What is Pacific Victory?

Pacific Victory is an exciting, fast-paced wargame simulating the Pacific Theater of WWII.

Japanese, American, British, Indian, and Anzac land, naval and air forces are represented: Carriers, Submarines, Cruisers, Battleships, Airforces, Marines, and Infantry.

The game covers all the major campaigns of the war including China.

You can replay all of these campaigns or experiment with innovative strategies, including invasions of Australia, India, or Japan.

The “Columbia Block System

Pacific Victory is a Columbia Block System game. The game information for each piece is facing the player, but not the opponent! This allows a “fog-of-war” aspect of play that allows an extra layer of subtlety to gameplay. It allows for feints, bluffs, and outright surprises! 

Also, it has a step reduction system built into place as well! As units take damage, they simply are rotated to show their new strength. It is an innovative design that has been a fan favorite of gamers in the know for years!

Watch a video about the Columbia Block System here!

An Enticing Map!

A consistent comment about Columbia Block Wargames is the beautiful maps they have. Pacific Victory is no exception. With the newest edition map spreading 25.5″ x 33 inches”! You’ll love to get Pacific Victory on the table!

An optional 48″ x 36″ neoprene mat is available for epic gameplay!

Download the Rules!

Want to dive in? Then download the rules!


Learn the “Columbia Block System” right now!

What makes Crusader Rex also special is that it uses the “Columbia Block System“. It’s a system with the fog-of-war built into it that keep each opponent guessing! The combat system is simple and easy adapted for other genres with simple tweaks.

Go ahead and watch this short video that will get you up to speed in a matter of four minutes.

Afterward, be sure to download the rules to read the rest.

Dont take our word for it…

What others say about Pacific Victory

What do the Experts Say?

The most accessible, fun, fast playing game of WW2 in the Pacific that I know of.
The correct strategic dilemmas are presented for both players and we have found each sitting of this classic to be a true joy to play.

mjwheeler Comment on BoardGameGeek

By adjusting the victory conditions this game becomes very challenging for both sides. Complexity is just right for me and has just the right amount of chrome and optional rules to make it interesting.

rssaffy comment from BoardGameGeek

Very interesting combat priority mechanism (Naval Air > Army Air > Carrier > Submarine > Battleship > Cruiser > Marines > Infantry). This is basically the ABC system used in later Columbia block games but it works really well for Pacific Victory.

The game has a very historical feel. The chrome adding flavor but no bogging down the game. There are also quite a few optional rules that add even more.

I’m really having fun with this game.

Cosmidcomment from BoardGameGeek

A tense nailbiter that keeps you feeling like you never have enough assets to keep you both on the defense and the offense at the same time. For the Japanese, it’s a fight against attrition of their superior starting forces; for the Allies, it’s a struggle to hang on to their territory until increased production can beat their enemies.

swandive78comment from BoardGameGeek