I’m a long time Risk player, with a penchant for grabbing up Australia or South America first, then blockading the heck out of them while I focus my expansion to the rest of the map from these well-fortified positions.
While there is a fantastic Risk game for the iPhone, there’s not one for the Mac, let alone one that plays on both platforms. Checking out Conquist 2, then, a Risk-style conquer the world game, seems like a no brainer, since you can purchase it for Mac and/or iOS, making it the perfect cross platform multiplayer game for fans of Risk.
Check it out.
Grab a copy of Conquist 2 for the Mac on the Mac App Store and launch it on your Mac. You’ll see the similarity to Risk in the style of gameplay, especially when you use The World for your map. There are several other variations, too, like the USA, Europe 1938, Meso-America, the Roman Empire, and others. The World Domination mode will make the most sense to Risk fans, as it plays similarly–conquer all the territories on the map to win. The Secret Mission mode gives you a special assignment that will win the game for you when you complete it, Colonization tasks you with controlling just the capitals on the map, and Castle mode has you taking opponent castles to win the game.
To play from your Mac to your friend’s iPhone or iPad, be sure they’ve downloaded the app from the App Store and have it loaded on their iOS device, and that they’ve connected with Game Center.
Now all you need to do is click on the Online Multiplayer button on the main screen, then click on the green Invite Friends button in the bottom right. You’ll get the fugly Game Center window, and you’ll be able to invite up to three of your Game Center friends to play along with you. The game will auto match the other slots open, if you don’t have three friends who can play right now.
Now you’re playing from your Mac to the iPhone or iPad, courtesy of Game Center. Slick!