Galveston Urban-Ministries is with Steve Pless.
With Summer being officially over, we wanted to give a huge THANK YOU to all of the workgroups that volunteered with us this summer season!!
We had a total of 376 workgroup volunteers that came from different churches and schools throughout Texas.
We even had a group come down from Illinois and Pennsylvania and braved the Texas heat!
While at GUM, the workgroups served our community a total of 11,952 hours through neighborhood cleanup, helping neighbors in their homes, leading street camps, hosting a neighborhood block party, and more!
We are blessed to partner with such wonderful groups who are willing to spend some of their Summer time loving on our community.
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!
In the summer of 2010, while jogging on the streets of Chicago, God broke Josh Dorrell’s heart for the city of Galveston.
It was four little words that did it: “Galveston is the place.” Josh described it as the “clearest voice I had ever heard."
He went home and told his wife, Danielle, who was at home with their two-year-old daughter Zoe. Barely able to pick out Galveston on a map, the Dorrell's packed up and found themselves in Galveston that very same weekend.
Armed with a 3 year start-up grant from Christian Mission Concerns, they hit the ground running.
The Dorrell's moved into the North Broadway neighborhood, one of the communities hardest hit by Hurricane Ike, and began just doing life with their neighbors.
In addition to doing disaster recovery for a short season, the Dorrell's organized street camps for the neighborhood kids, and Josh even took a job at Wright Cuney, the local community rec center. Having been part of Mission Waco with his parents Jimmy and Janet Dorrell, Josh knew that in order to affect real change, his neighbors needed to be a part of the solution.
So he began interviewing everyone he came across, asking them “how can we make this neighborhood we love better?”
The answers came pouring in, but three answers seemed to outshine the rest: after-school programs for kids, mentoring programs for youth, and adult job training.
From these needs, Galveston Urban Ministries was born.
One of the new construction projects in Proposition A on the TCISD Bond Election is a new Agriculture Barn.
Texas City ISD
One of the new construction projects in Proposition A on the TCISD Bond Election is a new Agriculture Barn.
A new Ag Barn can be built at the existing site of the current facility for a cost of $7 million. The existing facility does not have adequate facilities to accommodate the number of students who would like to participate in the programs that utilize the Ag Barn.
The total projected cost includes:
• New Show Arena
• 4 Grooming Stations for Large Animals
• 34 Large Animal Pens
• 34 Small Animal Pens
• Small Animal Groom Station
• Storage for Pens/Tack/Other
• 2 Wash Stations
• Student Restrooms
• Fly Mist Equipment Room
• Electrical Room
• Custodial Equipment and Storage Room
• General Storage Room
• Ventilation System
• Fly Mist System
• Water and Electrical at Pens
• 2 Weigh Scales
• New Squeeze Chute
• Drive-Thru for Trucks/Trailers
• Demolition of Old Ag Facility
• Planning and Contingency
• Professional Fees/Material Testing
• Inflation/Cost Escalation
Find out about more proposed projects at www.tcisd.org/bond22
Rich's Car Wash treats people like family while providing the very best car washing experience possible every day.
As the largest operator on the Gulf Coast with over 29 locations in 6 states.
Open 7 days a week from
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
2821 Palmer Hwy
Texas City, TX 77590
Who We Are
In 1976, the Richardson brothers opened the first Rich’s Car Wash location in Saraland, AL. Now, more than 40 years later, Rich’s Car Wash operates 24 locations across four states in the Southeast.
Our sites provide a combination of services including express wash tunnels, full-service car washes, detailing, lube, oil and filter replacement, and windshield repair. We also offer Unlimited Wash Club memberships and weekly specials to help you save money and keep your car clean!
Rayford and Timothy Richardson started Rich’s Car Wash with the goal of combining technologically advanced equipment with good “old-fashioned” customer service in order to provide the cleanest wash and the best car washing experience in town. While each Rich’s Car Wash location may vary from the other with its range of services, they are all created equal.
The Richardson’s vision holds true today, as all 24 Rich’s Car Wash locations thrive on the delivery of exceptional customer service and a clean, dry and shiny car.
Join the Unlimited Wash Club in person at any of our convenient LOCATIONS!
With the Unlimited Wash Club program, you can visit any Rich’s Car Wash for a daily shine with one low monthly fee.
