Five Places To Play Risk Online

Laurence John 16-06-2008

risk onlineAfter 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!

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Java Risk

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.

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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

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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!


Also see Top 5 Addictive and Challenging Online Games Top 5: Addictive and Challenging Web Games Read More .

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  1. john
    December 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm is by far the best of the bunch - user generated maps, team games, tournaments, clean usable interface, dice modifiers, and even a simultaneous play mode.

    I think it's not well known as it's invite only to keep down the spam.

  2. DennisG
    November 9, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    There are certainly more than 5 places to play Risk

    Has reviews of most of the good ones and even some of the bad ones. Definitely the first stop if you are looking to play Risk online.

    • john
      November 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm

      try Lux delux, i heard thats a really good risk game,
      but you have to buy it though for maps and online play,

      its worth a trial i suppose

  3. Borgified 101
    November 4, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Many of us on LandGrab including myself used to be members of Conquer Club and we left. Some of the reasons we left:
    Most of us have been to or came from Conquer Club and we left because:
    2) The way it is run is oppressive, no freedom of expression. People are banned and lose their money for the smallest of infractions. Many innocent people lose their money after being falsley accused of being a mutli.
    3) Our most popular map is here is the classic risk one, THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING LIKE IT. They don't have the Middle Earth Map either. The site owner claims he's nervous of legal action by Hasbro.
    4) You have to know CSS to make maps and even then, only if you get "Special Approval" for your map. Here, we are all free to make maps, or have fun trying.
    5) Our year's membership is $5 less, ($20 vs. $25).

  4. Ovid Stavrica
    October 28, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    If you can handle more than a dozen enemies, more than a handful of territories, and aren't afraid of a few extra units like ships and missiles, you should take a serious look at BattleCell.

    There are 55 million cells and everybody plays on one map.

  5. abdullah
    October 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    i need play risk please

  6. abdullah
    October 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    slam all

  7. Anon
    October 5, 2009 at 5:32 am

    I play Counqer Club and I like it alot, I currently have no problems with the site and I have recommended it to my friends.
    But if I get banned and lose my premium for no good reasons ima DDOS that shit!

  8. m arco
    August 28, 2009 at 12:01 pm


  9. tina
    August 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I love playing Risk! Thanks for the links to the online Risk games.

  10. parker4s
    July 13, 2009 at 10:21 am

    conquer club is amazing never been kicked in the two years playing it and its been really fun.. it has great maps and graphics and your allowed to chat to start up games with friends and what not and you cant be kicked for no reason there is always a good reason .... but its amazing and rlly seems like these people are lieing cause they were banned and just want to keep people from joining... for all we know could be the same exact twill is wrong on all of them but anyways just great club great people lots of fun

  11. hwhrhett
    July 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    ive played on conquerclub for years now, and it is the best. most of the people complaining on here are from a small group of people that have it in their mind to do anything to hurt the site. there have been instances where people were busted that shouldnt have been, although i know of no situation where legitimate players werent reinstated after submitting an e-ticket about it... dont listen to the handful of people that are out to do cc harm, there are tens of thousands of players that have never had a problem. and i know of no players personally that were incorrectly busted of cheating...

  12. ali
    June 22, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Conquer Club is great! I have been a member for almost 12months. Twill is top love ali

  13. Luke
    June 17, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Conquer Club is great! I have been a member for almost 6 months. Twill is top notch and I give him a pat on the back for doing such a good job keeping the site fair and fun.

  14. chris
    June 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    just wanted to say i've recently been playinc conquer club and i love it and was thinking of joining premium... THANK YOU for the warnings! My money is valuable and can't be thrown away to someone who may ban me without solid proof. I'd be interested to know what proof they use for "secret diplomacy." Seems like an un-provable thing to me and a bad reason to ban paying users.

  15. gabe
    May 1, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Conquer Club: does not have a classic map anymore...THAT SUCKS.

