Over the Trenches is a World War I era Risk (*1) Variant. Using the same game play mechanics and style of Hasbro's "Risk" strategy board game, players compete for domination of a WWI era world map. Players get bonus armies for collecting "Nations" rather than continents, and large bonuses if they can hold onto one or more of the great world Empires. Territory point values limit the number of troops in each territory and city territories add a bonus to the defender.
The addition of naval sea zones and faster naval movement adds another dimension for army movement and player strategies. If you have played Risk and like the basic game, but are looking for deeper strategic play, this is the game for you.
-Game map is the same used in the Guild's WW1 game, The War to End All Wars. So if you have that product it will save the need for printing this game board.
*1. Risk is a trademark owned by Hasbro inc. and is used here for the purpose of product comparison only.