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Battle for world domination with every roll of the dice in Risk!

Based on the classic board game of strategic conquest from Hasbro, Risk comes to life online where the object of the game is simple: Global Domination! Establish your military objectives, take command of your army and begin your campaign to rule the world. Risk is a turn based game with each player starting with their own controllable army in an attempt to capture territories from opposing players and control the entire map.


Acquire
The game of Risk starts with players taking turns selecting, or acquiring, a territory until all territories have been claimed. Once all territories have been claimed, the Deployment Phase begins.

Deploy
In the deployment phase, players place their remaining units on territories they occupy. Deployment is done one army per turn and ends when the last player has placed his last army.

Attack
Take turns with other players as you receive reinforcements, attack and ultimately capture your opponents' territories.

Fortify
Don't forget to strengthen your defenses and fortify your territories! Doing so will help you take control of the entire map.

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RISK is a strategic board game for 3-5 players. It is played on a map of the Earth, divided into 42 territories on 6 continents. Each player starts with and controls their own army and attempt to capture territories from opposing players. The object of the game is simple: Global Domination!


At the start of each game you will choose your color then acquire and deploy your armies. Next, you will take turns with the other players as you receive reinforcements, attack, and fortify your defenses. Capturing one or more territories will earn you a territory card. When you collect three identical or three different territory cards you may cash them in for bonus armies. Capturing and controlling territories and continents also award bonus armies each turn.

Capturing territories comes during your Attack Phase, where you eliminate occupying opponent armies through a series of simulated dice rolls. The odds of victory are typically obvious (the army with the most units will usually win), but luck of the dice can reduce a sure victory into a shocking defeat. The element of "risk" is ever present!

Your game ends when you have control of the entire map (the default global domination rules), control 24 territories (an optional rule), you run out of turns and victor is declared (based on a combination of armies, territories, and territory cards), or you are eliminated. Good luck and have fun!

Complete Game Guide

If you'd like to learn more about how to play this game, please read the Complete Game Guide.

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Here are some additional pointers designed to help you become a more advanced Risk player.

If you prefer a single player game, click on the "Play against Robots" link on the Risk game home page. You will find the artificial intelligence to be a worthy opponent!

Risk plays in a super-sized 1000 x 600 game window. If you find the game window extends beyond the edge of your monitor, close the application and reset your screen resolution to at least 1024 x 768.

If you would like to begin your attack with less than the full attack dice (which then forces you to move fewer armies into the captured territory), RIGHT-click on the target opponent territory and you will be given the choice of attack dice (up to 3 if you have enough armies).

RISK cards become increasingly important as the game progresses, as each time the cards are turned in the number of bonus armies increases.

When customizing your game know the audience. Most players will be turned off with manual dice rolls or may not like the automatic set-up option. Gather your hard core RISK friends and play a long, manual dice rolling, no time limit game, or grab a few strangers for an ultra-fast game with all the speediest settings chosen!

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RISK Forum: Latest Posts

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Risk • Too many ClubPogo Risk rooms

By MrPateI » July 23rd, 2016, 11:16 pm

With so many available Club Pogo RISK rooms, players are pretty much spread out and it is nearly impossible to see more than 5 people in a club pogo Risk room.

The only room that seems to fill up is City Slickers, which is a free room. Inadvertently, you will almost always end up playing at a table with free members, which means you will have to wait for intermissions during the game.

Is there any way that pogo can trim out most of the club pogo rooms so the remaining few can fill up? This would be much appreciated.

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Risk • Getting Booted From Risk Table

By B52Shooter » July 23rd, 2016, 3:59 am

I keep getting booted from every table I try to play at. I get the exclamation mark on the page. I have done everything to my computer to try to stop this. Java, Flash Player, Cookies, updated. It is not my connection, as when I get booted, I can open another tab and surf the net. I am on windows 10. I appreciate all advice.

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Risk • Re: Cannot enter chat rooms (Merged Thread)

By Mod_Jada » July 21st, 2016, 8:36 pm

Pogo is aware of the problem and they are working on a fix.

There is nothing you can do on your end except wait until the problem is completely resolved.

From Known Issues:

Various rooms are down in some games. Thank you for your patience as we work to open them back up as quickly as possible.

You can find that information by clicking the link below:

Known Issues

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Risk • Re: Cannot enter chat rooms (Merged Thread)

By rarepoiuytfc933 » July 21st, 2016, 8:28 pm

same hear cant enter rooms

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Risk • Re: Cannot enter chat rooms

By TOKYOSIX » July 21st, 2016, 5:28 pm

I'm having the same issue,

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Risk • Risk rooms are all showing CLOSED!!

By Katie23192 » July 21st, 2016, 5:26 pm

Can't seem to open a room in Risk. In Mozilla, it shows some of the rooms as open, but you still can't get into them.
Mozilla shows them all closed.

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Risk • Cannot enter chat rooms (Merged Thread)

By tipsana » July 21st, 2016, 4:25 pm

As of 7/21/16 (following announced updates to fix server errors) I am unable to enter any chat rooms in order to secure a table. Please advise.

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Risk • Re: risk game quits in middle of game

By Mod_Aby » July 19th, 2016, 11:37 pm

Have you tried contacting Pogo about this issue by using the the Help link at the top of your page ?

Help > EA Help > Contact Us.

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Risk • Re: risk game quits in middle of game

By purplekilljoy » July 19th, 2016, 10:54 pm

I just got a new computer with 16 gig ram and it is still doing the same thing as with my old pc and quitting in the middle of a game when the adds come on. I need help. I have tried everything to fix this, it must be on the server end.

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Risk • Re: risk game quits in middle of game

By SpottedLee » June 30th, 2016, 6:25 pm

I used to have a lot of problem with games stopping in middle, until I put in more RAM into my computer, never again game stopping...

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Risk • rank progress

By AlleyDuckCreator » June 23rd, 2016, 5:17 pm

I have played a few games and won all but it is still showing my progress as 1/5 games to next rank. Is this a known glitch?

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Risk • Re: player continuesly changing seats (cheating)

By ken1260 » June 11th, 2016, 10:53 pm

And if you are looking to join a room, check out the options before joining and make sure that is not checked so you know that the chances of having an honest host is greater.

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Risk • Re: player continuesly changing seats (cheating)

By CAGal1950 » June 11th, 2016, 2:57 pm

Pogo has done something about it. They have given you the Table Option to not allow players to sit/join after the game has started. Once you've started the game, if a person leaves, they cannot rejoin the table.
Uncheck the Option: Allow players to replace computer players after the game starts.

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Risk • player continuesly changing seats (cheating)

By Sigurd66 » June 11th, 2016, 12:47 pm

Just a few minutes ago I was playing risk. One person was continuesly changing cheats and so in the end got several cards.

I think this is cheating. And why does Pogo not do anything about this.

So I have a complaint about user [removed by moderator].

I had the same thing with monopoly. Someone selling all for nothing to a computer, and then quickly changing the seat to that computer he sold to.

:|

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Risk • Re: risk game quits in middle of game

By Mod_Jada » May 31st, 2016, 7:09 pm

@littlecat11231:

Help > EA Help > Contact Us.

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https://www.pogo.com/action/pogop/pogogems/fund.do?returnType=game&returnValue=risk&intcmp=risk_ingame_gem_fund

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