The Best Editions Of Risk

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Editions Of Risk

When it comes to strategy board games, none stand in higher prestige than Risk. The game of world domination has been around for more than 60 years, and because it has so many different editions, game variations, and options, no playing of the game is exactly like the last. Risk has been ported into just about every form of gaming entertainment, thanks to versions existing on various video game consoles, but the most varied versions of Risk can be found in the traditional board game market.

From classic crossovers like Risk: Call Of Duty Black Ops (with zombies) and The Walking Dead (which also features zombies) to fun new variants like the stunning 60th Anniversary Edition, this list ranks all the best and most unique editions of Risk over the years. How many have you played?

Because it's so popular, the game has been licensed with nearly any property that has anything to do with conflict and battles. This includes the likes of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and many more. It's difficult to figure out which game is the best of the bunch, but that's why this list includes the best versions of Risk ever produced.

  • 1
    48 VOTES

    Features: The OG Risk, it's a classic for a reason.

    Ages: 10+

    Players: 2-5

    This version of Risk pays homage to the classic look and style of the game, but serves as an update to the rules. The game comes with improved mission cards, which help to speed up the game. There are also 12 secret missions, and the look and feel of the game brings players back to the style and type of gameplay they enjoyed in their youth.

    • Category: Game
    48 votes
  • 2
    41 VOTES

    Features: Includes seven unique kingdoms with their own set of strengths and weaknesses.

    Ages: 14+

    Players: 2-4

    Traditionally, Risk is the game of world domination, and the original game features a map of the world. This version of the game takes a closer look at the conflict possibilities on Earth, and limits them to Europe... and, let's face it, there have been a lot of wars fought on that land over the past few millennia, so it works perfectly. The game is updated and made to work well in the limited environment, but it requires a great deal of strategy and luck to become victorious in Risk Europe!

    41 votes
  • Risk: Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition

    Features: A larger board encompassing all of Middle Earth

    Ages: 9+

    Players: 2-4 

    You can join in the Battle for Middle-Earth by playing Risk: Lord of the Rings Trilogy, which incorporates the look and feel of the movies into the classic game we all know and love! The game features a map of Middle-Earth, and it's up to the good guys to stop the armies of the Oruk-hai before they sweep across the land, destroying everything in their path in the name of Sauron!

    32 votes
  • 4
    50 VOTES

    Features: A new version of Risk where no two games are ever the same.

    Ages: 13+

    Players: 3-5

    Risk Legacy is a completely new way to play the classic game, as it incorporates new rules based on winning multiple games. You can lock off various components of the game until players reach a certain milestone, and as a result, no two games are exactly alike. This version of the game features numerous changes to actions and components, such that any classic player will find something completely new in Risk Legacy.

    50 votes
  • Features: 60th anniversary edition features retro artwork and five different ways to play. 

    Ages: 10+

    Players: 2-6

    Risk has been around for more than 60 years, and to commemorate that achievement, Hasbro Gaming released this 60th Anniversary version of the game. The game is presented in premium packaging and game pieces with new, unique artwork. The game includes rules for five different ways to play, making it possible to enjoy the many different versions of the game in one single box!

    21 votes
  • Features: Recreates the look and design of the original release.

    Ages: 8+

    Players: 2-6 

    If you're a fan of Risk but didn't have the chance to play it when it was first released in 1959, you can now play the original version! Winning Moves Games has released a reproduction of the original game of Risk, complete with wooden pawns, original artwork, and the same rules that made the game an international standard in the name of strategy tabletop gaming.

    18 votes