Stratego games (was : need camporee pr...)
David Jansen (jansen@STRWCHEM.STRW.LEIDENUNIV.NL)
Tue, 3 May 1994 15:48:51 +0200
Norman J MacLeod gave a very nice description of the Stratego wide game.
In our Pack we have used a couple of variations to keep the game interesting :
1) The "administrative areas" of all teams are known, but the token is
hidden somewhere in a 20 by 20 meter area. This makes the game somewhat
easier, since you can walk straight back to get a new chit.
2) Every team has a number of flags/tokens to hide. Once a flag is captured,
you should bring it back to your team's administrative area, and hide it.
The game ends after a certain amount of time, and the team with the largest
number of flags is the winner. When two or more teams have the same number
of flags, the number of conquerred chits determines the winner.
3) [My personal favorite !] Use only 3 ranks : e.g. General, Engineer and
Bomb. The General wins over the Engineer, the Engineer wins over the Bomb
and the Bomb wins over the general, so essentially all ranks are equal !!
(But it takes the kids some time to figure that out).
David Jansen [Cub scout leader in The Hague, the Netherlands]
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