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Dead of Winter Now Available for Pre-Order from Plaid Hat Games

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Dead of Winter, the upcoming entry game in the Crossroads series, is now available for pre-order through Plaid Hat Games. If you pre-order the game you’ll be able to knock $20 off the retail price as well as obtain the Kodiak Colby promo card, standee, and related crossroad card. Plaid Hat shows the game as still taking 2-5 months to become available, though it was announced earlier that it would release this February.

Crossroads is a brand new series from Plaid Hat that tests a group of survivors’ ability to work together and stay alive while facing crises and challenges from both outside the group and from within. Dead of Winter is the first game in this new series, putting 2-6 players together in a small colony of survivors in a world where most of the human population is either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters throughout the game.

Much like the Conflicted Card Game from Survivalogics that we enjoy very much, Dead of Winter forces the players to make deep psychological decisions that aren’t easy to stomach. All of the players will be working toward the same goal, but for each individual player to achieve a successful victory they must also complete their personal secret objective. For those who want to learn about the game, the rulebook is available for download now. This is certainly one game I don’t want to miss out on this year, so make sure you don’t either by pre-ordering it now.


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