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: Conquer one territory on 5 different continents. Play at the end of your turn.

Now to me I interpret this as, in one turn, you need to attack and win in 5 different continents. My opponent argued that he already owned Africa so he only needed to do so in 4 different continents. His argument was that if he owned 3 different continents, would that stop him from completing the mission? I said yes. Who's right?

Mission: Control 3 different continents. Play at the end of your turn.

I interpret this as owning 3 different continents at the end of your turn. So at the beginning of my turn if I dont own any of them, and at the end of my turn I own 3, I've fulfilled my mission. My opponent was arguing that control means you have to hold it for a turn (which is usually true) but since specifically said to play at the END of your turn, I think doing this all in one turn is fine. I also think in a game of mission risk holding on to THREE different continents for a who


Rule book: http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/Risk_2003.pdf

The 5 Territories Mission

This mission does not specify that the conquering all needs to be done in a turn. Unless there is a rule specifying otherwise, it simply means you have to have conquered a territory on each of five continents at some point already. These conquests can have happened on any previous turns in the game and do not all have to have been on the same turn. Seems like a bit much bookkeeping to me, but that's how it reads. The only requirement on completed missions is that

Page 17: You may claim a mission once you have achieved what it says on the card. But you cannot claim more than one mission a turn.

This indicates that you can claim this mission even if you didn't complete its requirement this turn.

The Continents Mission

Page 8: If you control every territory within a continent, you control that continent.


Page 7: territories you control [are] the territories with your units in them

Note that this is a deviation from classic risk which has the following:

To control a continent, you must occupy all of its territories at the start of your turn

In the rules supplied with mission risk, you may conquer the continents that turn and still have that count towards the mission. In fact, it should be obvious from the fact that you claim that mission at the end of your turn that you can have conquered the third continent on the same turn.

  • 5 Territories: I apologize, I mistyped it. I've fixed that now. You're actually supposed to play at the end of the turn. So I think you need to attack and win against territories in 5 different continents, all within this turn, and turn the card in at the end of the turn. I also think if I already own 2 continents, then this cannot be done. Correct? – BigDan Nov 25 '14 at 18:35
  • I looked for those definitions, I cant find them in the manual you linked. And I especially dont see them under the Mission Risk section. If they're higher up in the manual somewhere would they not apply to Classic Risk, not Mission Risk? – BigDan Nov 25 '14 at 18:42
  • @BigDan I have edited the answer to include page references and to take into account the updated wording. – Zags Nov 25 '14 at 19:34
  • @BigDan the mission risk rules says on page 17: "Follow the rules for Global Domination RISK with these changes". This means that all the rules earlier in the rulebook apply unless superseded by one of the Mission Risk Rules. This is also necessarily the case since Mission Risk relies on the normal Risk rules for things like reinforcements and combat – Zags Nov 25 '14 at 19:38
  • Thanks man for all your help. For the 5 Territories mission you're saying that its cumalative, not needed to be done on one turn. That doesnt make sense to me. As you said that would require a lot of bookkeeping. Are you sure about your interpretation? Because to me its quite clear that it would have to be done in one turn. Else I dont see the challenge in it. – BigDan Nov 26 '14 at 15:59

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