Product Type: MB Games board games
Newest Review: ... I get hit. My 11 year old daughter on the other hand seems to have no problems playing this game. How ever we did wait till we thought... more
Great game through the generations that can bring together.
MB Games Battleship
Member Name: Autumnrose
MB Games Battleship
Advantages: Easy to play, Simple to figure out
Disadvantages: Small pieces for fingers to put to use
A few months ago I was given a box of games from my parents that they no longer needed as all the kids had grown up and moved out. It seems that they recently bought this game as it was still in its original box and sealed. I can't tell you where they got this game or how much they paid for it as it was in all actuality a gift.
The box claims it's a game for 2 players aged 7 and up. I have to wonder if 7 is a good age for this game as the pieces are small and finicky and as an adult I have a little trouble placing my pieces to start the game let alone all the white and red pieces when I get hit. My 11 year old daughter on the other hand seems to have no problems playing this game. How ever we did wait till we thought it would be better played with.
The down side of this game is that it does require some adult assembly but once it's together it's a simple placing your pieces with out your enemy seeing where your ships are. The pieces that are included are a hard plastic game board with a card type paper to place between the playing boards in the slot provided in the game board. A sturdy grey plastic game board stand, which also doubles as a holder for all the little pieces, as well as ships for each player and the white and red pegs that mark the hits and misses. There are also guides that tell you how many hits each ship needs to be sunk.
Game play is fast and furious. You are calling letters and numbers and as soon as you find out where your enemy ships are located it just a matter of time till you have sunk them. The object is to sink all your enemies' ship before they sink yours. There are different ways to play but when we play we just go all out and it's the last man standing for us.
As it's a short game that really only lasts about 15 to 20 minutes a round you can really get in a few good games before every one gets tired and wants to do something else. This is a great game for family game night. The only problem is that it's a 2 player game and in our house that means one person is left out. However the person that does not get to play is the person that makes sure there is no cheating and moving of the pieces to avoid sinking of a ship. I would have to say that this is one of my daughter's favorite games.
The fact that I used to play this game when I was a child is the best part. The game has really come a very long way but I am very happy to say that Battle ship is still a great game of child hood either from my child hood or my daughters. This is a game that can span the generation gap. Great game that really brings a family together for good old fashioned fun.
Summary: Great game that brings back great memories of childhood while creating new ones.