Does Anyone Know How to Play “Risk”?

by Clifford D. May

Santa brought my kids the “Lord of the Rings” version and it’s way too complicated for me. Has anyone else learned how to play it?

Meanwhile, I received a ton of books I’m eager to read, including “Links” by Nuruddin Farah, the “Zanzibar Chest” by Aidan Hartley and “Half a Life” by V.S. Naipaul.

(And no, I’ve never read “Lord of the Rings” but my 9-year-old son has, and he gives it quite good reviews. But if I’m ever in the mood for pure fantasy, a Paul Krugman column takes less time.)