The board game Stratego is a more elaborate version of Capture the Flag. Each player starts with 40 pieces; made up by the flag, 5 bombs, and an assortment of 9 types of military units.
After these have been placed, each player takes it in turn to move their pieces. Other than scouts (which are the least powerful) the units can only move one space at a time.The flag and bombs can't be moved during the game, so watch out for any squares the computer does not move when it otherwise logically should, and these could be your goal.
When you choose a square occupied by an opposition piece, combat arises, and the higher-numbered piece is lost from the game. You have no way of knowing what strength the opposition pieces are until you have hit them.
This computerized interpretation has 3 different board layouts, a selection of automatic setups with different strategic benefits, and a demo mode.
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Some rules were missing:
Scouts (marked with a 9 in the original edition) may move any number of spaces in a straight line, but must stop on the space with the first enemy piece they encounter.
When a piece lands on the same space as another piece (referred to as "attacking"), the values of the two pieces are compared. The piece with the worse rank (higher number, in the original edition) is defeated and removed from the board.
In the case of a tie, when a piece attacks an opposing piece of the same value, both pieces are removed from the board.
If a piece attacks a bomb, the attacking piece is immediately defeated, unless the attacker was a Miner (marked with an 8 in the original edition). In that case, the bomb is defeated.
If the Spy (S) attacks the opposing Marshall (marked with a 1 in the original edition), the Marshall is defeated. If the Spy attacks any other piece, or is attacked by any piece including the Marshall, the Spy is defeated.