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Risk Mass Effect Galaxy at War Board Game
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- Long distance planetary connections are connected by Mass Relays
- Custom galaxy map that brings the Mass Effect world to life
- Great for gift giving or family game night
- Mass Effect Collector's item
- For ages 10+
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The galaxy is at war.
Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying creatures called the Reapers has begun their destruction of all sentient life forms. The Alliance, led by Commander Shepard, is the only hope for saving the galaxy. He must rally the civilizations to launch one mission: find the Catalyst to activate the Crucible and end the Reaper threat once and for all. Meanwhile, a clandestine operation known as Cerberus, led by the illusive Man, seeks to take control of the Reapers to make humanity the dominant force in the galaxy.
Includes 3 play modes:
•Basic Training - Standard RISK game play,
•Galaxy at War - fast-paced and strategic, individual and team play.
•War Assets - quick card and dice game play.
Game comes complete with over 250 game pieces. Custom components include 2 Alliance Armies, 2 Reaper Armies, 1 Cerberus Army, 2 Harbinger pieces. 81 Faction Cards representing the 3 factions, 18 War Assets planet scanning cards (which can also be played as a standalone mini-game), Custom game board, 5 six-sided dice and 4 eight-sided dice.
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Top Customer Reviews
Anyway, if you love Mass Effect (and Risk), you'll love this combo board game. It's got like three different game types (we played the main one that incorporates the Reapers vs. Alliance). LOTS of rules.. no joke. It got confusing a lot of the time. However, once you get the hang of it (like regular Risk), you'll probably have great fun.
It seemed a little unfair for most of the game (my friend and I played the Reapers against his mom and sister [Alliance]). For example, the Alliance seems greatly outnumbered (like the video game) and vastly outmatched (also like the video game). Maybe we played it wrong, because we absolutely demolished his mom and sister, capturing literally every single one of their countries (or should I say galaxies? Solar systems? Sectors? Whatever, you know what I mean).
Regardless, the game was fun. And if you know Risk, you know how long it can last. Our game, though, only lasted a few hours before we conquered the entire galaxy... A good game length (or maybe it seemed short because we got a little drunk while playing).
Mass Effect stands as probably my favorite gaming series last generation. I even loved the third game in the series, ending and all. My son spent plenty of time on the weekends playing the online mode with me. Now, if this was just a Mass Effect themed version of Risk, I could comment on the parts and call it good. I plan to do that, but this version of the game also comes with a couple of extra modes of play.
First and foremost, we have the game of Risk (here referred to as Basic Training). It is essentially the same game from my youth, just with planets and clustered regions connected by mas relays. For those unfamiliar with the game, you can have three to five players take turns setting pieces down one at a time until all of the planets are claimed. Then you start to reinforce those planets with your remaining pieces. Each turn is comprised of several steps. You start by adding reinforcements (from a combination of planets owned divided by three, plus bonuses for any regions you have full control of and then trading in cards towards ships). You then choose to invade other planets.Read more ›
I think adding more game pieces, and more worlds would spice this risk edition right up to AWESOME.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a really fun twist on classic Risk. Team play, and three different objectives make it very fun.Published 29 days ago by Steven B. Ricks
Love this game! This is the new go to game I play with the family and friends. The three factions in the game make it a lot more challengingPublished 2 months ago by TheJurie
Mass Effect fans, Unite. Who wouldn't want to own Risk: Mass Effect edition? Even if it stays in the plastic, great buy.Published 2 months ago by Blake
Great game, good quality pieces, very nice packaging, recommend for the nerds amongst us :-)Published 6 months ago by Pol
Item.is exactly what my kid wanted! A whole new twist on the original game. Well worth it.Published 8 months ago by Anthony R Bustillos
Beautiful game, but have not played it yet. Just opened to see the contents.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
If your a Mass Effect fan. This is the perfect game of Risk. The pieces are designed extremely well. And the map has the details of the star map in the game. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Adegan Enterprises