Stratego Tips & Strategies : Utilizing Different Rules to Vary the Game of Stratego

Stratego Tips & Strategies : Utilizing Different Rules to Vary the Game of Stratego


Hi! This is Ken and I’m here today to talk
about Stratego, a basic board game like chess. Now, there are variations to the game from
the rules I’ve been talking about. One variation is that only the attacker has to declare what
his piece it. So, if I go over here and I’ve got like a 9 and I attack you, and you’ve
got an 8. Let’s say I have a 7 and you’ve got an 8. Well I don’t have to tell you
what the piece is, I can just say it’s one, and not have to take it off the board. Unless
it’s been beaten. The advantage of that is that makes the game harder for the opponent
to know what the other pieces are there, to find out where the marshal and the spy is,
and all those other pieces. So, that’s one variation. Another variation is when I get
to the back row with one of my pieces, instead of attacking another piece; I have the option
of placing that piece with a higher-ranking piece. So, that’s anther variation of the
game. Another variation is that the scouts and the minors don’t work in the same way
that we’re accustomed to them. We can take away some of their functionality.

4 thoughts on “Stratego Tips & Strategies : Utilizing Different Rules to Vary the Game of Stratego

  1. he leaves an important detail out of the "Secret Defender" variation. even playing with this variation, if attacked by a scout (2), the defender must announce their rank (but only if attacked by the scout). without this detail, the scout would be completely useless (though with proper rules, scouts become more useful when playing this variation).

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