Stratego (Windows 95)

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    Stratego is a strategy board game for two players on a board of 10×10 squares. Each player controls 40 pieces representing individual soldier ranks in an army. The objective of the game is to find and capture the opponent's Flag, or to capture so many enemy pieces that the opponent cannot make any further moves (source of information: Wikipedia).

    A player arranges his ranked soldiers unseen to his opponent. The opponent then advances his own unseen ranked soldiers towards the opponent's side and when rank defeats rank in one-on-one 'risk strikes,' the winner advances in position and continues to hunt for the opponent's team flag piece.

    A video game version of Stratego was released for Windows 95 in 1998, and it received favourable reviews, offering players the chance to create various on-screen arrays of ranked soldiers for strategic advancement and well-positioned defense. The graphics are ok too, and it brought some nice following for the esoteric but 'cult culture' favorite board game.

    Below are a listing of actual Stratego tournaments, and a picture of the Windows 95 video game. I've also included an Amazon link where you can buy the video game.


    Stratego (Windows 95)


    TOURNAMENTS (source: Wikipedia).

    • 1991 First Dutch Championship. In 1991 the first Dutch Stratego Championship was being organised by Johan van der Wielen, Roel Eefting and Marc Perriëns. Over 100 players participated in this event in Nijmegen. Wim Snelleman was the winner. Several Dutch Championships would follow.
    • 1997 First World Championship. In 1997 the first World Stratego Championship was being organised by the ISK-Foundation (the precursor of the Dutch Stratego Union) as part of the first Mind Sports Olympiad. Peter van Bodegom was the winner.
    • 1997 First Cambodian Championship. In 1997 Cambodia had the scoop to be the first Asian country in which its national Classic Stratego Championship was being organised. Organizer Roel Eefting defeated runner-up Max van Wel.
    • 1998 World Championship. The 1998 World Championships was held in London as part of the second Mind Sports Olympiad and the winner was Luc Adriaansen.[11]
    • 1998 Second Cambodian Championship. In 1998 Roel Eefting surprisingly lost his title to fellow Dutchman Marc Nickel (Derks), who ironically was invited by him on a journey together through Cambodia.
    • 1999 World Championship. The 1999 World Championships was again held in London as part of the third MSO and the winner was J. Van Geffen.[11]
    • 2007 World Championship. The 2007 World Championship was held in Antwerp, Belgium at the Hotel ter Elst from August 10 through 12th. There were 44 participants, including the first ever player from the United States in the World Championships. It was won by Vincent de Boer.
    • 2007 World Team Cup. The World Team cup is played annually at the World Championships. It is a four player event with teams competing for their country. Holland defeated Germany in the 2007 World Team Cup.



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    I'd love to see what XBox can do with this board game...
     
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    Mebbe dey need to bring it back.
     

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