Okay, I just found a very good copy of this game at a church rummage for $1.50. It looked cool. Now, I see here that it is. I am concerned about how useful it will be to me, however, as the suggestion here seems to be that 4 players are needed for the game to shine, and I usually only have 2 gamer pals to play with. I realize that the partnership play thing will be lost, but couldn't this game work just fine a a straight Risk variant?