A classic war-game in which players try to conquer the world through military might. Players get reinforcement bonuses for conquering entire continents. Combat is ruled mostly by dice.

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How can I estimate my chances to win a Risk battle?

I'm looking for an way to estimate the percent chance of winning a specific Risk battle. Assume the maximum number of dice will be used. It doesn't need to be a perfect calculation, just an ...
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What are some good tactics for the early game in Risk? [closed]

In general what do you recommend at the beginning of the game?
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How would you “study” Risk?

This question is not about a particular situation in the game, but rather how to study the game in the sense of if I wanted to learn Scrabble, I would spend time focusing on how certain uncommon ...
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What games are similar to Risk? [closed]

Are there any other board games that have similar game mechanics to Risk?
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Missions in Risk — is Australia really an island?

For some reason, I agreed to play Risk with my wife and her friend the other night, and we decided to try the Mission cards in Risk because no one wanted to go for global domination. I would soon be ...
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Playing Risk in an arbitrary graph

A Risk board represents the map of the world, or of Europe. Thus, it implies some constraints for example on the connectedness of a territory. I would like to explore how graph theory could help your ...
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How to Maintain the Balance of Power on Risk?

How can I stay strong enough to avoid being eliminated while at the same time avoid being too strong and making myself a target?
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Is there a Risk World Championship?

Is there any national or world level governing body that holds an annual Championship?
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House rules to fix LotR Risk endgame

I've been playing Lord of the Rings Risk, in the variant where the Ring moves one territory per turn, requiring a roll of 4 or higher to leave certain territories, and the game ends when the Ring ...
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How can I compete against the unit armies tactic in Risk?

How to I avoid one player getting too strong by playing just to defend a small area or continent and only gaining territories just to obtain Risk cards to trade in for more armies.
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What happens if a player has 5 cards and forgets to exchange them in Risk?

We had a situation where a player had 5 cards but forgot to turn them in at the beginning of the turn. Other player noticed after first player had already attacked and conquered at least one ...
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Ambiguous mission objectives and scenarios

In the newer form of Mission Risk (link), where each player has 4 mission cards of varying difficulty, there are a number of ambiguities that are not covered by the manual. After an exhausting (if not ...
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Adding money to a game of Risk

A friend and I recently had a conversation around making a set of rules for a buy-in variant on Risk, and I wanted some help from experienced players to review them as they stand now. Risk is not a ...
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Risk Legacy: Is it better to roll 1 or 2 defense dice when defending a bunkered location?

In Risk Legacy, there is a Bunker that always adds (+1 to the highest defense die, except when the high die is a 6). Is it better to roll 1 or 2 defense dice when defending a bunkered location.
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Risk (revised edition 2008): Is it better to roll 1 or 2 Defense dice with the Bonus Defense die Major Reward?

The Risk revised edition rules have a Major Reward that grants the defender a bonus defense die. This die will replace the lowest defender's die rolled (unless the bonus die is the lowest). What are ...
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Mission Risk - ambiguous missions

I've had arguments on the interpretation of 2 different missions in the last week. To me the interpretation is pretty obvious but I do want to verify. I'm hoping you guys can help :) Mission: ...
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Risk - Play by mail/email

In Risk (or Risk Legacy), is there an established way of playing the game by mail/email/..? I'm considering setting up a game between friends, but am struggling to work out how the moves can be ...
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Risk - To secure a world domination win? [duplicate]

I have been playing Risk with my four best friends and i have very rarely won. I have been wondering what is the best strategy to win at Risk?
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Being spread too thin with

When starting Risk you are spread out and a few bad turns of the dice can leave you so thin you have nothing to attack with. there is nothing in the rules about this. Am i to assume you have lost at ...