One of the most popular board games (after Monopoly) Risk originated in France in 1957 as La Conqueste du Monde, (Conquest of the World). Parker Brothers brought a slightly modified version to the United States in 1959, renamed Risk: the Continental Game. The game was later retitled Risk: the Game of Global Domination.
US Marines participate in the wargame TACWAR that provides small-unit leaders with an opportunity to make decisions during simulated warfare conditions, USMC Base, Quantico, VA, 1986.
Risk is the classic board game of global domination where the object is very simple: conquer the world. To win, you must both attack to acquire territory, and defend to keep it against attacks from your opponents.
The Risk board features a map forty two countries, across six continents. There are now a number of variations of the original game such as World Domination, Capital Risk, and Secret Mission Risk. The board game versions include dice, Risk cards, and six sets of miniature armies with a total of 360 model playing pieces. The newer software versions utilize artificial intelligence and amazing 3-D graphics to provide a high quality single or multi-player experience.
Originally Risk was brought to the United States by Parker Brothers, of Monopoly fame. Hasbro acquired Parker Bros in 1991 so you may see the game marketed as "Risk, Parker Bros." or "Risk, Hasbro". Same game.
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