The Risk board game was one of the greatest games of all time. Of all the hours spent with people playing it, and all the nights wasted it is still worth the time to pull it out and play. Now you can play it with yourself and still have the same fun old time.
This game is about strategy and it contains plenty of it. The artificial intelligence lacks but the game makes up for it in overall fun value. You do not need all the people to play either, it is just as fun with the artificial intelligence.
You can spend just as much time analyzing your every move along with your opponent's. On all the levels I played it on it was still a little easy but an average player should have their hands full. Some things you need to make sure of though is acquiring your armies and using up your cards, both of which you must do manually. Sometimes it's hard to tell how much stationed units you have in one area due to a minor glitch I ran into occasionally, but this didn't really hinder with the gameplay that much, I was still able to remember most of the placements and so should you.
The game isn't much in the graphics department but
it more then makes up for it in replay value, and fun factor. A good match can keep you on your toes for possibly hours. The game contains a list of the rules and strategies so a person who has never played the game can partake as well. It's fairly simple to learn so you should be started in no time. You can also play friends on the same computer and is basically like the board game. You get armies for owning countries, contents and turning in cards. Owning contents gets you more based on how hard it is to protect that country. The cards can really change the game thought, once the game is getting deep cards can rake in dozens of armies in one turn, making it capable for one person to take out several countries and possibly continents.
The board map is also easy to understand. Any country touching another or connected via red line can attack the country it's attached to. Attacks are calculated using dice which is explained in the rules of the game.
All in all, if you are looking for a good classic game to play, this is the one. It'll be sure to keep you busy for awhile.