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Not classic, but visually fun for a new, young learner
on August 25, 2014
Not classic Stratego. Fewer total pieces, which simplifies the game, which makes learning easier but reduces complexity potential simply through possible combinations/options. Plus the numbers are inverted from what I remember...1 used to be the Marshall, I think, reinforced by my memory of the miners as 8s. But now 10 is the Marshall, 3 is the miner, and the rest of the pieces fall in line with strength building as the numbers increase. This should make learning a little more intuitive for new players, but rubbed me a little wrong.
This version also adds in unique low-value pieces that add some fun strategy to the game (that I don't remember being in the classic version), but felt cumbersome on the small game board (smaller to accommodate the fewer number of pieces). Overall, it's a good game. 5 stars for Stratego being a great introductory strategy game. Minus one star for requiring the owner to apply stickers to all the game pieces and its deviations from my golden memories of the classic version.