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Store:  War Games
Edition:  Risk
Series:  Risk
Genre:  War & Combat
Format:  Board Games

Risk

2003 edition


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Ages Players
10+ 2-6

Designer(s): Albert Lamorisse

Publisher(s): Hasbro, Parker Brothers

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Product Description

In this classic game of military strategy, you get to play the commander of vast units, a general of superior strategy and a tactician unlike any mankind has ever seen.

You must lead your armies across vast continents to launch daring attacks against your enemies. But watch your flanks, as your opponents will fight to capture your troops and claim your territories.

Capture all 42 territories and you dominate the globe.

Play the classic Risk game or play a variation called Mission Risk. In this version, you must complete the 4 missions you receive at the beginning of the game to win. Some may be easy, others not so.

Risk... leading the world in military strategy games since 1959.

Product Information

Contents:

  • 1 gameboard
  • 5 dice
  • 72 cards
  • 6 sets of military units
  • 1 golden cavalry
  • instructions
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Average Rating: 3.6 in 4 reviews

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by Skuber
New, revised, and significantly better
January 23, 2009

To anyone who hasn't noticed, Risk has changed.

The new version of Risk (2008) is the production of the experimental underground hit Risk Black Ops.

Hasbro have listened to the comments and criticisms of the old game, and have revamped and renewed this title, and I must say, the work has paid off.

The new game is based on missions - major and minor missions. These missions are laid out on the board, so everyone can see them, and they are up for grabs for everyone. The first person to get three missions wins the game.

The effect of the new mission structure is to accelerate the game play significantly. I play Risk a lot with my mates, and it was very common for a game to last 3 or 4 hours if a virtual stalemate was acheived.

Not so with this new version. Games now rarely exceed 3 turns - one or two hours gameplay at the most.

The revision of the missions, plus some cool rewards for the major missions (extra attack die, extra defence die, air bases, etc.), and also the introduction of cities and capital cities, has re-energised this game.

All of these new innovations give the game a much more dynamic and 'fun' feel, but at the same time preserve the spirit of the original.

Buy this game and be amazed.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
 
 
 
 
 
by Nick P.
Outdated
July 17, 2008

When I first played this game I thought it was the absolute best war game ever invented. It involved strategy and negotiation. However, once I played other war games this one fell very, very short. Risk is just too simple a game with up scene amount of luck. The defender is always stronger than the attack, and the only advantage the attacker has is that they receive and extra dice roll (3) instead of the maximum defense of 2. This is a minuscule advantage if you can even call it that. In the game you'll find that an attacking army of 15 will loose 8 or 9 of its troops to a mere defending army of 3. This is because of the lack of a even or even realistic combat system.

Pro: Simple and easy to learn
Pro: 2 variant ways to play (conquest/mission)
Con: only 1 unit type
Con: All based upon luck in dice rolling= unfair battles
Con: Similar strategies
Con: Outrageous amounts of troops are gained by card matches

This game just lacks compared to other games on the market today. I wish I could say that it's worth the money when it is not. Just do some research and you'll find much higher quality games that don't cost too much. However, if you're looking for a simple war game to play, Risk might be for you. BE WARNED, this is a luck based game between card drawing (for matches) and dice rolling. If you despise luck based games, do not buy Risk because that's all it is.

If you are looking for a simple game that is fun to play that contains no luck. Yes I really mean NO LUCK. That game is Diplomacy and it costs about the same as Risk.

 
 
 
 
 
Greatest game ever made
August 14, 2005
This is the best board game ever made. The game isn't won on the table it is won in the arguments and alliances made by talking to the other players. It is a game of world domination, or in simple terms... spite.

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