Drisk Review

Drisk Review

Aug 2, 2013

Remember playing the board game Risk back in the day? If so, I bet one of those memories is how long it took to play the game. In fact, it took almost as long if not longer as a good game of Monopoly. Well, the makers of Drisk came up with a game really similar to Risk but won’t take 6 months to play a full game.

Starting out with Drisk, there will be the choice to play a local game or an online game. When playing a local game, the number pf players can be selected as well as if they are actual people or computer players. When playing online, the sign in is done through a Scoreloop account. This is mandatory to play online.

To get the hang of the game, it’s a good idea to watch the tutorial. It goes pretty quick but it gives you a basic idea of how the controls work. If any questions arise, take a look at the help button on the main menu screen to hopefully answer them.

drisk-6Drisk has about 30 maps to choose from some are more broad than others. A fun one is playing just the USA. The overall idea is to conquer all of the states. Some of the other maps are the entire world. The idea is the same through every map and regardless of the number of players… conquer the entire map.

Initially the plan is to reinforce the areas currently held, be it a state or country. The number of areas currently held will determine how many reinforcement troops are available. Once the reinforcements are settled, it’s time to attack the surrounding territories. There needs to be at least one more troop in a territory held than the one about to be attacked.

Once the attacks complete, there’s the chance to move around troops to fortify other areas that might be weaker and possibly be conquered on a player’s next turn. Once the areas are fortified, it’s time to end the turn by swiping over to done.

The controls are tapping and dragging. There really isn’t that much to them. One thing that’s easy to forget is the cards available.

Playing a game with three computer players and myself took about 20 minutes.

Drisk Review Rundown

7
Graphics/Sound - There really isn't much to the sound or the graphics but there really wasn't much to the board game either. So it fits well.
8
Controls - The controls are pretty simple but a little slow when adding troops to one of the areas held.
9
Gameplay - The gameplay is great in comparison to the original Risk board game. MUCH faster.
8
Replay Value - For fans of the original game,having a much quicker version to play will be a godsend and more likely bring people back for a quick game. Also the online option is great to play against people you have no idea who they are halfway across the world.
8
Overall - Great much faster version of the original Risk.board game.

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Trevor Dobrygoski
Trevor is a freelance writer covering topics ranging from the Android OS to free web and desktop applications. When he is not writing about mobile productivity, He is coaching and playing the world's greatest game... Soccer.
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