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After hearing so much about the Yahoo acquisition bid and the Google monopoly predictions lately, I suddenly an urge to play a bit of world domination myself.
If you’ve ever played Risk, the classic take-over-the-world board game then you will know its no fun playing with less then three people, or even setting up to play at all. So I decided to have a bit of a look for a good – and free – game of Risk online.
After sorting through a couple of pages of Google searches wanting us to buy the official PC version of Risk I came across some nice unofficial alternatives for you to play.
Here, for your enjoyment, are the best free versions of Risk online :
Play Risk Online at Facebook
At last this may truly be it… a Facebook application that is not either completely pointless or annoys the hell out of me. Attack! is similar to Risk and can be played against your friends or anyone else who has the application (2% of Facebook users apparently). Just be aware, no matter how good you think you are… everyone else is better!
When you visit the download site this game sure may not look pretty and you may even think it not worth downloading at all. However the actual game is fairly decent. There are a large range of options and player AI, and even a number of extra maps to download when you get bored of the original.
Luckily too, Java Risk doesn’t seem to have gone the way of most small developer games and still gets the odd update. The last one was only a month or so ago and provided an installer for Vista.
If you want a nice simple and easy game of Risk online then Conquest is a good choice. Unfortunately the AI is very predictable and can be counted on to make the exact same moves and strategies again and again.
What this game is especially suited for is Pocket PC’s and you can download a version designed just for that right here.
Play online with LandGrab
This is maybe the best game of Risk online I’ve seen. After registering for an account you can start playing. If you particularly like it then you can also purchase a premium account.
is another good game of Risk online, which you can play either on your desktop or in your browser. The desktop version is free but unfortunately you will have to pay if you wish to play Risk online. For 25 Euros a year I don’t really think it’s worth it so just play for free on your desktop!