awards
2014 Best Game Theming - Dice Tower Awards
2015 Game of the Year People's Choice - Origins Awards
2014 Best Innovative Game - Golden Geek Awards
2014 Best Thematic Game - Golden Geek Awards
2014 Most Innovative Game Nominee - Dice Tower Awards
2014 Best Game Artwork and Presentation Nominee - Golden Geek Awards
2014 Meeple's Choice Nominee
Shut Up and Sit Down Recommends

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  • Dead of Winter: The Long Night This product is temporarily out of stock.
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    Dead of Winter: The Long Night

    Dead of Winter: The Long Night is the new stand-alone expansion for Dead of Winter: A Crossroads game. Obtain more of everything that made Dead of Winter an epic struggle for power and survival! Experience a new colony full of new survivors and new gameplay elements, each of which is introduced to players through its own game scenario. Fight off bandits from another colony, build improvements to your colony, and most intriguingly, unravel the mysteries of the new Raxxon Pharmaceutical location. It is full of powerful items, but also full of Raxxon’s twisted human experiments that show up in the game as disturbing new enemies.

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    Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

    Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game 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.

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    This product is in stock and is available EXCLUSIVELY in the PlaidHatGames.com store.

    Dead of Winter Rich Sommer Exclusive

    The Rich Sommer (yes, THE Rich Sommer!) exclusive comes with the Rich Sommer standee, character card and crossroads card (plastic stand for standee not included). This exclusive still comes for free automatically with any order of Dead of Winter: The Long Night from PlaidHatGames.com, but is now also available on its own.

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    The Roberta Plum holiday Dead of Winter exclusive comes with the Roberta Plum standee, character card and crossroads card (plastic stand for standee not included). Quantities are limited.

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    The Felicia Day exclusive comes with the Felicia Day standee (plastic stand for standee not included), character card and crossroads card. Quantities are limited.

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    This product is in stock and is available EXCLUSIVELY in the PlaidHatGames.com store.

    Dead of Winter Kodiak Colby Exclusive

    The Kodiak Colby exclusive comes with the Kodiak Colby standee, character card and crossroads card (plastic stand for standee not included). This exclusive still comes for free automatically with any order of Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game from PlaidHatGames.com, but is now also available on its own.

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    The Kodiak Colby exclusive comes with the Kodiak Colby standee, character card and crossroads card (plastic stand for standee not included). This exclusive still comes for free automatically with any order of Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game from PlaidHatGames.com, but is now also available on its own.
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Vital Stats

60-90 minutes
2-5 players
Ages 12+
Game Design: Jon Gilmour
Isaac Vega
Artists: Fernanda Suarez

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