06 Nov

Battleship Live – (Giveaway, 2 winners) – Closed

Christmas Gift idea for the kids


“You sunk my Battleship”, there are words I repeated often while playing the ever popular game Battleship.  Placing my ships in hidden areas while getting hit with missiles by my opponent and trying to track down where they have hidden their ships was endless hours of fun.  This game of chance and luck has been a hit with kids (and adults I’m sure) for many years and has been unwrapped on Christmas Day for just as long.

This year, Battleship has been taken to a whole new level – Battleship Live – complete with a sensors and a talking tower.  I had the opportunity to play this with my cousin on a Friday night.  Set up was quick (needed to add my own double A batteries) and then we were ready to start dropping bombs on each other.  If you are looking for traditional instructions, where the most vocal person (usually me) takes them and reads the rules, I’ll warn you – there are none.  To know how this game works, you have to listen to the tower and he will explain from start to finish.  He will even guide you through placing your pieces on the game board.

Unlike the traditional game, you can move your ships along the board game during your turn.  However, like the traditional game, you have to try to find enemy ships and sink them.  There are some fun ways to get a sneak peek as to where your enemy has their ships placed – sending a spy plane to the other side of the board or dip below with your submarine.  It’s quite a bit more intense then the classic game.  Along the way there are some minor disturbances the tower announces which can quickly change the direction the game was once headed.

Rather than playing the game with your “friend” it feels like you are playing the game with the center tower as all your interaction is between you and the tower.  You have to pay close attention because you can easily go into lala land while your opponent takes their turn to play, because they too are playing with the tower.  You might miss out on important tips while they take their turn.  It took us about an hour to complete the entire game – start to finish, with the classic game you could have played at least 6 times.  It goes without saying, this version is more intense more competitive and way more challenging.

Overall, the game is a lot of fun. I can see both young and old, girls and boys enjoying this game.  The terms used in the game are Navy like (so if you have any members in the Navy – they will love this).  You will be saying more than just “You sunk my Battleship” during this game!


67 thoughts on “Battleship Live – (Giveaway, 2 winners) – Closed

  1. WOW…looks like quite an update. I used to play this all the time as a child. If I don’t win, I might have to buy to play with the girls.

  2. Playing this game with you was super fun! We should do it again soon. Might be nice to have my own game to play with friends too!

  3. I used to play this all the time with my cousins when I was growing up


  4. I always played it when I was a kid,and I still play it now ! Son loves it! Would love to try this updated version.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  5. I have played Battleship before. I like Battleship and I’m excited for the new Battleship live. I have not played Battleship for a long time. I think my kids would really like Battleship live.

  6. this was one of my favorites as a kid, back then it seemed so high tech with all the noises etc this looks like soooo much fun
    staceyx at telus dot net

  7. I have the original version, and yes, we play it,,we would love this one. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  8. I never played it as a kid but I’ve played the original version a few times with my son at the library. I think he’d really like this new version.

  9. i loved playing big dog as a child, and i’m looking forward to teaching the new generation how to play this new version

  10. Our kids had a lot of fun playing Battleship when they were younger. This new version looks like fun too.

  11. I loved the classic Battleship game and this looks like just as much fun in a completely different way! I’d definitely enjoy checking it out! 🙂

  12. I loved to play battleship with my sister or brother…won a good bit too! (and I was younger then them-unless of course they let me win…hmmm have to think on that one) lol

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com

  13. Battleship was one of my favourites as a child. Actually we all used to play it as a family and I was great at it….maybe that’s why I liked it so much!;0) I have played regular Battleship with my children and did not even realize they had a “Live” version. That would be a great gift for Christmas! Thanks so much for another great giveaway!

  14. I use to play it as a child and i loved it..I think my daughter would really enjoy it too

  15. I remember playing this when it first came out and we spent hours playing, sound effects and all (we made the sound effects,haha)

  16. i used to play the old classic a lot when i was a kid…i just have the travel version now, but would love to see this new edition!

  17. we loved to play Battleship as kids. It was a real battle in our home. My mom and me against my sister and dad. So much fun!

  18. I loved playing battleship when I was a little girl. A classic game — I would love for my kids to have this.

  19. I loved playing it when I was younger, and I would love to share this game with my daughters!
    steph4575 at msn dot com

  20. I used to play when I was younger with my brother, I think I would love to try this out with my oldest daughter.

  21. I loved playing Battleship when I was younger with my brother. My kids play it now so I would love to try the newer one.

  22. I think it will be myself and my husband playing this game together! When we were kids we use to play all the time with our siblings. This game sounds much harder then the older one.

  23. I played Battleship only a couple times when I was a kid but it was lots of fun. The new Live version sounds like it would be even better!

  24. we always used to play as kids. It was my and me against my dad and sister. I’m totally excited for the new one!

  25. I was so excited when they came out with electronic battleship. I still play it old school though. love to try it live

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