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Risk 2008 Edition

Risk 2008 Edition

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Gameplay in Brief:

Played on a world map, Risk is a game of global conquest. The basic goal is to take over every country in the world. In 2008, a new edition of Risk was published. Other recent editions -- many of which introduce new rules and new winning conditions -- include Risk 2210 AD, Lord of the Rings Risk, and Risk: Star Wars Clone Wars Edition.

The Basics:

For 2 to 6 players, ages 10 and up. About 120 minutes per game.


Risk was designed by Albert Lamorisse.


Risk was first published by Parker Brothers (now owned by Hasbro) in 1959. It is based on the 1957 game La Conquête du Monde, which was published by Miro Company.


Risk is a war game with dice-based combat resolution.

Also by Albert Lamorisse:

Lamorisse, who passed away on June 2, 1970, at the age of 48, is also a well-known French film director. His films include 1956's Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon), which won an Academy Award for best original screenplay. He did not design any other games.

Why Risk is Part of the Games Timeline:

Risk was the first war game to become an unqualified commercial success. Here are the other games I believe are the most culturally and historically significant games published since 1800.

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