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Mar 5, 2015

Long Distance Date Night // Risk Edition




you might remember my post from last month about how aj & i had a little long-distance date night playing monopoly over the xbox one (we loved it!).  well, when we got the opportunity to try out hasbro's xbox edition of one of our new favorite board games, risk, we knew we needed to schedule another date!

i'm fully aware that risk has been around for a long time.  but we played it for the first time this summer while on vacation in delaware.  the house that we were staying in with aj's family had a great stash of board games, one of which was a really great (and brand new) edition of risk.  we had heard that a game could go on for hours, but it was raining and we decided to give it a go.  if you've never played risk before, let me warn you:  they don't lie.  these games can go on for h-o-u-r-s.

after getting off to a fun and civil start, the game quickly turned cut-throat.  aj's brother lucas had holed himself up in australia and had amassed a ridiculous amount of troops.  once he emerged from that continent, he basically just swept across the board and took out anyone in his path.  fun for him, so frustrating for everyone else!  but hey, that's risk for you.

so aj and i scheduled a date night for last weekend to try out risk on the xbox.  let me tell you...still frustrating as all get out (he totally kicked my butt!) but so much fun!  just like with monopoly, the animations made the game even more interactive and the user face was super easy to navigate.  there's even a few different modes, and an option for league play, so if you're a risk diehard, definitely check out risk on the hasbro game channel!

these little long-distance date nights have been so good for our relationship.  it's been really fun to have a way to connect other than just talking on the phone or video chatting, and we've just been really blessed to be able to feel like we're actually together for a few hours here and there.  it's inspired to find other games that we can play against one another on-the-go, and i definitely see more monopoly and risk dates in our future!



have you gotten a chance to try out the new hasbro game channel?  what's your favorite board game?

i was selected for this opportunity as a member of clever girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

14 comments:

  1. My husband (then fiance) used to do the same thing before I graduated school! We played Gears of War, mostly, but it was the same basic concept. It's a really good way to be together without being together!

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  2. My hubby and I aren't really (video) gamers but I LOVE board games! I'm gonna have to try out risk someday! I've never played!

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  3. That looks like fun! My boyfriend and I are currently long distance. We play words with friends and trivia crack on our phones. I don't have an xbox, but it makes for a fun time :)
    www.sheisjoyful.com

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  4. This looks fun but also intimidating! I've heard Risk can be fun but I wouldn't even know where to start on how to play!

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  5. your view was much cuter than aj's haha! I have never played risk but my husband loves it. I am a giant board game nerd but that one i have never tried. I havent used the xbox thingy to play games but it seems like something I would love if I needed it!

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  6. haha so true! it's actually his parent's family room...his younger brother has an xbox that i stole for an afternoon! and aj had to walk me through everything including turning it on! haha....risk is fun, but you have to go into it and not be too serious! it gets intense!

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  7. it is super intimidating! haha...i think it took us a good hour to read the rules and figure it all out the first time we played!

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  8. we just started playing WWF too...I still haven't downloaded trivia crack, but I think I need to!

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  9. I'm totally not a video gamer either...aj had to tell me how to turn on the xbox! haha
    But Risk is fun!

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  10. Oh, I've never heard of Gears of War! We played Civilization on our computers for about a month....until I lost the game because I didn't want to go to war with anyone...hahaha It is a really great way to connect!

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  11. This is a cool idea. My husband and I had a long distance relationship for a while when we were dating, and we would have enjoyed something like this. We tried playing the 2 player games on Skype together once but it was really glitchy at the time. I could definitely see this being a good thing to do for a long distance date night, especially for guys who might not be as into talking on this phone for hours, haha.

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  12. Dan and his friends have held an annual RISK party for the last 10 years or so. I missed it this year, but we both attended the previous two years. Sometimes there are enough players that we connect TWO RISK boards. I became the first woman to win the annual game two years ago, and Dan came in second. :D

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  13. That version looks like a lot of fun! My family owns the board game Lord of the Rings edition of Risk. Whenever my husband and I visit, he, my dad, my brother, and I always play a game of it!

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  14. Well this game seems cool! I also think it's pretty cool that you two get to play with each other, but virtually; that's amazing! I think I want to try this game out! I want to play against my sweetie, but not with those car theft and gun games. ugh...

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