WAR! HUUGN! What is it good for? Well, board games for one. There are tonnes of skirmish-based dice rollers out there, from land based platoon ‘em up Conflict of Heroes to the fearsomely contested territories of Axis and Allies; but there’s one game that has risen from the trenches and dominated the Battle of the Dreary Sunday Afternoon and that’s Risk.
Developed by French film Director Albert Lamorisse (yes, the Oscar Winning director of The Red Balloon created Risk) in 1957; this political, strategy based game of skill and cunning has leant itself to various incarnations including a Mass Effect edition, a Star Wars one and also a Last of the Summer Wine edition (Maybe not the last one…)
Well now, after missing a go, it’s the Doctor’s turn to unfurl the strategy book, open a vintage bottle of Tizer and settle in for a round of table top combat; yes, he’s only gone and got his own edition of Risk, courtesy of Winning Moves UK!
In this brand new edition multiple Dalek armies descend from the skies, seeking an ancient MacGuffin that will enable them to conquer the galaxy.
Play as one of five different armies, either classic or New Dalek Paradigm and wipe the opposition out; then and only then can you begin your search for the ancient artefact!
Will you be the last Dalek army left?
Of course, as you fight for supremacy, the Doctor, the Oncoming Storm, will lay his life on the line defending this planet.
Can you wipe out the Daleks before they capture the planet?
With special power cards to boost your forces or destroy your plans, and special missions to defeat other invading forces, this game of Risk is an epic battle for control of the Earth…and the universe.
Doctor Who Risk, for ages 10+ is now available to pre-order from Forbidden Planet for £36.99 ahead of its October 25th release date.