timfreilly's RISK: Factions (Xbox 360 Games Store) review

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Another great XBLA board game.

Similar to Catan and Carcassone, this is a fun, fast, and frenetic XBLA-to-board-game conversion.  The ease of computer automation makes it possible to play a lot of matches and learn strategy.  The art style is delightful and brightens up the game.  There's a low amount of "campaign" content, but like Catan/Carcassone, it's about playing lots of custom games.


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