Squirrel or Die

Squirrel or Die at a Glance

  • A fast pick-up game at a great price.
  • Loveable critters in three variant cover images!
  • A morbid theme that makes people ask what you're doing.

The World of Squirrel or Die

Squirrel life is not all nuts and games. In Squirrel or Die, we explore the mental rigors of surviving the hide-or-go-starve-to-death dilemmas of the modern tree rodent. Do you have what it takes to be the last varmint standing?

Gameplay Basics

Squirrel or Die is a tile game which takes 20 min or less to play. Game play is split into Autumn (hide food) and Winter (eat food) phases. Your goal is to be the only squirrel to survive winter. In the Autumn phase, you take turns discovering new tiles and setting up the board. In the Winter phase, you consume what you “squirreled away” in autumn and try to last as long you can.

Variant Covers

Squirrel or Die was released with three variant cover images, each as morbidly compelling as the others.

Squirrel or die variant covers lineup

Deluxe Edition

The deluxe "hand made" tile version is sold conventions and a select few retailers. 2018 will be the end of the "Cherry" and "Ebony" stain wood tile versions. You might still find them at Origins Game Fair and GenCon 2018.

Additionally, there are super deluxe limited editions of Squirrel or Die as companion games to other Kickstarters. End of the Line featured the "Nuclear Green Post-Apocalyptic" version in 2016. With Processing: a Game of Serving Humanity, there was an "Alien Abduction" version (also, limited and hand numbered.)

Vital Stats

Designer: Seppy Yoon
Artists: Nigel Brooks, Jody Henning, Graham Judd, Melonie Lavely, John Redmann
Publisher: Fight in a Box, Muse on Minis
MSRP: $12.00 (standard), $25.00 (deluxe)
Atlas Stock #: FB020 (standard), FB021 (deluxe)
Format: Card Game
Number of Players: 2-4 Players
Ages: 11+
Play Time: 20 Minutes
Release Date: 2014