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Introducing 🌬️ Cold Winter 🥶, a team building game

Doug Safreno
Doug Safreno
Dec 9, 2020 - 2 min read
Introducing 🌬️  Cold Winter  🥶, a team building game

Apologies to our Southern Hemisphere friends for the unseasonal game theme.

After the success of Battle Islands, we made another game! In Cold Winter, one of your teammates is secretly an evil ice mage. Find and defeat them before they freeze the whole town.

How it works

To get started, first make a Cold Winter room, and have your teammates join the lobby. Note that, unlike Battle Islands, Cold Winter is played in real time.

In a town locked in the cold of winter, one of you is the 🌬️ evil ice mage. The rest are 🧐 civilians. Use arrow keys to move around.

🌘 Nights are stormy; your vision is limited. In addition, you'll only be able to hear / speak to people within a certain radius of you.

Once per 🌘 night, the 🌬️ ice mage can freeze everyone within a radius. Don't group up, or they'll easily win the game.

During the ⛅ day, you are safe. Discuss and vote for who you think is the 🌬️ ice mage.

The civilians win if the ice mage is found; the ice mage wins if all of the civilians are frozen!


Every time you win a game of Cold Winter, as a civilian or ice mage, you'll get points. Get to 100 points to win the new Ice Crown.


Let us know what you think by messaging the "Pesto team" in Pesto!

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Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
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