Right now, my friends and I are circled around a table, playing a board game called “Risk.” It’s been a long time since I’ve played this game. It’s a strategy board game. The board is a map of the world (with names like Yokutsk….it’s a little outdated) and you place your army on countries to claim them. You take over other countries in a battle of the dice. The object is to take over the world… dun dun dun!
Currently my friend Ariel has the continent of Australia (a very good continent to have). I’m playing poorly by spreading out over Europe (currently not doing so well, but it’s early on in the game) and trying to take over the “Land Down Under,” but oh well. It’s all fun anyway. There is six of us playing the game right now, and we’re being a little bit A.D.D–talking and texting and getting veryyy distracted while we play.
Oh, and this game can last as long as Monopoly. Not kidding. Especially since we can’t get through one person’s turn without discussing something unrelated to the game….
For some risk strategy, click here.