Risk (board game)

Risk is a dice-based strategy game that's all about probabilities. The players need to weigh up the likelihood of success of a move in order to win the game.

Things you need

  • 2 to 6 players
  • Risk board game.

The challenge

Step 1

Set up the Risk board and talk to your teen about the rules.

Step 2

Start playing! A combination of strategy and luck determines how well each player can conquer territories and win the game. Being able to apply your knowledge of probability will help in your quest for world domination.

The conversation

As you're playing the game, chat through the different strategies that can be used to increase your chances of winning. Talk with your teen about what they might do differently next time they play.

The career

Having a strong understanding of probability is important for careers that involve predicting what might happen. From bricklayers and painters to business analysts and actuaries, being able to make decisions based on the likelihood of future events can influence success in a broad range of careers.

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