Enjoy free vacuums, free air fresheners, and other perks.
When you sign up for the Unlimited Wash Club membership with Rich’s, you can wash and vacuum daily for one low monthly fee.
All month long you can have a clean, shiny car without the hassle.
Each club member receives a special barcode that makes zipping in and out a breeze.
When a member arrives the RFID reader scans your vehicle’s barcode and recognizes your membership.
Your membership automatically renews each month on the same day as your sign-up. Another bonus? Unlimited Wash Club memberships can be used at ALL of our locations!
To sign up visit your nearest Rich’s Car Wash and ask an attendant for a form.
A valid credit/debit card is required for monthly memberships and is charged monthly.
To change plans or cancel, visit our Manage My Wash Club page.
Clear Creek Education Foundation
The Clear Creek Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting the 21st annual Awards Dinner and Fundraiser to recognize outstanding alumni who graduated from Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) schools as well as community members.
The “Celebrating 30 Years of CCEF” Awards Dinner and Fundraiser is set for Thursday, Nov. 10 at South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center in League City.
The event is an annual fundraiser for CCEF to support students, teachers, and programs within CCISD.
CCEF will honor an elite group of individuals who continually serve and represent CCISD.
This year’s awards dinner is being generously being sponsored by co-presenting sponsors, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott and PBK; along with Joiner Architects; Big Star Cadillac Hyundai; Sheryl and Richard Lane. Sponsorship opportunities still are available for individuals or businesses to support this annual tradition of recognizing outstanding community members and CCISD alumni.
The Awards Dinner and Fundraiser is open to the community and tickets will be available for purchase on the foundation’s website.
For more information on sponsorships and ticket information, please visit: https://www.clearcreekeducationfoundation.org/.../annual.../
Higher Up Texas
Life is sweeter with everyone helping to build the HUT community!
Our Raffle to Replenish is one week away and we are so close to our goal of $500.
You can win a beautiful Kendra Scott mint green necklace and help refill our Soul Shelf which is a library full of books, snacks, supplies, and more!
5 tickets for $20!
Purchase tickets here
While having lunch in 2018, two friends- Tony Annunziato and Rick Gornto- discussed the deep-rooted implications that continued patterns of poverty have on a community.
Often, money comes into an impoverished community, and while it is critical for meeting basic needs, the long-lasting impact of change is minimal.
Tony and Rick had a vision and desire to begin a ripple-effect of change through the development of critical thinking skills, etiquette, and core values in young adults.
However, this dream needed a “home” that was willing to take a chance on a big idea.
Later that year, the stars aligned. Tony and Rick were introduced to Dickinson High School Principal, Dr. Billye Smith.
Like Tony and Rick, Billye comes from humble beginnings.
She is familiar with the internal drive, values, and skills needed for success in life.
She could see the potential in this program, but it needed a plan.
The three came together and listed two-pages of ideas that would forever impact an incoming group of Dickinson High School Seniors.
Continuing in the spirit of destiny, Rick connected with Hillary Gramm who he had known for 10 years through another non-profit organization. Rick shared the two-pages of ideas for a program and said, “take it away!” Within a month, a curriculum was developed and the great vision had a name: Higher Up Texas (HUT).
The name, Higher Up Texas, is derived from the core values that embody the culture of this organization.
The six core values are: Honesty, Integrity, Grit, Hopefulness, Eagerness, Readiness.
When these core values are lived out, we ALL move UP!
Our first group of HUT students began the program in August 2019. Twenty-Seven Seniors in the AVID* program began an in-class journey where reaching beyond comfort zones is encouraged every day.
In addition to the 6 core values, students are taught how to think critically in their decision making and learn important life skills such as managing personal and future finances, voting, cultural awareness and appreciation, social responsibility, navigating mental health struggles, networking, and practicing proper business and personal etiquette.
Due to COVID-19, the pilot year of HUT ended prematurely…or so we thought. Organically, it was discovered that the students had a host of needs after high school.
This group of students helped create the other half of the equation for success: Higher Up Phase 2 (HP2).Students in HP2 receive help in the following ways:
HP2 students contribute back into HUT through special projects that improve the overall program and community.
Despite COVID-19 challenges and unknowns, it was clear that HUT was a successful endeavor.
