Adding to the release of FourSquare, Nokia and EA Games has released the Xbox Windows Phone game Risk and Connect 4 to the Lumia line of Windows Phones. Both can easily be considered classic board games and the Windows Phone version represents the originals very well.
The game of Risk is one of global domination where you battle your opponents from country to country. The Windows Phone version allows for you to battle with up to five opponents or computer adversaries. Risk has Xbox Live achievements and leaderboards.
Multi-player game play is played in one of two ways. You can battle opponents over WiFi or pass and play. It's a wonderfully drawn up game and if you can't find anyone to battle, the computerized opponents can be a handful.
Connect 4 on the other hand is a puzzle game of sorts where you try to connect four disks and blocking your opponent who is trying to do the same. You drop your playing disks down columns on the game board. Like Risk, you can challenge you opponents over WiFi or simply by pass and play. There are fifteen Xbox Live achievements to earn in the process. Can't find an opponent, there's always the computer to challenge.
We'll take both Risk and Connect 4 out for a test drive and get reviews up shortly.
In the meantime, there is a free trial version available for Risk that is limited to the single player mode. The full version is running $2.99 and you can find it here at the Windows Phone Store. There is also a trial version for Connect 4 and the full version is running $2.99 as well. You can find Connect 4 here at the Windows Phone Store.
For the time being, Risk and Connect 4 are Nokia Lumia exclusives and you can only purchase it from your Lumia Windows Phone.
Thanks, no0b, for the tip!