Risk is about backstabbing, so I wouldn't recommend it as a family game. I wouldn't recommend Monopoly either, to be honest. I have also lost the game thanks to that annoying 'attack any area' card. Darth Sidious was miles away from anyone, all on his lonesome, while my army steamrolls the shattered remnants of democracy. It was beautiful, right up to the point that a sneaky two man army leaped from Mon Calamari to Coruscant and took out his Majesty. Bah. Rebels.