Fun and relatively quick game. I find it plays better with 4 than 2 (although I've yet to try any other number of players). Also yet to play the game with any expansion, so I don't know how much of an improvement they will be over the base game.
The first game I ever bought (other than the standard Monopoly et al). My next door neighbours introduced me to this game when I was in Grade 7, and I enjoyed it so much I went out and bought it. Love the game, love the theme.
Wow - I can't believe I waited this long to play this game. It's always looked interesting, but when the opportunity came to play it, other 'new hotness' won out. I won't make that mistake again...great game with lots of strategy.
It is very similar yet very different from the Risk I knew growing up. Yes, you can still turtle in Australia, but...that may not help you win. The addition of the Objectives and Rewards is what makes this game far superior to 'classic' Risk.Plus, it's a gorgeous looking game!
I absolutely love the theme, but find the game almost painful to play. It feels like I'm actually obligated to finish the game after I've agreed to play it. I'm really hoping that the upcoming expansion makes this game at least somewhat exciting to play.