Battleshipwas originally a pencil-and-paper public domain game known by different names, butMilton Bradleymade 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.
TheSalvovariant 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.).
Includes ocean grid base, vertical target grid, 8 plastic ships, 60 red "hit" pegs, 140 white "miss" pegs, label sheet and instructions
Classic Battleship game includes 8 plastic ships, 60 red pegs and 140 white pegs
Ocean base supports target grid, Red and white pegs track hits and misses
Sink your opponent’s battleships for the win
Convenient ship and peg storage on the side of the ocean grid