Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Game Mechanics…

Risk Legacy is Hasbro’s next iteration of the Risk series that bring with it a new play mechanic to the Risk world.

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This new Risk uses a system of truly PERMANENT changes, where players “build” the world in the first few games. Here is Hasbro’s blurb on this:

In Risk Legacy, every game you play will change every future game. A decision you make in Game 1 could come back to haunt you in Game 10. The risks you take in Risk Legacy are not like those in any other board game. You and the other players will shape how your world evolves: its history, its cities, even its factions and how they fight. Cards and stickers will come into play. Cards will go out of play forever. You don't forget past betrayals – and neither does the game.

Unlock new rules and watch events unfold as you play more games. No two games will EVER be the same.

To make these changes you will use things like: stickers on the board and in the rule book, a permanent marker, and you will tear up cards after their use. According to the press material most of the “changes” will have occurred by the 15th game, and after that players have a custom version of Risk they can continue to play.

All of these concepts are very intriguing, and while I wouldn’t want to bring real permanent changes to Tannhauser, some of the concepts like evolving rules and persistent map alterations could make for some interesting scenario/campaign mechanics.

For more on this unique game concept check out the sale sheet: here. I know I’m defiantly looking forward to this one.

UPDATE:

Hasbro has released the English rules PDF for Risk Legacy: Risk Legacy Rule.PDF