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Halo Wars Risk is a Halo-themed version of a the traditional board game risk. This set was released in July 2009, after the release of the video game Halo Wars, it features three playable factions - the UNSC, the Covenant and the Flood - with 250 game pieces, and allows players to capture 42 territories in six sectors, battling for supremacy of Arcadia. It will use the new Hasbro rules that allow for three levels of game play (basic, advanced, and classic) depending on the skill level and desired playing time of the players. A game can be completed in as little as 60–90 minutes with no decrease in strategy. The game will be appropriate for players 12 and up. It has a recommended retail price of $39.99.
The original Risk is a commercial strategic board game, produced by Parker Brothers (now a division of Hasbro). It was invented by French movie film director Albert Lamorisse and originally released in 1957, as La Conquête du Monde (The Conquest of the World), in France.
Risk is a turn-based game for two to six players and is played on a board depicting a stylized Napoleonic-era political map of the Earth, divided into forty-two territories, which are grouped into six continents. Players control armies with which they attempt to capture territories from other players. The goal of the game is "world domination," to control all the territories—or "conquer the world"—through the elimination of the other players. Using area movement, Risk ignores limitations such as the vast size of the world and the logistics of long campaigns.
- UNSC pieces include: Marines, Scorpion Tanks, Spartans and UNSC Firebases (as a bases).
- Covenant pieces include: Grunts, Wraiths, Arbiters, and Covenant citadels (as bases).
- Flood pieces include: Infection forms, Carrier forms, Juggernauts, and Proto-Graveminds (as bases).
- In the instruction booklet, a marine game piece is shown as having an assault rifle. The actual game piece, however, lacks any weapons.
- The Flood 'hero unit', called a Juggernaut, is strikingly similar to the Flood Thrasher Form. Although the real Juggernaut appears more like a large Carrier Form with long tentacles for arms, it can only be seen through mods on Halo 2 Vista.