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Risk Onyx:B&N Exclusive

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Its risky bying this Risk

Gameplay/Instructions: Risk onyx remains for the most part faithfull to the tried and true risk gameplay. There are some new perks, such as a booster for moving extra troops but not much changes. If you've played risk before you wont be surprised here. The manual is glo...
Gameplay/Instructions: Risk onyx remains for the most part faithfull to the tried and true risk gameplay. There are some new perks, such as a booster for moving extra troops but not much changes. If you've played risk before you wont be surprised here. The manual is glossy and acts as a sort of, "welcome on board private. Here is your mission." type feeling.

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, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great Board

The game board is a collectors item to be played on. However, the game pieces are extremely cheap. The pieces from the standard Risk game are better. The title, Risk Onyx, implies that the pieces would be made out of onyx or some sort of stone, not very inexpensive plas...
The game board is a collectors item to be played on. However, the game pieces are extremely cheap. The pieces from the standard Risk game are better. The title, Risk Onyx, implies that the pieces would be made out of onyx or some sort of stone, not very inexpensive plastic. We are using the onyx game board and pieces from our older Risk set. I would not recommend buying the Risk Onyx: B&N Exclusive at the listed or discounted price.

posted by 2481300 on January 26, 2010

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

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    Its risky bying this Risk

    Gameplay/Instructions: Risk onyx remains for the most part faithfull to the tried and true risk gameplay. There are some new perks, such as a booster for moving extra troops but not much changes. If you've played risk before you wont be surprised here. The manual is glossy and acts as a sort of, "welcome on board private. Here is your mission." type feeling.

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    Love it!

    The Risk game was a Christmas gift for my husband and he loves it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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