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The Best Editions Of Risk

February 24, 2020 224 votes 57 voters 3.1k views15 items

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.

  • 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.

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    • 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.

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      Features: This versions lets you lay claim to Westeros with more players and features than ever before.

      Ages: 18+

      Players: 2-7

      The War of the Five Kings is at hand, and the very fate of Westeros is at stake! Now, you can engage in the battles seen in the hit television series on HBO... and the books; let's not forget that the story came first in the books! You can play as your favorite side in the conflict, and battle it out with strategy and lucky die rolls to see who will sit on the Iron Throne, and who will lay dead in a field in Risk: Game of Thrones Edition!

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      • 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!

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