In addition to the Seniors in the AVID program, HUT added 75 DHS Senior Students in the CTE program working towards healthcare careers.
Amy Berger and Kim Williamson joined the team in the fall of 2020 and taught 100 new HUT Seniors at Dickinson High School.
Higher Up Texas students are taught skills from the inside out to create a ripple effect of change for themselves, their families, their friends, and their community.
We are an ever evolving, loving, vulnerable family that cares deeply for one another.
The future is bright for Higher Up Texas students.
Students no longer walk the unknown paths alone.
HUT students continue to support and guide each other into fields and careers that will provide pathways towards employment and life satisfaction.
We are building a network that will forever impact this community.
“Bloom Where You Grow!”
Memorial Lutheran & First Presbyterian Churches
What can we learn from Jesus' feeding of the five thousand?
Following an abbreviated worship service this Sunday, September 25, those in attendance will be given a grocery sack, a shopping list, and $20.00.
We will then travel to Food King at 915 6th St N. in Texas City, to gather non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.
Wear your Mem1 shirt if you have one.
Our youth will help load the groceries onto the Salvation Army truck.
You can use the list that will be provided and …
A. buy $20.00 worth of food.
B. buy $20.00 plus use some of your own money to buy more food.
C. buy as much food as you want using your money and give the $20.00 to the Salvation Army.
Puppy Land LLC
· Puppy Land LLC is excited to announce our grand re-opening!
As a supplier of rehoming our lovable pets.
We carry pet supplies and are a retailer for Royal Canine, we’re happy to continue serving our community full of families and their wonderful pets.
Through our store, we hope to continue upholding the quality standard of our pets.
This includes making sure our puppies come from responsible, caring breeders that provide them with love, socialization, and top-notch care from the time the pups are born.
We promise to continue educating pet parents on their pet ownership and provide high-quality pet supplies.
Today as we open up our doors to serve our community we look forward to welcoming everyone to meet our lovable and playful puppies.
2504 25th Ave N Ste 2
Texas City, Tx 77590
Visit our website at
and apply for FINANCING today!
Healthy, Socialized & Up-To-Date on Vaccines
At Puppy Land LLC, we offer several types of purebred puppies to go to furr ever homes. Most of our puppies are Registered, Vaccinated and Dewormed, with a Health Contract as well.
Shih-Tzu's, French Bulldogs, Pugs, Miniature Schnauzers, Pomeranians, and Yorkies are regular breeds we carry.
ABOUT SOME THE BREEDS
Bred solely to be companions, Shih Tzus are affectionate, hypoallergenic, happy, outgoing house dogs who love ... Shih Tzus are beautiful, but they are also friendly, lively, and devoted companions.
Shih Tzu weighing between 9 to 16 pounds, and standing between 8 and 11 inches, are surprisingly solid for dogs their size. The coat, which comes in many colors, is worth the time you will put into it—few dogs are as beautiful as a well-groomed Shih Tzu.
Being cute is a way of life for this lively charmer. The Shih Tzu is known to be especially affectionate with children. As small dogs bred to spend most of their day inside royal palaces, they make great pets if you live in an apartment or lack a big backyard. Some dogs live to dig holes and chase cats, but a Shih Tzu’s idea of fun is sitting in your lap acting adorable as you try to watch TV.
Pugs are playful dogs, ready and able for games, but they are also lovers and must be close to their humans. Pugs love to be the center of attention and are heartsick if ignored. Pugs are square and thickset, usually weighing no more than 20 pounds. Their heads are large and round, with large, round eyes.
Miniature Schnauzers were bred down from their larger cousins, Standard Schnauzers. The bushy beard and eyebrows give Minis a charming, human-like expression. The hard, wiry coat comes in three color patterns: salt and pepper, black and silver, and solid black. Created to be all-around farm dogs and ratters, they are tough, muscular, and fearless without being aggressive.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a bright, friendly, trainable companion, small enough to adapt to apartment life but tireless enough to patrol acres of farmland. They get along well with other animals and kids. Minis are sturdy little guys and enjoy the vigorous play. Home and family oriented, they make great watchdogs.
Pomeranians are generally perky, friendly little dogs. They do not seem to realize they are small in stature and will occasionally tackle large dogs or at least verbally threaten them!
