Better Risk rules for two players?
March 28, 2010 8:32 AM Subscribe
Looking for Risk rules that avoid the pesky "we-both-know-who-will-win-but-the-game-still-doesn't-end-for-another-hour"
posted by JensR to sports, hobbies, & recreation (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend and I both love playing board games, especially strategy games like Risk and The Settlers of Catan. But when it comes to Risk, there's a fine line between the ever-so-elusive 'balanced game' and the far more common three-to-four torturous hours of one player (usually her, to be fair) utterly dominating the other, which was fun for a little while but then the game just turns boring since noone has any illusion about who will ultimately win the game. I don't actually mind losing to her, as long as the game stays fun past the first 30 minutes.
So here's our question: how do you guys play it? What changes do you make to the rules to ensure an exciting game from start to finish? And we're looking for more creative solutions than simply surrendering once defeat seems likely.