Roped the family into a playing my brand-new copy of Risk Legacy yesterday during Christmas and was pleasantly surprised by how much fun it is.
If you’ve never heard of this new iteration, it’s one of the most innovative board games you’ll ever play. Each game will fundamentally change the world for games to come. For instance, you can customize the different armies, giving them various abilities by choosing one of two stickers on a card… and ripping up the other one, so you’re stuck with your choice forever. As armies battle it out you can place various “scars” on the board, stickers that change territories for the better or worse. Win a game, and you’ll be able to name a continent by writing directly on the game board, giving you bonuses for taking it over for every game you play in the future, or found a city and give yourself exclusive starting rights to that spot.
Inside the box there are envelopes full of cards and surprises that can only be opened after various conditions are met, changing up the rules for the game forever. It’s a persistent board game world, and while at it’s core it’s still just Risk, it’s great to feel like your actions have a lasting impact.
Can’t wait to keep writing on my board, ripping up cards, and having my friends desecrate my world. Full review coming to Badass Digest ASAP!