Family Create Their Own Risk War Room

May 11, 2015 by dracs

Risk is one of those games that every gamer has in their repertoire and for many of us it was our introduction to gaming with large armies at our command. However, one family has taken it even further and have succeeded in making their very own large scale Risk War Room!

Risk War Room

We came across the images of this fantastic gaming project on imgur, taking us through the creation of a Risk game large enough to let you feel like a true commander.

Creating the War Room

In order to create their large scale Risk game, this family picked up buckets of toy soldiers and plastic tanks from Amazon, basing the soldiers on poker chips to help give them added weight and stability.

Risk Soldiers

Risk Tanks

These were then sprayed painted (depending on the kids’ colour of choice) to give them six armies of fifty single soldiers and eight tanks each.

Spraying Risk Soldiers

Gold Risk Tanks

Risk Armies

For the board itself, they got themselves a 4 x 8 sheet of pine plywood, which they then cut down the middle and hinged to help store it when they’re not engaged in all out war.

Risk Pine Board

From here, they projected the Risk map design onto it to use as a template, drawing and painting it to achieve their awesome war room table.

Risk Drawing the Map

Risk Painting the Map

Risk Painting America

Risk Pirate Ship

The end result is a fantastic table layout that accurately brings across the iconic and colourful map of the risk board game, at perfect scale for the plastic toy soldier armies.

Risk Map

Risk War Room Armies on Map

All that’s missing for that proper war room feel are long push sticks with which to move your armies across the table.

Push Sticks

With that, they’re all ready for some truly epic games of Risk.

War Room

War Room Play

Stand Off

Battle for Asia

Dream Project Come True

This project cost around $200 to realise and it looks like everyone in the family was getting involved in creating the Risk War Room. I think the end result speaks for itself, this is both eye-catching and looks like a lot of fun to play across.

Risk is a fantastic game in its own right and I could see this being the perfect way to enthuse people for your gaming sessions. However, I’m now interested to see how they would go about recreating some of the other Risk versions, like 2210AD.

2210 AD

Maybe you could set aside a circular coffee table to act as the moon.

Does this inspire you to go out and work on your own gaming project? What ideas do you have for something like this?

"For the board itself, they got themselves a 4 x 8 sheet of pine plywood, which they then cut down the middle and hinged to help store it when they’re not engaged in all out war"

"This project cost around $200 to realise and it looks like everyone in the family was getting involved..."