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- Play Express Battleship in 20 minutes!
- Roll the dice to sink enemy ships with special attack powers.
- Includes rules for 2 great games you can play anytime, anywhere!
- Self contained for easy storage.
- Great for Travel
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The game consists of rolling six sided dice (up to 7 at a time) and attempting to roll 'hits' which are denoted on the die. Each die has 1 'hit' and the other 5 sides are images of the different boats. There is no hidden game board on which ships are placed. Players just alternate choosing a boat to attack with, choosing a boat to attack, and then roll dice to see what happens.
There is little to no strategy in the game. Players who enjoy Yahtzee will probably like this game, while players who prefer strategy games will hate it.
The game is suitable for children, as it is very easy to play. Games last 15-20 minutes, so it is great for younger kids with shorter attention spans, or those cramped for time but looking for some naval warfare gaming action.
I did not like this game at all and found it to be monotonous. However, I can understand how many others might enjoy it (especially children) so I am giving it 3 stars. The game is well made, and the 'everything fits in a small case' element is quite nice. However, I would suggest getting the full size Battleship instead, as I think it teaches more about strategy, systematic problem solving, and even diligence (some of those games take forever!) while this game teaches little to nothing, aside from how to roll dice.
We usually do a game night during the week. Our main problems were two-fold: 1. The shorter/quicker games often became boring or repetitive, or 2. The more exciting games could, depending on the game, run for longer than we had set aside, leaving my kids frustrated that we couldn't finish the game before bedtime. Hasbro created these self-contained Express games that can be played approximately 20 minutes.
These games come in a plastic container that hold everything you need to play. Pop open the lid and begin! Battleship comes with two different games. It is based on cards that have the different battleships and rolling dice. The basic premise is that you have a fleet of ships that you line up in a particular order. Each one comes with "strength" numbers, meaning how much fire power it can emit and how much attack it can sustain. The dice are labeled with different colors or an explosion symbol. At the beginning of your turn, you decide which ship you are going to attack with and which player you are going to attack. You then roll the dice three times to attempt to sink their ship. The first player to successfully sink three ships wins.
This game is exciting but has a discreet play-time (usually around 20 minutes). We often are able to play a couple of rounds before bed. It is satisfying in that we can finish several games before bedtime and have multiple "winners" so everyone is happy.
We have now purchased all but one of the "Express" games from Hasbro, and all of them are equally as good.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We pull this out when we have some time to kill and don't feel like playing games with a long setup like Memoir or a lot of thinking like Bohnanza.Published 2 months ago by Edward E. Griebel Jr.
This is a quick game. Great for traveling or just a quick game for everyone. Even my four year old can play.Published on February 16, 2013 by jnordike
Compact toy for the car or if you are tired of having toys all over the house. Easy to play for kids 6 and up. Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by Michael Sharkey
This portable game I gave to our 11 year old son, but we bring it camping and we all enjoy playing it. Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by Pocono Mom
The Express games are great for all ages - our "gang" of forty-somethings plays them all the time, but I bought this one for my 12 year old niece, confident that she will have just... Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by Mary Morris
This Battleship Express blew me away by veering hard to port from my expectations! Instead of the tedium of calling out individual spaces to sink stationary ships, players roll... Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by Paul N. Circo
The great thing about this game is it is fast. It was easy enough for my 6 year old to understand, and everyone enjoys it! Read morePublished on January 20, 2010 by MamaBreak