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Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest
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- With an updated map and all-new playing pieces, increased rewards for bold moves, and easy to learn rules
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- Bottom line: 3 ways to play, faster game play, and updated map and playing pieces
- Includes game board, 7 dice, deck of 42 cards, 5 sets of colored units, 5 capitals, 15 cities, parts sheet and instructions
- You'll be ready to take on whatever lies ahead
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We were all quite excited when we recently saw a commercial on TV for a new version of Risk. It had a fresh new look to it and had new rules for playing that promised to speed up the game. So I bought it. Some of the new rules are the same as the rule variations from original Risk. The new guide book doesn't mention anything about "Commander Roll" but it does have new objectives and a very unique reward system that compliments the objectives. Rewards range from an extra attack dice, extra defense dice, an airfield, a guaranteed country card at the end of your turn, extra strategic maneuver at the end of your turn, and my personal favorite, an extra strategic maneuver at the START of your turn (can you say surprise attack!?).
Visually, the new game board is dramatic. Everything is a little darker but very bold. Gone are the soothing blue oceans and seas. They're now blood red with subtle stripes radiating from the bottom corner. Most of the countries have remained the same but a few names have changed.Read more ›
2. The prototype version was known as Black Ops. This is the same game with different colors.
Relative to the enormous number of games that have been published, there are a rare few that have enjoyed popularity for fifty years. Risk is one of the rarities. Originally introduced in 1957 (in France) it was published in the United States, by Parker Brothers, in 1959. Since its inception, the game has grown in popularity and is now published around the globe in more than 20 languages. There have been several computer and console renditions as well as a variety of play-by-mail or play by email groups. There are Risk clubs and leagues and even a World Championship held in October of each year.
From 1959 to 1999 the only variation to the classic version of Risk was Castle Risk introduced in 1982. Beginning with Risk Napoleon in 1999 there has been a new variant introduced almost every year. (These include: 2210, Godstorm, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Star Wars the Trilogy Edition, Warriors (the card version), Narnia, Transformers and Express. (This does not include the various versions published either by small/self publishers or the variants published in Italy where Risk has a substantial following.) Each version is different enough from the other publications that no two versions are interchangeable. With the exception of Knizia's Risk Express the only feature that all of the games share is the basic combat system. These are not simply themed games where the play of the game remains the same but a new theme is tacked on; these are unique.Read more ›
The game takes many of the rules from the original risk and twists them just a bit to make the game go faster. For example this variant adds cities to the game and when you draft troops these cities add to your total number of possible troops.
Also you can hold an infinite number of cards, but each of these cards has a number on them and when you think you have collected enough of the cards your turn em all in for a number of troops based on the total of the numbers.
The game also adds rewards and objectives which can range from near impossible to not so bad.
The game is extremely fun to play and I would recommend it to any gaming enthusiast.
I would say this is a must own for any board game fans out there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is not the "classic" version. the conventional playing pieces are replaced with small plastic parts that are very hard to move around and grasp, even for my kids. Read morePublished 8 months ago by William
Still the same old RISK game we loved, but now has an "express mode" which will get you through the game faster. I'd still plan to spend a couple hours per game.Published 10 months ago by JB
Wrong item. This is an honest review. I wanted another copy to add to the board i had and the picture is different. Very angry and upsetPublished 11 months ago by Jordan Bittner
This is the newer rules risk. You can play the older rules as well. Very fun game. It is all nicely made and durable.Published 14 months ago by Tesla