Remember that homemade wooden Game Of Thrones RISK game somebody made for themselves? Well now USAopoly (with licensing from Hasbro and HBO) is releasing an official version. It's the perfect combo! Like casually drinking beer and napping on a Saturday afternoon.
The game has more than 650 pieces, including two custom game boards, seven sculpted armies, seven player boards and 28 character cards. With three ways to play, this edition of Risk is for 2-7 players, ages 18 and older, with a suggested retail price of $74.95. It will go on sale in August.
The two custom game boards display the "Game of Thrones" Known World, and offer three different ways to play. There is a War of Five Kings game in Westeros for 3-5 players that features the Houses Martell, Stark, Baratheon, Lannister and Tyrell. A 2-player game allows you to contest the rule of Ghiscari slavers in Essos, featuring Houses Targaryen and Ghiscari. Finally, combining the two maps with seven players allows one to combat all seven Houses.
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Game night?" Game night! You bring the booze and I will provide the playing cards. "We're not playing Game Of Thrones RISK?" No, we are playing STRIP POKER. And this time I'm gonna remember to double check my boxers for skid marks so I don't ruin the mood like I did last time. I feel like I was *this close* to getting to see a bra.
Thanks to Wesley, who agrees the key to winning at RISK is removing your opponents armies while they're not looking. Heck yeah, espionage!