Risk. It’s a classic board game. I’d be safe to say that the vast majority of us have played it at one point in time or another. Some enjoy it. Others don’t. That’s fine. But generally at one point or another, we’ve had to deal with someone holed up in Australia. The game also has many variations. My personal favorite is Risk: 2210. Well, for those that like Risk and like Game of Thrones, there’s a new version of the classic game coming out from USAopoloy that you might be interested in.
Risk: Game of Thrones will be coming out this August. The game, as could be expected for a Risk game, will have a lot of pieces (over 650 in total). You will be able to play as one of the seven houses in the Game of Thrones world. Exactly which ones are available, though, will depend on which variant you play. Yes, this Risk game is more than a single, but is in fact a triple-game in one box. That’s why there’s two game boards. There’s the War of Five Kings version that takes places in Westeros, which uses houses Martell, Stark, Baratheon, Lannister and Tyrell. Then there’s the one in Essos that uses Houses Targaryen and Ghiscari. The last version brings all seven together in a no-holds-barred grudge match to the end. Each House comes with a customized player board to help you track how you’re doing on territories, ports, castles, and victory points. Characters will also play an important role. The game has character cards that will change up how battles are fought or territories conquered.