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How to Recover From Poor Starting Positions

How to Recover From Poor Starting Positions
Tactic, Strategy, Online Risk Games, Beginners

Article Rating:::: 29 Ratings :::: 4 Solutions ::::Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Have you ever started a game from really poor random starting positions not knowing what to do and where to go? If you use random initial positions in online games or even the normal board game, you may find yourself in every continent on the planet. What you hoped for was to have a concentration of your armies in a particular area so you could focus on it. Imagine the position illustrated below. You, playing as Red, have no presence in either Australia or South America which are good small continents to start from. For the rest, you are scattered all over the map. What should you do to survive and go on all the way to win the game? What would you do if your initial plan backfired and you found yourself competing intensely with another player over a continent. Should you carry on with the corrosive war or pull out and look for somewhere else?

Total Diplomacy - Initial Risk Game Strategy 1

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Don’t Focus on Continents, Focus on Players

Don’t Focus on Continents, Focus on Players
Tactic, Strategy, Real-world example, Beginners

Article Rating:::: 18 Ratings :::: 1 Solutions ::::Thursday, August 9, 2007

You made all the right moves in a Risk game. You set yourself next to the most ideal continents. You created conflicts between other players and watched them as they fought each other. You thought only in a few turns you will collect enough armies for your large continent that you will emerge as a new world power. Suddenly, out of no where, a new player started to invade one player after another and got more and more powerful every turn. He conquered one player a turn until your turn was up. He eliminated you and went on to win the game! Sound familiar? This is commonly known as ‘the chain effect’.

A series of elimination moves by a Risk player can lead him to victory much easier than collecting armies for continents or staying in isolation for a long period of time. You need to make sure that you are not caught up in this, while at the same time, know when to take advantage of it when the opportunity comes.

As you may know, learning by example is perhaps one of the best ways to learn new techniques. This walkthrough shows you ' the chain effect’. The Risk game presented here was played between 6 players starting from random locations.

Total Diplomacy > Chain Effect Part 1
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Top 5: Where to Play Risk Game Online

Top 5: Where to Play Risk Game Online
Online Risk Games, Beginners

Article Rating:::: 18 Ratings :::: 8 Solutions ::::Tuesday, May 22, 2007
You might have been introduced to Risk board game and played a few times with your friends. You liked it so much that you decided to look further for more information on how to play, where to play and how to improve your game. This article attempts to give you a head start on the Top 5 online Risk games, the Top 5 Risk board game variants and the Top 5 books to read to improve your game.

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