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Stratego: The Game, Strategy, and More
Stratego is one of the most popular board games of all time, and this is sure to hold true for many more years to come. The fact of the matter is that this game is tons of fun, and the majority of players agree that it keeps them thinking game in and game out. This is because the depth of strategy involved in being a good Stratego player on a consistent basis is very deep. This is not a game you will play at a high level the first time you play, but it is not hard to learn how to play. While Stratego may not be your first game of choice, if you have never played before, you may want to think about doing so sometime in the near future.
There are many components that make up the game of Stratego. First off, you need to know that two players are needed in order to get started. Each player has 40 pieces, and the board itself is 10 squares by 10 squares. This is a reasonably sized game, and one that you should be able to find room for no matter how much space you have in your home. It is the same size box as normal board games like Monopoly.
The many pieces in the game of Stratego, ranked highest to lowest, include: one marshal, one general, two colonels, three majors, four captains, four lieutenants, four sergeants, five miners, eight scouts, and one Spy. As you can imagine, knowing what each one of these pieces can do for you is a large part of the strategy for the game. Just like any other board game, when you know the Stratego rules you will have a much better chance of winning.
As the name of the game implies, Stratego is most definitely a game of strategy. The main objective of the game is to capture the flag that is held by your opponent, or to take so many of their pieces that they have nowhere to go. All of this while protecting your own flag. Either way, if you can accomplish one of these goals you will come out a winner in the long run.
There are many variations of Stratego that you may also want to consider. Even though the original board game still remains popular, updated and modern versions have been released over the years. Some of the updated games include the Stratego CD Rom, Ultimate Stratego, Stratego Library Edition, and several others. Of course, not all of these are still being produced, but you should still be able to find them for sale on the after market. One of the best places to find out of print games is on Ebay and other online auction sites. On a more local basis, I often find cool games at local yard sales.
As far as strategy is concerned, there are three things that you will want to keep in mind:
All in all, the game of Stratego has been popular for many years. As long as there are still people who love to strategize, this board game will never become obsolete.
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