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Risk Godstorm - Board Game Preview

Scheduled for publication in July 2004 by Avalon Hill

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The cover of the box for Risk: Godstorm

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Wizards of the Coast recently announced plans to publish Risk: Godstorm in July 2004 under the Avalon Hill label. According to a company press release, the game will "pit men and gods against each other in a war of shifting alliances and magical powers."

The full press release follows:

Are you prepared to face the gods of ancient mythology in battle? This July, board game players everywhere will get the chance to deliver ancient Earth and the mythological underworld from the hands of the enemy.

Risk: Godstorm, a new game from [Avalon Hill and] Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, offers players the opportunity to pit men and gods against each other in a war of shifting alliances and magical powers. Designed to appeal to everyone from board gaming hobbyists to mythology buffs to those who enjoy the classic strategy game of Risk, Risk Godstorm features exciting game play while evoking the mystery and lure of the ancient world.

A game of Risk: Godstorm begins with soldiers and elephants representing a range of eastern and western mythologies: Norse, Greek, Celtic, Egyptian and Babylonian. Players can also use four gods -- Magic, Death, Sky and War, each of which wield supernatural forces that can help in this game of earthly domination.

Richly detailed game pieces, including miracle cards, faith tokens, territory cards and temples help guide game play. The not-yet-lost continent of Atlantis offers a special strategic opportunity, as the continent and all its occupying forces can be wiped out with the draw of a single card.

Risk: Godstorm contains a lavishly illustrated, full-color board of a map of the ancient Earth and a secondary board of the mythological underworld. It's expected to sell for about $45.

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