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Dead of Winter, by Plaid Hat Games, is a post-apoclyptic cooperative survival game. The players each control a group of survivers that are part of the same colony. They work together to achieve a main objective but also have secret personal objectives which may hinder the completion of the main objective. There is also the possiblity of a betrayer in the group which also adds a whole new dynamic to the game.

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Dead of Winter exile PvP attack

In Dead of winter, the rules state that an exiled player can use food cards to increase an action die value by one. When attacking another survivor, you must have a dice value at equal or greater to ...
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Exiled Players/Betrayer Dead of Winter TLN

If you have a player that is voted into exile, must that player immediately reveal to the rest of the group whether they are actually the betrayer?
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Will my Dead of Winter game be abandoned if I buy Dead of Winter: The long night?

I have Dead of Winter and I was wondering what would happen if I buy it's expansion The long night, because it's a standalone. I know you can mix some cards, but I wish to know if my current board and ...
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Can I choose that crossroad option?

Thumbs up option of the crossroad card ("Old divisions") says: Remove 1 helpless survivor There are no helpless survivors at the colony right now. Can we choose the thumbs up option in this case or ...
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Can I use a weapon that makes noise when there's no room for more noise tokens?

Is it possible to use a weapon making noise if there's no more room for noise tokens on a location? And is it possible to use a weapon making noise in the colony, knowing that you can't put noise ...
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Overrun place locked in Dead of winter?

What happens if a location is overrun. Can you go back to the location or is it closed forever since it is filled with zombies?
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Remove card from game go in trash in Dead of winter?

By removing a card from your hand from the game. Does the card go in the trash pile or do we remove it from the game?
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When referring to “every location” in Dead of Winter does this include the colony?

When a crossroad card says that something happens at every location does that include the colony? Does the colony by itself count as one location or do each of the numbered entrances count as a ...
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Calculating the probability of NOT drawing a traitor card in Dead of Winter

If you're playing a 3 player game and hand out 1 card to each player, out of a deck of 3 ally and 1 traitor cards, how likely are the players all allies? I think the math is you have a (3/4)^3 or ...
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Dead of Winter Exiled Player

In Dead of Winter does an exiled player still draw a crossroads card? Does the player on his right draw a Crossroads card the the exiled player?
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Dead of Winter - Too easy with no betrayer/co-op?

Co-op variant (hardcore) or games where the betrayer is obviously absent seems easy after playing the game a couple of times. Even with the betrayer, we find we can keep the morale 7+ consistently. ...
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Can you play fuel cards without moving

Is it possible to play a fuel card without moving? Fuel card: "WASTE PILE: Play this card when moving a survivor you control..." Rule book: "Play a card: as many times as he likes during his turn, a ...
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Adding zombies, what order

It's stated in the rules that you add from 1 to 6 sequentially, but what I find unclear is if it is per turn or always. Example (reduced to 3 entrances for simplicity) z = zombie, - empty Round 1 ...
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Can you equip multiples of the same item? [duplicate]

If a survivor has an item equipped (the lighter, for example), can that character equip identical items and would they be able to use all of them as normal?
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Am I allowed to pass unequipped weapons (or items) to any survivor?

What is the rule regarding passing an unequipped weapon to a survivor that is not in your location? For example, if I pickup a gun at the police station and want to pass it to another player that has ...
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Does spreading a bite effect at the colony affect helpless survivors?

Does spreading the bite effect end at the colony if the last player survivor dies, or does it spread to helpless survivors?
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Can exiled players only increase an unused die once if they spend a Food 2 card?

Page 14 of the rules under Exile says The exiled player cannot spend food tokens to increase his action die results, but may play food cards to increase an action die result by 1 for each food card ...
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When you don't have enough food on Christmas, what happens when you choose thumbs up?

In our game, we ran into the Christmas crossroads card while there was only 1 food in our supply: Thumbs up: Spend 5 food. Gain 1 morale. If Forest Plum is in play [snip: the survivors get an extra ...
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Is accepting new survivors mandatory?

In dead of winter Plaid Hat game, when I draw a card that add survivor(s), do I have a choice: to ignore the card? to make noise to find another type of card?
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What to do with starvation tokens?

The rules state that when the players cannot feed their colony, they should place a starvation token in the food supply and decrease morale for every starvation token in the supply. What to do after ...
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Do I have to play a Dead of Winter event card as soon as I draw it, or can I choose to play it later?

When you draw an event card which says to add new people to your colony, does that go into effect right away or can you decide when to play it?
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Are there any restrictions to the number of weapons a survivor can equip?

In the game, Dead of Winter, one of the players had their survivor pretty much camp out at the police station and search for weapons. He then equipped pretty much every single weapon he found to the ...