Android App of the Week: Drisk (Droid Risk)
Risk is one of my absolute favorite board games of all time. A brutal game of strategy with just the right amount of luck involved to keep things interesting.
Now if only there were a way to play this classic game on some kind of technology-like device instead of cardboard…
You control an army, and by rolling dice you attack and defend other countries until you have conquered the world.
Simple, clean map layout, and you can choose from a variety of maps to play, simulating Risk and Risk 2, but also including Middle Earth, Cybertron, and Halo Wars.
There’s a decent amount of customization to be found in the settings. Very helpful for those who like to play by house rules.
Online multiplayer is in BETA, and that might be the one blemish on an otherwise fine app. I had a really hard time getting it to work; and though I’ve been playing with this app for a week, I haven’t been able to finish a game online. Playing against AI, and passing my tablet to play has worked great. Here’s to hoping Brian DeWolff can clean online multiplayer.
In all, Drisk has absolutely scratched an itch I’ve that’s been bugging me for a long time.