Medicine Hat Media

2010 Risk Tourney Aftermath

The now annual Risk Tournament has come to and end late Sunday night. This year there was a lot more people, a lot more coffee, food, prizes and give-a-ways. There was even McNuggets! How can you go wrong with that? It was like my birthday: board games, coffee, and nuggets! The cash prize was a lower this year; however, an Onyx edition Risk board game was given away to the winner – the final winner’s round was also played on it. Personally, I think the cash prize should be lowered even further if this year’s success was any indication. More money to the charities! Which is kind of the point of the event, well that, and extreme fun! All of the sponsors brought something to the table (literally), coffee prizes, give-a-ways, the room’s rent, etc. It was really great.

Sean, Dusty, and I were at separate tables for the first round. We all won at our respective tables which was kind of cool and unexpected to be honest. Which means all three of us went on to play the final winning round (with 2 other players from different tables). I doubt other people found it as amusing (perhaps it was perceived as a bias or a three-way-alliance opportunity); however, as I stated to Sean, I wouldn’t be teaming up with him or Dusty. I really was playing to win!

I started off with a strong Australia presence (which won me the first game); however, I made a couple errors and let Sean get too big. At one point, I definitely had a chance of winning and still had a chance if Sean didn’t grab three capitals. Sean won by successfully hiding his capital. So well in fact, in the last turn of the game, Dusty had went through 8 territories owned by Sean not to find it and in fact, stopping 1 country short of getting it. Dusty had ran out of men by the time she was on the borders of the elusive Great Britain. In this version of the map, Great Britain was also not connected to the rest of lower Europe, making Dusty have to run through the rest of the territories before curving towards Great Britain. My turn had already past and I wasn’t aggressive enough; I assumed Dusty would find his original capital as the other two he acquired were too heavily fortified now. Safe to say, I am quite bitter at him.

Overall, I can’t wait for next year.

User Comments

5 Responses to “2010 Risk Tourney Aftermath”

  1. December 8th, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Sean says:

    Part of it was how I randomly had a bunch of cards to turn in at the start of almost every round in the later game.

    Surprisingly, in the first game I took over Africa and in the second game, Europe. I usually try my hardest for Australia and don’t have much experience playing with the other continents.

    A link to the Risk board can be seen here:

  2. December 8th, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Vaughn says:
  3. December 8th, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    jace anderson says:

    Great post! i came here to comment in support of our awesome sponsors (see their logo’s and links here -> but;

    first; i love that Amazon is sold out of the Onyx Risk board. Street cred.

    Second; that youtube video is golden & MUST be played at #RISKtourney 2011. must… just must.

  4. December 9th, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Dusty says:

    I wish I got a picture of my win, all but three countries were mine, and I wish I saved the capital intentionally so I could have won by domination. 😀


  1. Risk Tourny | Medicine Hat Gamers

Leave a Reply