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Year Published
1931
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Battleship
Alternate Names
Affonda la flotta
Air Battle
Aqua ¡Boom!
Ataque Aéreo
Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Two Worlds Collide
Bataille Aérienne
Bataille navale
Batalha Naval
Batalla Aérea
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Battle Ships
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Battleship: Game Folio Edition
Battleships
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F-5 Hundido
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Hundir Los Barcos
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Kugu Kauja
L'Aero Naval
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Laivanupotuspeli
Luchtslag
Luftschlacht
Meritaistelu
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Naval Battle
Normandie
Nya kryssarspelet
Okręty
Play Marine
Pocket Battleships
Radar
Salvo
Sänka Skepp
Schiffe versenken
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Sea Battle
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Tank Commander
Torpedó
Touché-Coulé
Trafalgar
Travel Battleship
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Tzolelot
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Volldampf Voraus!
Warfare Naval Combat
Warship
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Warships
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Battleship was originally a pencil-and-paper public domain game known by different names, but Milton Bradley made it into the well known board game in 1967. The pencil and paper grids were changed to plastic grids with holes that could hold plastic pegs used to record the guesses.

Each player deploys his ships (of lengths varying from 2 to 5 squares) secretly on a square grid. Then each player shoots at the other's grid by calling a location. The defender responds by "Hit!" or "Miss!". You try to deduce where the enemy ships are and sink them. First to do so wins.

The Salvo variant listed in the rules allows each player to call out from 1 to 5 shots at a time depending on the amount of ships the player has left (IE: players each start off with 5 ships, so they start off with 5 shots. As ships are sunk, the players gets fewer shots). This version of the game is closer to the original pencil-and-paper public domain game. Many versions of the pencil-and-paper game have different amounts of shots based on the ship (IE: Battleship: 5 shots. Destroyer: 3 Shots, Etc.).

In 2008, Hasbro "reinvented" the game into Battleship (Revised).

Some history of the published versions of the game:
1931: Starex Novelty Co. of NY publishes Salvo.
1933: The Strathmore Co. publishes Combat, The Battleship Game.
1943: Milton Bradley publishes the pad-and-pencil game Broadsides, The Game of Naval Strategy.
1943: Also published in 1943 Sink it by the L R Gebert Co. for distribution by G. Krueger Brewing Co.
1940's: Maurice L. Freedman Co. of RI publishes Warfare Naval Combat.
1961: Ideal publishes Salvo.

Other titles over the years have included Swiss Navy, Sunk (Parker Bros.), Convoy (Transogram), Wings (Strategy Games Co. of California), and Naval Battle (3M Paper and Pencil Version) .

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Components:

  • 2 Game Units
  • 10 Plastic Ships
  • White Pegs (168)
  • Red Pegs (84)
  • Instructions
  • Label Sheet (Assembled)

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Hasbro Gaming edition 2012
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Product Code: A3264
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 3.00 inches
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Tactic Latvian edition 2011
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Year: 2011
Product Code: 36934
Size: 15.75 x 10.50 x 2.50 inches
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Product Code: 01703
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Size: 4.00 x 3.50 x 1.25 inches
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0 Alternative rule set for a little more decision making
The local version of this game is called Sea Battle and has 7 ships for each player. The rule set borrows some ideas posted on other forums. Combined, this makes for much faster and funner game play.
English
2015-04-04
0 Battleship Vietnamese
Battleship Vietnamese http://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBoardgame
Vietnamese
2015-01-12
2 Player Screens
Home made screens for use with flat board version of the game, just print, cut, laminate together (A3), cut and fold. Feedback comments or thumbs up most welcome ☺ Thank you.
English
2012-08-18
2 Information, Instructions and Player Board
Home made version of the game for use with scoring markers/playing pieces from other games to place on squares. Alternatively, could just produce little squares, circles and crosses to use instead. A lot easier on adult hands than the little peg board based games you can buy. Feedback comments thumbs up welcome ☺ Thank you.
English
2012-08-18
3 Battleship PnP
Simple 1 page per player Print and Play. Variants and Handicaps included.
English
2012-06-13
5 Battleship Quick Rules
A 1 page PDF for Battleship. It is the complete setup and rules, but not exhaustive or repetitive. I use it when explaining the game to a group of people. It assumes that you have the instruction booklet for reference. English Version 1.0 2011
English
2011-10-25
10 Battleship pads
scratchpad for playing Battleship
2008-12-01
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