To win at the game of Risk, I think the key in the beginning is to try to gobble up one of the southern continents: Australia, South America, or Africa. Because if you can, you instantly start earning bonus troops every round. Asia and North America are too huge, and Europe is just doomed.
But if your middle game fails, you can always do the dysfunctional endgame: move all your troops to a single territory and set up an indestructible nation-bankrupting bastion of unassailable defense that would make Genghis Khan look like Mahatma Gandhi.
Still, if even that doesn't work, and you find yourself in a hopeless Masada situation? Just go Armageddon on the game and flip the whole frickin' board while pretending to look for a missing game card.
Yes, these are just some of the priceless childhood life lessons and grownup political plays brought to you by Uncles Milton Bradley and the Parker Brothers.
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