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RISK: StarCraft
RISKStarCraft Logo2
Developer

USAopoly

Released

Oct 10, 2012[1]

Genre

Strategic board game

RISK: StarCraft is a Risk board game produced by USAopoly. Its suggested North American retail price is $49.90.[2]

OverviewEdit

RISK:: StarCraft features three play modes,[2][3] and the game comes with 330 custom playing pieces.[4] The game is intended to be easy for new players to pick up, and its play style is akin to classic RISK.[5]

It is based on the context of StarCraft and StarCraft II.[6] Terrans, zerg and protoss will be playable,[2] and the game can be played by 2-6 players,[5] though is designed for 3-6—2 factions per species, though collectives can be played. Mineral fields are also featured in the game and there are three bases of operation per faction—command centers, hatcheries and nexi for terrans, zerg and protoss respectively.[6]

HeroesEdit

Of the three species, each has a hero unit, one for each faction. Each hero unit has a mechanic that helps them stand out from regular units. The heroes are as follows:

TerritoriesEdit

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The worlds featured in the game

DevelopmentEdit

The game was originally based on Wings of Liberty, without the intention of including elements from Heart of the Swarm.[5] By June 2012, this had changed to include elements from StarCraft, its sequel and apparently the expansion of the latter.[6]

As of September 2012, the game is released.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Medievaldragon. 2012-10-10. RISK: StarCraft Collector’s Edition On Sale Now. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2012-10-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Medievaldragon. 2012-02-11. Blizzard Announces Monopoly: World of Warcraft and RISK: Starcraft board games by USAopoly. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2012-02-11.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-02-10. World of Warcraft Monopoly® and StarCraft Risk®. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-02-11.
  4. 4.0 4.1 2012-07-13, SDCC 2012: Day Two. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2012-07-19
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Medievaldragon. 2012-02-12. Blizzplanet @ Toy Fair 2012 – USAopoly Monopoly: World of Warcraft and RISK: StarCraft. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2012-02-15.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 June, 2012, Game Trade Magazine #148. Game Trade Magazine, accessed on 2012-06-09

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