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Fair Play Rules

Fair Play Rules

To clear up any confusion in the community on what constitutes cheating we have the following Fair Play Rules..

  1. Hacking the game, in any way, is cheating.

  2. Using multiple accounts in the same game to gain an advantage is cheating.

  3. Playing with someone you know and working together to gain advantage is cheating.  

If you wish to play with people you know please use the Play with Friends mode. If you still wish to play with friends against real opponents, play as if they were an enemy, not an ally.

What happens when a player is reported for any of the above?

The following action will be taken if they are found to have broken these rules;

  • If the player was hacking, they will be banned.

  • If the player has been colluding (offences 2 or 3), first their rank will be reset.

  • If the player continues to collude after a first offence, they may be banned on a second offence depending on the circumstances.


Q: How do I report a player?

A: Create  a support ticket at with the names of the players you think are cheating. Attach accompanying screenshots showing: player/s, evidence of cheating. No more than 3 screenshots please.

Q: Why can't I team up with my friends in Global Domination?

A: We take a "act as you would like to be acted towards" approach here. It is unfair to team up against unsuspecting player who believe they are entering a fair “free for all” game. The ranking system is designed for “free for all” gameplay, not teams.

Q: Will you be adding a team mode in the future?

A: Yes it’s our goal to release a team mode that allows you to play with friends or random allies against another team. No ETA on this currently, but you can find information here .

Q: Will more be done to prevent cheating?

A: Yes, we are currently rolling out a full suite of anti cheating features. Some have already been implemented and it’s logging play now. Q: What is the difference between forming alliances with stranger and forming one with friends? A: There is a difference between: the informal, temporary alliances forged and broken throughout the game (which, with all its betrayal, is an integral part of RISK) and starting a game with a friend or relative as well as strangers in there. This is intentional ganking and will not be tolerated. You can play with your friend as much as you want, but if you don't try beat them as hard as any stranger and random opponent, there will be consequences. If you just want to play for the fun of it with your friends, start a "Play with Friends" game against AI opponents.

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I have yet to experience someone making a complaint about cheating with me / SMG actually acting on it. and I've been in some scenarios where another player mysteriously does things that really help me out where I would have thought it's cheating if I wasn't me. But some players are just stupid. Or they take alliances too seriously. All my alliances mean is don't kill my troops and I will get out of your way. I let people sit on continents and do whatever the hell they want. I'm sure someone has reported before but I am 100% confident that nobody would ever find an issue with me. I don't know what SMG saw you involved in but maybe you've been playing with the same person too much and it looked bad.


 I also think SMG should send a message to the player if they do catch you cheating. It might have more significance in making sure they won't do it again. "Your rank has been reset due to cheating. One more offense and you will be banned forever."

you know what would be cool? If they access the device's camera and take photos of you or show live video during the game. It'd give me a lot of confidence in knowing at least it's not the same guy using two suspicious players. But you wouldn't want to see me. I'm usually naked in my hot tub when I play haha.

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I had one with one turn in and got 100 men.......and was wiped off the board... No biggie....just went on to another game......this ranking thing is not a big thing to me .....its not like money or fame is involved ....snd ur go the wrong way even the greatest will lose......
Just out of asking..i have played 40 games and have yet to see a master or grandmater....when and where do they play? I would like to play them
Im Grandmaster and its so many bad players with high rank teaming against me. 1 attacks me all the time while the other getting more troops to win. Its hard to attack the guy with most troops when the other idiot is attacking me all the time.
Just got back to intimidate...but if u would to get a try at a grandmaster...... or atleast play with one manual/progress/3min?
There are not a whole lot of masters or GM out there. Right now GM rank is somewhere around the top 2000 and Master extends out to about the top 8000 (2000 to 8000 are GM) Ranks are based on points so as more players come into the game, the number of masters and grandmasters increase from sucking points away from the lower ranks that never go anywhere.

Right now, the best way to play anyone with any high rank is to create a game and just sit there and boot novices and beginners until the game fills up. A lot of times people are impatient and ditch you. I typically only play intermediate+ and I would really prefer expert+ but it's so difficult to get people to wait that long. Usually it's luck of the draw that a bunch of experts and masters join together and I think they may be related parties a lot of the time. By the way, when booting people, you need to do it when the game is full and wait a moment before opening the slot back up or it will potentially cause a server error not allowing some slots to join. I have to use my phone with another account to occasionally check the final slot if nobody joins after 10-15 seconds just to be sure it didn't get that error.

SMG really needs to make a better system than just game creation and joining. They need to at least let us name ours so I can name my game something like Expert+. But even better would be filters so game creators can just block anyone below or above a certain rank. And also for those looking through games to see only games they are allowed into. Hell, even make categories where you list your games that can be based on rank. They could also create an auto-join function that matches up similarly ranked people but I don't have my hopes up for them to do anything complicated like that. And during dead times we may never get games going that way. It really is difficult because there's so many options with turn time, manual/auto, maps, number of players... Their current auto function just throws you into a random game. Anytime I've ever used that I find myself in a game with 3 players and the other 2 are the same guy ganging on me.

If you don't care about your rank, you should still care about playing people of similar skill. This game really sucks when you play novices. They do the dumbest things, which usually mean an easy win and thus a boring game or they stupid attack you and cause you and them to lose due to a no logic approach. I'll admit that sometimes I just felt like pissing people off, made a novice account and went and picked on the highest ranked player in the game. Another way to figure out cheaters is when you have 0 cards and everyone but the one you're picking on destroys you lol


I've won 50%of my games...was an expert well on my master.50%of my wins are against intermediate and fellow expert.....until i got discipline back down to novice. 2 days ago.....snowday today...back up to intimidate....LETS PLAY
I'm about to stop playing this game, a game I have loved all my entire life and used to play with my brother before he passed. Everything was going great, I was really enjoying the game and paid for unlimited play. About a week after the automate was added I started going up against tag team players that was obviously both player being the same person. Long drafting times on both players, same playing tactics, all of which designed to stop me from holding onto any territory no matter what they did to each other with no retaliation on each other. No breaking alliances or backstabbing. Both players have the same goal of attack me until I'm dead or quit the game. Both players often have names that look like a cat sat on their keyboard. Having allies is one thing, it's part of the fun. This is not that, it is obviously 1 person playing both accounts. It has happened about 15 times in the last few days taking me from intermediate to novice. These cheaters have taken all the fun out of the game.

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