We have WordsWithFriends, but when will I ever get to play Risk with Friends on my iPhone
In Risk, a game of strategy and negotiation, the goal is to obtain world domination by taking over all six continents and eliminating all other players (the game is usually played by two to six people). Players take turns placing armies, attacking others’ holdings while fortifying their own. With the recent introduction of group chat features on many smart phones and the rise of mobile gaming, it’s about time that this popular game be formatted for online and mobile play in the same vein as Words with Friends. Playing Risk together with friends, you can strategize, make alliances, and track your dominance without armies or dice.
Because of IP laws, it would be impossible to copy the entire Risk board and gameplay, but there is little preventing a 21st century update with new territories. That said, perhaps it’s not long before Parker Brothers and other game-makers get involved in the online space, as evidenced by a recent partnership between Mattel and THQ.
Of course, I also have a vested interest in game development (primarily a crowdsourced approach) with 21st Century Tag. The web makes life playable; we make it fun.