Most testers, when they came across Stratego in the testing centers did a double take. Could it be? Was it the same game they played in their youth? The answer in a word is: Yes. Sure the board has been updated with fresher graphics and the characters on the pieces look different, but the game play, the objective and the basic strategy remains the same. This allowed an enthusiastic older generation to pass down a childhood favorite. The hand off was seamless and soon parents backed off and watched as their children began playing with their friends. Strange to be reminiscing so sweetly about a game of war, but there you have it.