Sunday Meetup – Dead of Winter
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, they must also complete their personal secret objective, which 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! 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 their own interests!
Dead of Winter has players making frequent, difficult, heavily-thematic, wildly-varying decisions that often have them deciding between what’s best for the colony and what’s best for themselves. The rulebook also includes a fully co-operative variant in which all players work toward the group objective with no personal goals.
If you have not played this game before, I highly recommend taking the time to watch a playthrough. Seeing the game played is one of the best ways to understand how the mechanics work together. Alternatively, you can watch the instructional video or read the rule book to learn how the games are played. I do not recommend waiting till after the event starts to learn how to play.
How to play video is here:
This event is being hosted in coordination with Josh’s open gaming event on the San Diego Boardgames Group. If you would prefer to play a different game please join Josh’s event. If this event is full and you want priority for openings in this game, please join the waiting list. Walk-in’s or attendees of Josh’s event are welcome to any unreserved seats day of. If you would prefer to observe a game you are welcome to do so, but please do not RSVP.
This event is at Off The Shelf Games and there is a $5.00 entrance fee for non-members to the store.
COVID Notice: Please stay home if you have reason to believe you have any contagious illness including COVID. As at other businesses that offer food, masks are not required at the table. By RSVPing you assume full responsibility for your own health and safety.