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13 Sep 2017 9:49 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Sep 2017 9:46 a.m. PST

Do you have a favorite?

North America
South America

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 9:52 a.m. PST


Old Peculiar13 Sep 2017 10:10 a.m. PST


M C MonkeyDew13 Sep 2017 10:17 a.m. PST

Australia! Just because.

Rogues113 Sep 2017 10:17 a.m. PST

Not a continent but I always love the fight over the Kamchatka Peninsula (I haven't played in ages)

jefritrout Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

South America –

Australia gets you bogged down in a land war in Asia. South America gives you two options to expand, break through Mexico or go to Africa.

Yellow Admiral13 Sep 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

Pangaea! It had dinosaurs.

I haven't played (or even thought about) Risk in so long, I can no longer give a serious answer. I honestly don't remember.

- Ix

photocrinch13 Sep 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Not a continent, but agree with Rogues 1; Kamchatka or Irkutsk, just because they are so fun to say!

Rich Bliss13 Sep 2017 11:51 a.m. PST


Parzival13 Sep 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

North America. 5 armies and only 3 ways in to defend. Best bang for the defensive buck, as it were.

John Leahy13 Sep 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

Depends on where you are in the game. Australia is relatively easy to start. But no place to go unless you fight to Africa or thru to North America and maybe S America. South America is the other decent continent to start with.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 1:51 p.m. PST

Australia! Lets you build up an all-conquering horde while everyone else fights it out – then South America

14Bore13 Sep 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

Haven't played this in so many years, somehow I think I use to try to hold North America

Scott MacPhee13 Sep 2017 4:02 p.m. PST


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 4:05 p.m. PST

Another Aussie fan.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 6:38 p.m. PST

Personally I like a combo either Australia and Africa or North and South America. Getting to be able to own two is the hard bit.

jfleisher Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2017 6:25 a.m. PST


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Sep 2017 7:38 a.m. PST

The Moon (Risk 2210)

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian14 Sep 2017 7:40 p.m. PST

South America, then Africa

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian14 Sep 2017 7:41 p.m. PST

Risk:Legacy gives you a LOT of things to "enhance" the game. May need to get a second copy

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

Europe, and that is why I usually lose…

Hey ho Inactive Member16 Oct 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

Australia, one way in, one way out.

Royal Marine16 Oct 2017 1:01 p.m. PST

Park Lane and Mayfair with Hotels.

pbishop12 Inactive Member16 Oct 2017 5:38 p.m. PST

Either Australia or North America. I have an original Risk game from the 60's. Wooded pieces. Carried it around the glove during my USAF career 68-89. Still in tact. I recall taking it to Sardinia in 69 and playing with a group of Italian Air Force guys. Great game.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 6:17 a.m. PST

You forgot Antarctica. Nice place to visit wouldn't want to live there.

khanscom11 Dec 2017 7:46 p.m. PST

Australia or South America; though in those late, late night games in college one of the regular players used to hole up in Japan with a 3- card combo and stack up his reinforcements until he felt ready to make a final push. We used a house rule that allowed each additional card play to add 5 to the previous number of armies-- brutal!

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2017 2:27 a.m. PST

South America. No point going for Australia, as my oldest son would fight to the death to get it.

Legion 413 Dec 2017 12:29 p.m. PST

All of them … I want to rule the Risk board …

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