If your RISK sessions aren’t this lit, then I’m not coming.

1 : Anonymous2021/06/06 18:12 ID: ntrssw
If your RISK sessions aren’t this lit, then I’m not coming.
2 : Anonymous2021/06/06 19:13 ID: h0tps51

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?"


ID: h0um7ah

"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


3 : Anonymous2021/06/06 20:47 ID: h0u20n2

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?

4 : Anonymous2021/06/06 18:15 ID: h0ti9jd

The real risk is the allies you make along the way.

ID: h0u23l9

Keeps you balanced on your Axis.

5 : Anonymous2021/06/06 22:02 ID: h0ubf0c

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.

6 : Anonymous2021/06/06 18:53 ID: h0tnb3d

These guys should get into civ

ID: 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.

7 : Anonymous2021/06/06 18:19 ID: h0titye

What's really fascinating is that this is in fact a game of Mouse Trap, played Russian roulette style

ID: 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

8 : Anonymous2021/06/06 19:33 ID: h0tsch7

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.

9 : Anonymous2021/06/06 21:35 ID: h0u82fl

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.

10 : Anonymous2021/06/06 19:40 ID: h0ttcm2

Why did I immediately think they were playing pro level Clue? I think it was that smug bastard on the right

11 : Anonymous2021/06/06 21:32 ID: h0u7md0

Awesome. I had many a good night playing risk with the lads and getting drunk

12 : Anonymous2021/06/06 22:54 ID: h0uhu1j

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.

13 : Anonymous2021/06/06 18:37 ID: h0tl6vm

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.

14 : Anonymous2021/06/06 18:21 ID: h0tj4sr

When a nerd decides he's to classy for DnD!

15 : Anonymous2021/06/06 18:35 ID: h0tkuv3

On the banks of the Red Cedar...

16 : Anonymous2021/06/06 19:57 ID: h0tvkfp

Looks like CDawgVA on the right. If it's not him, it's a good doppelganger

17 : Anonymous2021/06/06 20:31 ID: h0tzxt5

I thought she was holding a bong, not a sword for a minute there

ID: h0u67wt

Look closer on the board.

18 : Anonymous2021/06/06 21:37 ID: h0u8cjn

Is it just me or does the guy on the left look a bit like Anthony Hopkins after a stint in prison?

19 : Anonymous2021/06/06 23:18 ID: h0ukndr

I love how the guy playing red is both wearing a cuban uniform and is apparently acting as Che Guevara.

20 : Anonymous2021/06/06 20:50 ID: h0u2dp7

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.

21 : Anonymous2021/06/06 19:27 ID: h0trp2f

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

22 : Anonymous2021/06/06 20:24 ID: h0tz470

I like my board games but risk is boring zzz

23 : Anonymous2021/06/06 20:08 ID: h0twxwv

Ya'll ever try thelastknights.com? Risk on steroids.

24 : Anonymous2021/06/06 21:14 ID: h0u5cyx

Does that evil genius have a Platypus? More despotic dictators need pet Platypuses.

25 : Anonymous2021/06/06 21:40 ID: h0u8pl7

HaHa, I wouldn’t want to play Risk against Ernst Blofeld!


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