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Board Game Collection: Stratego

A guide to information about the University of Idaho's board game collection and the the games that are a part of it

Stratego

Stratego game box

The gameboard is your battlefield. You have an army of men at your disposal and six bombs. Your mission--protect your flag and capture your opponent's flag.

Secretly place your men, bombs, and flag on the gameboard with these objectives in mind. But remember your opponent is doing the same thing, so you must plan a defense as well as an offense.

Once the armies are in place, advance your men. When you're one space away from an enemy, attack. You and your opponent declare ranks. The lower-ranking man is captured and out of play.

You control your pieces and risk your men in battles where the strength of your enemy is unknown. The suspense builds as your men move deeper into enemy territory. Move with caution and courage. The next piece you attack could be a bomb. And when attacked, it could "blast" your man off the board and out of play.

The first to capture an enemy flag is the winner!

Players

2

Time

45 min

Theme

Battle, strategy, bluffing

Mechanics

Memory, secret unit deployment, grid movement

How to play Video

Rules of play PDF