Total Diplomacy: The Art of Winning Risk

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Total Diplomacy, 2007 - Games - 340 pages
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Do you want to win in the game of Risk? Have you always wanted to win against your cousin in the game of Risk? Do you feel frustrated when they gang up on you and you cannot do much about it? Or perhaps you made a reputation for yourself as the greatest Risk player ever, only to lose in the next game and the one after that! Read Total Diplomacy. This book aims to teach you how to beat them all in your own sweet way. But that's not all. Learn how to use diplomacy effectively to get what you want in life. There is a lot to learn from history and its great leaders. You will see how you can apply this knowledge to negotiate more successfully and be in control of people. You will learn the art if influence and persuasion and will be able to apply it immediately to your Risk games. Any complex system can be exploited by its users. This book is not just about Risk or use of strategy in games. It aims to enhance your personal skills too. * The best tactics and strategies to use in Risk * How to learn by example * How to understand a player's psychology * How to debate with people and influence them * When it is wise to break a deal or an alliance * How to control your emotions and exploit others' weaknesses * The best strategies to use if you are playing repeatedly against the same players * How to be deceptive and how to recognise deceptive behaviour * The best online strategies * How to negotiate successfully and make cunning deals
 

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Unsure if its a self-help book or a strategy guide. Less impressive than expected. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Ehsan Honary received his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of West of England (Bristol) and his M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. His interests are in autonomy, collective robotics, software engineering and soft skills training. Ehsan was first introduced to Risk in 1990 and has been playing it ever since, given any opportunity! Despite his interests in other 'serious' disciplines, he has always managed to convince his family and friends that spending time playing Risk has many benefits. He is an active member of the Risk gaming community. He lives with his wife in London.

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