Dead of Winter – Warring Colonies (Expansion)


Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies is an expansion for the cooperative adventure game of zombie apocalypse survival Dead of Winter.

We were suspicious when they arrived across town and set up camp, but we tried to live in peace. No more. They’ve taken too much from us. Too much that we can’t get back. It’s time for revenge. It’s time for war.

Warring Colonies comes with a mountain of content, much of which supports the new team variant for 4-11 players, in which two colonies compete over the same locations for limited resources and power.

In the Warring Colonies variant, unique main objectives set two colonies against each other as they battle for territory with a new fighting system that includes tactics cards, bullet tokens, and 12-sided combat dice. New and terrible joint-colony crisis cards force cooperation and coercion every round. And the odd-man-out Lone Wolf adds chaotic balance as she pursues her own secret goals while keeping both colonies in check.

Warring Colonies comes with 15 new survivors, 50 new crossroad cards, 43 new items, and 11 new crisis cards, many of which can be used in any game of Dead of Winter. But the real excitement comes when you combine your Dead of Winter base set with the Dead of Winter: The Long Night standalone expansion. Then, you can also add in 7 new main objectives, 2 combat dice, battle tactics cards, bullet tokens, and the combat track to fight your friends in 4-11 player mayhem! If an 11-player game of Dead of Winter seems like a daunting task, fear not! New simultaneous turn mechanics and a sand timer keep things moving at a brisk pace.

Finally, add in the Lone Wolf module in which one player is on a team all by herself, hiding out in her Lone Wolf den and carrying out missions that affect both teams.

Designer: Colby Dauch, Timothy Meyer, Jon Gilmour, Isaac Vega
Plaid Hat Games 
Player numbers:
4-11 players
Recommended Age:
Game Time:
45-120 mins

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Product Contents:

50 crossroad cards
11 crisis cards
4 main objective cards
15 survivor cards
43 random item cards
2 combat dice
8 lone wolf secret objectives
14 lone wolf mission cards
10 tactics cards
33 bullet tokens
15 survivor standees
1 lone wolf den location
1 combat tracker
1 lone wolf morale tracker
1 rulebook
15 plastic standee stands
1 sand timer

Card sleeve information if you wish to sleeve the cards in this product:

145 cards 63mm x 88mm. Fantasy Flight sleeve size: Standard Card Game – Gray (FFS05, 50/pack) – (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ – 63.5 x 88mm)

10 cards 41mm x 63mm. Fantasy Flight sleeve size: Mini American – Yellow (FFS01, 50/pack) – (1-5/8” x 2-1/2” – 41 x 63mm)

This is not a stand alone product and requires a minimum of a copy of either Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game or Dead of Winter: The Long Night to play.

In order to play the Warring Colonies or Lone Wolf variants, both Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game and Dead of Winter: The Long Night are required.


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