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Beast44a15 Feb 2019 9:50 a.m. PST

Got Risk: Europe for Christmas and broke it out for a playtest with the boys. Highly recommended.


Oppiedog15 Feb 2019 10:56 a.m. PST

Looks very interesting.

14Bore15 Feb 2019 12:22 p.m. PST

As a kid played Risk often, around Christmas time learned there is a Napoleonic Risk game so had to look but was way more than I could afford.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2019 2:36 p.m. PST

Nice – a great starter game to introduce younger players to boardgaming and strategy gaming – hopefully they graduate to miniature gaming…..

mad monkey 115 Feb 2019 6:37 p.m. PST

Excellent game.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2019 7:41 p.m. PST

Note that it's actually NOT a true Risk game as such, but a similar type of light war game. It actually plays very differently to Risk and even the more complex variants like Risk: 2210 AD.

These days, Hasbro is using "Risk" as a branding name. That's not a criticism; I think the marketing decision is pretty clever here, as these games are very much for the market (like me) who enjoy Risk and similar fare. Think of it as "if you like Risk, we think you'll like this, too."

I have the game, but my group has yet to break it out, as it's pretty much a dedicated 4-player game, and we frequently have 5 or 6 players present. But I'll probably pull it out soon!

Pauls Bods16 Feb 2019 12:06 p.m. PST

This is a gateway drug for getting your friends into wargaming.

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Personal logo Thomas Whitten Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2019 7:05 a.m. PST

Good to know. When I first saw it, I thought it may have been a rehash of Castle Risk. I am glad to see that it isn't.

Played Castle Risk only once. I believe I won the game on the first turn using some kind of boat. Don't really remember the details. I do remember nobody wanted to play it again after that.

This one looks much better.

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