    Dominategame: Is free to play online with others, unlike what the original article said. You just have to deal with annoying banners. No good ranking system, which stinks.

    Facebook: Seems only to have ascending cards, no set cards option.

    I'm still looking for a multiplayer online game with classic map and set cards and a really good ranking system.

    • Kitty
      May 28, 2009 at 8:09 am

      On this site you can play 'live' risk

  16. todd
    March 9, 2009 at 1:19 am

    For what its worth, i just played the FB one for an hour or so,, got in a few good games. Got killed, of course, but the gameplay was good. smart players, fast moving enough, easy gameplay/controls

  17. Twill
    February 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Hi Rex,

    Sorry your account was suspended for multiple accounts. We take a very aggressive stance against multiple accounts because cheating sucks. If you have been unfairly busted, please drop me a PM with the ticket number you submitted for your appeal and I'd be happy to look into it.

    And yes, we bust a lot of multiple accounts which are being used to cheat and have a better site because of it - we've averaged about one an hour every hour of every day since we launched the site and have a very low false-positive rate. Although, we do occasionally make mistakes and try to correct them where we have.

    So, please feel free to contact me if you've been falsely busted.


    • doublewin
      February 25, 2009 at 11:14 am

      I agree with critics of conquerclub. They do have a great site, one of the best. But I and a friend have had our accounts disabled just because we logged on using the same computer. I understand that that is the best way to id multiple accounts, but no response at all to our emails is rediculous, and poor p.r. Also talked to others with same beef. Be very careful if you give money to this site!

  18. Rex
    February 14, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I was also banned from Conquer Club without warning or reason, and recieved no help from the staff. So I go to the forum I heard about CC at to badmouth them, but big suprise they already knew already all about it. So I figured this probably wasn't a couple of bad incidents, and started looking around which is how I found this discussion. Along with a lot of people with bad things to say about, the same guy who happen me, Twill I found a trend of people losing their money to unsupported, and anoynmous 'suspicions' which is also what I was banned for. Don't take my word for it. Do a couple of searchs, and don't give these twits your money.

    As near as I can tell much as how the overwhelming majority of users are not active in the forum (as I wasn't)the overwhelming majority of those getting banned isn't noticed.

    Thanks for the link Sunabuzu

  19. Sunabozu
    February 2, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Brand spanking new Risk site!

    It's like risk on steroids, its got more options to customize the game than anywhere else, and they are open to taking in suggestions on how to make it better!

    Maps also look better then anywhere else in my opinion, same as the others free, to play, can pay for more benefits.

  20. Strategery
    January 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Another one is It modifies the gameplay much more with in-game 'armaments' that you can use to play.

  21. Acetominaphin
    January 2, 2009 at 4:02 am

    One that not many know about is Really fun to play. you can play one game at a time. If you want to play more tha that its 5.99 a month, hella reasonable for the quality and game play experience.

  22. john9blue
    December 15, 2008 at 3:20 am

    Conquer Club rocks. It has way more options and about 10 times more players than LandGrab. The forum mods irritate me sometimes, but more often than not they make good judgments. Most of their victims break the rules anyway. Besides, you don’t even have to post in the forum; you can just play one of the thousands of variants the site has to offer. Conquer Club is top notch.

  23. john9blue
    December 15, 2008 at 3:11 am

    Conquer Club rocks. The forum mods irritate me sometimes, but more often than not they make good judgments. Most of their victims break the rules anyway. Besides, you don't even have to post in the forum; you can just play the game. The site is top-notch.

  24. Rick Scott
    October 25, 2008 at 3:09 pm is a good site, but its been down for over a week lately, anybody know why?

  25. Anonymous
    September 30, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Twill-bullshit. Nothing but utter bullshit.

    You fired wicked after she told you guys she had Lymes. Everyone was outraged while you guys said a whole lot of nothing, waiting for it to die down and go away. It didnt' and people only got angrier.

