- If your RISK sessions aren’t this lit, then I’m not coming.
If this is entry-level effort for Risk, I'm wondering what's coming when they move on to Axis and Allies.ID: h0u6hsl
Or, God help them, Diplomacy...ID: h0uko1k
They definitely haven't played it yet as they appear to be friends.ID: h0ulfdo
Time to move onto the Campaign for North Africa!ID: h0ul81y
Secret Hitler cannot be allowed.ID: h0unpn3
The posture of the guy on the right looks like he might have a dagger in the back...so he may have experience with Diplomacy.ID: h0tyw96
Country themed boilermakers.ID: h0uf4j9
"So you just had that costume and authentic gear just lying around?"
"I'm a, uh, big Wolfenstein fan."ID: h0u2un0
Axis and allies while sometimes fun to play is fatally flawed. The axis can almost never win.ID: h0u4ihp
Depends on the version. In competition play of the anniversary edition the allies are actually at a disadvantage and who plays what side is determined by bidding on how many extra IPC the USSR gets.ID: h0u55r8
My kids and I got into Axis and Allies and Zombies last year. Really changed the stale dynamic we had settled into.ID: h0uf8wo
I think that's because it wasn't fudged excessively in favour of the Axis.
Seriously, look into recent WW2 history books, it's just embarrassing that it took so long to defeat them.
Of course, the problem with realistic games is that they're usually not going to be fun or balanced precisely because of the realism.ID: h0ugmb4
You're playing it wrong. Japan wipes the table if used properly, Germany is a struggle though I'll admit.ID: h0u6uc9
We did this for Diplomacy. Worked well since every person represents a nation.ID: h0u3you
It also works well because Diplomacy is a fun game, rather than dice rolling for several hours.ID: h0ug4mq
The game of risk is an inverse bell curve. The beginning has lots of rolling, then an hour of everybody stockpiling, then hours of huge armies sweeping the map just to be counterswept by the other big armies. If you’re lucky, the game ends there. If you’re not lucky, there are still two players, both with about half the board but no sizable army, and the game continues for another 2 hours with just two players.ID: h0ue0oc
How many friends did you have after the game?
The real risk is the allies you make along the way.ID: h0u23l9
Keeps you balanced on your Axis.
My god, is the guy on the left holding a stuffed platypus? That's the cherry on top.ID: h0uhg8a
lol, I should have looked at the comments first but I just posted about that too cuz it was so random, even in this crazy of a pic, that I had to mention it.
These guys should get into civID: h0ubmrf
Risk is how most Deity players started.
LPT: Don't play Risk with Civ players.
Source: I used to write Deity guides for Civ and haven't lost a game of Risk in over 20 years.ID: h0uhc8h
You need better competition then. There is enough randomness that even with perfect play and risk assessment you can still lose although maybe your playing risk against ai which in some cases can be consistently predicted/manipulated. Either way you need better competitors.
What's really fascinating is that this is in fact a game of Mouse Trap, played Russian roulette styleID: h0tnc4o
No it's risk.ID: h0tq60i
You're confused the game they're playing is technically Care Bears on the Path to Care-a-Lot, get woke
I made this ridiculous, over-the-top "RISK CHAMPION" (front, back, and down both sleeves) shirt for the current winner to wear...of course some asshole stole it.
Played Axis and Allies with friends in high-school. We all had corners, but my buddy when he played Germany... well, he busted out some authentic WWII Nazi shit his grandpa brought back with him, including a flag and hand gun. Always felt uncomfortable being in a room with a genuine nazi flag on display.ID: h0ulnva
Its the weirdest feeling.
Why did I immediately think they were playing pro level Clue? I think it was that smug bastard on the right
Awesome. I had many a good night playing risk with the lads and getting drunk
I actually have ran a couple of D&D and WoD games I dubbed "hat games" as each of my players was encouraged to wear at least one article of clothing their character wears, but most of the time people wore hats as their piece, hence hat games. Was a ton of fun and helped with immersion too.
I'm choosing to believe that this wasn't planned further than "come over for risk".
This group of friends each are just that close and hilarious that the each came up with this idea on their own and showed up in different costumes.
When a nerd decides he's to classy for DnD!
On the banks of the Red Cedar...
Looks like CDawgVA on the right. If it's not him, it's a good doppelganger
I thought she was holding a bong, not a sword for a minute thereID: h0u67wt
Look closer on the board.
Is it just me or does the guy on the left look a bit like Anthony Hopkins after a stint in prison?
I love how the guy playing red is both wearing a cuban uniform and is apparently acting as Che Guevara.
That doesn't look like the old risk board with the small - medium - large sized shapes as armies. Still the best version to this day.
I want to be friends with all of them.ID: h0u4gl0
Exactly this, I need more of this energy in my life. I so love this attitude
I like my board games but risk is boring zzz
Ya'll ever try thelastknights.com? Risk on steroids.
Does that evil genius have a Platypus? More despotic dictators need pet Platypuses.
HaHa, I wouldn’t want to play Risk against Ernst Blofeld!