Gameboard, 2 armies of 40 piece each
Skills required / taught:
Find and capture opponent’s
flag or stop him from continuing
Stratego is a board game featuring a 10 × 10 square board and two
players with 40 pieces each. Pieces represent individual officers
and soldiers in an army. The objective of the game is to either find
and capture the opponent's Flag, or capture so many of the
opponent's pieces that he/she cannot make any further moves. Players
cannot see the ranks of each other's pieces, so disinformation and
discovery are important elements of the game.
How it Works
Each player moves one piece per turn. If a piece is moved onto a
square occupied by an opposing piece, their identities are revealed,
the weaker piece is removed from the board, and the stronger piece
is moved into the place formerly occupied by the weaker piece. If
the engaging pieces are of equal rank, they are both removed. Pieces
may not move onto a square already occupied by another piece without
attacking. Special units include Bombs , which may not be moved but
defeat all units attacking them except for Miners (Rank 8), and the
Spy, the Spy is the only unit that can attack the opponent’s
Marshall (Rank 1) and live, if he attacks any other piece or is
attacked by anyone else he is defeated.
How could Stratego be simplified or modified into a hot iPhone game?
What other military themed ideas do you have?
Can they be made relevant to a specific war or conflict in world
Could this kind of strategic game take on a completely different
theme other than military?