Risk is a popular board game, and it’s just as challenging as ever. Winning this game relies on strategy. As a player, you get to channel your roll of the dice or choice of a card, into a decision. And if you choose well, your next move will help you conquer and win the game.
Playing Risk is a learning platform for young players, and a mental sharpening tool for older folks.
Since this board game was created in the 1950s, it has had lots of loyal fans, including the ones at our house. The roots of Risk grow out of war and military planing, our world history of powerful forces that try to dominate large territories, even the entire world.
Length of a game - it takes a while in the classic versions. Some of the newer versions are designed to go faster.
We played on school vacations, winter and summer. Success is based on strategy and taking risk, a useful life skill that has applications other than battle.
How much risk to take, under what circumstances, and how often? These are often delicate questions to balance.
We enjoy the vintage revival version of Risk, one of the editions shown below. Just about any theme that involves major conflict can be used as a canvas for Risk, including Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.
The players get to take over territories and occupy them via a board game, where the pieces go back into the box at the end, and the real world outside remains intact.
Is The Game of Risk For You?
I don't really know about length of play for others. I'm sure this game can go for a very long time, depending on the skill and determination of the players, and the luck of the draw. If it was short, someone would probably get frustrated about playing with the other person who crushed them so fast.
kimbesa, Are any records being kept as to longest or shortest playing time for Risk?
We have several versions, and I know others who collect more, as well as play their favorites.
This would make a great present and it's timeless as well.
Yes, they can have all the excitement without the potential for carpal tunnel.
I think this is a good alternative to the video games. Sticking to the PC for hours is no good. It is harmful to the spinal cord and the eyes. Risk board game looks very exciting especially for gamers who do not have the restriction of time.
It will keep the players going for hours, especially if they love challenging board games. Still popular after all these years...it feeds the competitive spirit.
I've never heard of Risk, but it definitely sounds like a fun way to spend some quality time with friends or family members.
Love to hear about new Risk fans coming along. LOL...they won't let you play because you beat them. So cool! Thanks for stopping by!
I still have my old Risk game (circa 1980) and have played it to pieces. We recently upgraded for my son... he and his friends play marathon Risk games (I'm not allowed to play, having beaten them a few times too often).