Battleship is a guessing game for two players. Each player has a 10×10 grid with 5 ships of different sizes hidden on it. The goal of the game is to sink all of your opponent’s ships before they sink all of yours.
Players take turns guessing the coordinates of their opponent’s ships. If a player guesses a square that contains part of a ship, the opponent marks the square with an “X”. If a player guesses a square that does not contain part of a ship, the opponent marks the square with a “O”.
The game continues until one player has sunk all of their opponent’s ships. The player who sinks all of their opponent’s ships first wins the game.
The original pen-and-paper version of Battleship was created in the early 20th century. The first commercial board game version of Battleship was released in 1967 by Milton Bradley. Battleship has been a popular game ever since, and it has been adapted into many different forms, including video games, computer games, and mobile apps.
Here are some additional facts about Battleship:
- The game is thought to have originated in the French game L’Attaque, which was played during World War I.
- The game is also similar to the Russian game Basilinda, which was played by Russian officers before World War I.
- The first commercial version of Battleship was called Salvo. It was published in 1931 by the Starex company.
- Milton Bradley’s first attempt at the game was a pen-and-paper game called Broadsides.
- The 1967 version of Battleship was the first to introduce plastic pieces.
- Battleship has been translated into over 40 languages.
- Over 100 million copies of Battleship have been sold worldwide.
- Battleship has been adapted into several video games, including a version for the Atari 2600 in 1978.
- Battleship has also been adapted into a movie, which was released in 2012.