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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Its risky bying this Risk
Board/Pieces: The board is elevated and sturdy. Its the right size to hold all the pieces and you never feel it get crowded. Its also very detailed and the colors are very glossy and stand out. On the downside, it has no locking mechanism to speak of. When you put the two parts of the board together two groves on one side correspond to two on the other side which does hold the board together from the sides but any accidental knock from the bottom or top of the board can disconnect it. The gamepieces are my biggest beef with this game. The troops are either a block, denoting one unit or a cylinder denoting five. Whilst this does make the troop numbers very easy to tell I feel it leaves much to be enjoyed. One would assume that a more modern risk like this one might have troops shaped as say tanks, or planes or humvees or something more unique. But the pieces are big, clear, color coded and easy to use.
To sum it up, if you like risk or wish to give this as a gift to someone who likes risk they will enjoy it a whole lot and it will look nice. If you've never played before or wish to just have one for occasional play, save your money and buy one of the cheaper versions.
posted by Brother_Humble on February 6, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
posted by 2481300 on January 26, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 1, 2011
Misprinted Game Board - Greenland/Iceland & Great Britain/Western Europe Links Missing
The title says it all. They were in such a rush to get their holiday money that they made 2 huge mistakes in printing the board and those mistakes completely change the game if left uncorrected. Sadly, there is no offerred fix by the manufacturer...so you are left with using a permanent marker and a ruler to "correct" the print problem, or some such other cheesy home fix. Mistakes happen. To err is human. To not offer a fix for an obvious and significant production defect is a deliberate act, not an accident. How hard would it be for them to produce a high quality sticker to fix the print flaw? How expensive? They should have done better and they could have, but they decided that they would not. Thank you for your money, now shove off! And a cheery poke in the eye to you to, Hasborg!
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