Axis & Allies Edmonton

Board Games Are Making A Comeback

Board Games Are Making A Comeback In Edmonton

Axis & Allies EdmontonI am old enough to remember the days before video games when we gathered around the table to play a game of Monopoly or Risk, but I am also young enough that I remember getting my first Nintendo and my first game Ice Hockey back in 1988. This started a love of video games that continues to this day, but I still always loved to play tabletop board games such as Axis & Allies, RISK, Combat Commander, and Age of Steam.

The one problem with the introduction of video games was the solitude of gaming that started to develop, no longer did you require that a group of friends or family would get together to play a game, you could just sit down in front of your TV and entertain yourself. This can be fun from time to time and of course with the addition of the internet and the ability to play against people from all over the globe there seems to be an endless amount of willing players, but no longer sitting face to face with friends and enjoying their company.

Of course, board games still existed but certainly took a back seat to the video gaming consoles and still do in sales volume but are really starting to make a comeback with people gathering either at home or heading out to board game cafe’s where they can sit with old friends or new friends and enjoy a tabletop game and maybe a coffee or beer. This was the reason we opened The Vault Gaming Room, we wanted to bring the social aspect of gaming back to the public for both board games and console gaming.

Dice Hockey GameThe Vault Gaming Room offers multiple table settings where a group can sit together and play console games while enjoying a pizza and drink or they can choose to use one of the inhouse board games for free. We also have 14 solo stations that have LAN settings to allow for inhouse gaming tournaments or single-player use. We didn’t stop there though, The Vault also has space for D&D, Magic The Gathering, and Warhammer fans, these private rooms allow for RPG gaming that might take a full day to complete without having to be interrupted. Of course, The Vault also offers it’s clients the use of over 100 board games free of charge for use while visiting us.

 

Play RISK in Edmonton

Where To Play RISK in Edmonton

RISK EdmontonWhen’s the last time you were challenged in a war strategy game such as risk or axis and Allies? The vault gaming room in Edmonton Alberta now offers both of these great Wargame classics which are available free to play with your friends or join one of our weekly groups where you can conquer the world.yuh

You also might remember risk as a game that lasts 8 to 10 hours or maybe, even more, it’s one of those games where you bring in a case of beer, order a few pizzas and plan to spend a lot of time playing over the weekend. Well, this great classic still does exist in this format you can also now play a game of risk with some of the new rules in about one hour.

The game of risk is definitely an adult style game, it’s not really meant for kids 10 and under but truly it’s enjoyed more by people 16 and up.

How To Play The New Version Of RISK

To play the game you get a deck of cards with all the territories, you deal out the cards and then you place your troops. There are different types of troops in this game there are The infantry which are worth one soldier, the Calvary which are the equivalent of five soldiers and the artillery which is equivalent to 10 troops.

Your place your troops throughout the different territories and then it’s time to attack, what are you do is you take a different territory using dice, the attacker uses three dice in the defender users two dice. whoever rolls the highest number on today’s wins that battle or at least removes one of their troops from the field.
If you wanna reduce the length of time that it takes to play this game there are a couple of different options, first there is the C-Spire card which you can place somewhere in the middle of the deck and when you come across this card the game is over and the player with the most territories wins. The second way is to choose how many territories a player needs to claim victory. It’s still a massively fun game they’ve just made it a whole lot shorter.
Now personally I love classic risk and they still include the rules for classic risk which means you’re going to have to take all the pieces one at the time and clean territories and have massive battles with all the troops until somebody claims complete dominance and takes over the world.
So the choice is yours do you want a faster version where you can get it done in an hour or so or do you want to play the classic version it’s going to take a little more time but in my opinion, it’s much more fun.
So what are you waiting for? Get down to the Vault Gaming room today and start playing this classic war simulation game.