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moonhippie3 Inactive Member25 Dec 2012 7:15 a.m. PST

It's 5am, and it looks like a bomb went off. If you see one of those apocolyptic shows where there is only a few items on the shelf and product scattered on the floor everywhere, it doe's not do justice.

So anyway, I carefully pick my way across the debris and locate one lone smashed boxed game of the classic Risk game. Almost 30 dollars with tax. Did you know that there are now only 5 armies with an extremely dark board making it much more difficlult to see? I think I prefer the old blocks of wood in plastic boxes.

14Bore25 Dec 2012 8:14 a.m. PST

It was a old staple but haven't played in about 35 years

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2012 8:56 a.m. PST

Picked one up at Target for $18 USD, last week. Played last night and your' right…had a heck of a time distinguishing the green from the blue and grey :/

Longshot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member25 Dec 2012 9:05 a.m. PST

Absolutey hilarious and awesome description. The wife and I thank you for a good Christmas Morning laugh. You do know how to paint a picture.

I hope you'll be able to enjoy a couple games with worthy opponents today.

combatpainter Fezian Inactive Member25 Dec 2012 9:37 a.m. PST

Just like an apocalyptic scenario where there is nothing left.

GypsyComet25 Dec 2012 10:18 a.m. PST

Most Toys R' Us will look the same, and they often leave them that way until year end inventory.

myxemail Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2012 10:56 a.m. PST

The seasonal game and calendar store in my local mall has the 1959 classic edition available on the shelf. It is a re-release of that edition with the six colors of wooden pieces. Stroll through your malls for a simialr type store or locate that version online.


HistoryPhD Inactive Member25 Dec 2012 11:39 a.m. PST

So pretty much the everyday scene at Wally World?

CPBelt25 Dec 2012 12:37 p.m. PST

The old versions always appear in thrift stores for a couple bucks.

Mick A Inactive Member25 Dec 2012 2:56 p.m. PST

There must have been someone more disheartened with the new edition than moonhippie3 in my local area as I picked up the new version in a charity shop for 50p. It was totally complete and the armies were still sealed in the bags…


john lacour Inactive Member25 Dec 2012 3:50 p.m. PST

my wife bought me the anniversery ed. many years ago. the one with the metal pieces and extra nice map. highly recommended if you can find it.
anyone remember the mid 1990's version with the terrible cards?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2012 5:33 p.m. PST

Hang on… which one did you get?




And that's not to mention Risk 2210 A.D., Risk Godstorm, Risk Halo Collector's Edition, Risk Transformers Edition, Risk Starcraft Collectors Edition, Risk Napoleonic Edition, Risk Star Wars Clone Wars Edition, Risk Star Wars Original Trilogy Edition, Risk Lord of the Rings, Risk Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition, Castle Risk, and a few more I can't recall at the moment. Of course, some of these are OOP…

COL Scott0again Inactive Member26 Dec 2012 1:03 p.m. PST

I have three editions.
A classic although with plastic triangles (one army) and star like shapes (10 armies) I have played/fought hundreds of games on this board.

A Lord of the Rings version (never played the bit about getting the ring to Mordor) but the Children enjoy it, though I think it also only had 4-5 armies not six.

Just got a new one that I think sounds like the one described above.

moonhippie3 Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 4:20 a.m. PST

Parzival; I got the 2nd one pictured. I believe the 1st one is the 6 army version.

Pyrate Captain15 Jan 2013 5:32 p.m. PST

I know that Diplomacy did. Did Risk really have wooden blocks at one time?

DJCoaltrain16 Jan 2013 10:56 p.m. PST

Yes Risk used to have wooden blocks, I have one. Probably two, maybe even three. I buy them at flea markets and garage sales – along with clue and monopoly games. Plus any other game that has parts I can use for my miniature ganes.

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