Victory or Death

Players: 2-4

Playtime: 90-120 minutes

Ages: 14+

Victory or Death

Out of Print

Victory or Death, The Peloponnesian War, is the next game in the Quartermaster General Series. It is a card driven/hand management/area control eurogame/wargame for 2 to 4 players playing on two teams, and takes about 90 minutes to two hours to play. On one side are the Athenians and the Delian League, the Demos team; against them, the Oligarchs of Sparta and Corinth are teamed.


Like Quartermaster General did with World War II, Victory or Death immerses the player in a believable, alternate narrative of history. Like Quartermaster General, you will be able to start playing quickly, as the rules are simple and easy to learn. Mastery comes through repeated play, as you learn the various cards and combinations available in the four decks.



“All their education was directed toward prompt obedience to authority, stout endurance of hardship, and victory or death in battle.”
— Plutarch, The Ancient Customs of the Spartans
“Therefore, having judged that to be happy means to be free, and to be free means to be brave, do not shy away from the perils of war.”
— Thucydides, Pericles’ Funeral Oration