Quick-Start Insert for Dead of Winter ®

Quick-Start Insert for Dead of Winter ®

4.57 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


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Game Time: 100 min.

Original Set-up Time: 11 min.
Original Clean-up Time: 10 min.

Quick-Start Set-up Time: 3 min.
Quick-Clean-up Time: 2 min.

1 Main game board  Base Game
335+ cards  31 dice
134+ tokens  60 Zombie/survivor standees

*Paint job does very on every insert

 * Dead of Winter ® is a registered trademark of Plaid Hat Games
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Weight 2 lbs

Assembly & Layout

Download/View PDF Assembly Instruction Manual

7 reviews for Quick-Start Insert for Dead of Winter ®

  1. 2 out of 5

    Not an awful insert by any means, but I think if you want something that looks like the pictures from the website, then you will need to paint this yourself. The website does warn that the paint job will very from set to set, but mine has ZERO grey like the pictures provided on the website, and the black and blood splatter did not turn out that well.

    If you use FFG premium sleeves, you will need to remove card inserts from the location “sets”, or they will not fit. Also, since this game does not have a board that can fit flush against the token component of the insert, am worried about side storage on this insert (haven’t tested yet).

    The assembly was easy, and the instructions provided on the website were very good. Overall, I think its an “ok” insert, but I do not think it is worth the $40 it costs unfortunately.

    Jason Obermeyer
    Jason Obermeyer
  2. 5 out of 5

    What a great product. It was easy to build, and it makes set up and tear down tons easier, especially with 300+ cards in the game. The themeing is absolutely amazing. With the blood-splattered white, it looks to be more a part of the game than the original box insert. I was able to build this and the dice tower in less than 2 hours. It might look a bit intimidating at first, but once all of the pieces are laid out, it makes tons more sense, and is very intuitive to build. I cannot reccomend this enough. Simple set up, amazing gameplay (no more piles of tokens), and easy tear down that all matches the game perfectly. I may need to buy other games just so I can get the inserts for them!

    Adam Engelkemier
    Adam Engelkemier
  3. 5 out of 5

    I really like this insert. The blood-spattered detail makes it a lot nicer looking than some of the other options available.

    Assembly is a bit rough, especially if you’re not good with glue. Personally I found it easy enough once I had the right tools, but, if this is your first time building an insert, I would say it’s worth the money to buy it pre-assembled. Once you’ve got it together, the insert works very nicely and everything fits neatly inside the box. I sleeve all my cards and they fit nicely inside the card area. All in all, I’m a big fan of this insert and everyone in my gaming group loves the way it looks. We play Dead of Winter more often as a result.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Just received mine a couple of days ago and gotta admit, am amazed by the level of quality and details of the insert!

    Assembling will take some time & patience, but it will surely result in seeing Dead of Winter being played more often, thanks to the detail thought-out on the insert compartments.

    Great job guys! And highly recommended to any owner of this amazing board game. 😀

  5. 5 out of 5

    I have had this insert for a few months now and absolutely love it! The detail is amazing and it matches the artwork of the game flawlessly! Putting it together was not difficult at all; just took patience and time to dry. My only concern was that my non sleeved cards bent over time in the trays because there was a bit of extra room; however, now that I have sleeved them they fit snugly and are not bent at all. Thanks to the speed of set up and tear down this insert provides Dead of Winter has made it to the table much more frequently! This is an amazing product that I would recommend to anyone who is barber enough to bear the Dead of Winter!

    Isaac Portz
    Isaac Portz
  6. 5 out of 5

    I ordered the un-assembled set. Construction was really easy. The Only negative I have on is the Card section. With the Blood Splattered Colored makes reading the Call outs really difficult to read if viewed in a yellow light. So Not enough to Lose a star. Very Happy as this make pick up and Set up really easy.

  7. 5 out of 5

    This is a fantastic accessory for Dead of Winter!

    I ordered the pre-assembled piece, and even special ordered it in the more traditional brown stain rather than the blood-splattered white that is shown in the image…

    It looks fantastic, makes set-up and breakdown of the game a snap, and definitely means that this game will be seeing the table far more often…

    Thanks for another wonderful piece!

    Thor Gunnin
    Thor Gunnin
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