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Stratego 50th Anniversary

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  • Celebrate your favorite strategy game with this limited edition 50th Anniversary Tin
  • Move with caution and courage as the next piece you attack could secretly be a bomb;
  • The Ultimate Strategy Game for 2 Players as you covertly place soldiers and bombs on the map.
  • Futuristic Battle Theme
  • Classic Strategic Game Play
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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Enter a futuristic setting of soldiers and robots where the game board is your battlefield with the Strategy 50th Anniversary Tin. Make strategic movements with a single mission in mind-protect your flag while you capture your opponent's. Covertly place soldiers and bombs on the map. Move with caution and courage as the next piece you attack could secretly be a bomb. Strategize your way to victory with Strategy.

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  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B004OH2AI0
  • Item model number: 20043410
  • Our recommended age: 6 - 15 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,790 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Stratego was introduced in the United States in the early 1960s. Offering strategic elements of chess on a familiar board game motif, it became a very popular game in American households during the 1960s and 70s. By 2000, no doubt caving to constant reports of how stupid American children were becoming, Hasbro changed the numbering system on the pieces, inverting the familiar 1-9 scale. Historically, the most powerful piece (Marshal) was marked "1" while the least powerful piece (Scout) was marked "9." More recent editions contain pieces marked in the opposite manner, with higher ranked (i.e., stronger) pieces displaying higher numbers. This decision was not met with universal applause, and in response (or perhaps it was planned all along to generate multiple streams of revenue?), Hasbro released a retro ("Vintage"/"Nostalgia") edition. So if you wish to own the same Stratego game you grew up playing, you are forced to find an older game or else purchase the often more expensive Vintage edition. Another pitfall for would-be buyers is that Hasbro also capitalized on the popular fantasy theme, releasing a version of Stratego which replaces the classic Napoleonic army with medieval themed pieces (i.e., dragon, dwarf, slayer). Confusingly, this version is NOT named Stratego--the D&D Battle or Stratego--the Fire and Ice Edition or any other moniker that might be helpful in distinguishing among them. Note also that this version also reduced the number of pieces from forty to thirty.

To recap, there are three Hasbro (Milton Bradley) offerings. They are all offered on Amazon (at varying price points on the secondary market, i.e., Amazon Marketplace) and I will cross reference the manufacturer's part numbers below.
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I purchased this version of Stratego about 9 months ago. I wanted to let my 3 boys experience the game the way I remembered it. I reviewed various sites and found that there were several changes to the game that I didn't particularly appreciate (such as that the new versions only use 30 pieces/army). I'm sure Hasbro was simply cutting costs, but I was pretty perturbed.

This 50th Anniversary Stratego exceeded my expectations.

Gameplay:
This is a terrific game of strategy. To me this game is like a blend of chess (strategy) and memory (to recall the hidden pieces you've managed to reveal). The concepts are not hard to understand (capture the flag, lower number wins, etc.) and it plays pretty quickly. Even my 5-year son enjoys playing. Granted, he's not the best strategist yet, but he's learning very quickly how to set up his pieces to attack and defend.

Quality:
Before purchasing this version I had read a couple of negative reviews on this Amazon site about its lack of quality. I'm glad I purchased it anyway as I have not found any quality issues. One person wrote that the pieces were smaller than the original. That is NOT the case. My parents have the 1986 edition, which I used recently when visiting them, and there was no perceptable size difference with the pieces. Another person wrote that the plastic was thinner and they could see through them. When playing under NORMAL, 75-watt lighting condition (as opposed to possibly an interrogation light) I was not able to see through them. (Who knows, maybe s/he had x-ray vision or was telepathetic.) In any case, I could not perceive any difference in quality from the 1986 edition to this 50th Anniversary edition.
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There are so many versions of Stratego out there now (Lord of the Rings, etc) that the original has been lost it seems. This version is the real thing, with the pieces that are stamped with silver paint and aren't numbered backwards.

The board is nice and the instructions are good. Only giving this 4 stars because the giant book isn't the best box for this game and is somewhat annoying. Other than that, it's great!
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Bought Stratego upon my daughter's request after she had seen classmates play it at school. I chose this particular version because it was less expensive, and was more classic in the roles presented. The game itself is quite enjoyable, with the strategy that goes into placing and then moving your pieces. I was somewhat disappointed that the pieces were cheaply produced (simple painted image on plastic, no embossing or 3D feel), but then what was I to expect for a cheaper price, right?

The only other thing I would add is that Stratego is basically a precursor to a game called Generals, that is electronic and beeps to signal which piece wins a confrontation. The huge advantage to this is that the true identity of the victor is not revealed; whereas with Stratego, the players have to state what their piece is in order to determine who wins. "Beeping the victor" helps keep the identity of your strong pieces secret longer.
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This is exactly what I remembered playing in the early 80s. Love this game. One thing I did not recall was that each game can take quite a while. My 8 year old son is all about this game now, but he always wants to play when there isn't enough time before bed. The pieces are the red and blue plastic with the players engraved and outlined in gold paint. Can be a little tricky to read the numbers in low light. The only other very minor issue is the way the board folds, it's easy to a youngster to tear the paper.

The book that comes with it is very good too. It also gives you several variations of gameplay to mix things up a bit.

I did see this game at a local shop for $6 cheaper, much to my surprise.

I highly recommend it.
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