Risk Europe

By Rob Morgan

I was looking through one of the sites linked to the Solo Wargamers Association, “Wargaming Miscellany” and found a mention of this, described as a ‘board game of medieval conquest,’ made by Hasbro. Now, most of us are well aware of the existence of ‘Star Wars’, and ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ versions of  Risk, all rather overpriced, but this is a new one on me.

Risk is not a game I’ve played often since I was a youngster. We’ve still got one of the Napoleonic period sets somewhere in the house, but this version seems well worth examination. I asked in the local games emporium, but no one had heard of it, nor in Toys r’ Us, though that didn’t surprise me. The photos accompanying the note on the web site do seem to show a large range of useful small figures and accessories, siege engines, foot, bowmen, knights and horsemen, etc. A quick turn round e-bay found a couple of boxed sets on offer at £20+ each. Has anyone bought and played this version of the game? What are the components like?

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