Stratego is a game of armies and their battlefield. Each player’s goal is to steal the flag of their opponent and to protect their own flag from being taken. The game board is the battlefield.
Each player has an army of men and some bombs that they can use during play. The army is used to steal the other flag and to protect your own flag. The bombs are used to make play a bit trickier. Players can attack each others pieces, but pieces can be bombs which will "blast" your piece from the board. Victory comes when a player can steal his opponents flag.