These are active little dogs that do need daily exercise, even if it is just a walk around the block. They are quite intelligent and do well in obedience competitions despite a small independent streak. As they age, they are more amenable to being truly lap dogs.
Pomeranians are often good alert and alarm dogs and can be prone to excessive barking. They tend to be good with children, but children need to be cautioned that these are small dogs and not as sturdy as the larger breeds.
The Yorkshire Terrier is one of the smallest dog breeds of terrier type, and of any dog breed. The breed developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England. Ideally, its maximum size is 7 to 10 pounds.
The French Bulldog is a breed of domestic dog, bred to be a companion dog. The breed is the result of a cross between Toy Bulldogs imported from England and local ratters in Paris, France, in the 1800s. They are stocky, compact dogs with a friendly, mild-mannered temperament. Healthy, Socialized & Up-To-Date on VaccinesAt Puppy Land LLC, we offer several types of purebred puppies to go to furr ever homes. Most of our puppies are Registered, Vaccinated and Dewormed, with a Health Contract as well.
Shih-Tzu's, French Bulldogs, Pugs, Miniature Schnauzers, Pomeranians, and Yorkies are regular breeds we carry.
For centuries, parents understanding the connection between play and development have made alphabet blocks standard equipment of the well-stocked toy box. Alphabet blocks appeared as early as 1693, when philosopher John Locke pointed out that “dice and play-things, with the letters on them to teach children the alphabet by playing” would make learning to read a more enjoyable experience. A century and a quarter later, Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel, a museum curator who pioneered kindergarten, introduced geometric solids carved from wood. Known as Froebel’s “gifts,” they soon led to alphabet blocks. In 19th century America, these toys found their way into most schools, marketed as tools to help children recognize shapes of letters before learning to read. Nowadays, virtually all American preschools and many home playrooms store alphabet blocks. Traditionally, homemade blocks prevailed. Currently, Uncle Goose Toys and Old Fashioned Blocks produce and manufacture this vividly colored toy. Parents may understand that these blocks carry educational value, but children like them because their colors delight the eye, their pictures provoke stories, and their numbers, patterns, and symbols look nice piled up.
Factoyd: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright credited his interest in buildings to the alphabet blocks his mother gave him as a child
We've all been there. It's closing in on 7 p.m. on a Tuesday, and the last thing you want to do after a long day at work is cook up a meal that requires any effort. And sure, if it was just you at home, maybe you could get away with something quick and easy like a sandwich or a salad, but with a full house and other hungry people to feed, you need a solution. As it turns out, people have been turning to Hamburger Helper in the same situation for decades, whipping up a meal in just 1-2-3.
But it does make you wonder — what even is Hamburger Helper? What's the story behind this pantry staple, and where did it come from? Whether you're looking for a non-perishable food item to stock up on, or you're just running to the store for a quick dinner idea, this might just be the answer. But you may want to know more before grabbing for that familiar red and white box. To learn a bit more, we took a deeper dive. This is the untold truth of Hamburger Helper.
Hamburger Helper was introduced during a beef crisis
When there's a food shortage, consumers tend to grasp at straws, searching high and low for a solution to their problem. And that's exactly what Hamburger Helper was when it got its start — a solution. According to General Mills, America's weakened beef economy in the 1970s led to the launch of Hamburger Helper as a promise to stretch people's dollar (and their beef) further.
A meat crisis in 1972, caused by a change in the population of anchovies, drove up the cost of beef even more. As it turns out, farmers were relying on the anchovies as animal feed, and as less were in the supply chain, feed prices increased, causing beef prices to skyrocket.
With the rise in beef prices, even more American families were introduced to their new best friend — Hamburger Helper — which helped them to use just one pound of beef, paired with the box mix, to put dinner on the table for their family.
The Untold Truth Of Hamburger Helper
Hamburger Helper was the solution to a problem in the 1970s. And for most families, they found it to be a delicious solution. When Hamburger Helper was introduced, with five flavor options consisting of Beef Noodle, Potato Stroganoff, Hash, Rice Oriental, and Chili Tomato, it was kind of a no-brainer for people to utilize the pantry staple at the time.
