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In the late 60's, early 70's I played a game a lot like Stratego. The play field was a folding plastic sheet depicting water. Pieces were subs, destroyers, cruisers, battleships, carriers, mine sweepers, mine layers, troop ships, mines, etc. Each ship had a number embossed on the bottom that determined its power relative to other ships of the same type.

I have no idea of the game's name. Any ideas?
 
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Big Bad Lex wrote:
Dover Patrol


I don't think it is Dover Patrol. The game I played had molded plastic pieces. Each type of ship was a different shape. If there were five destroyers, each had a different number molded into the bottom. The mines were actual tiny spiked balls.

But I am willing to be convinced.

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Could you be remembering two games and thinking they were one? All I can think of is Admirals and Sub Search.

Good luck!

Or could it be Strategy: The Navy Game for All The Family?
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Might it have been from Helen of Toy, the back of comic book mail order "complete army in a box" tabletop games company?

That sounds like one of their fleet games.
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xlorp wrote:
Might it have been from Helen of Toy, the back of comic book mail order "complete army in a box" tabletop games company?

That sounds like one of their fleet games.
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Thank you very much, Catherine.

This is the one. The images match my memory and buying something from the back of a comic book sounds like Roger, the owner of the game.

This, Focus, All-Pro Football, and the other games in the All-Pro series are the first "real" games I remember playing. My grandfather bought Focus for me. I could not have been more than 8.
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