Ever scoured the Internet looking for what exactly you were missing from the old board game you pulled from your closet, only to find no one who could give you the answer? Well, stop that fruitless searching through endless google results, as this week we look at the still-popular Milton Bradley classic, Stratego, the 1972 “fascinating two-handed strategy game.”
The contents of Stratego are as follows:
The game box (with a large picture of a uniformed older gentleman, perhaps a Field Marshall, about to make a move on the Stratego game board).
The game board (featuring a map of the geography in which the battle will take place in the center, bordered on either side with 12 squares showing the piece values.)
Two plastic trays to fit the game pieces in
Two sets of 40 army pieces, one in blue and one in red, consisting of:
Captain (Labeled: 5) [x4]
Colonel (Labeled: 3) [x2]
General (Labeled: 2) [x1]
Lieutenant (Labeled: 6) [x4]
Major (Labeled: 4) [x3]
Marshall (Labeled: 1) [x1]
Miner (Labeled: 8 ) [x5]
Scout (Labeled: 9) [x8]
Sergeant (Labeled: 7) [x4]
Spy (Labeled: S) [x1]
The Rules sheet.
Aside from the inner cardboard filler to help hold all the pieces in an orderly fashion, that’s it. Stratego remains a popular game, and this version brings back many memories for those who played it. For those who haven’t played the game against a friend, what are you waiting for?