List of licensed Risk game boards

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This is a list of all the licensed Risk game boards.

English releases[edit]

Risk[edit]

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Copyright dates: 1959, 1963, 1975, 1980, 1990, 1993, 1999, 2004


Released by: Parker Brothers (Hasbro)


Issued through: General release
Game description The traditional version of Risk.
Number of players 2 – 6
Army units Currently army units consist of infantry, cavalry, and cannon; worth 1, 5, and 10 "armies" respectively. In past editions there have been other variations. In 1959, wooden cubes were worth 1 "army", while oblong wooden pieces were worth 10 "armies". This was replaced in the 1963 and 1975 editions for plastic triangle pieces worth 1 "army" and plastic stars worth 10 "armies". In 1980, plastic Roman numerals I, III, V, and X were used as literal numerical representations of army units. This change was reverted in the 1990 version, in favor of the plastic triangles and stars of previous editions. In 1993, the infantry, cavalry, and cannon pieces were introduced and have been used ever since; though in varying designs.
Other features Secret Mission Risk cards, enabling Secret Mission Risk, included since 1993.

Castle Risk[edit]

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Copyright date: 1986


Released by: Parker Brothers


Issued through: General release
Game description A version focusing on Europe in which each player's goal is to protect their castle from attack. It is often considered to be a poor game, but many concepts were used again in later variations.
Number of players 2 – 6
Army units Army units consist of plastic triangles, which represent 1 "army", and plastic stars, which represent 10 "armies".
Other features

Risk 40th Anniversary Edition[edit]

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Copyright date: 1999


Released by: Parker Brothers (Hasbro)


Issued through: General release
Game description Features a color-enhanced board and metal pieces.
Number of players 2 – 6
Army units For the special collectors' edition, army units are made of metal. Infantry pieces worth 1 "army"; cavalry, 5 "armies"; cannon, 10 "armies".
Other features The movement route between the territories of East Africa and Middle East was removed; this was later confirmed as a manufacturing error.

Risk: 2210 A.D.[edit]

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Copyright dates: 2001


Released by: Avalon Hill/Hasbro


Issued through: General release
Game description An award winning futuristic version of Risk. The game features Moon Territories, ocean territories and Commanders.
Number of players 2 – 5
Army units In addition to normal plastic army figurines, each army also has commanders which can affect battles where they are present.
Other features Randomly placed disaster zones, in/through which no unit may move, make each game slightly different.

Risk: the Lord of the Rings[edit]

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Copyright date: 2002


Released by: Parker Brothers (Hasbro)


Issued through: General release
Game description Players attempt to conquer Middle-earth from the Lord of the Rings.
Number of players 2 – 4
Army units Army units include 'light' armies or 'dark' armies. The 'light' armies consist of elves, horsemen and eagles. The 'dark' armies consist of orcs, ring-wraiths and trolls.
Other features A ring moves across the gameboard throughout after turns. Once it reaches Mordor, the game ends. Also included leaders and strongholds.

Risk: the Lord of the Rings: Gondor & Mordor Expansion Set[edit]

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Copyright date: 2003


Released by: Parker Brothers (Hasbro)


Issued through: General release
Game description Players attempt to conquer Middle-earth from the Lord of the Rings. This is an extension to Risk: the Lord of the Rings, also includes a 2-player Siege of Minas Tirith mini-game.
Number of players 2 – 4
Army units Army units include 'light' armies or 'dark' armies. The 'light' armies consist of elves, horseman and eagles. The 'dark' armies consist of orcs, Ringwraiths and trolls (molds). In the European version: the 'light' armies consist of humans, horseman (Rohirrim) and Ents. The 'dark' armies consist of Warg Riders, Morgul Army and the Haradrim (molds).
Other features A ring moves across the gameboard throughout after turns. Once it reaches Mordor, the game ends. Also included leaders and strongholds.

Risk: Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition|Risk: the Lord of the Rings: Trilogy Edition[edit]

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Copyright date: 2003


Released by: Parker Brothers (Hasbro)


Issued through: General release
Game description Combines the first two Lord of the Rings versions, but does not include the Siege of Minas Tirith mini-game.
Number of players 2 – 4
Army units Army units include 'light' armies or 'dark' armies. The 'light' armies consist of elves, and eagles. The 'dark' armies consist of orcs and trolls.
Other features A ring moves through the gameboard as the players take turns. Once it reaches Mordor, the game ends. Also included leaders and strongholds.

