Vintage (1992) Risk and Castle Risk: 2 board games in one. Published by Hasbro | Parker Brothers.
THIS GAME HAS BEEN INVENTORIED AND IS INCOMPLETE. Game is missing all 6 of the dice (easily replaceable with dice from any other game) and 2 of the small cardboard castling circles (again, easily replaceable by making 2 of your own out of cardboard. These small cardboard pieces are only used in the Castle Risk version of the game). Original instruction book (English) and box inserts (with instructions in French) are here.
Game overview (from boardgamegeek.com): Risk and Castle Risk in one box.
Each player starts out with one castle on the game board. Your objective is to capture all your opponents' castles, so that you are the last player remaining in the game. This game in the Risk family of games is markedly different than the original Risk. The combat mechanism is the same but players receive armies at the end of the turn, not the beginning (the sole exception being playing a Reinforcements card). The game has no territory cards, and one does not get armies based on the total number of individual territories. One gets armies for regions controlled and banners in one's castle only. Each player starts with a single banner in his castle but also takes the banners of any captured castles. The cards act as die modifiers (General and Marshall), allow attacks one would not normally be able to make (Admiral), get armies at the start of a turn (Reinforcements), force temporarily non-aggression pacts (Diplomats) and look at another player's cards, discarding one in the process (Spy). The Spy card can also be used to defend against another Spy.
Players are given army units to place onto the map of the world. Players use units to attack other players' positions, hopefully with superior numbers. Combat is a simple dice rolling affair that stresses attrition, and reinforcements are given to players who collect sets of cards.
Inside the box: As stated, the game is missing the dice and 2 small cardboard discs. Inside the box you will receive:
- 1 deck of red RISK cards
- 1 deck of blue CASTLE RISK cards
- 6 boxes of colored armies (red, green, yellow, purple, blue and black)
- 1 reversible game board
- 4 small cardboard castling discs (one has a crease and cut to the center)
- original instruction booklet
- original box inserts
Condition: The game board is in EXCELLENT! condition with NO! warping and a strong, sturdy spine. The game board graphics are bright and vivid and game board text is clear and legible. The instruction booklet is here and is also in EXCELLENT! condition with NO! rips or tears to the pages and clear and legible. The armies come in colored boxes with lids and these are in clean and unbroken condition. The cards show some creases but card text is clear and legible and card graphics are bright and vivid with NO! fading apparent. The game box has duct tape on one corner and wear and rub to the box corners. NO! broken or split corners on the box.
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