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Stratego

Stratego was a board game which played a bit like chess but had the advantage that your opponent could't see which piece you played, as the playing pieces were blank on the back, which was the opponents view.

There were two teams, one red and one blue. Each team was made up of generals, colonels, and soldiers. There were also bombers, who could get rid of any opponents piece which happened to be on an adjoining square.


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Do You Remember Stratego?

Do You Remember Stratego?

  • Anonymous user
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    Yes, I remember this game. Great! You had 1 spy, who could be beaten by any of the other pieces but was, however, the only piece that could take the Field Marshal - if the spy attacked first. 6 bombs, which could be defused by 5 miners i.e. 1 fewer miners. The aim of the game was to take the opponent's flag - which was invariably surrounded by bombs. I liked the fact that the colour scheme and design of the uniforms seemed to date back to the Napoleonic War i.e. red pieces v. blue pieces and the generals and field marshals had bicorne hats and all the officers seemed to have epaulettes. I imagined that I was recreating the Battle of Waterloo and always wanted to be (British) red against (French) blue!
  • Anonymous user
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    I was taught how to play Stratego before I learned how to play chess. Its a great game, always nice to play a game that relies on tactics and strategy rather than random dice rolling.
  • Anonymous user
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    remember - the lower the number the better the piece, #7 was a spy and was the only piece that could take out #1, #8 "miners" could only remove bombs... loads of fun