Windows 8.1 App Watch: Risk

Risk

Titled, Risk – The Game of Global Domination, this game lands on the Windows Store by way of Hasbro, the original company that own the license to the classic tabletop board game.

And in many ways, this one plays like a classic tabletop board game.

You play against up to three human or computer opponents, in your quest to conquer the world. If world domination is not your cup of tea, then there are also specific victory goals that you have to reach before your opponents. Classic turn based gameplay.

The official description:

“It’s war! Plan your strategies, form your alliances, lead your armies and conquer the world. RISK is the ultimate test of strategy and skill with players battling it out for world domination. Place your troops. Plot your strategy. Then let the quest for global domination begin.

The challenge: defeat your foes, advance your troops and expand your territory. Where to attack. When to stop. Whether to form a temporary alliance…the decisions are all yours. This world belongs to the bold and the daring. Can you take it on, and win?”

Although Risk, as a game, has made appearances on various platforms in various forms, this one seems to have been custom designed for touch enabled computers.

It only supports x86 and x64 versions of Windows, for instance.

And it is only available as a $4.99 download, though a free trial version is available if you want to try it out. The visual presentation is nothing fancy, but since this is positioned as a virtual version of the board game, things are okay. Plenty of modes, though, with rule variations that you can configure.

Click here to check out Risk on the Windows Store.

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  • SoylentGreenIP

    Great, loved playing it as a board game, also had a Windows version a long time ago. Now if 2K Game would just come out with a Windows version of Civilization Revolution, that would be awesome.

    • Fahad Ali

      I’m sure we’ll get a Civilization game soon on the Windows Store. It’s just the wait that is the issue. Still, Beyond Earth keeps me occupied on weekends.

      As for Risk, this one is a pretty good game, feels just like playing a tabletop. The best version for me, and the one that I spent many hours on was the classic Risk released that came on a CD back in the days. 1997 I believe.

      It is now packaged as a casual game now, but back then, it had high production values with videos and crisp graphics and animations.