For those who are not familiar with the board game, here is the basic premise: Stratego is perhaps best described as the "realistic, modern military" version of Chess. Each player is allotted an "army" of 40 playing pieces at the beginning of the game, including a Marshal, Captains, Sergeants, Scouts, Bombs, and a Flag. Each piece, similar to Chess, follows its own movement rules. Unlike Chess, success of "attack" is determined by the pieces' ranks, not whether that attack is valid. So a Marshal can remove a General, a General can remove a Colonel, and so on. When equal ranks are struck, both pieces are removed from the board. The game ends when either player strikes his/her opponent's Flag (which cannot be moved). Timing is crucial in the game, and "special" pieces such as the Miners and Spy can tip the scale very quickly.
With good graphics (with several board backgrounds to choose from), and a user-friendly interface, this PC version does justice to the original board game, although too bad the AI is too easy to beat. Recommended for all fans of tabletop war/strategy games, ane be sure to check Ed's Stratego Page below for the game rules, and click here to read Ken McLeod's (original designer) story of the computer game project.
|Average Rating:||7.56 [76 votes]|
|Related Links:||Ed's Stratego Page|
|More Info:||Mobygames | The Web|
|If you like this game, try:||Theatre of War, Battle Chess 2: Chinese Chess, Capture the Flag|
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