The list author says: "Risk is the perfect game for friends and family that want an EPIC battle in a board game. Here are the best RISK games out there right now.
Risk is based on the French game La Conquête du Monde (The Conquest of the World), invented by Albert Lamorisse in the early 1950s. In 1957, it was published by the game manufacturer Miro, after a few slight modifications. Due to a relationship between Miro and Parker Brothers, Parker Brothers was able to introduce a slightly modified version of the game, by the name of the RISK Continental Game, into the United States in 1959. Although slight variants on game's title have surfaced with newer editions, e.g. in 1996 its name was changed to Risk: the Game of Global Domination, it is commonly referred to as simply Risk."