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Risk
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Swedish Historiskt Maktspel edition
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1-7250-2
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19.88 x 13.98 x 1.57 inches
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Swedish
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Although Alga had released this game earlier, this 1970's version is probably the most iconic Swedish version of Risk. With its red dramatic box top depicting a battle scene with exploding grenades, horses and men, it certainly carved its own niche among now middle-aged Swedish game players. (Similar box tops were also issued in a number of other versions for other languages / countries, for instance France and The Netherlands.)

Alga's version contains a few peculiarities compared to modern Risk editions. The maximum number of players were only four and the world map had slightly different borders compared to modern ones. The names of the territories were also excentric; normal "Southern Africa" became "Rhodesia & Union of South Africa" (some 12 years after South Africa became a republic!) while the "Ukraine" is named "Soviet Union & Ukraine" and "Southern Europe" is called "Italy & Romania", just to mention a few.

The box is also unusual in its large size, compared to standard Alga boxes of the 1970's. Later Alga (Brio) would loose its Swedish / Scandinavian rights to Risk and other games (incl. Monopoly, Cluedo and Scrabble (Alfapet)), and Risk is now sold as a Parker / Hasbro game in Sweden, being very similar to other versions in other languages.

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