Although much has been added, the basic flavor of the game is still Risk. One welcome change is the institution of a five-turn game limit, which allows the game to play to completion in about three hours. Further, players must also factor in economics in the form of energy. This energy is used to purchase command cards, bid for turn order, and hire new commanders. There is much more strategy and planning involved in this new version, but it should still appeal to the classic Risk fans.