One of my favorite board games is Hasbro’s, Risk. This global domination strategy game puts you against your opponents in a winner-take-all land grab; conquer or be conquered.


Well, Hasbro is introducing the game for mobile devices, which includes an option to play on your Chromecast.

To conquer, or be conquered


The game is very much like the original board game (and its iOS companion). There are two different boards to play, French Revolution and Classic.



The game play features multiple methods of challenging friends, including online. The settings also allow “pick up” style challenges with other, unknown players of the same caliber. That’s nice, since even the game’s hard mode is pretty difficult — I lost one game in about 2 minutes.



I like adding 5 computer opponents and beating them all — you’re given more opportunities to conquer and obtain all of their action cards.

Flip it to the big screen

The Google Cast function is really cool for big groups. Unfortunately, the game won’t recognize my Nexus 5 device as cast-enabled, so it’s a defunct device.


Otherwise, when the game works, the board appears on your television, leaving your mobile device to show the miniature sized version. In reality, what you see on the screen and on your mobile device won’t differ too much.

Also, if you’re trying to play a number of different friends with different devices, each player will need to purchase his or her own copy of the game. At $5.99, you’re going to shell out some cash. I’m really not a fan of this, and here’s where I wish Google would open multi-user Google Play accounts. Obviously, since cash is king, opening Play Store for “family share” accounts deducts from developer revenues.

Classic game play condensed

If you’re a fan of the board game, you’ll probably like the mobile, big screen, version, too.





My real complaint is that easy opponents are almost too easy, and the hard opponents are really hard — the AI needs fine-tuning.


Note: Hasbro has other “big screen” apps, but this one is my favorite.


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Geo · January 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm

There is no way that I am aware of. I did sent an email to their support team suggesting that they add the names so that if you click on a territory it will show the name. I also suggested that they show the bonus value for each bonus territory group in the background.

ShotgunEmmet · January 14, 2017 at 7:39 am

Does anyone else have the issue of flicker when casting to chromecast?
I’m using an “nvidia shield K1 tablet” and was casting to a chrome cast 1 only the music would stop and the on screen characters would constantly flicker on the tv.
I bought a chromecast 2 only, so now the music plays but the characters still flicker a bit sometimes in the fortification phase the whole screen on the tv will flicker.

I would love if they listed territory bonuses on the empty space to the right of the map in chromecast (e.g. 10-12 = +1) & instead of stating what percentage on the players say how many territories they have

Matthew · June 6, 2017 at 4:24 pm

How do you unlock the other maps

David Shone · September 26, 2017 at 2:22 am

People complaining about dice being bad because they lost 7 v 1 have obviously not played enough real life Risk. In one game recently, I lost 22 units against a neighbouring 3! Yes, random can mean you lose a lot in a row! I’ve also seen 16 reds in a row in roulette. Random can be cruel!

David Brinson · November 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm

What Shone said. Dice rolls are a tough customer. Losing 7 to one isn’t unusual. Especially since on the last 2 rolls you get 2 dice and then one. Having played more real life Risk than I care to admit myself.
What would be nice is to see your raw Elo score.

Dave · February 12, 2018 at 11:06 am

The dice rolls are beyond ridiculous. I am a casino craps dealer and in my 20+ years of dealing I’ve have never (and I mean never) seen as many 11’s and 12’s rolled in a row as this BS app does. This thing really needs some work

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