Some of us in the Board Game thread would like to play an online version of Risk, so I thought I'd open it up to others
The platform that's most recommended is wargear.net: lots of support, options for private play, and a variety of board layouts should we wish to branch out. This is open to anyone, no expertise required (I am proof). The basic rules of play are here.
Recommended board types:
- Wargear Warfare board i.e. standard Risk board: accommodates up to 10 players here.
- World War
- Colossal Crusade
- Civil War
Game speed options:
Real time (10 minute turn limit)
Daily (1 day turn limit)
Quick (2 day turn limit)
Regular (3 day turn limit)
Extended (7 day turn limit)
If you don't complete your turn within that time, your go is automatically passed over (there are other options that can be enabled, e.g. automatically boot you out
). My preference is either for the Daily or Quick turn limit, but it depends on people's availability. Don't really mind.
How to join us:
- Set up an account on WarGear - Risk Everything
, preferably with something resembling your MTF username.
- Post your username here, and someone will likely set up a game that includes you
Alternatively, feel free to set one up yourself
- Options for team play and individual play are available (team play is very good for beginners - will give you a feel for the game and its various strategies).
Current list of MTFers playing there:
Odds calculator: Wargear Tools