Play Risk Online???

I've played Risk for years.  It's a great game, but it can be hard to get people around the table these days.  Thankfully playing Risk online fills that void.  There are dozens of places to play Risk and I have played them all.  Unfortunately most of them really suck, so I set out to find and review the best sites to play Risk online.  Good luck on the battlefied!

Top 5 Online Risk Sites

It's one of the newest and best places to play Risk online. Created by a group of dissatisfied players from a rival site, MajorCommand does a lot of things right like achievements and medals. The user interface is easy to learn and the maps are gorgeous and range from easy to learn to challenging and addictive. The community of 2,000+ players is active with tournaments, clans, and vibrant forums. Which a steady stream of updates, MajorCommand is definitely a gaming site to check out first. VISIT SITE>

Interface: 90    Community: 88  Fun: 90  Maps: 88  Vitality: 89"

The old guard of online Risk, ConquerClub has been around for a long time.  It's built up a large audience and a lot of maps, but not much else.  The gaming interface is so old it almost looks text based. The site hasn't seen a facelift since it started in 2006.  It's not an eay site to navigate, but the aging community is still strong and there are strong clans and tournaments organized in the forums.  The active users have been trending downward for months, but there is still some fun to be had here. VISIT SITE>

Interface: 66    Community: 88  Fun: 66  Maps: 72  Vitality: 73

Landgrab is another older site but they have kept on innovating.  While the interface is decent, the maps are mostly poor quality as anyone can upload anything, but there are some standouts.  The real strength of LandGrab is in its enless rule customization which can offer a lot of replay value.  The community is strong but is mostly confined to the forums. VISIT SITE>

Interface: 72    Community: 65  Fun: 76  Maps: 62  Vitality: 74

Warlight is also new on the block and has brought some innovation to the table.  The Silverlight based interface works well and everyone-at-once style of play can lead for some fast pace casual games.  The community is small and maps are a bit of a letdown, but there is a decent experience here, especially in single player mode. VISIT SITE>

Interface: 80    Community: 55  Fun: 70  Maps: 55  Vitality: 75

Dominating12 makes a valid attempt to improve upon ConquerClub but is not ambitious enough.  The interface is moderately better, but without a large selection of maps and a vibrant community, it just can't compete.  Still, it's cleaner and functions quite well.  There has been some change in ownership so its vitality is in question. VISIT SITE>

Interface: 70    Community: 45  Fun: 65  Maps: 45  Vitality: 40


risk afterwind

Afterwind, now called atWar is not quite Risk but it shares some strategic similarities.  I am including it here in case anyone wants to take a step beyond standard Risk gameplay.  The interface and game can be a little daunting at first, given that its much more complicated than Risk, but if you stick with it, you can really get a satisfying strategic experience.  The community is strong and the developer is active.  It's one to watch in the strategic space for sure.

The Dishonorable Mentions

There are dozens of places to play Risk online for free, or almost free.  Unfortunately, most of them suck.  Why include them here?  Because for whatever reason, they rank high in search results and people keep going there... and wasting their time.  Here are a few sites for you to visit if you want to have a craptastic time.

With the most expensive premium plan, this site certainly does not live up to its value.  It hasn't been updated in years which is obvious from the painful interface.  The hundreds of crappy maps don't help either.  Still, players continue to flock here because they just don't know where else to go.

Now this is an odd one.  Part Risk, part cult, it blends the worst of both in a mess of an interface and philosophy.  Keep your wallet and soul in possession at all times when playing games here.

A very old site constantly beset by porn and spam bots.  Not much going on here but its high search engine rankings ensure that at least some players are having a miserable time.  It's also cluttered with ads to sweeted the deal.