Risk Godstorm[edit]

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Copyright dates: 2004


Released by: Avalon Hill/Hasbro


Issued through: General release
Game description A version based on the mythological pantheons of various ancient civilizations. The map is a stylized continent flanked by the island of Atlantis. Dead units battle in the underworld for the chance for resurrection.
Number of players 2 – 5
Army units In addition to normal plastic army figurines, each army also has gods which can affect battles where they are present.
Other features Randomly placed plague zones; "Faith tokens" which act as currency to buy Gods and cards, each of which have different characteristics.

Risk: Star Wars: Clone Wars Edition[edit]

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Copyright date: 2005


Released by: Parker Brothers (Hasbro)


Issued through: General release
Game description Set in the Star Wars universe during the Clone Wars. The player can fight on the side of the Separatists or the Republic, using either the classic Risk rules or the Clone Wars variations.
Number of players 2 – 4
Army units
Other features Included "Order 66" which allows for shorter game play.

Risk: Star Wars Original Trilogy Edition[edit]

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Copyright date: 2006


Released by: Parker Brothers (Hasbro)


Issued through: General release
Game description Set in the Star Wars universe, players play as the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance, or the Hutts. This version is unique in that each of the factions has a different set of goals and victory conditions.
Number of players 2 – 5
Army units
Other features

Risk: The Transformers Edition[edit]

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Copyright date: 2007


Released by: Parker Brothers (Hasbro)


Issued through: General release
Game description Based on the Transformers film, players can either play on the side of the Autobots or the Decepticons on a Cybertron stylized map.
Number of players 2 – 4
Army units Single units are depicted as robots, and three army units are futuristic tanks
Other features Leaders and location that can "transform" and have special powers based on form.

Also some boards can be changed by spinning or sliding them.

Risk Junior: Narnia[edit]

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Copyright dates: 2006


Released by: Parker Brothers (Hasbro)


Issued through: General release, exclusive to United Kingdom
Game description Based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, players can play as either the forces of Aslan or as the forces of the White Witch. It is the first Risk game made for young children.
Number of players 2 – 4
Army units
Other features

Risk: Halo Wars[edit]

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Copyright dates: 2009


Released by: Parker Brothers (Hasbro)


Issued through: General release.
Game description Based on Halo Wars, played just like Risk Revised.
Number of players 3 – 5
Army units Army units are 1 and 3.
Other features There are three different races as noticed in the Halo storyline. There are the UNSC, the Covenant, and the Flood. In the 5-player mode the UNSC has two allied forces and they fight against the Covenant, as both sides also try to extinguish the powerful flood diseased creatures. There are heroes which give combat bonuses.

Risk Legacy[edit]

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Copyright dates: 2011


Released by: Hasbro (Heidelberger Spieleverlag)


Issued through: General release.
Game description A game that has permanent changes to the game board and cards each time you play.
Number of players 3 – 5
Other features There are five factions, each with different pieces and rules. The rules change each game, previous games affect future games and cards are permanently destroyed.

Risk: Metal Gear Solid[edit]

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Risk: Metal Gear Solid is a board game, released in 2011 by USAopoly, based upon the game Risk, with the setting of Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots video game. Gameplay is similar to the standard edition of Risk, but it includes heroes that upgrade one attacking or defending die to an eight sided die if they're attacking a territory or in an attacked territory. The game also includes 'Drebin Cards', which can be purchased by players and provide a range of effects on the game, and Outer Haven, a group of territories that can travel to several places on the board.

French releases[edit]

La Conquête du monde[edit]

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Copyright date: 1957


Released by: Miro


Issued through:
Game description
Number of players
Army units Armies made out of rectangular wooden cubes. Pieces representing ten armies are made of triangular pieces of wood.
Other features

Although not technically a licensed Risk variation, La Conquête du monde is included in this list as it is the precursor to the popular English version of Risk.

Risk: Édition Napoléon[edit]

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Copyright date: 1999


Released by: Tilsit, Hasbro


Issued through:
Game description
Number of players 2 – 5
Army units
Other features Adds generals, fortresses, and naval units.


Risk: Édition Napoléon: Extension Empire Ottoman[edit]

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Copyright date: 2000


Released by: Tilsit, Hasbro


Issued through:
Game description Adds a sixth player to Risk: Édition Napoléon.
Number of players 2 – 6
Army units
Other features

Brazilian releases[edit]

WAR[edit]

Released by Grow in 1972. A few other Brazilian modified versions were released, such as WAR II, WAR JR, and WAR Mythological Battles.