Similar to the classic Risk board game, and streamlined for quicker play. Border Siege was designed and developed specifically for Android phones and tablets. Supports two to six players, with any mixture of players and AI. Play locally using pass-and-play or try out the online turn-based multiplayer.
Over 500,000 multiplayer games have been played!!!
THIS IS THE FREE VERSION. The full version of Border Siege is available for $1.99 and includes online multiplayer as well as all of the maps. The free version only includes local play and 6 maps.
Border Siege is very customizable and supports a wide array of Risk options, house rules and other variations. Check out all the awesome the features listed below:
Basic features: • local or turn-based online play • 46 high-quality maps including the classic Earth (Risk) map • vector-based drawing for full resolution support • play in landscape or portrait • touch-based interface designed specifically for Android • 11 different languages
Gameplay features: • play domination or capital • full control over initial board placements or... • intelligent automatic board setup for quick games • fog of war, supply lines fortification • 7 card settings • 3 methods of resolving combat • attack one roll at a time, or all at once • pan, zoom or change the map drawing style at any time
Multiplayer features: • unlimited number of games • instant notifications when it becomes your turn • in-game chat, with private messaging • move replays • player statistics and leaderboards • all settings are searchable to find the right game for you • create passworded games to play with friends • turn time limits from 2 minutes to a week • automatically remove/skip inactive players • friends, game invites, private messaging
Even more features: • local game saves • create your own maps using the PC map editor • multiple AI profiles to tailor your opponent • instant AI speed option
You can create your own custom maps to play locally in Border Siege. Submit your maps to the website to share your creations! User created maps and the PC map editor are available for download here: http://www.electrowolff.com/maps/
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This game was previously called "Drisk (Android Risk)" until a "Risk" trademark complaint raised by Hasbro forced a name change. Full details on the "Risk" dispute are available on the website.
Drisk adapts the classic board game very well to touch screens. A variety of customization options allow players to choose from classic rules or a variety of common variations ranging from reinforcement rules to card set values. Other options allow for quick pay with automatic territory assignments and "all in" attacks, or more standard nuanced play. The free version only allows local games on a few maps. The paid version unlocks online play and a variety of special maps based on both real and fictional geography.
While the reproduction is quite good, there are a few flaws worthy of note. The AI never materializes as a credible threat even with the settings changed to favor the computer. AI behavior can be set to "aggressive, defensive or balanced" with "SkyNet Mode" to predispose the AI towards attacking human players rather than other AI. None of these settings seemed to reduce my win percentage below 90%. As such, this game is not likely to provide any challenge to experienced players. Of course, playing against human players alleviates this problem, but quick 15-20 minute skirmishes against the AI are unsatisfying.
The game also lacks a help feature or a description of the rules. Descriptions of the rule variations in the options section will make sense to veteran players, but new players will likely be lost.
All things considered, this is a worthy effort at a simple game of risk that is as close to the classic experience as I have found on a mobile platform.
This is a turn based strategy game. If youv'e ever played the board game RISK, you'll immediately understand how to play this game.
Drisk has pretty much changed the way I use my Kindle Fire. I frequently have small periods of inactivity on my job - too short to start other tasks and too long to sit staring at computer monitors. This game typically plays in less than fifteen minutes (in solo mode) and is a perfect time filler. It doesn't require constant attention so It's easy to put down and perform a task and pick back up.
It has a mode that allows you to play online with other humans but I have never used it. It would be too rude of me to continuously abandon the game to perform work tasks so I can't comment on that feature.
It has many user configurable features including a plethora of maps, the aggresiveness of the AI, as well as the variations of rules included within the RISK game.
My only criticism would be that I would like an instant replay option. Being able to see the entire game quickly replayed after the completion of the game would be a nice option.
This is a basic, simple game of Risk, and it's perfect as a mobile app. The various games I've played so far have had very different outcomes, so it doesn't feel like the AI is too "canned". You can also tweak the AI for different playstyles, or set it to random.
My first game I looked like I was going out, but ended up winning. The next game one of the computer players just destroyed everyone else. There's this feeling of dread in Risk, when you know that your elimination is inevitable. This app reproduces that, and the clear graphics make it easy to see various desperate strategies and plan your actions.
This is worth the d/l, and I'm considering the paid version just because it's a fun timekiller.
Only negatives: it's Risk, so I think you either like it or you don't, and it's pretty limited in gameplay (though it can be fun in small spurts). Also, some of the buttons are very tiny, and can be hard to hit. For the most part, however, that's not an issue.
I tried several of the free risk games for the Kindle and this was easily the best. The people who gave this game a low rating simply did not know how to press the options button in the game to change the settings to be more like the board game rules. For example, the game's default mode places your territories and armies for you in order to speed up the pace of the game, but that can easily be changed. There are also many different rule variations to make the game more interesting. The only problem I had with the game is that the A.I. became too predictable after about 20 games or so, but I highly recommend this to anyone who loves the board game.
I have only played the free version to date. This is really a great and fun time waster for sure. I enjoy that it can be played with close to the original Risk rules, yet also has many options to change gameplay. It can be set at the pace you like, too, which is a real perk since many other free Risk clones out there play at very rapid speeds more appropriate for an action game than a board game.
I have two gripes with it. For one, it does not have very challenging AI players at all, though for the free price I'll pass on deducting a star for one problem. The other problem is that the dice seem a bit skewed sometimes. Losing 7-12 armies in a row to a territory controlled by just one army does not seem as uncommon as it should be. This has actually happened to me maybe seven times after around 200 games. Conversely, I've seen too many 1 army territories conquered by territories with 2 total armies (the odds should be against the attacker since ties go to the defender, yet I've observed this move more often win for some reason). This is particularly annoying since the poor AI often resorts to this bad strategy, yet is rewarded more often than not. I cannot help but wonder if the programmers remembered to seed the random number generator properly. So one star off for that problem, which as a programmer myself, I know is not a hard problem to fix.
Imho though, it's the best free Risk clone out there out of several I've tried. They did an overall pretty spectacular job.