The classic board game Stratego is now a free-to-play game online and a paid app on iPad. Developed by Dutch studio Keesing Games, the three versions across web, Facebook and iPad are cross-compatible. The game also supports the classic 40-piece version, along with a "blitzkrieg" 10-piece game.
If you've never played Stratego, the game revolves around capturing the other team's flag. As General Izzard explains, this is how lands are conquered. Players place their two armies, which include special units like bombs and the spy (needed to kill the best unit on the field), then try to outmaneuver each other without losing their best units.
The iPad app is $6.99, while the Facebook version and the one at www.stratego.com are free. If you want to go original gangster, the board game is $25.
Command an Army, Outmaneuver Generals Worldwide with Digital Stratego
Classic Board Game Stratego Enters Digital Age With iPad, Facebook and Web Versions
AMSTERDAM ? Jan. 29, 2013 ? Fans of classic board game Stratego can now revel in their battlefield cunningness as Keesing Games brings the game into the digital era with today's launch of Stratego as a free-to-play online game and paid mobile app for iPad. Developed and published by Keesing Games, a Dutch developer renowned for the Zigiz.com game portal, the officially licensed version of the international board game from Royal Jumbo is available to play now on Facebook, iPad, at Stratego.com and partner sites.
Stratego is a battle of tactics where calculating generals command an army using careful strategy and cunning deception when deploying troops, setting up defenses on the battlefield and attacking to break through enemy lines to capture the flag for victory.