Dead Of Winter Changes Hands To Fantasy Flight Games

March 2, 2020 by brennon

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Plaid Hat Games has gone independent once more and that means that some board games are changing hands. One of the most notable shifts has been that Dead Of Winter, the Crossroads game which pits survivors against the undead and each other, is going to be published by Fantasy Flight Games.

Dead Of Winter Characters - FFG

Dead Of Winter was one of the big hits for Plaid Hat Games when it took the notion of zombie survival games and tweaked it a little. Instead of just having to worry about the undead you also had to deal with traitors in your midst and the deadly Crossroads Deck which was throwing numerous curve balls at you throughout the game.

It's a great game and it's good to see support continue in a fashion as Fantasy Flight Games take control of the game and its expansions. We might, therefore, see a new edition of the game make it to the tabletop or a deluxe copy perhaps which contains the base game and its expansions.

Another game that falls under Fantasy Flight's stewardship is Raxxon which is equally about the post-apocalypse and trying to bring survivors to safety. Beyond that, we have a quote from the press statement which goes into more detail about other games...

"Asmodee retains the rights to publish the following game titles: Dead of Winter, Raxxon, Mice and Mystics, Stuffed Fables, Aftermath, and Battlelands. Asmodee has also retained the rights to the Adventure Book Games brand. Going forward, Dead of Winter and Raxxon will be published and supported by Fantasy Flight Games.

Mice and Mystics, Stuffed Fables, Aftermath, and Battlelands will be published and supported by Z-Man games. Both Fantasy Flight Games and Z-Man Games are publishers belonging to the Asmodee Group."

So, the Crossroads mechanics is still retained by Plaid Hat Games which bodes well for the additional properties they had/have in the works.

Are you a fan of Dead Of Winter and what do you make of the Plaid Hat Games new?

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