Feb 6, 2007

The Strategies of Risk

Risk (BGG entry), according to sources that prefer to call themselves voices and are not to be taken seriously, is one of the most successful, imitated and thus influential board games ever devised. It also is a particularly enjoyable game, that comes in a variety of flavours ranging from Star Wars to Lord Of The Rings to Classic, with the added bonus of being less prone to shatter friendships than Diplomacy. Also, also, Risk has the dubious honour of being the first truly mainstream wargame.

With wargaming, though, come tactics and strategies. Strategy guides too. Some of the best can apparently be found over at the rather specialized RISK, Strategies Explained... website. It even has a basic beginners guide. An advanced one too, obviously. Try them out in battle (for free), over at netRisk or by downloading the very Risk-esque Dominate Game.

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  1. I'm sure I remember Risk being advertised as a family board game...

    I am imagining things?

  2. Constantly, but not this time I'm afraid FK, as Risk was indeed mainstream. Just like Monopoly really...

  3. where the hell have i been, a online gaming community for Risk players.. holy dang diggity ricket!!!

  4. Go conquer them all Mr. Elderly... Groarrr!

    (don't forget to be as sneaky as the pretty sneaky thing)

  5. (puts on sneaking shoes, ties laces.... sneaks up behind gnome...)


  6. shit!.... (prods the motionless Gnome.....)

    oh shit!

    (elderly grabs Gnome and drags gnome to the kitchen... places a plastic bag of ice down the back of Gnomes shirt and waves an open of tequila under the hapless creatures nose....)

    gnome speak to me, Gnome snap out of it, Gnome .....

  7. phew! that was close... (checks score card.....)

    elderly two life saves
    Gnome 15 life saves.

    i got some catching up to do....

  8. OK. I'll help you out, then!

    (gnome swallows spoon)

  9. ...no .. wait... damn.....
    (jumps on gnome uses magnet to retrieve the wooden spoon.......)

    erm... damn this isn't working...... wait....

    (gets chainsaw.....)

    right open wide....

  10. I want to draw your attention (as well as your contibutors) to Eternity II. The first Eternity launched back in 1999 was the fastest selling puzzle/board game of all time so Eternity II is set to break the record books once more. It is the perfect game for everyone to attempt, with the added incentive of winning $2 million for the first correct solution!

    Eternity II goes on sale on 28th July worldwide (available online via sites such as Toys R Us and Amazon) – but if you and your fellow bloggers want to get ahead of the competition you can log-on to www.eternityii.com where there is an online game to practice your Eternity II technique. The website also features video clips of the official trade launch of Eternity II – including the destruction of the laptop containing the Eternity II solution! This is also available on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Y8r60s4fQ

    This really is an exciting time, even more so if you have that passion for puzzles and board games!!

    It be great to get everybody's feedback.

    Georgie C

  11. Thanks for the tip anonymous. That's an excellent puzzler you got there. Good luck!

  12. played a bit on that netrisk server. must say it was fun

  13. Quite a bit. Still play the odd game myself...