Stratego is a strategy game which is played using hidden cards and calls for a good memory. The aim of the game is to conquer your opponent's flag (=apple) or to make him immobile.
Each player has 40 playing cards at his disposal which contain twelve different animals and objects. They are divided as follows:
|1x elephant (1)||4x wolf (7)|
|1x grizzly (2)||5x fox (8)|
|2x rhino (3)||8x rabbit (9)|
|3x gorilla (4)||1x mouse (10)|
|4x lion (5)||6x trap|
|4x tiger (6)||1x apple (flag)|
The playing field is divided up into 10x10 spaces Each player has his own set-up zone, comprising the four lower levels of his own side. The figures are set up here according to the player's wishes.
In order to do this, you can highlight the desired playing figure in the upper selection field and place the figure with a click on an empty space.
Should you wish to change the positions, you can remove the figure with a click and insert it back into the selection field. Once you have placed all your figures and are satisfied with the set-up, simply click on the "Ready" button.
Once your opponent is ready, his cards will appear hidden on the other half of the playing field.
The game begins once both players are ready.
Generally, each playing figure can be moved by exactly one space either horizontally or vertically. Figures may also be moved to empty spaces or those occupied by the opponent.
After the fight, the losing figure will be removed, and the winning figure will be moved to the target space if it still exists. After that, all the opposing cards will be hidden again.
A player has won the game as soon as he has conquered the apple (flag) of his opponent, or his opponent can no longer move because he does not have any more animals, or because he can no longer move his figures.