Hasbro Gaming RISK 60th Anniversary Edition Teen Board Game

Last updated date: June 2, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1

Hasbro Gaming RISK 60th Anniversary Edition Teen Board Game

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the Hasbro Gaming Hasbro Gaming RISK Board Game placed 4th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 5, 2020:
Checkout The Best Teen Board Games for a detailed review of all the top teen board games.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
2,274 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It is a good starting game for those who wish to move into other strategy based games.
- Board Games Wizard
This RISK 60th anniversary edition also includes high quality packaging and game pieces although the figures are plastic as opposed to metal like in the RISK 40th anniversary edition. The artwork though is beautiful and really stand out.
- Games of Tradition
The components from Risk vary from edition to edition, but you always find very nice plastic miniatures of soldiers, cannons, and horses. You also have two sets of dice: red for attacking and yellow (or black) for defense. Depending on the version you are playing, it also has two more special dices for a specific action in that particular variation.
- Board Game Reviewed
This anniversary edition is designed to combine the classic RISK gameplay with quality design elements to create a truly special experience. The highlights include a beautifully framed folding wooden gameboard with customized graphics, solid wood armies, and redesigned cards.
- War Board Games
What experts didn't like
Some found that the game could become quite stressful and in some instances, they found that the gameplay was too long.
- Board Games Wizard
I would have loved the armies to be metal instead of plastic
- Games of Tradition
Due to what I just mentioned, I believe this game is not for everyone, but if you never played any game in this genre, you should definitely try it at least once. In my experience, the younger you are, the more enjoyable Risk will be.
- Board Game Reviewed
This is a simpler, scaled down version of RISK. Some players were hoping for mission cards. The first version of this 60th anniversary edition does not include mission cards.
- War Board Games

From The Manufacturer

60th anniversary of the risk game: celebrate 60 years of risk game history with this edition of the board game; it includes premium packaging and game pieces, and unique artwork For fans and families: this 60th anniversary edition is the ultimate board game for risk fans; kids ages 10 and up and adults can enjoy playing the game of strategic conquest together Classic strategy game: This classic strategic combat game is filled with Betrayal, alliances, and surprise attacks; gameplay from original version of the risk game is included

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An Overview On Teen Board Games

Board games are a great indoor activity for teens, kids and adults alike. When it’s raining outside or you’re stick indoors, board games provide entertainment, friendly competition and camaraderie. Traditionally, board games have a pre-marked surface or “board” where players move counters and pieces based on the rules of the game. However, you can also find board games that don’t include a board at all, but have cards, chips or other ways to play.

There are many different types of board games – some are about strategy, while others are more about chance. In some board games, players compete against each other, while in others they work together as a team. The goal of most board games is to accrue the most points so you can win the activity.

When you’re searching for the perfect board game to get for your teen, consider how many players the game has. If your teen has a large group of friends or you have a large family, opt for a game that accommodates many players. Keep in mind that some games are made for two or four players, and won’t work with more people than that.

Another element to keep in mind is the playing time of the game. Strategic games typically require more time than games of chance or luck, running several hours. Other games can be completed in around thirty minutes. Consider your teen’s attention span and how long you think they want to dedicate to a board game. If you pick a game that is longer than your teen will want to play, then the game will not get used very often.

DWYM Fun Fact

Board games have been around for thousands of years. While the first board games didn’t have the brightly colored artwork and intricate pieces of today’s games, they did keep their players engaged and entertained. The first known board game that includes an actual board is called the Royal Game of Ur, which was created by the Sumerians 4,500 years ago. It is a kind of race game like Backgammon, with simple rules but complex strategy.

Mehen is a board game from ancient Egypt, and is from 3,000 BC. It is played on a round board that resembles a snake or a snail shell. The playing pieces were shaped like lions and the game also used marbles to play. This game survived many dynasties as it was very popular.

The Teen Board Game Buying Guide

  • One of the most important things to look into when selecting a teen board game is the concept. Be sure to get something that engages your family and friends and is age appropriate for the people that will be playing it. Classic games like Monopoly and Scrabble appeal to players of all ages, and are familiar concepts that most people will be interested in. Games that use cards or numbers are another safe bet and appeal to wide audience. Strategic games such as Risk also have a wide audience, but may appeal to older kids, teens and adults more than younger children.
  • Many shoppers want board games to have an educational aspect to them as well. Games that focus on language help players to develop their spelling and vocabulary, while games that deal with patterns help build mathematics skills. Wherever money is involved in games is a great way to improve numeracy as well. For games that have a strategic aspect, players work on critical thinking, problem solving, communication, negotiation and teamwork skills.
  • If you want to take your game around to your friends and family’s houses, consider how portable it is. While most board games come in a convenient box that fits all the pieces, some can have dozens of pieces to keep track of.
  • Note how complex the rules of the board game are and whether your teen will able to understand and apply them on their own. Also consider the other people who will be playing the game, and whether they will be able to follow the rules if they are highly complex. If a game has an overwhelming rules list or dozens of different components, players may be put off by the complexity and not want to play the game.