Risk Legacy is different than any other board game, choices players make during gameplay are permanent and affect every future game. The board is written on, stickers are attached to the rule book, secret envelopes are opened. Game pieces will be destroyed, ripped up, gone forever... The game is played in 15 rounds with each being a shorter game of Risk. With every round, however, the stakes get higher as the game gets more and more wild. Players get to play as different factions with special abilities to add to the strategy of the game. This is the first of the "Legacy" games, and it certainly set the bar high for the future of the genre. A perfect game for players seeking a unique gaming experience.