Stratego on Mike Selinker's 100 Games You Absolutely, Positively Must Know How To Play: - Board game mechanics:

In this weeks episode of The Core Mechanic, Dave examines classic strategy game Stratego by Jacques Johan Mogendorf. Yet another game on Mike Selinker's list of 100 games you absolutely must play.

Stratego is from the French or Greek strategos (var. strategus) for leader of an ancient esp. Greek army; first general.

If you're at all interested in what makes games tick, The Core Mechanic is a great series covering a huge swathe of games in an in depth manner. We'll be posting them all here each time one goes live. Now let's take a look at Stratego....