So, it's been awhile since we've previewed or updated you all on Dead of Winter.  For that I apologize.  We had a production snag that put us behind schedule.  I've been pushing the printer to do their best to catch us up and was waiting for solid information on a new release schedule before bringing you all the news.  As it currently stands we have approved a first off the press copy which showed up just in time for PAX East.  Production is expected to wrap up at the end of April.  At that time it will be in transit for around 40 days.  Once we have it in hand we will be working around the clock to ship it to pre-order customers.  After all pre-orders have been shipped it will then go out to stores.  1,478 people have preordered Dead of Winter to date! Here are the voting stats:

1. Lost in Space - 37% (- 1%)

2. Feudal Japan - 22% (- 1%)

3. Deep Underground 19% (- 1%)

4. Summer Camp 22% (+ 1%)

Here are some pics from PAX of that production copy I mentioned.

From twitter user @BoardGameReplay

From our own @AlexEding

From @rhiochs

You might notice a slight bowing to the cards in the pics above.  That will not be the case in your copy.  In order to get the game to PAX in time this one copy didn't got through the climate control process that prevents bowing.

Here are some things PAX attendees were saying about the game:

"Can I give it a hug?" - Sarah (Quote as remembered by Isaac. She then proceeded to hug the box.)

"I can not tell you how much I'm looking forward to Dead of Winter!" - @NazcaGames

"Victory for the colony and ALL personal objectives completed in Dead of Winter! Amazing game!" @BoardGameReplay

" was too beautiful to live in such an ugly world. " - @rhiochs

"The zombie thing is there but not really. They just show up. If too many of them show up, horrible things happen. It's not the focus of the game. The focus of the game is on survival of the group and survival of the self (or just the self, Betrayer). That's why I like this game. There's so much stuff going on it really feels collaborative more than cooperative if that makes sense. I will definitely be preordering this. If for no other reason as to have Kodiak Colby all to myself." - rhiochs on BGG

"Just played Dead of Winter at Fantastic! My pre-order is in! " - @chrisndennis

Sorry, to be the bearer of bad news on the delay.  We mitigated it as much as possible and our team is doing everything possible to get it to you as quickly as possible. (Whew! That's a lot of possibles.)



BTBAM commented:

Frosted dice. Everyone needs them. Now.

Posted on 2014-04-18.

dl-2074 commented:

Thanks for the update! Delay's are expected so no worries there.

What size are the dice?

Posted on 2014-04-18.

matrix3301 commented:

Wooo,COOL! I can not wait anymore.

Posted on 2014-04-18.

travail29 commented:

I am still bummed summer camp didn't do better! A horror theme of that would be amazing!

Can't wait to play DOW, thanks for the update!

Posted on 2014-04-18.

TheKillShirt commented:

Do we really need another space co-op? Really? 37% of voters hate innovation. Admittedly, zombies are overdone, but now we have the choice and we're blowing it.

Anyways, really looking forward to Dead of Winter. And looking forward to replacing the zombie standees with my Zombicide minis!

Posted on 2014-04-18.

Youaintfknwithmydougie commented:

I believe more realized the potential of Summer camp as time went on, but it was too late. Even saw quite a few people express interest in changing their vote.
Even so, SUMMER CAMP fights the good fight.

Posted on 2014-04-18.

tortugatron commented:

I want feudal Japan. When they talked about that one it sounded super interesting. You guys should make that one second to next then.

Posted on 2014-04-18.

stutzkraft commented:

Feudal Japan all the way! Recently, I have been playing the old "Sword of the Samurai" game (purchased through, one of my favorites from when I was growing up. Revisiting that game made me think of all the cool possibilities for a cross-roads game.

Posted on 2014-04-19.

WDR666 commented:

Yeah I completely missed what Summer Camp could bring to the game when I voted and now regret that decision.

Posted on 2014-04-19.

Malzan commented:

Hey, thanks for the update even if it is bad news. At least everything is getting done.

On a side note, given that deep underground isn't likely to win and there are enough space co-ops, could I change my vote to summer camp?

Posted on 2014-04-19.

Haras commented:

What size cards from the game?

Posted on 2014-04-21.

wandrewni commented:

I have totally just ordered frosted dice - but I'm going with the teal ones

Posted on 2014-04-26.

[email protected] commented:

Hey Colby!
Loved the game since hearing about it through Sit Down and Shut Up her ein the UK. Just a thing - I preordered Feb 24th and have my confirmation, but I seem to be unable to log back in. I re-registered with same details and it looks liek the system has lost me. I sent a help request to admin last week but not heard anything back. Is there a way of ensuring my pre-order is still registered, as my account seems to have gotten lost? Thanks!

Posted on 2014-04-29.

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Zumii commented:

Mick did you manage to get an update?

Posted on 2014-05-09.

Wallenstein commented:

Update please

Posted on 2014-05-13.

dl-2074 commented:

Any word on if this has been put on a ship yet?

Posted on 2014-05-14.

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