Not the same game but still fun all the same
After reading all of the negative reviews I decided to write one of my own.
First, it's not the same game. After learning the rules and playing a few times I can say it is fun. To many people try to compare it to the old game and it isn't that game. Still it is fun just the same.
The major differences is reinforcements. As has been said, the cards now use stars that can be exchanged for reinforcements. Reinforcements are much harder to obtain. So gone are the days of massive army vs. massive army. The game still requires strategy and in some cases more so than the original. The cards are a bit flimsy but if proper care is taken these will be fine.
Last weekend I played with my dad and brother which I haven't done since I was a kid. It was a blast. All in all, on it's own merits, this is a very fun game - but it is very different from the original. But, since the map is the same (a little bigger) you can easily play with the old cards and old rules.
Oh, and for those complaining that this does not have the objective cards - objects cards were not included in the original game of Risk. These came later. Just enjoy the game for what it is.
So glad I got it!
I purchased this for my boys after reading a recommendation on Khan Academy. Immediately, I could see why it was recommended. It's a really great game of logic and strategy. We played with players of all ages - adults and children - and we had a really good time. It's not a short game, and it is quite a mental workout, especially when you are first learning how to play. We had to YouTube directions and it was still challenging but we were determined to try! It was a bit much for my younger kids, but I would definitely recommend it for roughly 12 & up.
I found out about Risk when my cousins were playing it at their house, I joined in on their game, learned the rules, and played it was loads of fun. So after I got back I immediately got my own copy and it is by far the best board game. It's so fun to play with your family or your friends (though you may ruin some friendships after betraying them.) Don't worry about it being too hard or boring just learn the very basic rules it contains and play, I guarantee you'll love it. I don't really concern myself with, how the 80s version or the 90s version is better, or the rules are different, or the cards aren't durable as some reviewers do because, it's still hours upon hours of fun.
I'm new to Risk and that's why your probably thinking my review is so positive since I haven't experienced other versions but, I don't care it's fun that's what games are about fun, and this gets 5 stars for being fun.
Excellent game!! also very good and quick shipping, nothing to complain.
It Risk, what more can I say? Classic fun the kids love!
Hours of enjoyment with my family, love this game.
5 star is a great game!i've never playd with this rules but still awesome, took some days to came the pack.
Great for fellowship with your family. Teaches strategy and patients.
Great game for all ages
It's simple and don't take too much time reading the rules to get the game started! You can also easily set your own rules if you're playing with young children.
This was a gift and it was received promptly. :) I rate this purchase 5 stars! OnlineShopDealer, so far, has done a great job at delivering my orders.