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RISK: 40th Anniversary Collectors Edition [Original]
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- Risk 40th Anniversary Collector Edition
- Risk 1999
- Collectors Edition
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
About 50 years ago, an award winning French film maker Albert Lamorisse created a revolutionary game he called: La Conquete du Monde - loosely translated. "Conquest of the World." Two years later, in 1959, Parker Brothers published the game we all came to know and love as RISK. RISK was absolutely unique because it introduced groundbreaking game concepts. It was the first board game to offer non-linear movement - that was crazy thinking back then. Although the rules were simple enough, the strategies required to win the game were not. RISK pushed the envelope and remained unmatched by any other game on the shelf; quickly becoming a phenomenon with millions of copies sold throughout the world. Since that time, nearly a dozen different variations of RISK have mapped out epic battles in the Star Wars universe, Middle-earth, Narnia, the moon, and various periods in world history. In the game of RISK there are no perfect moves. There are no guarantees. Because everything is at risk!
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|Item Dimensions||11 x 11 x 3.5 in||15.75 x 2.52 x 10.51 in||15.75 x 1.97 x 10.51 in||1.6 x 11 x 23 in|
|Item Weight||5 lbs||5.51 lbs||2.87 lbs||3.38 lbs|
Top Customer Reviews
Easily the best version ever, this anniversary edition is a must for the true "Risk" fan. From the detailed mapboard, to the diecast metal pieces, to the metallic silver box... this is one of the best board games I've ever seen. Beyond the fact that "Risk" is just plain fun to play. (Fun in that annoying way.)
For fans of this game, I'd also recommend the Hasbro/Avalon Hill game "Acquire."
Some people complain that Risk involves so many dice rolls, that luck is a major factor. I disagree, because the sheer number of rolls makes an unfair distribution highly unlikely. To take maximum advantage of the probabilities you must carefully plan your campaigns, so that you may opt for a more limited objective if your losses have been higher than expected, and conversely, can choose a more ambitious objective if your losses have been less than expected.
The true strategic nature of the game is seen in the diplomacy generally necessary for victorious play, and the timing, force disposition, and operational skill necessary to turn your diplomacy into a winning position. When it is time to strike, you must be decisive, and bring every bit of your strength to bear.
The game's best educational point is the innate comprehension it gives to players of balance of power systems, which allows a greater understanding of history, as well as current events. Another point in it's favor is the geography lesson which children will especially benefit from.
Like Chess, Risk is a simple game which allows for very complicated situations, and thus is suitable for players of almost all ages.
The anniversary edition is really nice, and contains metal soldiers and a re-drawn map with a more antique feel. I really appreciate the compact box, as it allows me more space! It also contains "Secret Mission" cards for play variety.
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This is, by far, the worst Risk board game I have ever recieved, and the fact that I spent 351 dollars on this game makes me sick to my stomach. I hope to get either a full refund, or a brand new game. These words do not even begin to encapsulate how disappointed I am, as a Risk fan, to have gotten such a lousy "collectors edition" game. I have sent the seller an email and hope to receive a message back soon. Will update IF any action is taken. Until then, one stars because this product is not as advertised. You have been warned. If you choose to buy this game, you do so at your own Risk. Forgive the pun.
Risk is considered a classic game for good reason. First, like many great games (Chess, for instance), it is not particularly hard to learn the basics of Risk, but getting really good at it can take years! Second, Risk is great for getting a young person curious about "weird" places like Irkutsk and Yakutsk, for getting good at judging odds (HINT to Jeremy: rolling the maximum number of dice gives you a better chance of rolling a high number!), for practicing basic math skills (figuring out how many extra armies you get is a good one for a 4th grader), and for gaining an understanding of strategic thinking. Third, learning that you can win (or lose) in Risk (and in life, for that matter!) through DIFFERENT strategies (i.e., the tortoise approach of starting in Australia and slowly working your way up through Asia, or the "hare" approach of trying to conquer a big continent -- Europe, North America, or even Asia -- and holding it) is a good lesson for anyone. Finally, Risk is a lot of fun, and it's easy to get a game going because it works really well with just 2 people (unlike another great strategy game, Diplomacy, which really requires 6 or 7 people). Have fun!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought the 40th Anniversary Collectors set for like $3 at a garage sale or thrift store several years ago. I am a big risk fan and it was an awesome find. Read morePublished 6 months ago by yadidyamg
I bought this item as a gift. A couple of the metal figurines were broken (understandably, as I paid less and bought the item "collectible" instead of "new"), but... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Pieces are very small, board is very small considering being a collectors edition and its price. Its just not what I expected or were accustomed to when playing the game. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Garrett Clark
Ok I am rating the game and the version of the game. I see there are a few low ratings...and low I mean under a 5 star.... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bryce
I've been a Risk addict since 1984 when I was 12 and have had a few different sets. This particular verision isn't the best quality. Read morePublished on October 9, 2014 by Darryl Sadler