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Risk

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Box art for the Halo Wars edition of Risk.

Risk is a strategic board game produced by Hasbro. The objective of the game is "world domination," or "to occupy every territory on the board and in so doing, eliminate all other players." Players control armies with which they attempt to capture territories from other players, with results determined by dice rolls. Two Halo-themed Risk games have been produced, one based on Halo Wars and one on Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.

Versions[edit]

Halo Wars[edit]

The trailer for ''Risk: Halo Wars Collector's Edition''.
RISK: Halo Wars Collector's Edition is a Halo Wars-themed version of Risk produced by USAopoly.[1] It features three playable factions - the UNSC, the Covenant and the Flood - with 250 game pieces, and allows players to capture 42 territories in six sectors, battling for supremacy of Arcadia. The pieces include Marines, Scorpion tanks, SPARTAN-IIs and UNSC firebases. The Covenant's pieces are Grunts, Wraiths, and Arbiters, along with Covenant command bases. Flood pieces are Infection forms, Carrier forms, Juggernauts, and Proto-Graveminds. Despite being named the Juggernaut, the Flood unit in question bears more semblance to the Halo Wars Thrasher form in-game unit than the canon Juggernaut enemy type found in Halo: Fireteam Raven and cut from Halo 2.

The game's box art and map were created by Adam Sblendorio.[2] The map's continents and territories were named by Graeme Devine and the team at Ensemble Studios.[3] Devine named one of the territories Roque after his duaghter.[4] Although the game itself is non-canon, many of the board game's continent names have seen be used in canon media.

The game itself was announced on January 27, 2009[5], with a trailer released on April 27.[6]

Halo: Legendary[edit]

RISK: Halo: Legendary Edition is the second Halo-themed version of Risk, released in 2011 and based around Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. It features three playable factions - the UNSC, the Covenant and the Flood. The pieces include Marines, Scorpion tanks, SPARTAN-IIs and UNSC firebases. The Covenant's pieces are Grunts, Wraiths, and Arbiters, along with Covenant command bases. Flood pieces are Infection forms, Carrier forms, Juggernauts, and Proto-graveminds. This game includes three maps for play. The first map is a 3-5 player, 60" Halo ring that allows players to use a wide range of tactics and strategy that allows for long-term games. The second map is a 2-player map that is played on a 30" map of the campaign mission,"The Silent Cartographer", from Halo: Combat Evolved that allows for a fast-paced, strategic game. The third map is also a 2-player map that is played on a 30" map of the campaign mission, "Halo", also from Halo: Combat Evolved, that allows for a strategic, fast-paced game. The second and third maps combine to make the first map.[7]

The rules pdf for the Legendary Edition is hosted online here (backup).

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Amazon, Risk Halo Wars Board Game
  2. ^ DeviantArt, RISK: Halo Wars Box Top
  3. ^ DeviantArt, RISK: Halo Wars Game Board: "This is the final approved game board for RISK: Halo Wars Collector's Edition. As the pieces are in bright translucent colors, it was important that they are clearly visible on the game board. This worked best by going very dark for the territories. Another goal was to have the board itself look like a digital tactical map even though it's clearly ink on paper, while also increasing the individual size of each territory to accommodate many pieces at anytime in the game. The planet is Arcadia and the territories & continents (sectors) were named by Graeme Devine and his team at Ensemble Studios."
  4. ^ Twitter, Graeme Devine (@zaphodgjd): "Wow. The Halo Wars version of Risk made this list! One of the territories might be named Roque (after my daughter)." (Retrieved on Oct 19, 2020) [archive]
  5. ^ Joystiq, Want to control the Flood? Play Risk: Halo Wars: (defunct, Archive)
  6. ^ Team Xbox, RISK: Halo Wars Trailer: (defunct, Archive)
  7. ^ Amazon, RISK: Halo Legendary Edition