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Andi Huller
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Hi all,

When I was a kid (in the 70s) I was totally addicted to Stratego. Is it still played (competitively) or has it vanished over the course of years? In one the big toy stores here they have a classic vintage version on sale, however I also like the moderm version, which is quite cheap on Amazon.
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Pete Belli
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Yes, but I regret to say that I haven't played Stratego in years.
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I still play Ultimate Stratego from time to time.

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I have recently taught the game to several youth at the Library I work at (where I also teach Chess). Several of them love it!
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I like Stratego, but I had no one to play it with, so I got rid of it. I'm not sure about the competitive scene, but the long setup time relative to play length, and the possibility of the game being mostly decided just by setup (without you even knowing) make it hard to stack up to some more modern games.
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Stratego is a fine game and all, but you'd be hard put to get me to choose it over Knizia's exploitation of its basic mechanism in Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation.
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Andi Huller
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Are there any games that can be compared to Stratego?
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At some point I may play Stratego 4.
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Stratego Legends might be cool to get into if you have the time and a gaming partner.
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Ethan Nicholas
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Diviad wrote:
Are there any games that can be compared to Stratego?


Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War is worth a look.
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It's only been two weeks since I gave my last (typically tangential) answer: Re: Is Stratego still relevent and recommended?
That thread garnered two pages of responses, so it may have a few that won't be re-posted here.
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Robb Minneman
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Jackasses? You let a whole column get stalled and strafed on account of a couple of jackasses? What the hell's the matter with you?
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I used it as a stepping stone to teach my kids some gaming lessons before we stepped up to better games.
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I also loved Stratego as a kid. I still own my copy, in fact. heh I think it is still relevant, but I agree with the post above recommending playing Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation over it. :-)

Also, I know the newer copies of Stratego renumbered the pieces, which would surely goof me up. I'll stick to my copy from the 80s. heh ;-)

~Kat ^_^
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Stratego is still relevent. Had it remained the game it was in it's inception, it probably wouldn't be. However, like Risk, there has been a number of Stratego - based games representing various themes that have come into the gaming market. Keeps it relevent, I guess.
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Someone recently posted this thread:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1429065/stratego-still-r...

And I'll just quote what I wrote:
mawilson4 wrote:
I love Stratego. It's still fun, balanced, and has much more depth than most people realize who only play it a few times.

I'm still using the original US version from probably the late 70s or early 80s, so I can't help you with version recommendations. But the game - unlike some of its contemporaries among "classic" games - remains solid.


...

You'll probably struggle to find playing partners among modern gamers, but you can still play online at www.stratego.com.
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*cough* is there going to be a Stratego legacy game coming out soon *cough*
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Mike Jones
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DraedGhawl wrote:
Stratego Legends might be cool to get into if you have the time and a gaming partner.


Enjoyable game.

Really need to pull it out again.
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Just last week I saw a 10 year old kid riding his bike with Stratego under his arm!!
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I only discovered Stratego fairly recently and have to say I was pretty impressed by how well it stands up today for a game of it's age.

My daughter and I enjoy it quite a bit, and will often play it when it's just the two of us looking to play something.
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I just recently bougt Stratego Waterloo. I can tell you that Stratego is still relevant. They made something totally new with the Waterloo edition.
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One can always try this:

Reverse Stratego: playing blind and backwards - two 9 year olds invent their own variant

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Nessy1 wrote:
I just recently bougt Stratego Waterloo. I can tell you that Stratego is still relevant. They made something totally new with the Waterloo edition.


This whole thread has revived this game in my mind.

I shall be sure to look up this game when I get the chance. Thank you for showing me that it is still relevant.
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Diviad wrote:
Are there any games that can be compared to Stratego?

Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
I think it got a recent reprint. If you can get a copy you won't regret it.
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Just played Stratego for the very first time a couple of weeks ago, what a treat! I've been playing the IOS version nonstop since then. The app itself is done really well, though I must confess I prefer the physical board game version because the app is only single player and the AI isn't particularly challenging.
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