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  • 4.06 out of 5 (33 votes)
    Stratego (pc game)
  • Genre: Simulation, Board games, Strategic scope
  • Software house: Accolade
  • Year: 1990
  • System: DOS
5 out of 5

Stratego!

Board games were some of the earliest computer games other than card games and text adventures. Chess, checkers, and even Monopoly made their EGA and CGA appearances on computers, long before the Pentium chip was invented. However this game was always missing. I'm very surprised that I never saw it anywhere else before visiting Squakenet. I'm very very thankful that I found it. I have wonderful memories of playing the tabletop version of Stratego. This version of the game looks and plays very simple, anyone can learn it in 10 minutes or less. Fewer lower number pieces(1) capture plentiful higher number pieces(9). Bombs kill anything except for the miners(8). Capture the other guy's flag. Every piece moves one space at a time, except for Scouts(9). Spies(S) can be captured by anything except the Marshall(1). If you try to make an illegal move, like moving diagonally or making a bomb move, the game will tell you it's illegal and not let you do it. There are also various “rule sets” available in the options menu. This game will certainly be on any computer I own from now on, it's a perfect app for killing short amounts of time and I hope will show up on mobile devices. The only downside is that it's not network capable. Still, a great find.

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