Betty Crocker had introduced similar boxed meals in 1967, but those boxed dinners required the hamburger to be browned in one pan, while the noodles needed to be cooked in the other. Hamburger Helper allowed home cooks to prepare dinner with ease, throwing it all in one pan, and it instantly caught on. According to General Mills, 27 percent of households within the U.S. added Hamburger Helper to their pantries within its first year on the market, turning it into the regular stocking-up staple we know today.
As with most new products, fame and fortune don't last for long without some ingenuity. After decades on the market, it's not surprising that Hamburger Helper began to see a decline in sales — especially with all of the boxed food competition that's emerged since its inception. But General Mills wasn't letting go that easy. The company took an entire year to plan the pantry staple's makeover, relaunching the brand in 2013 after 42 years.
First thing's first, the name was changed from its 1970 original 'Hamburger Helper' to just 'Helper.' According to Yahoo! Finance, the name change came as the company was featuring other versions of the product, including options for chicken and tuna, along with the beef staple (thanks to a decline in the popularity of beef).
The packaging was completely revamped, designing it with the bold red and white color palette recognizable today. General Mills CEO, Ken Powell told StarTribune at the time, that Hamburger Helper wasn't doing enough to really refresh the products over the years prior to the relaunch, so it was time for a bold move.
As the brand leaders behind Hamburger Helper began to look at ways to save its fading appeal, changing their target demographic was part of the strategy in 2013. Long gone were the days of female homemakers and working moms being the only targeted buyer.
According to Yahoo! Finance, General Mills found that more young men were buying the product, so they decided to capitalize on that trend. "A lot of marketing efforts are just beginning," company spokesman Mike Siemienas told Yahoo! Finance in 2013 in regards to a social media campaign directed at men aged 18 to 30. Prior to the campaign, Hamburger Helper didn't have a Facebook page, so the company launched it in December 2012 to prep for its new rebranding program. The goal was to introduce singles and young parents in their 20s to the meal solution, providing a full meal with just one pound of ground beef and a box of Helper.
Hamburger Helper contains a ridiculous amount of sodium
As quick and easy of a meal solution that Hamburger Helper is, it does make you wonder what exactly is in that box. When a consumer utilizes a box of Hamburger Helper, they're combining the provided boxed ingredients with hamburger meat, milk, water, and sometimes butter. Sounds pretty simple, right? But when you dive into what the ingredients provided in the box actually are, you may end up consuming close to your daily recommended amount of sodium.
According to Livestrong, the mixes contain between 580 to 810 milligrams of sodium per serving, and that number increases once the meal is prepared with the corresponding ingredients, bringing you up to as much as 990 milligrams per serving. And if you're eating Hamburger Helper in small quantities, this may be okay, but chances are you're only splitting the box in a few ways, causing that sodium count to go up even higher.
According to the American Heart Association, adults should consume close to 1500 milligrams of sodium per day. So how close is that one heaping serving bringing you to that daily recommendation?
There are so many flavor options
Hamburger Helper has certainly come a long way since making its national debut in 1971 with its five original flavors. For one, it's not just all about the hamburger now. According to the product website, there are 24 options of Hamburger Helper, with flavors including everything from Philly Cheesesteak to Four Cheese Lasagna and Cheesy Enchilada. Of course, hamburger isn't the only meat option, either. The brand boasts five varieties of Tuna Helper, pairing the mixture with canned tuna, along with three varieties of Chicken Helper to pair with boneless chicken breasts.
But even with all of those flavors, of course, there are some that prevail. According to a vote on Ranker, the Cheeseburger Macaroni flavor of Hamburger Helper is an all-time favorite, with Stroganoff falling in second place. The HoustonPress, however, put Cheeseburger Macaroni in fifth place, with Stroganoff placing first.
One fan took to Reddit to share their love for Cheesy Enchilada and Double Cheeseburger Macaroni, saying they're "hands down the best." But for many, it may all just depend on personal preference, the flavors you're used to eating around the family dinner table, or the ones you were raised on that give you a bit of nostalgia.
You can keep Hamburger Helper on-hand for a long time
Hamburger Helper can sure come in handy for a lot of things. It was useful for families during a beef crisis to continue putting hearty dinners on the table. And, it's useful for singles in their 20s looking for something quick and easy to whip up. But perhaps most importantly, it's an ideal standby to have on-hand in your pantry when you need to grab something quick and easy for a meal.
