October 24, 2021 – After 10 years a new story-driven version of the classic is coming. Risk Shadow Forces Legacy Board Game Announced At PulseCon 2021, Hasbro’s new annual toys and gaming showcase event. Some cool-looking artwork, a big update to the title treatment and a description were released. The game is expected to ship about 1 year from now, approx 10/01/2022, and you can pre-order it now at the Hasbro game page for the price of $68.99.

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Legacy board games are getting more and more popular and it was actually the original “Risk Legacy” released in 2011 that helped start that trend. It is a game that plays over several games and evolves with you. You will write on your game, mark it, put stickers on it, and even throw away parts of it. Every game played will change every future game. All players shape how their world evolves; its history, its cities, even its factions and how they fight. Cards and stickers will come into play. Unlock new rules and watch events unfold with each game. No two games will ever be the same. This does sadly mean you can only go through it once, but people have enjoyed this style of play and do not typically mind.

“What’s cool about this game is there are two different types of games, the Skirmish game and the global game. In the global game, each Warlord has a slightly different deck and after each game, you will be able to tune your deck the way you want. And you do this throughout the campaign so by the end it is very much what you want it to be. In the Skirmish game, each Warlord has their own statistics and their own abilities.”- Craig Van Ness of the Avalon Hill development team.

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It is the year 2050 and the world is not as it should be. Tides lash the shorelines, smashing everything in their reach. Hurricanes whip down out of nowhere and destroy entire cities while uncontrollable firestorms tear across nearly every continent. Viruses rage out of control. Within this chaos nefarious factions work from the shadows conducting disinformation campaigns and mobilizing mercenaries to collect a new mysterious energy resource of incalculable power. These factions, led by ruthless warlords, are fighting for power and control, but they are also simply battling for the destiny of humanity. The shadow conflict begins. 

  • The game includes four sealed envelopes and one sealed container. You will be directed to open these envelopes as you play your campaign missions in order.
  • Warlords have emerged to not only lead the various factions, but to also go on covert missions. Each of these covert missions is a squad-level skirmish game that will have a direct effect on the world map in certain undetermined secret locations.
  • Features 6 highly detailed 28mm warlords miniature figures with tactic cards
  • Includes 15 missions: 10 global world map games (>60 mins) and 5 covert skirmish games (30 mins)
  • Includes two 9 x 14 double-sided gameboards

3-5 Players | Ages 13+ | Playtime Varies | Approximate Fall 2022 Release Date

RISK Shadow Forces Game Board
RISK Shadow Forces Miniatures


Global gameboard, 2 double-sided gameboards, over 175 cards, 5 warlord miniatures, 5 HQs, 45 3-faction units, 180 1-faction units, sealed container labeled B, 4 sealed envelopes, 5 faction reference cards, range guide, 95 tokens, sticker sheet, 5 6-sided dice, rulebook, quick rules reference card.

Source: https://hasbropulse.com/products/risk-shadow-forces

See the full announcement from the Hasbro PulseCon Day 2 video (1:34:30 – 1:43:47):

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