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The board game Stratego is a more elaborate version of Capture the Flag. Each player starts with 40 pieces; made up by the flag, 5 bombs, and an assortment of 9 types of military units.

After these have been placed, each player takes it in turn to move their pieces. Other than scouts (which are the least powerful) the units can only move one space at a time.The flag and bombs can't be moved during the game, so watch out for any squares the computer does not move when it otherwise logically should, and these could be your goal.

When you choose a square occupied by an opposition piece, combat arises, and the higher-numbered piece is lost from the game. You have no way of knowing what strength the opposition pieces are until you have hit them.

This computerized interpretation has 3 different board layouts, a selection of automatic setups with different strategic benefits, and a demo mode.


Stratego Atari ST Loading screen
Stratego Macintosh Or game tiles - Wood
Stratego PC-98 Lieutenant ambushes the bomb specialist
Stratego PC-98 You can even play as fantasy creatures in a sci-fi setting! :)...

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1992 76 out of 100 76
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1992 7 out of 10 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 60 out of 100 60
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 52 out of 100 52
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 50 out of 100 50
Play Time Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 35 out of 100 35
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Macintosh Jan, 1991 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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  • Stratego (The story behind the original Macintosh version of what became the Accolade release, and notes about Stratego titles in the late 1990s.)
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