Winning a Game of Risk Against My Dutch Family-In-Law

Winning a Game of Risk Against My Dutch Family-In-Law

Breaking News about my continued attempts to beat my Dutch family-in-law in a game of Risk!

I have emerged victorious. Many said it could not be done. Many said I would not survive. Many said I would be driven insane trying but against all odds I have prevailed and emerged victorious.

There were times when defeat seemed inevitable but even in the darkest hour I never lost hope, I never gave up. And now, because of this determination, I can proudly declare that this day will hence forth be remembered as the day I beat my Dutch father-in-law, brother-in-law and wife at a game of Risk (and that they are never allowed to mention what happened in Mongolia again).

Assignment: North American & Africa

I fully expected to be hand over command of the Dutch military any day now since I am clearly the man for the job.

Read the story of my previous Risk defeat at the hands of my Dutch family-in-law.

27 responses to “Winning a Game of Risk Against My Dutch Family-In-Law”

  1. Iooryz says:

    Too bad you’re still drinking crappy dutch beer instead of good dutch beer.

  2. Koen Havik says:

    Congrats. I know the feeling. I would always win at home against my brothers. But every game I played with friends I always lost.

    BTW the beer is great! Did you ever get in a situation that two dutchies where fighting about which dutch beer is better? Heineken or Grolsch? Happens to me a lot.

  3. Dave2 says:

    I, for one, welcome our new overlord.

  4. Yvette says:

    I agree with looryz.

    That and someone was telling me that the Dutch military is going to combine with those of Belgium and Luxembourg in the coming years, so maybe you have to set your sights a bit further? :)

  5. Invader Stu says:

    Iooryz – In war you take what you get

    Koen Havik – I’ve seen that fight happen with Dutch and expats. It’s always interesting to see who sticks up for which beer.

    Dave2 – Thank you

  6. Invader Stu says:

    Yvette – Sounds like they are already playing by Risk rules.

  7. Iooryz says:

    Well, Stu. I pitty thy in war then.
    and for some great, alternate rules that make the game more enjoyable:

  8. Alison says:

    Congrats! I remember all-night Risk games during my first year at university. That’s what happens when you get a dorm full of students interesting in international relations. Good times! Although I’m slightly relieved that some of them don’t seem to have moved on to world domination.

  9. Dragonlady says:

    Oh come on, what happened in Mongolia..spill

  10. Wezz6400 says:

    I’m listening to Two Steps From Hell – To Glory as I’m reading this post. Seemed applicapable as last time you wrote about it you mentioned it, and I’ve been enjoying Two Steps From Hell Since.

    “I fully expected to be hand over command of the Dutch military any day now since I am clearly the man for the job.”
    Oh no you don’t! *points at 10 Kirov Airships, ready for action

  11. Luuk says:

    I’m really curious what happened in Mongolia..

  12. Invader Stu says:

    Iooryz – Sounds like fun. We’ll have to try it next time :)

    Alison – I wish I’d discovered the game at university. I’m enjoying it a lot these days.

    Wezz6400 – Am I going to have to pull ran on you?

    Dragonlady & Luuk – Trust someone to ask :p Well… let’s just say my victory should have actually come in the game the evening before. I’d taken South America and was in the process of taking Asia. In one mighty sweep I had taken half the globe. Victory was at hand… and then I’d discovered I’d missed Mongolia. I’d left a single enemy behind and already moved my forces on. I could not get them back in time. I’d cut them off and I lost in the next turn. We never talk about Mongolia any more (at least I don’t). What happens in Mongolia stays in Mongolia.

  13. Fabio says:

    Sir–aren’t you the ruler of the country already? :D

  14. Invader Stu says:

    Fabio – I am but I was trying to be polite and not out rank Wezz6400 straight away.

  15. Luuk says:

    Stu, Mongolia is kinda big. Hard to miss? :p

  16. Hey, you’re already the King of Holland, so why not? :)

    (I don’t know how to play this game. Did you have the blue pieces? Or the pink ones?

  17. the wife says:

    whaha! Blue, that’s me! Don’t I look important and a strong army on the board???

  18. …Or was it the yellow pieces? I don’t know anymore…

  19. Dragonlady says:

    You’ll have to teach us tisk later, it sounds fun

  20. Invader Stu says:

    Luuk – Well yes… but… I had a lot on my mind ok… like the whole of Asia :p

    Barb the French Bean – I was the yellow pieces yes :) I always play yellow

    The wife – And trust you to take Great Britain from me

    Dragonlady – It’s very complex but it is a lot of fun

  21. Wrong Side of the Pond says:

    Well of course you won then Stu…you have America and America always wins! :D

    But really, letting anyone take NA is just asking to get pwned. How’d you trick them into letting you have that?

  22. Luuk says:

    Who had Europe? Because Europe always wins.

  23. Invader Stu says:

    Wrong Side of the Pond – I stormed through and took the whole country in my last turn :) We play a very slow game.

    Luuk – I think it was my brother in law who had the biggest force in Europe but no one was ready to take it and you can’t hold it for long

  24. VallyP says:

    I remember my boyfriend and his friends playing that when we were students (or something incredibly like it). See, the desire for world domination is inside every man, even one as mild and seemingly harmless as Invader Stu (check the name, though)….mongolia was lucky to escape being invaded…poor old Holland didn’t :-D

  25. Luuk says:

    I never really played risk, i should.

  26. Lennert says:

    Ah yes. Mongolia. A very difficult country to take. Atleast when I am playing with my friends. Managed to hold it against all odds for three turns, with only 5 pieces, against 15 orso. Did eventually loose the game, but it messed up the game for many players who thought they could get an easy kill and steal my cards…

    This is Mongolia!!

  27. Wezz6400 says:

    Dang, I really should’ve returned sooner to respond to this. Stu outranking me, pffft. Enough reason to drop some Kirov Bombs on his head, but he’s long gone and my Kirovs need new gas. :-(

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