And luckily, that little red and white box can last in a pantry for quite some time. The ingredients list for the majority of Hamburger Helper products include enriched elbow macaroni, corn starch, salt, wheat flour, sugar, modified whey, along with multiple seasonings and flavors. Included in that list is also citric acid and sodium phosphate, both of which act as a preservative, extending a product's shelf life. And while packages do offer a best by date (that's usually pretty far out), chances are, it'll be safe in your pantry for quite some time.
A box of Hamburger Helper was listed for $8,100
In comparison to most meals, the price of Hamburger Helper is pretty low. And really, that's kind of the point. You're certainly not going to break the bank buying this packaged staple to help feed your family or yourself. But one man decided to list a box he had for way more than the market cost.
Timmy Solar decided to post his box of "Antique Hamburger Helper" for $8,100 on Facebook Marketplace. And while Salisbury is a popular flavor, there was no way Solar actually believed he'd get that much cash for the dish.
"It's not really an antique," Solar told KTEM News. "I found it in a cupboard in an apartment I moved into. I posted it as a joke..." And while the box that was only three years past its pantry prime received plenty of comments and laughs, it definitely didn't sell for that much. In fact, Solar threw it away not long after the posting.
The majority of Hamburger Helper mixes call for the same ingredients. To whip up this pantry staple, you'll need ground beef, hot water, butter, and milk. And luckily, each box comes with its own individual flavorings, adding a bit of pep to the meal. But luckily, there are even more ways to spice it up.
Hamburger Helper offers helpful tips on its website and packaging suggesting add-ins for each flavor, like cooked bacon, shredded cheese, and fresh tomatoes for its Cheeseburger Macaroni, or chopped green chiles and salsa for its Southwest Pasta. But those aren't the only clever ideas for mixing it up.
One Chowhound thread received a flood of ingenious ideas, suggesting home cooks add things like pepperoni, Italian spices, and mozzarella or mushrooms and onions to the mix. Adding additional ingredients, throwing in a few veggies, or even baking the dish topped with cheese can really take this boxed staple to a new level.
The Hamburger Helper mascot dropped a mixtape
Staple foods that have been around for years certainly make themselves recognizable through their mascots. You know that when you see Tony the Tiger, you think of Frosted Flakes. Or, see the Pillsbury Dough Boy and think cookies, croissants, and biscuits. Hamburger Helper's mascot, Lefty, introduced in 1977 does the same trick. But that cute little red-nosed, white-gloved hand apparently has some hidden talents.
Lefty dropped a mixtape in 2016 as a creative marketing technique for the brand — as well as a very elaborate April Fool's Day joke.
It all started from a 2014 Tweet meant as a joke, dropping hints about a mixtape, and the response was astounding, with over 10 thousand retweets. And with the help of a student team from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota, along with video production students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), the mixtape was launched, showcasing five original songs created by established artists, along with the clever students from McNally Smith and MCAD. Lefty starred in two music videos, even garnering the attention of Billboard, stating that Lefty was the hottest new rapper on the scene at the time.
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he French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse designed a board game with simple rules but complex interactions, La Conquête du Monde (The Conquest of the World) in 1957. Purchasing the rights, Parker Brothers published it with a few small changes as Risk in 1959. It became the first popular game involving strategy, diplomacy, conflict, and conquest.
Risk players control armies of tokens on a world map board in attempts to capture adjoining territories from other players, battling by rolls of the dice. The winning player defeats and eliminates opponents and occupies all 42 territories on the board—and thus all six continents. There are various strategies for winning the game, special two-player rules, and today, optional rules to change the play. A Risk player employs strategy, or decision-making, that will affect the game’s progress and outcome. Part of the game’s appeal is that, unlike most war games, more than two players may compete.
Risk is the first such strategy game for multiple players, mass produced and enjoyed by generations. The game is considered a progenitor of many war games that followed it, such as Avalon Hill’s Axis and Allies and, by extension, strategy games called Eurogames such as The Settlers of Catan. Risk now encompasses multiple variants related to historical periods or battles, science fiction and fantasy, as well as video game examples. Its influence is touted by game collectors and experts, but on a personal level, many serious gamers state that their interest in these games began when they first played Risk.
Shared from https://www.museumofplay.org/