    And the second thing? That's beyond bullshit! Twilll your head is so up your ass it's unbelievable. Rev, the whole clan of the Stache, I can list this for a very long time. Twill just because they made multis AFTER they were unfairly banned does not justify your unfair bans.

    It is a very good site, but the pr is very shit

  26. George Kris
    September 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I'll add a good sixth to the list. It's a new site, small, but tight community. I started playing here in June: Risk at Strategy Game Network

    Free to join - no random bannings that I've seen..

  27. Twill
    September 16, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Let me apologize for the comments from the various ConquerClub nay-sayers. We asked a volunteer to step down for various reasons and it led to some unfortunate events after that, including lots of trolling, and it seems to have spilled over to other sites as well.

    We've never banned anyone, nor removed premium, from anyone who has not violated one of our two very simple rules: Rule #1: No multiple accounts, Rule #2: No secret diplomacy. Those who are complaining above violated Rule #1 and they're right - I have no sympathy for someone who wants to intentionally ruin the experience for others. We're out to keep the game playable and fun for honest players, not cater to cheaters and trolls. Sorry if that is bad customer service :)

    Again, let me apologize for having our internal matters spill over here.

    Have a good one,
    Community Manager

  28. Total Diploamcy
    August 25, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Finding the game to play against others is just the start. Then you need to know how to win.

    You can learn a lot form Sun Tzu, Napoleon and many other historical figures. Risk is a really diverse game and the online Risk games mentioned in this article are good (apart from Attack! which no one really likes!).

    You can find tons of strategies, guides, resources and books dedicated to Risk at Total Diplomacy ( Online Risk Strategies). Many share their Risk strategies so you can take advantage of them in your battles against others.

    • rick vester
      January 3, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      maybe you all should go to warorder great risk site

  29. qeee1
    August 15, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I've found Conquer Club to be very enjoyable, and have never experienced any trouble from the administration. There's a lively forum with some of the usual internet drama. I suspect the above poster is a disgruntled troll.

    • Daddydiaz
      December 31, 2014 at 6:07 am

      never had a problem in my six plus years in
      ' the club" the community is great and the
      maps are first rate !!

  30. Twill
    June 17, 2008 at 10:10 am

    A great list and some great games up there, but I'll add in a shameless plug for Conquer Club here :)

    The largest of the non-facebook casual online variants, it's free to play, we are about to hit 100 unique board maps, you can play up to an unlimited number of games simultaneously, password protected games for just your friends, tournaments, rankings, medals, ratings and more.

    23,000 active users and growing by 400 new registrations a day.

    Come on by and check us out. It's free and you've got nothing to lose except your continent.

    Community Manager

    • Twill is a liar
      August 5, 2008 at 11:43 pm

      Twill failed to mention how they'll kick you out for no good reason, even if you've paid for a membership. Stay far far away from this website.

      • cramill
        August 20, 2008 at 5:51 pm

        That can't be true. There has to be a good reason to be kicked out of Conquer Club.

        I love Conquer Club. Its the best place to play online Risk.

        • lee
          July 31, 2009 at 12:33 pm

          got kicked off for nothing off the same site

      • Interfacer PH
        August 28, 2008 at 3:08 am

        Have to agree with "Twill is a Liar". I would choose any of the five other options over this site.

    • Ex-conquer club player
      August 22, 2008 at 7:43 am

      Lost 13 months of paid membership on ConquerClub, when I disagreed with the way site was run. Will never pay for Membership on that site, especially while Twill is in control. His idea of Public Relations is: "Twill say, you obey"

      Great pity, as they have one of the best Risk games in the world, however their PR is one of the worst I had misfortune to encounter on Internet.

      Be warned! Join ConquerClub at your own Peril.

  31. Johny Loc
    June 16, 2008 at 9:48 am

    You can play Risk game on your computer with EmpireXP .And also play with friends via lan or internet.